Teach them English This is the second in a new series of posts for the start of 2015 in which I’ll offer simple solutions to the most common problems for newly qualified language teachers. In my first post, I looked at how time will place a lot of constraints on you as a teacher and offered some advice on making the most of what time you do have. In today’s post, I’ll look at what’s in store for you as a newly qualified teacher in terms of professional development and what you can do to make the most of what will be available to you. Let me start by telling you about the start of my career… As a native speaker with little to no grasp of how English worked, I struggled valiantly through my four-week certificate course and then, inexplicably, landed a job on my final day of the course. Who said this was going to be difficult job?
Rubrics and Rubric Makers Super Rubric Makers - Print Them Instantly! - All K-12 Subjects View Now... Premade Rubrics English Timeline This interactive timeline allows you to explore the evolution of English language and literature, from the 11th century to the present day. Scroll through decade by decade to investigate the richness and diversity of our poetry and prose, as well as the many social, cultural and political strands from which our language has been woven. The timeline includes a fascinating combination of texts: Anglo Saxon tales and medieval illuminations; iconic literary manuscripts and printed texts; as well as letters, newspapers, handbills, posters, charters, speeches and campaign leaflets. Launch the interactive Flash timeline above, or explore the collections within each of the centuries below. Beowulf, Anglo Saxon monsters & more... The beginnings of Middle English & more...
The Khan Academy Overview of cultural contributions of Classical Greece. Golden Age of Athens. Age of Pericles. Guesthollow's Blog When I was younger, I did not enjoy “domestic” type jobs around the house. I thought they were boring and had to force myself (for the most part) to do them. I had a rebellious attitude and heart toward many of the old-fashioned stereotypes of women. Why should I be the one stuck with the laundry when I had been changing diapers all day and chasing toddlers? 20 More Ways To Be A Better English Language Teacher (Part 2) In the first part of these blog postings, we looked at various ways to develop and enhance your career as a language teacher with 20 ideas which could be incorporated within your personal CPD goals or aims. The second part of this series looks at another 20 ideas which you could incorporate at any stage of your ELT career. Before I start this blog post, I would like to thank all those that have visited this post – it has been the most popular blog post on this website despite only being live for a short period. 1. Volunteer with a Special Interest Group (SIG) or Association
Reference Tools for Kids: Research utility for children Quotations for Kids Our editors have carefully selected quotations for children. You may either read random quotes or you can search for a quote on a specific topic, from a famous person or literary source. You can also browse sources here. Games Encourage your learners with fun vocabulary practice using these interactive games. Starters: Word Match and Word Jumble Choose a game from the drop-down menu, and click Play! Movers: Word Match and Word Jumble Flyers: Word Match and Word Jumble
Rubrics for Teachers - Assessment A collection of rubrics for assessing portfolios, group work/cooperative learning, concept map, research process/ report, PowerPoint, oral presentation, web page, blog, wiki, and other social media projects. Quick Links to Rubrics Social Media Project Rubrics Wiki RubricCriteria for assessing individual and group Wiki contributions. Blog RubricAssess individual blog entries, including comments on peers' blogs. Twitter RubricAssess learning during social networking instructional assignments.
Pioneer Woman Homeschooling By Kristen Chase. I’m not quite sure how it happened, but I think I might be turning into an unschooler. Okay, so that’s not completely true. Top ten resources for teachers The internet is a great place for English language teachers, if you know to where to look! Here are my top ten resources (ok I cheated a bit by grouping some!) – have you used them all yet? Conversely: What is your favourite resource? – Have you used any resources that completely wowed you, that aren’t on this list? Please comment and let me/everybody else know about them!