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Even the most confident of native speakers can sometimes have doubts about their spelling and grammar. As for learners of English, getting their writing to a really high degree of proficiency can be a real challenge. It’s great to have a friend to turn to in moments of doubt or better still someone who will proof read your work and give you a second opinion, but if you don’t have that luxury then the Grammarly plagiarism checker is probably the next best thing. You simply copy and paste your text in, click and Grammarly will read through your work checking a whole variety of different criteria and give you detailed feedback on a whole variety of issues around your text. Unlike most grammar and spell checkers, Grammarly can be set to be sensitive to your genre of writing and make suggestions based upon that.

Ellclassroom Over the course of my 15 years of teaching in the classroom, there has been a continual debate over management vs. engagement. The argument is that if you create an engaging lesson, then management issues will fade away like a bad stain in the washing machine. The opposite has also been stated, if you have good management then “engagement” (which has been confused with compliance, in this instance), also increases. Brainfriendly learning methods, tools, environments and communities. How much can we actually teach students for exams without being exam-oriented? Wherever we go in professional development the reality of teaching to the test always crops up as something to avoid or get around somehow. Yet, we want our students to achieve high standards and we want them to have qualifications.

Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers To Classroom Challenges Check-out the sequel to this book, titled Self-Driven Learning: Teaching Strategies for Student Motivation. All Figures, Including Student Hand-outs, From My Two Student Motivation Books Are Now Freely Available For Download Look for the sequel, “Self-Driven Learning: Teaching Strategies for Student Motivation,” in March, 2013! You can now order the book. Just go to the book’s page on their website. The cost is $29.95. Apps to update your teaching skills Share this..... Teacher’s toolbox series Teachers blogging about their favourite tools By Angeles Hergenreder Do you feel your teaching skills need an upgrade? Have you considered the help of smartphones to do so? English Raven The idea of disintermediation ("cutting out the middle man") in terms of professional qualifications has been slowly but surely gathering steam in a variety of fields. Take a look at a range of Position Descriptions for new jobs these days and phrases along the lines of Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline, or equivalent experience and expertise/skills are becoming more frequent. Private companies (as we might expect) have been quicker to apply this in practice rather than rhetoric compared to educational institutions, mired as most of them are in conservative paper-reliant processes for verifying applicants' skills, but even here we are starting to see change.

Sylvia Guinan, Author at Official WizIQ Teach Blog in Teaching Online, Various A Teacher For All Seasons What is a teacher for all seasons? On a superficial level, a teacher for all seasons is always fresh, authentic and relevant, while on a deeper level it refers to being a teacher of conscience....

Viewing ESL/EFL Blogs Create Your Own ESL/EFL Blogs Sandy Peters Viewing ESL/EFL Blogs To get an idea of ways you can use blogs in ESL/EFL, take a look at various types of blogs created by both educators and students. Blogs Used in ESL/EFL Classes Our Class 2007 Rosa Ochoa creates class blogs where she sets up weekly work for her adult migrant advanced students AMEP in Sydney, Australia.There are quizzes, competitions, students' own texts, students' recipes, photos, videos, and a lot more. Storyline - Showcase Accident Investigation Demo by Rob Clark for the U.S. Department of Energy, National Training Center