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Teaching & Learning Research Summaries : a collection for easy access | Tom SHERRINGTON

Teaching & Learning Research Summaries : a collection for easy access | Tom SHERRINGTON | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
There are several superb summaries of educational research that have been compiled into easily accessible websites and articles in pdf format that can be read online and shared with staff. Although…
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[...] Homework widens the gap between rich and poor children | Michael Rosen

[...] Homework widens the gap between rich and poor children | Michael Rosen | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Homework is now part of the school curriculum but you forget many children have parents who just can’t help
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An effective way to take notes in class | Edudemic

An effective way to take notes in class | Edudemic | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Whether students are participating in brainstorming sessions, or making annotations during reading, notes are an effective way to learn and retain ideas.
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Go visual : have your pupils get their thoughts/ideas organized -mind maps also help.

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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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Psychological tricks to help you learn better - InformED - Open Colleges

Psychological tricks to help you learn better - InformED - Open Colleges | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Have you ever considered letting your students listen to hardcore punk while they take their mid-term exam? Decided to do away with Power Point presentat
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Sarah Briggs explains proven psychological phenomena that affect teachers and students everyday -most interesting !

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Julia Gillard >> Fostering creativity in education - YouTube

Julia Gillard, former prime minister of Australia, answers the question "What is creativity?" in the context of education. For her, it is "the art of imagini...
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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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"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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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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Voxalead

Voxalead | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
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"Voxalead app allows you to search the latest TV news and radio programs. It gives a fast access to the topics you're interested in.

Thanks to Exalead's exlusive technology, you can search directly through programs' transcription.
Dozens of videos are added hourly !" (from Exalead)

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One more search tool -relevant.

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LEARNERS CENTERED Instructional-methods | Différenciation pédagogique #ELT

LEARNERS CENTERED Instructional-methods | Différenciation pédagogique #ELT | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
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"An easier way to learn a language ? This is what research says"

"An easier way to learn a language ? This is what research says" | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Recent studies suggest you can get better at a foreign language simply by listening to it, without speaking it yourself.
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When kids have structure for thinking, better learning emerges

When kids have structure for thinking, better learning emerges | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
By identifying thinking routines for students, teachers can help deepen metacognitive skills that are applicable to all areas of life.
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35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better | opencolleges.edu.au

35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better | opencolleges.edu.au | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Have you ever considered letting your students listen to hardcore punk while they take their mid-term exam? Decided to do away with Power Point presentat
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How to learn 30 languages | BBC Future

How to learn 30 languages | BBC Future | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Some people can speak a seemingly impossible number of tongues. How do they manage it, asks David Robson, and what can we learn from them?
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"[...] consider the challenges for the brain, it’s no wonder most of us find learning a language so demanding. We have many different memory systems, and mastering a different tongue requires all of them. [...]"

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"[...] consider the challenges for the brain, it’s no wonder most of us find learning a language so demanding. We have many different memory systems, and mastering a different tongue requires all of them. [...]"

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https://twitter.com/tweetingaddress/status/626664329979555840

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Homework might be routine, but tech can make it meaningful

Homework might be routine, but tech can make it meaningful | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it
Headteacher Tricia Kelleher reflects on how tablets and digital technology are revolutionising the way her students work outside the classroom
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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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"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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"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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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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Established LEARNING Theories | Interactive MAP

Established LEARNING Theories | Interactive MAP | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

by Richard Millwood -an assistant professor at Trinity College (Dublin), running Core Education (a nonprofit that "helps schools use technology for better learning outcomes").

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Education far beyond ESL-EFL circles...

A plain interactive graph mapping a complex topic -learning theories- making it quite digestible.

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Identifying TASKS| Teaching practice

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

                                             © Monica MIRZA

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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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