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Teachers' Corner - Rapunzel -… - Hip Hop -… - A very nice Prezi… - Adaptation du… - Don't Give Me… - Halloween… - Tim Burton's… - Facebook - Friend… - 911 - Emergency… - I'm the next Master… - LVA - Prepartion… - MLK Day - The Obama daughters… - Organizin Bonjour, voici le détail d'un projet qui amènera les élèves à doubler un court métrage en tâche finale; dans cet exemple, il s'agit précisément du court métrage d'animation: "Vincent" de Tim Burton (1982) dont vous pouvez regarder l'oeuvre ci-dessous. Cette idée est née car je souhaitais amener ma classe voir l'exposition itinérante dédiée à l'oeuvre de Tim Burton et actuellement à la cinémathèque de Paris. J'y suis allé en amont et n'ai pas trouvé de véritable intérêt pédagogique pour y amener une classe, les visites de groupes avec guide étant toutes complètes jusqu'à la fin de l'année. J'ai cependant pu rapporter du matériel authentique qui servirait alors dans le cadre de cette séquence.

Scuola, compattare l'orario... si può! Sperimentando una delle idee del Movimento delle Avanguardie Educative Stefania Chipa e Lorenza Orlandini - La Compattazione del calendario scolastico è una delle idee delle Avanguardie educative che a Novembre 2014, quando è stato lanciato il Movimento, ha destato timidi interessi; ma poi, nel corso dell’anno, ha raccolto molte adesioni da parte delle scuole adottanti. Partita con 3 scuole capofila - l’IIS "Luca Pacioli" di Crema (CR), il Liceo Linguistico e Istituto Tecnico Economico statale "Marco Polo" di Bari e l’IISS "Ettore Majorana" di Brindisi -, adesso conta 25 scuole che, da settembre 2015, sperimenteranno questa nuova organizzazione del tempo scolastico. Certamente il primo effetto derivante dall’introduzione della compattazione è lo scardinamento dell’organizzazione temporale della giornata scolastica e, per questa ragione, richiede una grande attenzione nella progettazione dell’orario; a cascata, però, interessa tutte le dimensioni che fanno parte della scuola.

Freedom Writers: Anne Frank A. Work with a partner. Choose the correct answer. Make guesses. Reflective teaching: Exploring our own classroom practice By collecting information about what goes on in our classroom, and by analysing and evaluating this information, we identify and explore our own practices and underlying beliefs. This may then lead to changes and improvements in our teaching. Reflective teaching is therefore a means of professional development which begins in our classroom. Why it is importantBeginning the process of reflection Teacher diaryPeer observationRecording lessonsStudent feedbackWhat to do nextThink Talk Read AskConclusion Why it is importantMany teachers already think about their teaching and talk to colleagues about it too. You might think or tell someone that "My lesson went well" or "My students didn't seem to understand" or "My students were so badly behaved today."

10 useful websites for ELT A self-development task during my diploma last year asked me to list all the websites I found useful in my ELT practice. The document I created spanned about 6 pages – it could easily have been longer. I’m sure there’s a lot of common ground between us teachers, experienced or not. A majority of the sites I use were either found through a Google Search or passed on from colleagues. Nevertheless, I think it’s worth listing a few of my favourite sites as some serve rather specific purposes.

The Challenge of Teaching English to Dyslexic Students by Julia Shewry This week we are excited to bring you a post by BELTA member Julia Shewry, an EFL teacher in Wallonia. Julia shares with us her experience of working with dyslexic learners learning a foreign language. This is a topic you may find surprisingly relevant to your teaching context given the proportion of dyslexic learners in the school population as a whole – read on to find out more! Julia Shewry How to write a personal statement for a UK university Kathryn Abell of Edukonexion shares some tips ahead of her talk at the British Education Fair in Madrid taking place on 19-20 October 2015. When applying to a UK university, the discovery that school grades alone are not enough to gain entry onto the programme of your choice can come as an unwelcome surprise. This is especially true for international students, many of whom see the words 'personal statement' for the first time when starting their university application.

5 Great Web Tools for Creating Video Lessons December 2 , 2015 We have curated for you today a list of some very helpful tools to use to create interactive video lessons. These tools are particularly ideal for blended and flipped classrooms. You can use them to transform passive video content into interactive and engaging learning experiences by adding features such as questions, comments, hotspots, links, text and many more.

50 Things You Can Say To Encourage A Child - 50 Things You Can Say To Encourage A Child by TeachThought Staff There are many ways to encourage a child, but for students of any age, honest, authentic, and persistent messages from adults that have credibility in their eyes are among the most powerful. The National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning has put together the following list, 50 Ways To Encourage A Child. It was designed for younger students (head start/kindergarten), but with the exception of 4, 17, 21, and maybe 40, they’re actually useful for K-12 in general. It all depends on your tone, the situation, and who else is listening. Songs provide examples of authentic, memorable and rhythmic language. They can be motivating for students keen to repeatedly listen to and imitate their musical heroes. Here, we look at some aspects of pronunciation that can be focused on through songs. Using songs to focus on sounds Using songs to focus on words Using songs to focus on connected speech Conclusion Using songs to focus on sounds Sounds are the smallest unit from which words are formed and can be categorised as vowels and consonants. Why are they difficult?

The Best Music Websites For Learning English Check out my New York Times post for English Language Learners focuses on using music for language development and includes a student interactive, video, and teaching ideas. I use music a lot in my teaching of English Language Learners. I thought people might find it helpful to see which sites I believe to be the best out there to help teach English — Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced — through music. My students have certainly found them helpful. How to use songs in the English language classroom What makes for a successful song-based lesson? Adam Simpson, second-time winner of the British Council’s Teaching English blog award for his post on conditionals (written with Paul Mains), explains. One of the big problems we all face, whether teaching English to children or adults, is maintaining learners’ interest throughout our lessons.