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Influencing Second Language Learning - Personality Factors

Influencing Second Language Learning - Personality Factors | ELT & CPD | Scoop.it

A fellow teacher told me about two learners in his class – one, he says, is a better learner than the other. Which one do you think that might be? via @eltknowledge

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55 Most Commonly Used British and American Slang Words and Their Meanings

55 Most Commonly Used British and American Slang Words and Their Meanings | ELT & CPD | Scoop.it
List of slang words in English with their meanings and examples. Good to know for everyone who wants to travel to any English-speaking country.
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"How to be a good Director of Studies?" - Some useful links!

"How to be a good Director of Studies?" - Some useful links! | ELT & CPD | Scoop.it
The third most common search term (out of dozens and dozens) that brings people to my website is:  director of studies Other searches such as: how to be a good director of studies (6th) what does a...

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Excellent post full of useful links
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8 tips for an awesome powerpoint presentation

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Great tips on how to make your powerpoint slides more visually engaging.
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15 Impressive Tools for Creating Beautiful Presentations

15 Impressive Tools for Creating Beautiful Presentations | ELT & CPD | Scoop.it
Ever since MS PowerPoint revolutionized corporate and marketing communication in the early part of the millennium, presenting ideas through attractive slideshows has become a mandatory component of any successful and engaging presentation.

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PublishME's comment, July 9, 2013 10:57 PM
Don't leave out PublishME. http://vimeo.com/68740723
Richard Lawler's curator insight, July 17, 2013 9:25 AM

Anything which encourages students to look beyond a bog standard template has to be good, right??

Maria Rosaria Gismondi's curator insight, July 17, 2013 1:55 PM

We can choose from a variety to create our presentations

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5 Tips on How to Give Engaging Presentations ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Tips on How to Give Engaging Presentations ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | ELT & CPD | Scoop.it
Some good presentation tips.
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5 Tips For Hosting Online Class Discussions - Edudemic

5 Tips For Hosting Online Class Discussions - Edudemic | ELT & CPD | Scoop.it
Hosting your first set of online class discussions can be daunting. It's easy to make it useless ... or extremely helpful. Here are some helpful tips!
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Training the teacher trainers

Training the teacher trainers. further education, good practice

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Maximize Your Earnings From Private Language Teaching | Oxford TEFL

Maximize Your Earnings From Private Language Teaching | Oxford TEFL | ELT & CPD | Scoop.it
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How much to charge for private classes as a freelancer.

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How useful is Tesol academic research?

How useful is Tesol academic research? | ELT & CPD | Scoop.it
Most English language teachers develop their skills and awareness about teaching from practice but academic research can also be helpful if it is approached with caution. By Penny Ur.
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Educational Psychology: 20 Things Educators Need To Know About How Students Learn

Educational Psychology: 20 Things Educators Need To Know About How Students Learn | ELT & CPD | Scoop.it
What makes a teacher successful?
Having an expertise in reading, writing, math or science is necessary, but the ability to transfer that knowledge into another person is what makes an excellent instructor stand out. What good is it if a teacher has all the facts, but cannot communicate them in a way that others can comprehend?

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Effective Slide Design for Academic Presentations

This instruction video presents advice for designing effective slides for academic presentations. Created by Sylvan Payne.

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Teachers’ Concerns About Broader Impacts of Digital Technologies on Their Students | Pew Internet & American Life Project

Teachers’ Concerns About Broader Impacts of Digital Technologies on Their Students | Pew Internet & American Life Project | ELT & CPD | Scoop.it

Throughout focus group discussions, teachers noted that their experiences with middle and high school students cannot be isolated from broader trends shaping this generation, and that much of what they see in their students’ academic habits, characteristics, and attitudes are reflections of much broader impacts of growing up in a digital age.

 

 

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Influencing Second Language Learning - Personality Factors

Influencing Second Language Learning - Personality Factors | ELT & CPD | Scoop.it

A fellow teacher told me about two learners in his class – one, he says, is a better learner than the other. Which one do you think that might be? via @eltknowledge

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What does a DoS do everyday? – Ask the DoS (Part 2): Daily tasks & long term success

What does a DoS do everyday? – Ask the DoS (Part 2): Daily tasks & long term success | ELT & CPD | Scoop.it
Josh Round, Director of Studies at SGI and chair of LONDOSA answers (on VIDEO) the question 'What does a DoS do on a daily basis?' Plus long term success and failure thoughts about the school Continue reading →

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Can You Pass A Middle School Spelling Test?

Can You Pass A Middle School Spelling Test? | ELT & CPD | Scoop.it
Or is spell-check your best friend?
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Α fast quiz to use with advanced students.
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Facebook selfies can harm relationships

Facebook selfies can harm relationships | ELT & CPD | Scoop.it
Lesson plan: Handouts, online activity, mp3 on selfies.
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when there is a correct answer Exercise in creative thinking

A correct answer kills the creativity. See what happens when third grade students think there is a correct answer.I would be thankful if other teachers from ...

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A simple video on creative thinking. The bottom line is that telling students that there is a correct answer might kill creativity.

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Two-minute video on a creativity exercise for primary school students.

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What to do with your hands when you are presenting

YouTube video with tips for presenters.
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30 tips for awesome presentations

Learn to create presentations, not slide shows, and start giving awesome presentations.

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http://www.slideshare.net/wrttnwrd/30-tips-for-awesome-presentations

 

Ook ik ontkom er niet aan ... Binnenkort mag ik een presentatie houden. Handige tips.

Patrick Parsons's curator insight, March 3, 2013 8:04 PM

Excellent points to follow

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, March 5, 2013 4:04 AM

How to create and give great presentations.

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Vocabulary and autonomy

Vocabulary and autonomy | ELT & CPD | Scoop.it
This article looks at ways to improve your students' abilities to both explore, store and use vocabulary. The general aim is to involve the students in a more autonomous fashion in their learning, rather than simply having them presented with word lists selected by the teacher or syllabus.
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Interjections

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Interjection is a big name for a little word. An explanation of interjections.
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Defining Critical Thinking

Defining Critical Thinking | ELT & CPD | Scoop.it

Critical thinking...the awakening of the intellect to the study of itself.

 

Critical thinking is a rich concept that has been developing throughout the past 2500 years. The term "critical thinking" has its roots in the mid-late 20th century. We offer here overlapping definitions, together which form a substantive, transdisciplinary conception of critical thinking.

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How Can I Turn My Mess of Ideas Into Something Organized and Useful?

How Can I Turn My Mess of Ideas Into Something Organized and Useful? | ELT & CPD | Scoop.it
Dear Lifehacker, I have tons of ideas for projects and things I want to do, but they're all halfway there, only partially fleshed out, or just inspiration with no real plan behind them.
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How To Learn English Infographic

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How to learn English infographic. Kaplan International Colleges researched how the media helps people learn English. Click here to see the results.
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Critical Thinking Skills (Class Poster)

Critical Thinking Skills (Class Poster) | ELT & CPD | Scoop.it

Critical thinking in its broadest meaning, refers to a diverse range of intellectual skills and activities concerned with evaluating information as well as evaluating our thought in a disciplined way.

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