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Scott Thornbury on Repetition in English Language Teaching

Author Scott Thornbury talking about the use of Repetition in English language teaching. For more information see www.macmillanenglish.com/methodology.

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Marta Braylan's curator insight, December 18, 2012 9:20 PM

Scott Thornbury on meaningful repetition.

Patricia Daniels's curator insight, January 20, 2013 4:58 AM

Some interesting points and useful tips here for teachers regarding recycling language and revisiting texts. Thornbury makes the observation that often in  texts books each unit covers a different topic which means that new language is being introduced and language from previous units is not being repeated or reviewed. This is where we as teachers can introduce other resouces that help bind all the topics and also use five minute activites to recapitulate on language that has already been introduced in order to revive it.

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Reading- recycling

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Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding | Teaching English as a Second Language to Adults | Scoop.it
Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, January 5, 10:08 AM

I like the ideas, but I think calling these "alternative formative assessments" muddies the already  murky waters of understanding of formative assessment. Formative assessment isn't that complicated. Teachers do formative assessment all the time, mostly informal. Noting those glazed looks and making a quick shift? An informal formative assessment. We tend to think anything with "assessment" needs to be formal and we often think it needs to be graded. Nope. But more formal formative assessment does give the teacher a means to provide INformative feedback to the students. See what I did there? ;)

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Teacher 's Guide on Creating Personal Learning Networks

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Teacher 's Guide on Creating Personal Learning Networks | Teaching English as a Second Language to Adults | Scoop.it

As social media become more and more predominant as platforms of connection and collaboration, the need for creating and maintaining a PLN ( Personal/Professional Learning Network ) becomes more pressing. As teachers and educators we are expected to be on top of the latest trends that can inform and enhance our classroom teaching as well as our professional growth.We are also expected to know the web tools that our students use and the new ones we can use with them in the future;  but this is not always possible and  because not all of our time constraints it becomes difficult to keep up the the new releases . It is at times  like these that you can call upon your PLN.

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/learn-every-day-a-bit-with-curation/

 

https://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/pkm-personal-professional-knowledge-management/

 

http://blog.scoop.it/2011/11/30/lord-of-curation-series-gust-mees/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Curation

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=PKM

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=PLN

 


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A Society with Poor Critical Thinking Skills: The Case for 'Argument' in Education

A Society with Poor Critical Thinking Skills: The Case for 'Argument' in Education | Teaching English as a Second Language to Adults | Scoop.it
Argument is a more complex and challenging cognitive skill for students than other genres of reading and writing, such as exposition or narration.
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Writing@CSU

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Writing@CSU is the home of Colorado State University's open-access learning environment, the Writing Studio. Use this site to write, learn to write, take writing classes, and access resources for writing teachers.
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Differentiating the responsive way

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“In last week’s post – here – I looked at how we might mark students’ written work strategically, considering not just the feedback we will give them, but also the practicalities of how we expect th...”
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Classroom Assessment Techniques

Great suggestions for Classroom Assessment Techniques from CELT http://t.co/THwccHgEMR #teaching #education #learningabetterway
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Interactive Rubrics as Assessment for Learning

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Moving Forward

Below are a few ways that I can imagine any teacher, regardless of grade level or content area, using interactive rubrics.


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, December 18, 2013 6:36 PM

"The whole thing sounds so ridiculously simple -- give students easy access to a resource that will help with a challenging skill. Not so groundbreaking, right? But sometimes it's the little things that can make a big difference with our students, and I hope this is one of those times."

 

What is more significant about the interactive rubrics is not will the assessment give the teacher feedback required for teaching and learning adjustment but would allow deeper learning to occur.

 

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How to Learn a Second Language with Mind Maps Part I | MindMeister Blog

How to Learn a Second Language with Mind Maps Part I | MindMeister Blog | Teaching English as a Second Language to Adults | Scoop.it
In this article we will show you how to effectively memorize vocabulary using mind maps.
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7 Excellent Free Blended Learning Resources – Understanding the Whys and Hows of Mixed Mode Instruction

7 Excellent Free Blended Learning Resources – Understanding the Whys and Hows of Mixed Mode Instruction | Teaching English as a Second Language to Adults | Scoop.it
A set of Powerful Resources and Tools to Help Educators Understand Why Blended Learning is Vital and How to Develop or Improve Your Approach to it. “Blended Learning” has many definitions. Here’s one I really like, “Blended Learning is … a shift to online delivery for a portion of the day to make students, teachers and schools more productive. Learning in multiple modalities yields more and better data that creates an integrated and customizable learning experience.”
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Response: Teaching Knowledge Questions | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

Response: Teaching Knowledge Questions | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Teaching English as a Second Language to Adults | Scoop.it
“Thanks @Larryferlazzo: Response: Teaching Knowledge Questions http://t.co/GW2OY6fMOU guest post by @Braddo”
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How We Can Actually Create Lifelong Learners - Edudemic

How We Can Actually Create Lifelong Learners - Edudemic | Teaching English as a Second Language to Adults | Scoop.it
I’m now enjoying the most exciting times of my career because I see that the dream of developing lifelong learners can be a reality.
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30 Habits Of Highly Effective Teachers

30 Habits Of Highly Effective Teachers | Teaching English as a Second Language to Adults | Scoop.it
30 Habits Of Highly Effective Teachers (An excellent checklist for great #teaching http://t.co/pYCpIdAZTA)
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Critical Thinking Questions Students Should Be Able to Ask

Critical Thinking Questions Students Should Be Able to Ask | Teaching English as a Second Language to Adults | Scoop.it

Critical thinking requires a special set of questions that have the ability to activate higher order thinking skills and therefore enable students to evaluate, synthesize, apply, analyze and interpret information. These questions are usually open in nature and tend to foster divergent thinking. Prince George’s County provides a very good explanation of each of these kinds of questions with examples of each category. 


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 22, 2014 12:09 PM

This infographic sits on top of a powerful set of questions that will help any reader/thinker of any age ... get critical!

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, January 7, 12:35 PM

These questions aren't just useful for reading, but they do help understand text as well.

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Three Trends That Will Influence Learning and Teaching in 2015

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There is no shortage of predictions for the upcoming year of 2015. Micro-credentials, digital wearables and mobile learning are just a few of the many. Yet predictions are notorious for misleading ...

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Mark Rasi's curator insight, January 1, 3:34 PM

Would be interested in how Aussie teachers would think about competency and skills education (remember outcomes?) being back on the agenda... Whether we want to go back there it seems that others are...

 

some useful  links in this article. 

Melanie Ferreira's curator insight, January 1, 11:56 PM

There is no doubt that technology plays a major role on how our schools will embrace the future, with many lessons to learn along the way.  Understanding what the future holds, what will work in a South African context and where to start are some of the key factors that needs bearing in mind.

Trey Wright's curator insight, January 2, 2:40 PM

These trends will surely continue to stay on the rise, with improving the ease, access and experience for student learning.

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Softening 1

Sometimes you want to soften the impact of what you are saying and give it less importance. Here are some ways to do that: Little The quality could have been a little better. The speaker should hav...
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10 Ways to Teach Innovation

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Getty By Thom Markham One overriding challenge is now coming to the fore in public consciousness: We need to reinvent just about everything. Whether s
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How teaching methods have evolved

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The global education guide (RT @Edudemic: How teaching methods have evolved http://t.co/mdfua5kcKv)
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Student Designed Infographics: Process & Products

Student Designed Infographics: Process & Products | Teaching English as a Second Language to Adults | Scoop.it

Last year my students designed infographics for the first time. I enjoyed the process and the products. It was a fun strategy to teach my students crucial research skills while encouraging them to think creatively about how to visually communicate information.


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Norton Gusky's curator insight, December 10, 2013 7:19 AM

Great examples of how students can visually represent ideas - much better than a PowerPoint slide

Kate JohnsonMcGregor's curator insight, December 10, 2013 9:13 AM

Reading graphic text, creating graphic text - research and project based learning

Susan Wegmann's curator insight, December 10, 2013 4:12 PM

Infographics could be used in Digital Storytelling. . .

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Embracing Paradoxes and Narratives in Education...

Embracing Paradoxes and Narratives in Education... | Teaching English as a Second Language to Adults | Scoop.it
“Neuroscience is now discovering the tremendous effect a good narratives has on the formation of our brain circuitry. One impact of these narratives is developing what’s called “Fixed” and “Growth” mindset towards intelligence.”
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10 Excellent Platforms to Create your Classroom Website and Blog ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Excellent Platforms to Create your Classroom Website and Blog ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching English as a Second Language to Adults | Scoop.it

Setting up a classroom website or blog for your classroom is as easy as pie. Before web2.0, users needed to have a sophisticated HTML and CSS knowledge before starting out on the laborious task of putting up  a page into shape. Now that web2.0 is ubiquitous it no longer requires any advanced coding skills. There are several web platforms that allows users to easily create their website in a matter of minutes.I have handpicked a list of the most popular platofrms to start with. Check them out below and if you have other suggestions, share them with us in the comment form below. Enjoy


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Wes Kriesel's curator insight, November 3, 2013 10:05 AM

It's a lot easier than it was to put content online - and the tools now are much better than my first AOL website I built for my classroom! A lot!

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Educar

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Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age

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Chris Carter's curator insight, October 31, 2013 9:32 PM

Beautiful and useful!