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Heroic Gifts for Teacher Heroes

Heroic Gifts for Teacher Heroes | English Second Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Here's a secret. Teachers sleep soundly only when they're too tired to think. Most nights involve flipping their pillows over to the cool side, worrying that they've not done enough to help children
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Fuel Creativity in the Classroom with Divergent Thinking

Fuel Creativity in the Classroom with Divergent Thinking | English Second Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Recently, I showed a group of students in my high school art class a film called Ma Vie En Rose (My Life in Pink), about a seven-year-old boy named Ludovic who identifies as female. Ludovic has an ac
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Simple Ways to Cultivate Happiness in Schools

Simple Ways to Cultivate Happiness in Schools | English Second Language Teaching | Scoop.it
In my last post I suggested that equitable schools are those that contribute to happiness in children. Now I'd like to offer some suggestions for actions that school leaders and teachers can take in o
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Say What? 5 Ways to Get Students to Listen

Say What? 5 Ways to Get Students to Listen | English Second Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Ah, listening, the neglected literacy skill. I know when I was a high school English teacher this was not necessarily a primary focus; I was too busy honing the more measurable literacy skills -- r
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3 activities for Valentine's day | Online TEFL Training

3 activities for Valentine's day | Online TEFL Training | English Second Language Teaching | Scoop.it
games and activities with a romantic theme about the topic if love. EFL lessons for valentine's day
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25 Brilliant Teacher Blogs Worth Following - Edudemic

25 Brilliant Teacher Blogs Worth Following - Edudemic | English Second Language Teaching | Scoop.it
There are hundreds of quality teacher blogs out there. Here are some of the most popular - perhaps inspiration to blog yourself!
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Building Social and Emotional Skills in Elementary Students: The Power of Appreciation

Building Social and Emotional Skills in Elementary Students: The Power of Appreciation | English Second Language Teaching | Scoop.it
In this nine-part series, we will look at important factors that influence the happiness and social and emotional learning of elementary school age children. These factors are very useful in helping
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10 Quotes by Sherlock Holmes

10 Quotes by Sherlock Holmes | English Second Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Last week during my online class with Ana, we discussed the latest Sherlock episode she had just watched. She told me that she has always had a passionate interest in Sherlock Holmes. She has read ...
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Say What? 5 Ways to Get Students to Listen

Say What? 5 Ways to Get Students to Listen | English Second Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Ah, listening, the neglected literacy skill. I know when I was a high school English teacher this was not necessarily a primary focus; I was too busy honing the more measurable literacy skills -- r
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ENGAMES » Blog Archive » Present perfect tense

ENGAMES » Blog Archive » Present perfect tense | English Second Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Learn English through games
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Celebrate Shakespeare's birthday with some of his best insults and pickup lines

Celebrate Shakespeare's birthday with some of his best insults and pickup lines | English Second Language Teaching | Scoop.it
William Shakespeare, long revered as the top dog of the English language, celebrates his 450th birthday today. TED-Ed celebrates the Bard's big day by highlighting some of his best language -- from...
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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | English Second Language Teaching | Scoop.it
An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information. This includes the ability to read and evaluate its level of accuracy, reliability and bias. When we recently as
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Second conditionals – a simple explanation of a difficult grammar point

Second conditionals – a simple explanation of a difficult grammar point | English Second Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Several weeks ago I published a post on Conditionals. In the post I tried to cover all the conditionals in one mind map and I think that I succeeded. However, the post was unnecessarily complicated fo...
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Ten Ways to Cultivate a Love of Reading in Students

Ten Ways to Cultivate a Love of Reading in Students | English Second Language Teaching | Scoop.it
As a teacher, I was obsessed with cultivating a love of reading in my students. I love to read, loved it as a kid too. I'm equally compelled to ensure that my own child loves reading -- and he does. I
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The Biggest Lie Students Tell Me (and How to Turn It Around)

The Biggest Lie Students Tell Me (and How to Turn It Around) | English Second Language Teaching | Scoop.it
It's easy to say that students lie to teachers all the time. Frankly, everyone, including teachers, has a lie in them, and these untruths keep the schooling process rolling along. When adults say, fo
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Be My Valentine.

Be My Valentine. | English Second Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Get ready for Valentine's Day with these helpful resources to teach social and emotional learning + fun crafts and recipes!
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Resources and Downloads for Teaching Critical Thinking

Resources and Downloads for Teaching Critical Thinking | English Second Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Using resources and tools like the ones below, educators at KIPP King Collegiate High School focus on honing critical thinking skills across all subjects. Credit: Zachary Fink


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What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education? - Edudemic

What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education? - Edudemic | English Second Language Teaching | Scoop.it
We'll reach a new state of web skills when we reinvent technology tools to better enhance our personal learning. We'll be at 3.0 when schools are everywhere and not viewed as daycare.
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Vocabulary Voyage: How a Spontaneous Lesson Became a Favorite Strategy

Vocabulary Voyage: How a Spontaneous Lesson Became a Favorite Strategy | English Second Language Teaching | Scoop.it
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Six Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Your Students

Six Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Your Students | English Second Language Teaching | Scoop.it
What’s the opposite of scaffolding a lesson?
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Henry Hartzler's curator insight, June 22, 2016 4:15 AM
This article discusses many scaffolding strategies that we already use in our practicums such as accessing prior knowledge, facilitating meaningful discussion, and using visual aids. These are not only great strategies for all students, but especially benefit the development of second language literacy.
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3 Strategies to Improve Student Writing Instantly

3 Strategies to Improve Student Writing Instantly | English Second Language Teaching | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: A version of this post first appeared on Techie Teacher and Character Coach.

"But Miss Parrish, I can't think of anything to write!"

Haven't we all heard similar lines in our classro
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Festivals: Guy Fawkes Night / Bonfire Night (5th November)

Festivals: Guy Fawkes Night / Bonfire Night (5th November) | English Second Language Teaching | Scoop.it
The plan was to kill James I and his government and to restore the country back to Catholicism.
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