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Research in teacher development for autonomy: Richard Smith

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Interesting interview on links among language learner autonomy, teacher autonomy, research and teacher development.

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The Power of Being Connected: Rethinking Uses of the Internet in ELT [Upcoming Webinar]

The Power of Being Connected: Rethinking Uses of the Internet in ELT [Upcoming Webinar] | TELT | Scoop.it

Mike Griffin: a webinar I will be conducting next week with Laura Adele Soracco.

 

Are you integrating the global staff room into your everyday teaching practice? Using the internet for professional development and engaging with online communities can appear overwhelming; however, building a Professional Learning Network and participating in ELT communities online help teachers to both broaden their teaching perspectives and provide access to the rich and diverse global staff room. In this webinar, the presenters will share online experiences, resources and strategies for teachers to maximize the Internet as a resource. Additionally, the presenters will recommend some spaces, people, and organizations they believe are helpful for English language teachers.

 

To participate in this webinar you will need to register through this link.

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Teaching Students, Missionary Zeal, and the Cult of Personality: Paul Thomas

Teaching Students, Missionary Zeal, and the Cult of Personality: Paul Thomas | TELT | Scoop.it
As a teacher educator, I now spend much of my spring visiting schools and observing my seniors who are learning to teach in extended field experiences (my university's version of student teaching)....
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"If teaching grammar directly and in isolated ways raises student test scores on isolated grammar tests, but students write rarely and many come to hate writing, we have slain the authentic need of students on the altar of teaching grammar for grammar’s sake."


He's talking about first language, but I see obvious links to foreign language teaching, for example grammar-translation approaches leading to good test scores on discrete-item written tests, but inability to produce spontaneous language in interaction.  Or learner reluctance to participate in oral activities due to teacher focus on form over meaning.


Also interesting comments on observation and teacher education.

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EU summer courses: Webinar Ton Koenraad

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Ton Koenraad is organising a number of summer courses for July 2014, on interactive whiteboards and intercultural communication.  The courses are based on several recent EU projects which he will talk about in this webinar 27 February.

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James Paul Gee on Discourse Analysis

An FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Guide and Practice for Preparation for Future Learning in Discourse Analysis

This guide seeks to clarify some central questions about discourse analysis. It also offers a number of exercises to allow students to engage in basic practice that can be a good preparation for future learning in discourse analysis.

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Companion to new edition of Routledge handbook

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Electronic Village Online / FrontPage

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Sign up now for free online courses on topics in technology in language teaching and learning this Jan/Feb

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Presentation Formats

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One possible way to develop professionally as a teacher is to share ideas and activities, doubts and insights, problems and solutions with others. (well, stating the obvious!) What many teachers sh...
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Interesting round up of ways to engage people and topics in education, from formal lecture to informal swap shop.

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Shaping the Way We Teach English: University of Oregon

Shaping the Way We Teach English is a video-based training product for English language educators. It has 14 modules (topics). The videos showcase classroom scenes from around the world and have an accompanying training manual plus additional readings.

 

The University of Oregon developed and produced the materials through funding from the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs ©2007. All materials are free of charge and copyable for non-commercial educational use.

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Overview here http://oelp.uoregon.edu/shaping

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Rod Ellis on the research/practice divide and task-based teaching: Language Magazine

Rod Ellis on the research/practice divide and task-based teaching: Language Magazine | TELT | Scoop.it
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Nice piece on action research (problem vs puzzle) and the need to define research questions that are of interest to both teachers and researchers, and also "researchable."  

 

Ellis says: "“How can you make research more accessible to teachers?” One, is by addressing questions that they are going to consider relevant and, two, is by being prepared to make your research accessible in the way in which it’s written so that teachers can read it and get something from it."

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Webinar: mobile technologies in EFL

Webinar: mobile technologies in EFL | TELT | Scoop.it

The world is going mobile, our learners are totally mobile, and educators have the challenge of finding their way in this mRevolution.  Join the Learning Technologies SIG for a mobile extravaganza, an online get-together to share apps and their pedagogical use in the language classroom, and to discuss the educational possibilities for mobile devices.

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When: Sunday 1 December 2013, GMT 14:00 (London Time)

Where: The event takes place in the IATEFL online conference room.

 http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/ltsig ;
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Flip Flop: Geoff Jordan on starting to study applied linguistics

Flip Flop: Geoff Jordan on starting to study applied linguistics | TELT | Scoop.it
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Feeling a bit confused? It’s behind you, just out of view like a bee behind your neck. It’s intellectual curiosity and it’s buzzing in your ear. Wherever you go, you’re thinking about unusual stuff.
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Nice account of ups and downs of intellectual pursuits with respect to the theories behind second language teaching.

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#KELTchat Slowburn (Tuesday 5th November, 10am (GMT +9)

#KELTchat Slowburn (Tuesday 5th November, 10am (GMT +9) | TELT | Scoop.it
Hi everyone. We at #keltchat towers (think big, ivory, gold) have been doing some thinking recently. We've been wondering how well the one hour chats work, and trying to find a time that suits ever...
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Twitter discussion over 12 hours instead of 1 - classroom management is the topic this time.

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Orange is the new "please consider stopping": EFL student feedback

Orange is the new "please consider stopping": EFL student feedback | TELT | Scoop.it

Purple is the new “please consider trying.”
White is the new “please keep doing.”
Orange is the new black “please consider stopping.”

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Nice activity for collecting student feedback and using it constructively.

 

26 October: new summary post on feedback from Mike Griffin http://eltrantsreviewsreflections.wordpress.com/2013/10/24/8-stories-about-feedback/

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Experimental Practice Academy

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Exploring Experimental Practice in English language teaching

 

This is part of a series of interviews with fellow English language teaching professions to be published on this blog.

 

The interviewees are drawn from a variety of teaching contexts, in different countries and working with different kinds of learners. What they have in common is having experimented in some way with their teaching practice.

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This looks interesting for teacher education/professional development: interviews with practitioners from the ELT blogosphere.

 

I'm looking for resources to help trainee and newly qualified EFL teachers in French secondary schools get the most out of teaching placements and action research opportunities.  So examples of independent professional development in other contexts are worth bookmarking for me.

 

Mike Harrison writes here http://www.mikejharrison.com/

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Teaching English website for CPD – Ann Foreman and Paul Braddock

Teaching English website for CPD – Ann Foreman and Paul Braddock | TELT | Scoop.it

The notion of 'experts' is changing, and now there are many of them, in the form of bloggers sharing their experience in class, for example.
Voluntary participation allows teachers to decide to what extent they want to be involved, how much work they want to do, etc.

They decided that organising things into career paths might be a more useful way of organising the information. For example, you want to develop your ability to teach teenagers or to write materials. You use the site as a scaffold to work towards your goal, through a series of challenges and goals and expertise to get you there. There may also be an element of gamification to help make it more interesting.

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Plans for developing the British Council website to help scaffold teachers' professional development.

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Webinar on Web 2.0 for language teaching and professional development

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Marie-Hélène Fasquel, Mon 17 Feb, 19h

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European Profiling Grid

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The European Profiling Grid (EPG) is an innovative instrument, the main purpose of which is to provide language teachers, teacher-trainers and managers with a reliable means of outlining current competences
and enhancing professionalism in language education. The ultimate aim is to increase the quality and efficiency of the training and professional development of language teachers.

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Is this going to be useful, or just one more form to fill out/beat yourself up over?

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The FLTmag

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A magazine on technology integration in the world language classroom 

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Looks like they're adding content every month - see November and December additions.

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Challenges of introducing/using CLT in Serbian public schools: Ljiljana Havran

Challenges of introducing/using CLT in Serbian public schools: Ljiljana Havran | TELT | Scoop.it
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” George Bernard Shaw...
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My pre-service EFL teachers in France return from teaching placements in French high schools with similar questions and doubts about communicative versus traditional grammar-oriented instruction.  A nice example of perseverance in making actual classroom practice fit with inner convictions.

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Twitter: from Lurker to Active User in 5 steps

Twitter: from Lurker to Active User in 5 steps | TELT | Scoop.it
You have searched out new people to follow, found some key hashtags and lurked around a chat. Now you are ready to step in.
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Nothing to argue with here.

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La visio-communication en langues vivantes : avantages pour l’apprentissage, repères pour l’enseignement.

La visio-communication en langues vivantes : avantages pour l’apprentissage, repères pour l’enseignement. | TELT | Scoop.it
Echanges et jumelages numériques : enjeux et défis CRDP Amiens, 11 décembre La visio-communication en langues vivantes : avantages pour l’apprentissage, repères pour l’enseignement. Bibliographie A...
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Conférence sur la visio demain au CRDP d'Amiens. http://crdp.ac-amiens.fr/tice/jumelage-numerique/seminaire-jumelages-numeriques-echanges-distance/

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Classroom Interaction and Change: Ethnographic Study Julie Snell

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Dr. Julia Snell, Kings College, London
Towards Dialogue: A Linguistic Ethnographic Study of Classroom Interaction and Change
(ESRC RES-061-25-0363)
Lefstein, A. & J. Snell (forthcoming in 2013)

Via Phil Chappell
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Video report on this project by Julie Snell. Data collected from 75 lessons; one of the main findings was successful attempt to import Discourse Genres from outside the classroom; resulted in extended student interactions; students interacting with each other; "non-pupil like interactional privileges"; sometimes led to narrowing of learning opportunities through distraction though; shifts in power relations; teachers have to plan carefully the talk that they want to occur. Dialogic teaching is multidimensional; one important dimension is the content of the talk rather than the form of the talk. Balancing content and social relations is key. Lots of other factors impact on classroom talk. Dialogic teaching raises tensions and dilemmas for teachers and students. Great 13 minute summary of an important study! Loads of relevance for ELT.

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Language teacher training webinars: Landesinstitut für Pädagogik und Medien

Language teacher training webinars: Landesinstitut für Pädagogik und Medien | TELT | Scoop.it

Free evening webinars by invited practitioners and trainers in different languages (English, French, German), hosted by Jürgen Wagner from Saarbrücken.

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Friendly atmosphere, mixture of novice and informed practitioners attending, good place to make contacts and share links and teaching tips.  You can also watch a recording and access presenter slides after the event.

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