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The dark side of classroom behavior management charts - The

The dark side of classroom behavior management charts - The | English Teacher's Digest - Young Learners | Scoop.it
For a short time, these systems can be motivating. Over time, however, the rewards are no longer enough.
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Micro Role Play 2 – challenging and creative – TeachingGamesEFL.com – by Mike Astbury

Micro Role Play 2 – challenging and creative – TeachingGamesEFL.com – by Mike Astbury | English Teacher's Digest - Young Learners | Scoop.it
This speaking activity is designed for upper intermediate and advanced students. You can find a version for lower levels by clicking here This game is a fun and memorable way to practice grammatical structures, and in the example we’re looking at linking expressions. Preparation You will need to print and cut up one copy of…
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DipTESOL: introduction to the phonemic chart

DipTESOL: introduction to the phonemic chart | English Teacher's Digest - Young Learners | Scoop.it
This is an introductory session on the phonemic chart for trainees taking the DipTESOL. I’ve designed this to supplement input given via distance learning courses, to be run in-house. It’s meant to help trainees give a basic explanation of the phonemic chart – something I was asked to do during my DipTESOL phonology interview. The…
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Ways to encourage more use of English in class

Ways to encourage more use of English in class | English Teacher's Digest - Young Learners | Scoop.it
At first you might get frustrated when students speak their own language in class. Keep this checklist in mind and it may help.
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Sir Ken Robinson’s Next Act: You Are the System and You Can Change Education | EdSurge News

Sir Ken Robinson’s Next Act: You Are the System and You Can Change Education | EdSurge News | English Teacher's Digest - Young Learners | Scoop.it
Sir Ken Robinson’s views on creativity are abundantly well documented. In his 2006 TED Talk—still the most-watched of all time—he claimed that “we ar
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Celebrating the thesaurus | Macmillan Dictionary Blog

Celebrating the thesaurus | Macmillan Dictionary Blog | English Teacher's Digest - Young Learners | Scoop.it
Yesterday (January 18th) was National Thesaurus Day, marking the birth in 1779 of Peter Mark Roget, the author of the Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases, a
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Marie Delaney: Dealing with challenging learners

Marie Delaney: Dealing with challenging learners | English Teacher's Digest - Young Learners | Scoop.it
Theme: What is a challenging learner? Why do some learners challenge us more than others? How can we understand challenging behaviour in a different way so that we can teach these learners better in the classroom? This webinar will address these questions and explain the effects of loss, trauma, violence and neglect on the brain, learning and behaviour.
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Supporting children with difficulties in reading and writing | Coursera

Supporting children with difficulties in reading and writing | Coursera | English Teacher's Digest - Young Learners | Scoop.it

This looks like an interesting course to find out how we can support our students with dyslexia. 


Supporting children with difficulties in reading and writing from University of London, UCL Institute of Education, Dyslexia International. This course is for teachers to learn why some children have so much difficulty with reading and writing

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My English telephone

My English telephone | English Teacher's Digest - Young Learners | Scoop.it
The class discusses how to make the phone and what materials are needed. The teacher elicits the necessary language to make and use the phones.
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Chinese New Year

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Each year in the Chinese calendar is named after an animal, and in this lesson learners will listen to the story of how the order of the animals was decided. They will join in with the story and retell it, then do some follow-up work practising saying years, using ‘will’ for future predictions or making a craft.

Aims
To introduce or revise the vocabulary for the Chinese New Year animals
To practise listening skills
To develop speaking and storytelling skills
To practise saying years
To practise the use of ‘will’ for future predictions
Age group
Primary

Level
CEFR level A1/A2

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Photographer Shows How Different Dinnertime Looks Across The USA

Photographer Shows How Different Dinnertime Looks Across The USA | English Teacher's Digest - Young Learners | Scoop.it

"Photographer Shows How Different Dinnertime Looks Across The USA"

Great photos to use as a starting point for conversations around family dinner time, comparisons or Preliminary/First speaking activities. 

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Christmas resources

Christmas resources | English Teacher's Digest - Young Learners | Scoop.it
Festive lesson plans, a Christmas webquest and much more to help your students celebrate the holiday season.
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Macmillan ELT | Christmas in Europe (Finland and Greece)

Macmillan ELT | Christmas in Europe (Finland and Greece) | English Teacher's Digest - Young Learners | Scoop.it

Secondary students compare how Christmas is celebrated in northern and southern Europe and talk about their own.

Aim: To practise reading skills using two texts about Christmas in two countries.

Language focus: Vocabulary and expressions related to Christmas

Skills focus: Prediction, vocabulary in context, micro-skills of reading

 

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup

The 2018 FIFA World Cup | English Teacher's Digest - Young Learners | Scoop.it
After four years of waiting, it’s time again to prepare your voice for a few weeks of shouting at the TV screen. The FIFA World Cup starts in Moscow on 14 June. The tournament will see 32 countries battle to decide who will lift the iconic golden trophy. Considering the last World Cup was watched by around 3.2 billion people – that’s almost half the world’s entire population – this is one event that is simply not possible to ignore.
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DipTESOL: introduction to the phonemic chart

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This is an introductory session on the phonemic chart for trainees taking the DipTESOL. I’ve designed this to supplement input given via distance learning courses, to be run in-house. It’s meant to help trainees give a basic explanation of the phonemic chart – something I was asked to do during my DipTESOL phonology interview. The…
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Settling and transition activities

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Alistair Jones shows how to use finger play activities, chants and actions songs to help make transitions in the Infants class more effective
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Finished!

Finished! | English Teacher's Digest - Young Learners | Scoop.it

Lots of ideas of what to do with fast finishers. 


This article describes an action research project carried out by a group of teachers who tried out different approaches to deal with fast finishers


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Well done? A guide to using praise effectively in the classroom | Teacher Network | The Guardian

Well done? A guide to using praise effectively in the classroom | Teacher Network | The Guardian | English Teacher's Digest - Young Learners | Scoop.it
Praise has its place in any lesson, but using it too much or when it’s not deserved can be demotivating. Here’s how to inspire your students
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Quiz: test your knowledge on the species at risk of extinction | Teacher Network | The Guardian

Quiz: test your knowledge on the species at risk of extinction | Teacher Network | The Guardian | English Teacher's Digest - Young Learners | Scoop.it
Factors such as climate change, rising human populations and unsustainable farming and fishing practices are threatening the planet. But what’s at stake?
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Sir Ken Robinson: "Reimagine Learning that Can Change the World" - Reimagine Education - YouTube

Internationally recognized educator and creativity expert Robinson inspires us to imagine school systems that can move beyond a narrow focus on academic achievement to actively promote creativity and divergent thinking.

Presented at the Reimagine Education conference held by the Center for the Transformation of Schools, Nov. 9, 2017.
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Cambridge Para Ti

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Great Young Learners Exam (Starters, Movers, Flyers) activities from Cambridge English. 

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Eliciting

Eliciting | English Teacher's Digest - Young Learners | Scoop.it

Eliciting (elicitation) is term which describes a range of techniques which enable the teacher to get learners to provide information rather than giving it to them.

Commonly, eliciting is used to ask learners to come up with vocabulary and language forms and rules, and to brainstorm a topic at the start of a skills lesson. The definition of the term in the Dictionary of Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, ‘Techniques or procedures which a teacher uses to get learners to actively produce speech or writing', suggests that there may be wider applications.

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The Bedroom

The Bedroom | English Teacher's Digest - Young Learners | Scoop.it

"From 2008-2012 I photographed portraits of people in their bedrooms and explored the idea that our bedrooms are reflections of ourselves."


A collection of photos of people in their bedrooms. Could be used to start off a conversation about bedrooms, personal space, etc, or for comparisons or exam style speaking activties. 

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World of Fun | Home

World of Fun | Home | English Teacher's Digest - Young Learners | Scoop.it
Preparing for Cambridge English: Young Learners?
You’ve come to the right place!

Here you'll find a wealth of fresh ideas, tips and materials to make preparation for the revised 2018 test FUN for all.
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Global: December solstice

Global: December solstice | English Teacher's Digest - Young Learners | Scoop.it
This infographic lesson looks at interesting facts and figures about the December solstice.
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