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20 Ways To Be A Better English Language Teacher (Part 1)

20 Ways To Be A Better English Language Teacher (Part 1)
English language teaching can be a challenging and difficult process, especially if you are seeking for new ideas and thoughts on improving your day-to-day teaching. Much of the challenge is learning to develop yourself, especially once you have found your place in this career and feel settled. You must continuously strive to improve your own teaching day in and day out. Here are some ideas to consider when you want to improve and develop your own teaching or if you want to be a better teacher overall. 1. It seems like commonsense but for some teachers that I have observed, they have difficulty reflecting and improving their own lessons. Did the students enjoy the lesson? 2. If you have any difficulty on reflecting your lessons, or you wish to consider studying your lesson in more detail, you could record your own lesson to analyse afterwards. 3. When you are preparing your lessons, think about the following: “By the end of the lesson, students will be able to …”. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Related:  inspirationfsurgetEnglish

Lizzie Pinard - Course books in the language classroom: friend or foe? This is not the first time I’ve discussed or reflected on the use of course books in the classroom, neither, I’m sure, will it be the last. While in my first post-CELTA job, I initiated an #ELTchat discussion entitled “How to avoid death by course book?” – the summary of which can be found here – which hints at my feelings towards course books at that time! Since then, and via a lot of teaching, learning (both on the job and during my Delta/M.A.ELT year at Leeds Metropolitan) and reflection, my relationship with course books has evolved… How do I feel about using a course book? I think it doesn’t have to be as bad as might sometimes be assumed. For me, the course book is a cookery book. Instead of dismissing your course book out of hand and assuming that you know better (hey, you might – but not necessarily!) Ask yourself these questions: What is the purpose of this sequence? (You could look in the Teachers Resource Book, if you have access to it, to explore this further. McDonaugh, J.

Flashcards in the Classroom: Ten Lesson Ideas The other day, I was preparing a lesson with an intermediate group of young learners and getting my flashcards printed and laminated. However, when chatting to some other teachers in the staffroom, with myself behind the laminating machine, there was a brief comment that flashcards are more suited for beginner or elementary learners and more appropriate for young learners. Flashcards are really good but more suited for young learners or really low levels of students. Unfortunately, I really have to disagree with this sentiment as I have used flashcards with many different levels as well as ages of learners. With this post, I really would like to push the boundaries of what is considered suitable for learners and offer teachers practical ideas on how they are able to incorporate flashcards into lessons with more than just young learners or beginner/elementary classes. 1. The most common use of flashcards in the classroom is for drilling and checking pronunciation with the class. 2. 3. 4.

Roar – Katy Perry – ESL lesson plan | Anna Edu The song “Roar” perfectly fits the topic of gender roles/stereotypes, feminism. Besides, it’s a great source of idioms, set expressions and phrasal verbs. That’s how I would use it in class. 1. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. in ESL lesson plans by Anna Europeisk språkportfolio - pedagogisk verktyg för lärare Språkportfolion hjälper eleven att bli mer medveten om sitt eget lärande. Både eleven och läraren får syn på vilka kunskaper eleven har och vad han eller hon behöver lära sig mer om. Äldre elever kan använda dokumentationen inför studier utomlands eller för att söka ett arbete. Språkportfolion ersätter inte betyg, certifikat eller diplom utan är ett komplement till formella examina. I språkpasset dokumenterar eleven vilka språk hon eller han kan, hur väl hon/han behärskar dessa och var hon/han har lärt sig dem. Eleven skriver också en översikt av sina examina i språk och språkpraktik. I språkbiografin planerar, bedömer och reflekterar eleven kring sin inlärning av olika språk och sina kulturella erfarenheter. I dossiern samlar eleven ett urval av sina arbeten. Handledning - ESP 6-16 år (3,5 MB) Handledningen innehåller förslag och instruktioner hur du och dina elever kan planera och arbeta med språkportfolion. ESP 6-11 år, interaktiv pdf (1,0 MB) Mitt språkpass 6-11 år (1,8 MB)

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.facebook_-1027388451 Simulations Can Change the Course of History . . . Classes I went to a Professional Development workshop several years ago with a master history teacher, Eric Rothschild, who spent his career teaching at Scarsdale High School. He was a brilliant workshop facilitator, and I learned more about teaching history in that workshop than in any other professional development experience I'd had up to that point in my career. He ran a workshop on teaching AP U.S. History, and it was unlike anything I had seen before. He introduced me to the idea of using simulations to teach the AP course, and also to the principle of fostering student ownership, with a strong foundation in historical research. After taking his workshop, I began to apply his approach to teaching AP European History and found it to be liberating and transformational as a teacher. With each unit of study, I made sure to incorporate an active simulation, ranging from mock press conferences and trials to murder mysteries and dinner parties, from spy dilemmas to mock Survivor games. 1. 2. 3.

Teaching 9/11 Page 1 / 20 1. Interactive Timeline of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks 2. 102 Minutes 3. Evacuation of Lower Manhattan 4. Caroline Dries on 9/11 5. Powered by JOGTHEWEB Index Share It : Teaching 9/11 The page must be refreshed to take effect.