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Busyteachers.org is one of my favourite sites. This is a compilation of some of my favourite stuff from the site.
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Is He “Mad About” or “Mad At” Me? How to Use Idioms to Drive the ESL Curriculum

Is He “Mad About” or “Mad At” Me? How to Use Idioms to Drive the ESL Curriculum | Favourites from the Busy Teacher | Scoop.it
Some years ago, there was a popular television show in the U.S., a romantic comedy about the trials and tribulations of early married life, called 'Mad about You'...
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POSTER: 7 New Go To Activities for Conversation Class

POSTER: 7 New Go To Activities for Conversation Class | Favourites from the Busy Teacher | Scoop.it
Introducing '7 New Go To Activities for Conversation Class' - one more reference poster with 7 fresh and creative conversation activities for your next speaking class!
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POSTER: 7 Great Go To Activities for Conversation Class

POSTER: 7 Great Go To Activities for Conversation Class | Favourites from the Busy Teacher | Scoop.it
Introducing '7 Great Go To Activities for Conversation Class' - our next reference poster with 7 fresh and creative conversation class ideas.
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How to Make Sure Your Reading Lesson Sticks: 9 Fun and Easy Activities with Post-Its

How to Make Sure Your Reading Lesson Sticks: 9 Fun and Easy Activities with Post-Its | Favourites from the Busy Teacher | Scoop.it
Reading is one of the most important aspects of most English language teaching programs, but it can also be one of the toughest for you and your students.
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POSTER: 7 Easy Icebreakers You Can Do With Post-It Notes

POSTER: 7 Easy Icebreakers You Can Do With Post-It Notes | Favourites from the Busy Teacher | Scoop.it
We all love post-it notes, don't we?! Did you know that there are tons of activities you can do with them in your classroom?
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The 10 Commandments of the Ethical ESL Teacher

The 10 Commandments of the Ethical ESL Teacher | Favourites from the Busy Teacher | Scoop.it
Not long ago, I was having lunch at a local cafe, and I witnessed an interesting conversation between a woman and her parents.
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The Gift of Gab: 10 Conversation Starters that Will Never Fail

The Gift of Gab: 10 Conversation Starters that Will Never Fail | Favourites from the Busy Teacher | Scoop.it
Oftentimes, students are quiet simply because they have not been properly prompted to speak. Some may have the gift of gab in their native language, others are typically shy.
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7 Terrific Telephone English Activities for Adult ESL Learners

7 Terrific Telephone English Activities for Adult ESL Learners | Favourites from the Busy Teacher | Scoop.it
For those who speak English as a second language, speaking English on the telephone can be one of the most challenging and frustrating tasks.
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Where Do We Even Start? 5 Strategies for Teaching the Beginning ESL Student

Where Do We Even Start? 5 Strategies for Teaching the Beginning ESL Student | Favourites from the Busy Teacher | Scoop.it
I always enjoy teaching beginning ESL classes.
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Real World Approaches to Reading: 10 Simple Strategies You Can Use Today

Real World Approaches to Reading: 10 Simple Strategies You Can Use Today | Favourites from the Busy Teacher | Scoop.it
Very few would argue that in today’s world, reading is important.
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Social media. All the kids are doing it. | TOPYX Social LMS

Social media growth points to the increased importance of social learning management systems (LMS) value in the workplace.
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Thinking About Dad: 10 Great Activities for Father’s Day

Thinking About Dad: 10 Great Activities for Father’s Day | Favourites from the Busy Teacher | Scoop.it
Every June is a chance to honor and appreciate the men in our lives who have helped to mke us who we are: our fathers.
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10 Fun Spelling Games for Your ESL Class

10 Fun Spelling Games for Your ESL Class | Favourites from the Busy Teacher | Scoop.it
Whether you teach elementary ESL or work with adults, spelling will be a part of your curriculum.
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Workplace and Academic Phrases: What Your Students Need to Know

Workplace and Academic Phrases: What Your Students Need to Know | Favourites from the Busy Teacher | Scoop.it
Recently I received an email from a student.
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POSTER: 7 More Go To Activities for Conversation Class

POSTER: 7 More Go To Activities for Conversation Class | Favourites from the Busy Teacher | Scoop.it
Introducing '7 More Go To Activities for Conversation Class' - another reference poster with 7 more fresh and creative conversation activities!
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Don’t Answer the Office Phone with “Hey”: Teaching Essential Business Phone Etiquette

Don’t Answer the Office Phone with “Hey”: Teaching Essential Business Phone Etiquette | Favourites from the Busy Teacher | Scoop.it
Recently a family friend told me tactfully it was no longer necessary to leave my full name on or my contact information on his answering machine as I was the only “Stacia” of hi...
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How to Make Sure Your Reading Lesson Sticks: 9 Fun and Easy Activities with Post-Its

How to Make Sure Your Reading Lesson Sticks: 9 Fun and Easy Activities with Post-Its | Favourites from the Busy Teacher | Scoop.it
Reading is one of the most important aspects of most English language teaching programs, but it can also be one of the toughest for you and your students.
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Everything You Need to Know About Virtual Fieldtrips

Everything You Need to Know About Virtual Fieldtrips | Favourites from the Busy Teacher | Scoop.it
With budget cuts in education happening all the time, teachers need to be even more creative these days and virtual fieldtrips, along with the use of other t...
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You Are NOT Your Students’ BFF (Best Friend Forever): Balancing “Friendliness” and “Friendship”

You Are NOT Your Students’ BFF (Best Friend Forever): Balancing “Friendliness” and “Friendship” | Favourites from the Busy Teacher | Scoop.it
Sometimes there is an impulse among ESL instructors to befriend their students, especially if the student is the same gender and age (sometimes it occurs between opposite genders as well, bu...
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Where To From Here? Teaching the Advanced ESL Student

Where To From Here? Teaching the Advanced ESL Student | Favourites from the Busy Teacher | Scoop.it
Congratulations! You’ve been assigned your first advanced class, something you’ve wanted to try for a long time. And you’ve had your first class session.
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POSTER: 7 Great Ideas For Teaching ESL

POSTER: 7 Great Ideas For Teaching ESL | Favourites from the Busy Teacher | Scoop.it
These awesome ideas will come in handy one day. Or more than once. Who knows - you might even end up using them all with your class!
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A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words: 8 Reasons You Should Use Picture Books in the ESL Classroom

A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words: 8 Reasons You Should Use Picture Books in the ESL Classroom | Favourites from the Busy Teacher | Scoop.it
When your main goal in teaching is showing students how work with words and use them correctly, pictures may not seem like the most straightforward means to an end.
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POSTER: 7 MORE Great Ideas For Teaching ESL

POSTER: 7 MORE Great Ideas For Teaching ESL | Favourites from the Busy Teacher | Scoop.it
These 7 more most awesome ESL ideas will come in handy one day. Or maybe more than once. Who knows - you might even end up using them all with your class - one after another!
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idioMeanings.com - Your Online English Idiom Dictionary

idioMeanings.com - Your Online English Idiom Dictionary | Favourites from the Busy Teacher | Scoop.it
idioMeanings.com is your online English idiom dictionary. Use our quick search lookup to find phrases you hear on TV, notice in music, and read on the Internet.
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So What Book Are You Using? How to Select (or Not Select) a Great ESL Textbook

So What Book Are You Using? How to Select (or Not Select) a Great ESL Textbook | Favourites from the Busy Teacher | Scoop.it
Often when in the teacher's room, another teacher will ask me, So what book are you using? I used to smile at this: “What book are you using?
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