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Film English

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by Kieran Donaghy

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Loads of creative ideas for using films in the classroom

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Very nice collection of creative ideas for teaching English through films, by @kierandonaghy

Patrice McDonough's curator insight, May 5, 2014 7:21 PM

This is the best site for a comprehensive lesson plan using Film in the ESL classroom.  I have used the one called WORDS...my students loved it!

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John Cleese on the 5 Factors to Make Your Life More Creative

John Cleese on the 5 Factors to Make Your Life More Creative | Creativity in ELT | Scoop.it
'Creativity is not a talent.It is a way of operating.' Much has been said about how creativity works, its secrets, its origins, and what...
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Sharon Hartle's curator insight, October 5, 2013 2:07 AM

I particularly like the idea about getting lost to help you find yourself.

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I love this!
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creativity | elt-fun@ics

creativity | elt-fun@ics | Creativity in ELT | Scoop.it
Posts about creativity written by Laila Khairat
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Lovely poem writing idea from @Laila_Khairat

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ELT inspired - the 'fun factor'

ELT inspired - the 'fun factor' | Creativity in ELT | Scoop.it
ELT Creativity,Inspiration,Fun
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“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” – Maya Angelou.  Some nice thoughts on why creativity is important in the primary classroom.

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How can you teach Creativity?

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A complaint I often have and often hear is that students lack creativity. The solution I have heard myself and others offer to this is to simply tell students to use their imaginations and Be Creat...
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Nice intro activity for new classes (avoiding boring questions)

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3 Paths Toward A More Creative Life

3 Paths Toward A More Creative Life | Creativity in ELT | Scoop.it
Everyone can learn to be more creative, but to become very creative, I’ve come to believe you need to lead a creative life.
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This makes me feel so much better about going for long walks and drinking coffee (two of my favourite things).  Now, I just need to work on the mindfulness ;)

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Designer David Kelley and Creative Confidence

Co-Founder of Stanford's Design School and creativity company IDEO, David Kelley talks about his mission to encourage people in creative confidence. When recently visited Stanford, we had the privilege of talking with David who told us about his lifelong struggles with reading and writing and how many students in the arts and design seem to combine "raw talent" with signs of dyslexia.

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The greatest creative writing activity ever

The greatest creative writing activity ever | Creativity in ELT | Scoop.it
TweetThis post is a response to a question posed on the British Council’s Teaching English page on Facebook: ‘Have you got a favourite lesson plan or class activity that you come back to and use ag...
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7 Ways to Cultivate Your Creativity [Slide Show]: Scientific American Slideshows

7 Ways to Cultivate Your Creativity [Slide Show]: Scientific American Slideshows | Creativity in ELT | Scoop.it
The latest science pictures only at Sciam.com...
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Random teaching idea: Loo roll | My Elt Rambles

Random teaching idea: Loo roll | My Elt Rambles | Creativity in ELT | Scoop.it
Let me start by saying that i  <3 this title (haha).Vicky, a colleague,  shared this idea and I am going to try it with my learners. Before I try it though, I thought I'd share it with you guys cause maybe you will think of a twist or two, share it in the comments section,…
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Creativity and education

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A regular criticism leveled at education is the function (and sometimes the lack of) creativity in motivating and inspiring learning.  Creativity these days is seen as something 'special' and worth...
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Teaching creatively and for creativity entails taking students on a creative journey where their responses are not predetermined.

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More Creative Writing – Kevin

More Creative Writing – Kevin | Creativity in ELT | Scoop.it
Hand Holding Most Definitely Allowed - Kevin Stein   A few weeks ago I introduced Storybird to a few of my students who were hanging out after school.  The site...
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Film English

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by Kieran Donaghy

Via Sue Lyon-Jones
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Loads of creative ideas for using films in the classroom

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Sue Lyon-Jones's curator insight, October 1, 2013 4:09 PM

Very nice collection of creative ideas for teaching English through films, by @kierandonaghy

Patrice McDonough's curator insight, May 5, 2014 7:21 PM

This is the best site for a comprehensive lesson plan using Film in the ESL classroom.  I have used the one called WORDS...my students loved it!

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A cracking activity for stimulating creative thought that requires very little prep and can be used at any level | Teach them English

A cracking activity for stimulating creative thought that requires very little prep and can be used at any level | Teach them English | Creativity in ELT | Scoop.it
Later on this month I will be giving a webinar for the British Council Teaching English website. I'm lucky enough to be talking about one of my favourite teaching topics, encouraging creative thought among learners.
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» 9 Illuminating Lessons on Creativity - World of Psychology

» 9 Illuminating Lessons on Creativity  - World of Psychology | Creativity in ELT | Scoop.it
Creativity has a kind of ethereal, ephemeral quality. It’s the muse that comes and goes as she pleases. It’s the breakthrough you can’t explain. It's the
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Most importantly, don't worry about having to be creative, just turn up and do the work.  Creativity will look after itself.  

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10 creative ways to teach English that deliver outstanding results

10 creative ways to teach English that deliver outstanding results | Creativity in ELT | Scoop.it
As an English teacher at an outstanding primary, Anna Warren is often asked for inspiration. Here she shares her favourite approaches for creative English lessons
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Sir Ken Robinson: Fostering Creativity in Education is Not an Option

http://youtu.be/ywIhJ2goiGE Esteemed education advocate Sir Ken Robinson explains in this short video why creativity is crucial in education, and why it will

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Writing with Images in the Digital Age

Writing with Images in the Digital Age | Creativity in ELT | Scoop.it

As text and image converge and blend, complement or replace one another, and become something new, our ways of reading and writing and studying have become transformed as well. If we want to help our students become effective communicators, that is, effective users and producers of image-texts, we need to understand these media from the inside out and become better users and producers ourselves.


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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, December 2, 2012 3:09 PM
Great article, thanks!
Terry Doherty's comment, December 4, 2012 1:20 PM
Drat! I didn't see your finger prints on this one I was going to send it too you!
Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, December 4, 2012 2:22 PM
Terry, I got your message above - not sure my paws are that big but I love the post - so thanks!