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Ian Brookes is a freelance writer and editor based in Scotland. He has edited a number of dictionaries and has written books about spelling, writing, and punctuation. In this post he takes a look at where some of our words have come from.
Level: Kids of all levels Location: Connected classroom Aim: Better classroom management Game: Skyscraper Parcours Flight was a successful blog post and gave us an all a way to give our learners an incentive to work competitively on what was before...
A designer Lessons ESL lesson plan developed by George Chilton This is a Business English class designed for an advanced group of students, with the aim of testing their detailed listening and note taking skills.
This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film by Facebook Stories about Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho who was homeless in São Paulo, Brazil, for nearly 35 years. Raimundo sat in in the same spot and wrote every day.
Sir Ken Robinson addresses the fundamental economic, cultural, social and personal purposes of education. He argues that education should be personalised to every student's talent, passion, and learning styles, and that creativity should be embedded in the culture of every single school.
Zarina Subhan, an experienced teacher and teacher trainer, tackles the second of our Solutions Speaking Challenges: “My students say the absolute minimum”. I find myself in the classroom in an unfamiliar position.
This EFL lesson plan is based on Theo’s Story, a beautiful short film about a visually impaired ten-year old boy, by director David Barnes who has created a series of portraits that tell the story of different children with a range of...
A few further comments on an idea I tweeted earlier today… Listening task that always works well, B2+: transcribe 60 sec video news http://t.co/K55Ud1wfnH then discuss #ELT — Tom Walton (@Tom_IHBCN) June 1, 2014 I've been doing this with classes...
I started our “cinco de mayo” study with a few interesting articles as I was out of class at PD’s ... Continue reading
DoS Nexus's insight:
This is a great example of how carefully chosen pics , videos and articles can make a lesson so much more engaging. We can also be encouraging sts to take interesting/attractive photos themselves to make their projects more interesting.
What does the future of learning hold? What will classrooms of the future be like? Emerging technologies such as cloud computing, augmented reality (AR) and 3D printing are paving the way for the future of education in ways we may have yet to see.
The document below is from Alexandra Guzik who tried the 3XP idea: Guzik 3XP I watched the recording and had a go at 3XP. I just thought that you might be interested in knowing how it worked with my students.
DoS Nexus's insight:
A quick glance at this post suggests that 3XP is basically about making the most out of practice exercises and not treating them as time / space fillers. This makes absolute sense to me and the procedures attached to the post are a good example of how to do that.