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Academic Writing with a Purpose

Academic Writing with a Purpose | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it
Teachers are professional learners. They experience learning through teaching and reflecting. The way teachers interact with students in and/or outside the classroom determines how students experience information and learning. Teaching professionals have much to offer. Through action research projects, teachers can reflect, document problems and solutions, and share best practices with the world. Reflecting and documenting the process can transform teaching and learning. Action research provides
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10 Ways That Brain Myths Are Harming Us - Wired

10 Ways That Brain Myths Are Harming Us - Wired | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it
Since my new book on brain myths was published, one question has surprised me the most - do brain myths matter? Yes, they do. Here are 10 ways.
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The Best Writing Teachers Are Writers Themselves

The Best Writing Teachers Are Writers Themselves | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it
It takes more than a good grasp of grammar to teach students the true power of the written word.
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Why Academics' Writing Stinks

Why Academics' Writing Stinks | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it
Scholars aren't penalized for convoluted prose. But the problem runs deeper.
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21 Clever Writing Prompts That Will Unleash Your Students' Creativity

21 Clever Writing Prompts That Will Unleash Your Students' Creativity | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it
Kickstart that school year.
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Teaching News Writing to Teach History Writing

Teaching News Writing to Teach History Writing | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it
Guest blogger David Cutler examines the concision, clarity, fairness and objectivity of good professional journalism, and looks to the tones and rhythms of contemporary news reporting to help his history students become better writers.
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3 Tips On How To Succeed As An Entrepreneur With An Online Business

3 Tips On How To Succeed As An Entrepreneur With An Online Business | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurship has always been the engine running the growth of our economy. Small businesses a...
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How Twitter really does sell books | Self-Publishing Advice

How Twitter really does sell books | Self-Publishing Advice | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it
Indie author J J Toner shares his successful experience of selling self-published novels via Twitter using TweetAdder & BooksGoSocial sites
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eBOOK [free]: Critical Thinking in the Language Classroom

eBOOK [free]: Critical Thinking in the Language Classroom | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it

The free booklet, Critical Thinking in the Language Classroom, gives clear and practical answers to the questions teachers most often ask themselves when faced with the prospect of introducing this new educational objective into their teaching.
John Hughes, teacher, teacher-trainer and author of many ELT materials, currently lives and works in Oxford.

 


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Great resource and road map for writers incorporating critical thinking activities in their materials. Sign up and download this highly recommended eBook.

 

Excellent co-read with ELT T2W's ebook on writing ELT critical thinking activities http://amzn.to/U9iTSf

 

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How to Teach Reading and Writing - New York Times

How to Teach Reading and Writing - New York Times | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it
How to Teach Reading and Writing
New York Times
As a middle school English teacher in New York City, I find that few pedagogical constructs anger me more than the notion that reading and writing should not be taught through direct instruction.
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5 Things I Learned in My First Year of Self-Publishing

5 Things I Learned in My First Year of Self-Publishing | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it

The prospect of being in control of my marketing and promotion was at once exciting and daunting, and as I explored and experimented, often confused, disappointed, and frustrated, I was also wonderfully surprised by the many joys I experienced. So here are just five key things I learned while marketing and promoting three novels I uploaded as ebooks onto various sites. I could give a list of a hundred, no doubt, but these are the points that really stand out to me, and I hope they will help you in your indie publishing journey.

 


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One Paragraph Stories

One Paragraph Stories | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it
One Paragraph stories is not necessarily complete stories with clear
beginning, middles, and ends. Just an excuse to try to tell a concise
moment that works on its own. Lots of legit writers do variations on this,
most notably Joe R.
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11 Lessons You’ll Learn Your First Semester Teaching

11 Lessons You’ll Learn Your First Semester Teaching | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it
"Writing is hard. Writing is a process. Writing is often used as punishment," from http://t.co/Xs3tB9ei30 #TeacherProblems #HigherEd
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Does Brainstorming Constrain Creativity?

Does Brainstorming Constrain Creativity? | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it
Effective brainstorming needs only one brain--one that isn't afraid to be wrong.

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How to Write a Sentence - The New Yorker

How to Write a Sentence - The New Yorker | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it
Sentences have been around since the dawn of paragraphs, and indeed since before that, for sentences are essentially the building blobs of a paragraph.
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The best way for students to become writers - Washington Post (blog)

The best way for students to become writers - Washington Post (blog) | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it
The answer may surprise you.
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Writing Fast, Funnels And Calls To Action. My Lessons Learned From Write, Publish, Repeat.

Writing Fast, Funnels And Calls To Action. My Lessons Learned From Write, Publish, Repeat. | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it
We all need mentors, and I have had many over the years ... the vast majority indirectly through books, podcasts and online courses. Today,
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The Wrong Way to Teach Grammar

The Wrong Way to Teach Grammar | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it
No more diagramming sentences: Students learn more from simply writing and reading.
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Barnes & Noble closes the book on Nook

Barnes & Noble closes the book on Nook | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it
Barnes & Noble, the struggling bookseller, saw it's shares jump 8% Wednesday after saying it will spin-off its Nook digital book business.
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ARTICLE: Writing Teaching Materials For The Adult ESL Market

ARTICLE: Writing Teaching Materials For The Adult ESL Market | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it
One of my most valuable skills, being a foreigner in Germany, is the ability to speak English and to teach it to a German. Now, I can also combine that skill with being a freelance writer and make ...

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Wow! Makes it look and sound easy. So that's all I need ... to be able to speak English well...  join the dots and hey presto! I'm a writer!

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Essay on the responsibility of everyone to teach writing | Inside Higher Ed

Essay on the responsibility of everyone to teach writing | Inside Higher Ed | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it

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Free e-books aren't what they used to be

Free e-books aren't what they used to be | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it
It used to be that offering an e-book for free was a sure way to get a bump in attention, move up sales ranks and possibly be on the way to bestsellerdom. Now, not so much.
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This Is Your Brain on Writing - New York Times

This Is Your Brain on Writing - New York Times | English (ok ESL) Writing Ideas, Lessons and Activities | Scoop.it
This Is Your Brain on Writing
New York Times
That's one of the implications of new research on the neuroscience of creative writing.
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