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Time to talk about … contracts

Time to talk about … contracts | decentralised teaching and learning | Scoop.it
I signed a 6-week contract. One of the lead teachers said he didn’t need a contract as he was an ‘old hand’ and ‘had it on trust’ he’d have work through the summ…
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Are you happy with your teaching contract?
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Let’s talk about … gender inequality by Nicola Prentis

Let’s talk about … gender inequality by Nicola Prentis | decentralised teaching and learning | Scoop.it
If you start a conversation about women in ELT, you seem to end up talking about men pretty quickly. How they might be feeling at being excluded, how they too suffer from sexism by having to wear u…
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Nicola Prentis on gender inequality.
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Power to the Teacher Conference 2016: From Protest to Policy | Decentralised Teaching and Learning

Power to the Teacher Conference 2016: From Protest to Policy | Decentralised Teaching and Learning | decentralised teaching and learning | Scoop.it
Proposal: A grassroots policy platform for change
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At Work: Conference Small Talk | Decentralised Teaching and Learning

At Work: Conference Small Talk | Decentralised Teaching and Learning | decentralised teaching and learning | Scoop.it
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Free Business English Speaking Activity from my ebook 'At Work'.
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Oh, the Places We Could Go! | Decentralised Teaching and Learning

Oh, the Places We Could Go! | Decentralised Teaching and Learning | decentralised teaching and learning | Scoop.it
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Teacher Stories & Dr. Seuss!

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Teacher Stories

Teacher Stories | decentralised teaching and learning | Scoop.it
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What's your story teacher? We want to hear it!

Teacher Stories is a platform for you to tell your own story. 

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Toki Pona and invented languages | Decentralised Teaching and Learning

Toki Pona and invented languages | Decentralised Teaching and Learning | decentralised teaching and learning | Scoop.it
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My favourite lesson plan this year!

 

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Start now! | Decentralised Teaching and Learning

Start now! | Decentralised Teaching and Learning | decentralised teaching and learning | Scoop.it
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Start Decentralised Teaching NOW with a simple activity: Draw who you are as a language learner

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3 SXSWEdu highlights

3 SXSWEdu highlights | decentralised teaching and learning | Scoop.it
Mindlessly 'twittering' late one night I managed, by complete surprise, to win free admission to the SXSWEdu conference from March 9--12  in Austin, Texas, courtesy of TES Global. So here's a brief...
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My highlights from SXSWedu 2015.

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Messy Desk!

Messy Desk! | decentralised teaching and learning | Scoop.it
Do you have a messy or a tidy desk? What does this say about you as a person? This lesson is aimed at Business English Learners and develops all four skills. Procedure 1) Bring in a photograph of y...
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Lesson aimed at Business English learners - what does your desk say about you?

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A dummies guide to decentralised teaching

A dummies guide to decentralised teaching | decentralised teaching and learning | Scoop.it
  I get asked this question a lot - so in this post I give a simple and clear explanation. I go through what decentralised teaching is, how it is different to other teaching approaches and the...
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What is decentralised teaching?

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How to...

How to... | decentralised teaching and learning | Scoop.it
  This lesson came from the first Lesson Jam last year that was organised by our teacher's group - Berlin Language Worker GAS. Learners make a 1 minute 'how-to' video on their phones or mobile...
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Great lesson where learners record their own 'how to' videos.

 

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10 Minute Warmer (9): How to say it

10 Minute Warmer (9): How to say it | decentralised teaching and learning | Scoop.it
This lesson forces learners to use accurate classroom language and works well with lower level learners. It is also a good activity to use with a group of new learners or for CELTA/TESOL teaching p...
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New ten minute warmer - works well with lower level learners.

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Stop the Violence! | Decentralised Teaching and Learning

Stop the Violence! | Decentralised Teaching and Learning | decentralised teaching and learning | Scoop.it
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An analysis of systemic violence in ELT
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Time to talk about … mental health: Interview with Phil Longwell

Time to talk about … mental health: Interview with Phil Longwell | decentralised teaching and learning | Scoop.it
We rarely talk about mental health problems in ELT—the stress, anxiety, the hidden injuries of bureaucracy. Yet these are problems experienced by grassroots teachers across contexts and cultures. I…
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My new post for TaWSIG.
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From Under the Volcano - Hybrid Pedagogy

From Under the Volcano - Hybrid Pedagogy | decentralised teaching and learning | Scoop.it
Endings are difficult and painful: The lava of new beginnings flows under the hard, hollow shell of habit, threatening to burst out and create new forms. The era of the public intellectual is perhaps ending — brave heroes slain by mediocrity and metrics. The university as ‘site of social struggle’ enters its final act, taking... Read More
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My new essay on Porous Scholarship.
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At Work with Convivial Tools | Decentralised Teaching and Learning

At Work with Convivial Tools | Decentralised Teaching and Learning | decentralised teaching and learning | Scoop.it

My new book published by the Round as part of their ‘Minis’ series is out! Big thanks to Lindsay Clandfield for steering the book to completion, editor Penny Hands for her detail-focused eye, and The Round for continuing to publish innovative titles.

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The Book is Finished! | Teacher Stories

The Book is Finished! | Teacher Stories | decentralised teaching and learning | Scoop.it
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Free pdf or epub available now - Teacher Stories!

 

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Schizophrenic ELT | Decentralised Teaching and Learning

Schizophrenic ELT | Decentralised Teaching and Learning | decentralised teaching and learning | Scoop.it
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Are we an industry or a profession? Some questions.

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Finding our way | Decentralised Teaching and Learning

Finding our way | Decentralised Teaching and Learning | decentralised teaching and learning | Scoop.it
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TAWSIG have arrived!

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IATEFL calling | Decentralised Teaching and Learning

IATEFL calling | Decentralised Teaching and Learning | decentralised teaching and learning | Scoop.it
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The full story of the ongoing Teachers as Workers SIG.

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Bad subtitles

Bad subtitles | decentralised teaching and learning | Scoop.it
  In this activity learners watch a classic Seinfeld video with bad subtitles. This activity forces them to pay special attention to the vocabulary and pronunciation involved. Watch the YouTub...
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Bad subtitles - free lesson plan!

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Graphs for your week

Graphs for your week | decentralised teaching and learning | Scoop.it
I'm always looking for a way to give the small-talk at the start of your lesson a bit of a boost, which is why I cooked up this activity to get a bit more journey out of the first 10-15 minutes of ...
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Great Warmer from Dale Coulter on Decentralised Teaching!

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Paper Powerpoints

Paper Powerpoints | decentralised teaching and learning | Scoop.it
Webinar and blogosphere are well-known to teachers - but zonkey and labrapoodle?   (Zebra + Donkey)   (Labrador + poodle)   These are all portmanteaus* (that's so hard to spell it hurts) ...
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Low-tech teaching: Paper Powerpoints.

What's your favourite portmanteau word?

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10 Minute Warmer (10): One minute writing

10 Minute Warmer (10): One minute writing | decentralised teaching and learning | Scoop.it
  This is a simple exercise that aims to do three things:   Break the ice Get learners talking about a specific topic Introduce Present Perfect/ Past Simple together and show how they are...
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Simple activity that can be adapted for your own learners.

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