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What’s In and What’s Out in Education

What’s In and What’s Out in Education | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
I really like what’s in and what’s out of current trends.  I created the following chart of what I hope and wish would be education ins and outs in the NEAR future.
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Like this although not too much misbehaviour please!

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New Year’s resolutions + needs analysis

New Year’s resolutions + needs analysis | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
Happy new year! I hope you’ve had a good break. I know I have! Have you made any new year’s resolutions?
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#EFLproblems – Teaching Monolingual Classes

#EFLproblems – Teaching Monolingual Classes | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
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Merit Teacher's Digest - Young Learners

Merit Teacher's Digest - Young Learners | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
“News, articles, materials and lesson plan ideas for Merit School Young Learners Teachers”
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Film English

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by Kieran Donaghy
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The best site with lesson plans based round films by far...

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Remembering to keep students involved

Remembering to keep students involved | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
Making content interesting when you teach
Image by kalexandersonThis guest post is about different ways to keep your classes interesting by keeping your students involved.
 
Being a good teacher is not merely about being good at your subject matter.
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Better use of Dialogues

The following was originally printed in KOTESOL's "The English Connection" in 2010 and was part of the "Training Notes" column that I co-wrote with Manpal Sahota.  Michael: Hello Manpal. How are yo...
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Monthly topical news lessons

Monthly topical news lessons | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
Topical news items with worksheets for each level for you to use in class. Each worksheet contains vocabulary, speaking and grammar work as well as reading practice.
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FCE Speaking Exam Infographic

FCE Speaking Exam Infographic | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
After the class a week ago where my students got to grips with the speaking exam and what it entails, I asked them to write down on post-it notes the advice they would give themselves the next time they try a part of the exam.
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Vocab Swap

Vocab Swap | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
This is a short activity you can use to practise or revise vocabulary.  All the students are involved in speaking and actively listening and it can be used as a warmer, a game or a filler.
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Teaching ‘Small Talk’

Teaching ‘Small Talk’ | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
Dr. Jack C Richards is an applied linguist, writer, and teacher trainer. He is the co-author of Speak Now, a four-level speaking course that helps students to communicate with confidence.
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Music

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This EFL lesson plan is designed around a video by Art&Graft commissioned by the Barbican arts centre, London and the theme of music.
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Pick them back up: failure before you fly

This viral video applies to teachers as well as Moms. Look at how many times kids have to fall before they can finally stand or fly or ski or skate or whatever it is that they need to do. The grit required is unbelievable to keep going.
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Bit of a slushy video but a very important point. Rather than get frustrated when your students don't make correct questions, encourage them to try again.

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End-of-year news quiz 2013

End-of-year news quiz 2013 | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
Traditional quiz for your first lesson in 2014
By lasanta.com.ec via Flickr
[CC BY 2.0]For some reason I had a hard time coming up with news items for this year's quiz.
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Spontaneity, improvisation and teaching pronunciation

Spontaneity, improvisation and teaching pronunciation | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
In the last few years I have been exploring the role of spontaneity and improvisation in teaching, and have written and spoken about it here and there (IATEFL TD Newsletters 2009/2010; ETP issue 82, 2012 (with Alan Maley); IATEFL Conference … Continue...
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Six Quick Teamwork Games

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Communication and positive workplace interactions are the cornerstone of any professional relationship. Whether you are communicating with a colleague
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These games don't have to be restricted to a business environment. They'd work equally well in the language classroom.

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Great Web Tools to Detect Plagiarism in Student...

Great Web Tools to Detect Plagiarism in Students Works ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Learning 21st Century Technology curated by Reena Mahay (Great Web Tools to Detect Plagiarism in Students Works ~ Educational Technology and...

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Writing their way to the top: Process strategies for English language learners

Writing their way to the top: Process strategies for English language learners | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
What are some strategies for helping students with academic writing? Alice Savage, Effective Academic Writing co-author, will look at this topic in her upcoming webinar on December 10th.
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Although tagged for academic writing, this collaboartive approach to writing would work well with any groups.

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Every board tells a story?

Every board tells a story? | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
This is the third post in a short series about teaching beginners. You can see the first and second posts here and here. This was our board at the end of the second lesson.
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Motivating Young Learners

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We’re helping to solve your EFL teaching problems by answering your questions every two weeks. In this week’s blog, Verissimo Toste responds to Sylwia’s blog comment about motivating young learners.
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