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Smithsonian Education - Resources for Educators

Smithsonian Education - Resources for Educators | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Standards based lesson plans, activities, and teaching tools on art, history, science, and technology. Field trips, professional development, and access to Smithsonian museum collections and research.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, BookChook, Teacher Flo
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Not to be forgotten...

 

BookChook's curator insight, July 1, 2013 5:47 PM

A range of lesson plans, tools and resources. 

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Lovely website. Lots of ideas for classroom teaching. Thanks

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SOLE – does it work with adult language learners?

SOLE – does it work with adult language learners? | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
When Sugatra Mitra introduced the ELT world to his concept of the SOLE (self-organised learning environment) at IATEFL 2014, half of the audience stood up and walked out while the other half were s…
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Let creativity into the language class

Let creativity into the language class | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
The language classroom is the obvious place to let imagination run free
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We as English teachers need to be aware of the importante of introducing creativity in the language classroom in order to help students to express their identity and to use language in a creative way. Let's take a look at this interesting article!
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Talking about INCLUSION at #IATEFL

Talking about INCLUSION at #IATEFL | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
IATEFL held its second Web Conference in 2015. Susan Hillyard and I delivered a talked on Inclusive Education. You can watch the recording here After the talk we had an interactive panel discussion moderated by Phil Dexter, Priscila Maiteni, Susan Hillyard and me -  here This year there is a New Proposed IATEFL SIG –…
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Peer-Taught Phrasal Verbs

Peer-Taught Phrasal Verbs | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Image credit: teaching.berkeley.edu Follow me on twitter @RobbioDobbio I’m running the Barcelona Half-Marathon dressed as David Bowie to raise money for Cancer Research, sponsor me here: https://www.justgiving.com/Timothy-Warre/ This is a vocabulary lesson originally designed for higher levels (C1+) but the method can be adapted for any level and any set of vocabulary. The idea is that students…
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The Hypnos

The Hypnos | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
I had a conversation with my 8-year old son at lunch today. He talked about really missing a classmate of his who has just moved to Brazil - being in a bilingual school with children from all over the world, he has regularly had to confront this experience of friends suddenly moving far away because…
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Phil Wade Interviews: Ron Morrain - EFL Magazine

Phil Wade Interviews: Ron Morrain - EFL Magazine | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Ron Morrain is the Director of Studies at the Language Learning Center Duisburg. He has been active in Human Resource Management and Development for over 30 years, and is also a lecturer at the University of Duisburg-Essen. His active schedule additionally includes corporate training, executive coaching, and teacher training throughout Germany.
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Self-publishing: the Road to Independence – by Julie Pratten « IH Journal

Self-publishing: the Road to Independence – by Julie Pratten « IH Journal | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
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The Uberfication of Education is about Phasing out Teachers

The Uberfication of Education is about Phasing out Teachers | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
If you are talking about the Uberfication of Education you are talking about Education without teachers.
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Global Approach To Phrasal Verbs - Lesson Planning - EFL Magazine

Global Approach To Phrasal Verbs - Lesson Planning - EFL Magazine | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Global Approach To Phrasal Verbs - Lesson Planning by EFL Magazine. Check out our great, free resources for English language teaching. See more details about it on EFL Magazine.
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How we help our students to learn more by teaching them less

How we help our students to learn more by teaching them less | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Nick Robinson recently posted that ‘content is no longer king’ – and he’s right! ELT coursebooks tend to result in content-driven courses and teaching. But by switching our focus away from content …
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James Hoyle's take on this important area.

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10 types of conference talks

10 types of conference talks | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Self-confessed conference addict Chia Suan Chong blogs on the different types of seminars and talks she's encountered...
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We need to talk about LX

We need to talk about LX | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it

A Frustration, anger, confusion, boredom and repetition are all hallmarks of bad user experience (UX); unfortunately, they’re often hallmarks of language learning too, especially when it takes …

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A thought-provoking article for any of us looking to embark on the road to online teaching both synchronously and asynchronously.

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Scared Stiff! - Fear and Horror Film Expressions

Scared Stiff! - Fear and Horror Film Expressions | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Image credit: metro.co.uk Follow me on twitter @RobbioDobbio I’m running the Barcelona Half-Marathon dressed as David Bowie to raise money for Cancer Research, sponsor me here: https://www.justgiving.com/Timothy-Warre/ This is a lesson plan for higher level students (high B2+) in which students learn expressions related to fear and horror movies. It is a good companion activity my Chucky's…
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A Quiz: 25 Common Idioms that you Really Need to Know

A Quiz: 25 Common Idioms that you Really Need to Know | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
I know the feeling. I have been there. You have studied English really hard this year. You have been willing to go the extra mile a thousand times because you knew it was going to be worth your while.  You have even burnt the candle at both ends staying up too late and getting up too early when stud
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Color Blindness in the Classroom: Part 1 – Color Blind Friendly Charts

Color Blindness in the Classroom: Part 1 – Color Blind Friendly Charts | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Back in January, Joanna Malefaki from My ELT Rambles asked me if there was a way to customize charts so that they were more color blind friendly. She wanted to create charts that weren't just based on color. She wanted to incorporate lines, dots and patterns. So, Joanna and I ended up collaborating for some time; emailing…
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Can we learn a second language like we learned our first? | British Council

Can we learn a second language like we learned our first? | British Council | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Robert William McCaul, winner (with Marek Kiczkowiak) of the TeachingEnglish blog award, examines the influential ideas of linguist Stephen Krashen
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A Guessing Game to Practise Questions

A Guessing Game to Practise Questions | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Are you in the mood for a game?

Lots of learners find it difficult to ask questions in English and these little particles called “auxiliaries” are the ones to blame; hard to believe that such tiny things cause so much trouble, but the fact that students need to remember when and how to use them-
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5 reasons why native speakers need to learn to speak English internationally

5 reasons why native speakers need to learn to speak English internationally | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
In the first part of a new series, Chia Suan Chong looks at the concept of 'international English' and considers why native speakers should be speaking it...
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TED TALKS: “ONE SIZE FITS ALL”

TED TALKS: “ONE SIZE FITS ALL” | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
You are a good teacher. You work tirelessly to inspire creativity and motivation in your students. The list of bookmarked TED-videos in your computer is longer than the Great Wall of China. But you won’t have the time to design lesson plans with worksheets and handouts around these videos. If it is so, this post will…
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A wonderful time-saver from Svetlana. Thanks so much.
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A wonderful time-saver from Svetlana. Thanks so much.
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SOUNDS LIKE A STORY

SOUNDS LIKE A STORY | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
A picture is not the only source that can inspire a thousand words. Sounds may tell a story just as well, leaving much more room to the imagination. The activity I'll describe today is built around sounds and guides students to the actual writing of the story based on the sounds they hear. Step 1. Generating…
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How to Survive and Thrive as a New English Language Teacher

How to Survive and Thrive as a New English Language Teacher | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
Are you a new ESL/EFL teacher working in your home country or abroad? Do you still have questions about teaching English? Do you often feel unprepared for the challenges in your new career? I know
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'Becoming a successful Business English teacher in Italy' by Chiara Bruzzano

'Becoming a successful Business English teacher in Italy' by Chiara Bruzzano | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
It is all quite funny if I think about it now, with a pile of Business English books to choose from on one side, a pile of email to respond to, and a pile of thoughts to put in order at some point. I had just come back home and got called in for an…
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My Biggest Surprise as a New Freelancer

My Biggest Surprise as a New Freelancer | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
It has been almost two months since I left classroom teaching and ventured out on my own as a "teacherpreneur".  I love being my own boss and feel that I definitely made the right decision. I was
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Brainstorming - Book Review

Brainstorming - Book Review | Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers | Scoop.it
The process of brainstorming in the classroom is often a rather haphazard and stilted affair.  Learners are coming into a topic area they know little about and feel uncomfortable in, they might feel that they don't have the language to express their ideas as fluently as they would like, and when ideas do get produced…
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