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Photo book of blackboard drawings from 1950s shows minds of postwar children - Asahi Shimbun

Photo book of blackboard drawings from 1950s shows minds of postwar children - Asahi Shimbun | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
In April 1953, as Japan continued rebuilding from the devastation of World War II, an elementary school teacher in a mountain village in Nagano Prefecture wanted to give his students a chance to enjoy drawing freely.
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Absolutely why even the most mundane parts of your teaching day are important! Cataloging has never been so easy :)

 

Let the kids draw!

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The Importance of Teaching Content to Young Learners

Kay Bentley explores two key questions during this webinar: What is content teaching? and Why is content teaching important for YL? She provides examples of ...
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6 creative sensory tubs to inspire kid explorers

6 creative sensory tubs to inspire kid explorers | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Your childhood senses are more important than you might think.
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Hands On Activities For Young Learners

Hands On Activities For Young Learners | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
I don't think I've ever mentioned this on my blog; however, when I was in college, I was blessed to have an absolutely amazing mentor teacher. While this was 13 years ago (where has the time gone?)...
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Some lovely, tactile, thought-provoking activities for YLs

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Herbert Puchta: Teaching Very Young Learners — What’s Hot, and What Not

Herbert Puchta: Teaching Very Young Learners — What’s Hot, and What Not | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Herbert Puchta is a co-author of a few extremely successful course books for children published by Cambridge University Press, including Playway to English, Super Minds, More!
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How's the Weather? Again?

How's the Weather? Again? | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
One of my favourite songs with YLs, but after a while struggling to come up with new ways to present the song and do something interesting with it - apart from the obvious song & dance routine,...
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OK...I made this!

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Tiggly Words – Learning System

Tiggly Words – Learning System | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Tiggly Submarine: Explore the Depths of Short Vowels & Phonics- Learning System for Tablets We all live in the Tiggly Submarine; the Tiggly Submarine; the Tiggly Submarine… It’s yellow and red with our favorite friend as Captain of the ship, so...
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Phonics Fun & Games for Infants and Primary - YouTube

This webinar with Karen Elliott presents an overview of phonics through activities which teachers can use with their students. Key concepts and principles wi...
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Excellent resource, very clear and useful. Hello Japan - phonics banned in elementary schools...#fail

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Looking for creative ideas for phonics learning.

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Successful Project work with Young Learners – BELTA day 2015 | bealer81

Successful Project work with Young Learners – BELTA day 2015 | bealer81 | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Last weekend I attended the excellent BELTA day 2015 conference. I was privileged to be one of the many speakers who attended the conference and the following post provides a link to the Prezi I us...
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Use wildlife photography to build naturalist intelligence in young learners

Use wildlife photography to build naturalist intelligence in young learners | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
With modern learning’s emphasis not only on knowledge but also the key ability to apply knowledge, a true functionality and flexibility with content learning is
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Create Fun Stories

Create Fun Stories | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
If you like MadLibs kind of activities in which you write words to substitute for blanks in a story, before reading; you and your students will love Wacky Web Tales.
The website gives you more than 50 titles that you can choose from.
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Like the grammar awareness this 'needs' - never hurts to think about the kind of words we use.

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5 Outdoor Maths Activities for Young Learners - Pentagon Sport

5 Outdoor Maths Activities for Young Learners - Pentagon Sport | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Five fun ideas for taking maths outside of the classroom.
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Especially like the beach ball idea - simple and dynamic.

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Cambridge YLE Starters Speaking - YouTube

Cambridge Young learners Starters speaking exam For Cambridge Exam Preparation courses at our Language Schools In Rome www.kidscando.it
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Teachers, concentrate on the job the examiner does to get the candidate achieve "Can Do'. Is he 'helping/coaching/making it easier'?

Think not...sticks to the script while giving her time.

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Story maze - Yuto's space trip

Story maze - Yuto's space trip | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
I lose control of my space ship. I was flying in space to find a planet. It goes faster and faster because the aliens were pushing. I come to a strange planet, land safely and find my crew is safe. I...
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7 Best Youtube Channels for Learning English

7 Best Youtube Channels for Learning English | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
These are 7 best Youtube channels for learning English that can be very beneficial for your students and for you as a teacher.
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EDpuzzle

EDpuzzle | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
EDpuzzle is vastly becoming one of the premiere web/iOS tools around for learning in the classroom.  This is fantastic free tool for editing a video, cropping, adding quizzes/polls, narration, etc. then embedding into site/blog.
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Very cool site/tools

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One theory all teachers with disruptive children should know about - The Conversation UK

One theory all teachers with disruptive children should know about - The Conversation UK | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Attachment theory can help in understanding some disruptive class behaviour.
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Did have a personal project in hand for a YL in need of 'help' at a kindy...but no longer 'allowed' to deploy any of my tools. Disappointed for me; need to come up with analog Plan B.

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Auditory Reasoning: App Review

Auditory Reasoning: App Review | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Auditory Reasoning by Virtual Speech Center Inc. This app targets a variety of skills at different levels. All tasks are presented orally.
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Not a cheap little app, but a banker I think?

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Creative Prompt for Kids - Superhero Yourself

Creative Prompt for Kids - Superhero Yourself | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Creative Prompt for Kids - Superhero Yourself by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.com
With Clark Kent’s (Superman) birthday often celebrated on June 18 (kryptonite cake, anyone?
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Follow ALL the breadcrumbs, friends. Goldmine of useful stuff here, and follow the links to Pinterest, listly etc. And anything from Duck Duck Moose is well worth a couple of quid!

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ELT IRELAND on Twitter

ELT IRELAND on Twitter | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Our #eltchinwag on Monday 1st June will be on Teaching Young Learners. Don't miss it! pic.twitter.com/6u3VD4uGr8
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An excellent group of educators to get involved with #eltchinwag

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Children's TV service Hopster skips and jumps onto Apple TV

Children's TV service Hopster skips and jumps onto Apple TV | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
British firm taking on YouTube and Netflix will offer some shows for free while charging parents £3.99 a month for an unlimited subscription Continue reading...
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OK if you're in the UK...

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Story Starter Tool

Story Starter Tool | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
I love storytelling and how they can promote creativity, imagination and inspiration in the classroom!
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Always useful to have a story prompt or two up your sleeve - after reading or follow up on a topic/project.

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Choose another book!

Choose another book! | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
After reading "The Piano Man", which other OUP Bookworm would you like to read that Tim Vicary adapted/wrote?"The Everest Story" of Mr. Tim Vicary looks very interesting for me.
Some of Japanese...
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If you have enjoyed a book, of course you look for another one by the same author - why not ask your students to do so!

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