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Engaging students after the holidays -use brain science | LEARNING

Engaging students after the holidays -use brain science | LEARNING | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Neurologist and former teacher Judy Willis explains how techniques such as walking backwards and changing the furniture in your classroom can motivate students on the first day back of term
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... it does work.

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Different learning styles -can neuroscientists dispel the myth ? | P. Etchells

Different learning styles -can neuroscientists dispel the myth ? | P. Etchells | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Pete Etchells: A new initiative from the team behind “I’m a scientist – get me out of here” aims to bring neuroscientists and teachers together to discuss how brain science can inform education
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The Wilds of Education | The NY Times

The Wilds of Education | The NY Times | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
The landscape that students romp across shouldn’t be too tame.
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"[...] Isn’t education supposed to provoke, disrupt, challenge the paradigms that young people have consciously embraced and attack the prejudices that they have unconsciously absorbed ?

Isn’t upset a necessary part of that equation ? And if children are lucky enough to be ignorant of the world’s ugliness, aren’t books the rightful engines of enlightenment, and aren’t classrooms the perfect theaters for it ? [...]"

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"Am I too old to learn a new language ?" | The Guardian

"Am I too old to learn a new language ?" | The Guardian | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
The brain's neuroplasticity decreases with age, but this shouldn't put off older learners – they do have some advantages
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"[...] Despite the difficulties, Black regards learning foreign languages as FUN, and treats the endeavour like A PUZZLE that has TO BE SOLVED [...].

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Pupils creating travel journals that make bright textbooks ! | Normal Park Museum Magnet School

Pupils creating travel journals that make bright textbooks !  | Normal Park Museum Magnet School | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Normal Park Museum Magnet School GRADES K-8 | CHATTANOOGA, TN Each student at Normal Park Museum Magnet School creates a unique “travel journal” to explore t...
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Inspirational !

There are many ICT tools to help achieve such textbooks but I guess paper, glue, scissors, pencils & hands might as well be enough to create nice objects/books :-)

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"How visuals help us learn" | EDUDEMIC

"How visuals help us learn" | EDUDEMIC | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

"Since we talked yesterday about the plethora of different types of visuals available to present information, we thought it might be useful to take a look at why visuals are useful as classroom tools, and some do-s and don’t-s of using visuals. Enter the handy infographic below. While this particular visual isn’t necessarily geared towards teachers, …"

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Most interesting & useful... for language teachers as well ;o)

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Where ideas come from & the fragmentary nature of creativity (David LYNCH)

Where ideas come from & the fragmentary nature of creativity (David LYNCH) | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
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"How to throw bait in the river of ideation. - "As soon as we ask what creativity is, we invariably ponder the essential question of [...]"

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"The Neuroscience Of Learning : 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know" | TeachThought

"The Neuroscience Of Learning : 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know" | TeachThought | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know by Judy Willis M.D., M.Ed., radteach.com As education continues to evolve, adding in new trends, technologies, standards, and 21st century thinking habits, there is one constant that doesn’t...
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"[...] As for the jargon, Judy Willis, teacher, neuroscientist, and consultant has put together an A-Z glossary of relevant neuroscience terms for teachers and administrators to help clarify the jargon. [...]"

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DYSLEXIA | Police pour aider les dyslexiques (Korben) ~ OpenDyslexic, a new font

DYSLEXIA | Police pour aider les dyslexiques (Korben) ~ OpenDyslexic, a new font | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Être dyslexique, c'est un vrai problème pour des milliers de personnes. Il s'agit d'un trouble qui empêche une personne d'identifier correctement des lettres, des syllabes ou des mots. Pas simple à gérer au quotidien surtout à notre époque et dans notre société ou l'écrit constitue une grande partie de notre communication. En réaction à cela, …
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OpenDyslexic, est une police libre et gratuite : d'après les premières réactions des personnes dyslexiques l'ayant testée, "elle a amélioré leur vie".

D'une manière générale, employer une police Sans Serif/empattements.

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To type handouts/documents for dyslexic learners, we'd better use Sans Serif fonts. Yet, Times New Roman (the most common default font for word processors) is a Serif font... which will thus make things pretty harder to them !

OpenDyslexic font is specifically aimed at dyslexic readers :

>> http://www.dafont.com/fr/open-dyslexic.font

It's free (as in beer !) and an open source font. Its author tells us "It is [...] licensed under a CC license. Even though this font has a way to go, you can download it and use it today. You can use it as a system font [ ... or on] your website [... or] package it with an ebook reader."

If you're in a hurry and have no time to download/installing it, you'll find 'Arial' font quite handy : it's displayed by every word processor.

Should you print handouts for them, all you need is to enlarge its size  (eg 14).

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Can Do Statements

Can Do Statements | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

"The Can Do Statements are based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB). They describe what learners can do at benchmarks 1 to 12 in the skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing."

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"[...] The purpose of these statements is to present some of the information in the CLB document in language that is accessible to learners. The statements can help to facilitate discussions between you and your learners about what they have accomplished and what they still need to develop. [...]"

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38 Wonderful Foreign Words We Could Use in English

38 Wonderful Foreign Words We Could Use in English | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

Sometimes we must turn to other languages to find the perfect word. [...] le mot juste. Here are a whole bunch of foreign words with no direct English equivalent."

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The two French "esprit d'escalier" and "seigneur-terrasses" are part of this series  -didn't know the latter.

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CRDP de l'académie de Besançon : Langues vivantes

CRDP de l'académie de Besançon : Langues vivantes | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
"Le rythme du Old Jazz et l'accentuation anglaise sont identiques.

Il faut dire que la méthode est éprouvée et efficace. Elle se fonde sur un principe simple : l'accentuation de l'anglais et le rythme du jazz traditionnel américain sont identiques.

Il fallait l'oreille pour le comprendre et comme le dit très justement Carolyn Graham, il fallait à la fois enseigner l'anglais et être musicienne pour se rendre compte de cette formule magique.

Ce fut son cas. Enseignante à l'université de New York le jour, chanteuse dans les pianos bars la nuit, c'est en écoutant les personnes lui parler pendant qu'elle jouait du piano qu'elle a compris le pouvoir de ce rythme.

C'est donc en utilisant le Ragtime et la gestuelle, en associant rythmes et mélodies du jazz avec les sonorités, l’accentuation et les intonations de la langue parlée, qu'on apprend l’anglais : le "real language", celui qu'on pratique dans la vie quotidienne."

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Identifying TASKS| Teaching practice

Identifying TASKS|  Teaching practice | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

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How can you "integrate a task-based approach into a typical textbook" ? And first... What are tasks ? What do you work them out for ? What makes them different from activities ?

Among others, these points are plainly explained -many of them (including the article comments) may well help language teachers  -esp. beginners ;-) - clearly design their teaching practice...

 

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Highly trained, respected and free : why Finland's teachers are different | the Guardian

Highly trained, respected and free : why Finland's teachers are different | the Guardian | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

Welcome to a countrywhere teaching is a highly prized profession

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Mind your language ! Swearing around the world

Mind your language ! Swearing around the world | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
What makes a word profane, and how does cursing vary from place to place? James Harbeck explains. Warning: contains very strong language.

Via David Mainwood / EFL SMARTblog
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As a language learner, I've come across swear words in other languages that to me, as an English speaker, sound horrifying! But to the native speakers of said language, it's nothing out of the ordinary....

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"Children must learn to love reading, not just... | The Guardian

"Children must learn to love reading, not just...  | The Guardian | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

... learn to read"

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"[...] but unequal society can also be galvanised to radically reverse the trend to ever-greater levels of economic inequality, which correlate so clearly with children’s unequal reading levels."

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Teenage Brains | the National Geographic Magazine

Teenage Brains | the National Geographic Magazine | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Beautiful Brains: Moody. Impulsive. Maddening. Why do teenagers act the way they do? Viewed through the eyes of evolution, their most exasperating traits may be the key to success as adults.

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Mentally prepare for a new school year | the Guardian

Mentally prepare for a new school year | the Guardian | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
The stress of school life might seem like a distant memory but with a new term approaching psychologist Gail Kinman offers her advice on how to prepare for the melee
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Setting small and achievable goals, listening to one's body, doing a bit of work... among others, realistic and efficient ways to prepare the new school year.

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Krashen's theory on 2nd language acquisition | Learning

SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION SONIA ALBERTAZZI MILAGRO AZOFEIFA GABRIELA SERRANO Material created by Sonia Albertazzi, Milagro Azofeifa y Gabriela Serrano for ... (Krashen´s theory on second language acquisition....

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A Dos & Don'ts Visual Guide for Teachers : DYSLEXIA mind-map | edchat mindmap

A Dos & Don'ts Visual Guide for Teachers : DYSLEXIA mind-map | edchat mindmap | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Monica MIRZA's insight:

Quite an attractive and efficient mind-map to me : it plainly displays the most common difficulties dyslexics daily have to face.

Therefore it proves most handy for us teachers -a kind of "Dos & Don'ts" facilitating tool :o)

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As for facilitating dyslexics' reading (which fonts are best ??), also see:

>> http://sco.lt/8fJb4T

 

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Great find! Thanks for sharing! :)
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How to Teach English | e-Learning Infographics

How to Teach English | e-Learning Infographics | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
500 English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers from around the world were asked about what tools they use to enhance their lessons. The How to Teach English Infographic presents the methods ESL teachers have ...

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Education Blogs to Watch in 2014 | #edtech

Education Blogs to Watch in 2014 | #edtech | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

Find out which top education blogs you should be watching closely in 2014 and which rising stars are catching up with the big fish. Read more here.

 

 


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eLearning Industry &its sister websites and resources (eLearning Tags, eLearning Infographic etc.) into one of the largest elearning networks, primarily due to the vast amount of quality information provided. [...]*** Cool Cat Teacher Blog : [...] If you’re interested in the latest trends in education – Cool Cat teacher is unmissable !*** Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day : Discover Larry’s thoughts on education issues with useful posts including an aggregation of useful links on a trending topics in education [...]Kleinspiration : Erin Klein is a parent, teacher, author and award-winning EduTech blogger who recommends education technology which herself and other teachers have been adopting in the classroom. [...]Teach Thought : With the Teach Thought blog, Terry Heick  [...] features tips and advice on how to transform and innovate in a learning setting.  [...] *** TeachBytes : TeachBytes was created to help educators discover interesting tech tools to use in their classroom  [...]*** Free Technology for Teacher : If you’re interested in discovering new education technology, Richard Byrne’s impressive library of recommended tools and advice will help you navigate the best of what’s new. [...]*** 21st Century Educational Technology & Learning : Michael Gorman regularly publishes fresh ed tech content. [...]MindShift : MindShift explores the future of learning in all dimensions – covering cultural and technology trends, ground-breaking research and more. [...]Hack Education : In her blog, Audrey Watters covers a lot of different content relating to education technology, not just discussing the tools but the also the wider implications of them. [...]*** Educational Technology and Mobile Learning : This blog is described as a “free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education.” [...]EdTechSandyK : Sandy Kendall shares her journey as an educator and perpetual learner in this inspirational, story-telling blog.[...]

Bonus: Up and Coming Education Blogs : [...] rising stars in the education blogger realm :

Packwoman’s Tech in Progress : [...]Jessica Packs  [... a] hard-working 6th grade teacher  [...]*** EduTechGeek : Ron Houtman [...] knows the importance of content curation for teachers describing it as a ‘critical element to teaching and learning’. [...]Ozge Karaoglu’s Blog : Simply put, this blog is “About apps and web tools, and being a teacher…”. [...]Rafranz Davis : Rafranz is making waves in education technology circles as she shares her expertise as a Tech Specialist [...]The Education Blog : [...] a resource you should direct your students to rather than to help enhance your teaching. It provides direct and helpful information on how students can learn particular subjects, approach an exam and other creative and positive ideas.  

*** = blogs I've already been exploring and using. Among these, Larry Ferlazzo's a must to me...

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BBC Jeremy Paxman & David CRYSTAL - The truth of the Apostrophe | English - Punctuation

"BBC Newsnight feature with Jeremy Paxman and Professor David Crystal on the least understood English punctuation mark - the apostrophe. [...]"

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You might also be as interested in >> http://bit.ly/18GrL1b

as I was in the article numerous comments...

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FREE Printables - MakeBeliefsComix.com | ELT - EFL - ESL

FREE Printables - MakeBeliefsComix.com | ELT - EFL - ESL | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
More than 350 FREE printables from MakeBeliefsComix.com ! Print out a blank printable and write in your response. Organized by theme, great for the classroom.
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"The printables encourage writing and thinking in a quick and fun way. A student's efforts to complete the printable can then become the first step in writing longer essays, poems or stories on the same subject. The printables also can be used with students enrolled in literacy and English-As-Second Language (ESL, ESOL) programs and provide an educational resource for teaching language arts."

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The 10 best words the internet has given English

The 10 best words the internet has given English | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
From hashtags to LOLs to Cupertinos and Scunthorpe problems, Tom Chatfield picks the most interesting neologisms drawn from the digital world
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Do you know what an 'octothorpe' is ? Well... before reading this article from the Guardian, I didn't. We all know what the word names, though : just look at the above picture... there you are !

 As for me, Tom Chatfield's article made me discover 3 new words among the ten he details in his article : go read it and check your score :-)

>>> Tom Chatfield's bio (Wikipedia) : http://bit.ly/15Lq4OR

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#15 also means :

room number 15 in a hotel

or simply number (n°) 15 in an English-speaking world list.

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