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15+ Resources to Inspire Writing with Digital Prompts : Teacher Reboot Camp

15+ Resources to Inspire Writing with Digital Prompts : Teacher Reboot Camp | TEFL | Scoop.it

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BookChook's curator insight, December 23, 2013 12:23 AM

Websites and other ideas with writing prompts to spark student writing. 

Terry Doherty's curator insight, December 23, 2013 4:17 PM

I am (admittedly) a HUGE fan of writing prompts. They aren't just for school, either. They are wonderful "teasers" for dinner-table conversation, too. 

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More than just a worksheet: how to write effective classroom materials.

More than just a worksheet: how to write effective classroom materials. | TEFL | Scoop.it
Many teachers produce their own materials, either from necessity or to provide something more tailored to the needs of their students. However, writing materials for a whole lesson, which really en...

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John Chrimes's curator insight, May 16, 2014 7:23 AM

Excellent workshop from IATEFL 14 series.

 

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Systematic thinking - Six Thinking Hats

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Hanieh Akbarimehr's curator insight, April 17, 2014 2:31 AM

Star!

Viraj Athavale's curator insight, September 3, 2014 1:38 AM

Great approach!! Must to adapt for decision making in corporate life as well as day-to-day life!! I recommend this to all!!

Jennifer's curator insight, April 13, 2016 9:12 AM
critical thinking

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Beyond the Comfort Zone: 6 Ways to Build Independent Thinking

Beyond the Comfort Zone: 6 Ways to Build Independent Thinking | TEFL | Scoop.it
The shift toward applying more executive function (EF) within learning and assessment will cause some discomfort in teachers and students. The transition will not eliminate the need for memorization,

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English Grammar Gems: 6 Common Phrasal Verbs and their different meanings | English with a Twist

English Grammar Gems: 6 Common Phrasal Verbs and their different meanings | English with a Twist | TEFL | Scoop.it

As a lot of you know, I think that infographics are a great, visual way of communicating grammar points or vocabulary chunks to learners. In today’s post, I’d like to share with you this inforgraphic by Grammar.net to introduce verbs + prepositions and those ‘dreaded’ phrasal verbs!


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, January 22, 2014 9:54 PM

Take a look at these great teaching and learning resources.

Tonya Ward Singer's curator insight, January 23, 2014 9:51 AM

Often when it seems an ELL doesn't know prepositions, the real root of the "error"  has to do with a phrasal verb.    Bottom line:  English is complex.  The better we understand our own language, the better we can help others  learn and use it in meaningful contexts. 

 

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Prepositions AT IN ON - place - ENGAMES

Prepositions AT IN ON - place - ENGAMES | TEFL | Scoop.it
A week ago I published a post on prepositions AT, IN, ON for time. Several students asked me if I could do something like that for prepositions AT, IN, ON but for places. So here you are.

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So You Want To Start A Blog?

So You Want To Start A Blog? | TEFL | Scoop.it
If you're planning on starting a blog, there's no shortage of reference material here at MakeUseOf -- we have an entire manual dedicated teaching you the ins and outs of Wordpress, and we've even compared two popular blogging platforms then laid...

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Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat's curator insight, January 11, 2014 8:25 AM

Very clear and helpful for those of you thinking of joining the blogging fraterniy.

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25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area | TeachThought

25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area | TeachThought | TEFL | Scoop.it
25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, December 26, 2013 5:56 PM

The list provides teaching approaches and strategies for deeper learning to take place in any learning environment.

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Tips on selecting effective authentic reading materials

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Many teachers like to use authentic materials in class, and they can obviously be a wonderful source of language. Over the next few weeks, I’d like to offer some thoughts and tips on how you might ...

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multiple uses of newspapers & magazines for ELT

multiple uses of newspapers & magazines for ELT | TEFL | Scoop.it
I love using real things for teaching English. By "real things" I mean something from real life - and not something specially developed for learning or teaching. That's why I prefer usual movies (a...

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38 Language-Learning Experts Reveal their Favorite Method for Learning Vocabulary

38 Language-Learning Experts Reveal their Favorite Method for Learning Vocabulary | TEFL | Scoop.it
Want to learn more words in your target language? And you want to learn them faster? 38 Experts share their most effective vocabulary-building method with you. Probably the most balanced advice on learning vocabulary you'll ever find.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, October 21, 2013 10:08 PM

Nice review of many teaching approaches with vocabulary.

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Ready to Learn? The Key Is Listening With Intention

Ready to Learn? The Key Is Listening With Intention | TEFL | Scoop.it

Listening and observing can be passive activities—in one ear and out the other, as our mothers used to say. Or they can be rich, active, intense experiences that lead to serious learning.

 

The difference lies in our intention: the purpose and awareness with which we approach the occasion. Here’s how to make sure your intentions are good.

 

Research on how we learn a second language demonstrates that effective listening involves more than simply hearing the words that float past our ears. Rather, it’s an active process of interpreting information and making meaning.

 

Studies of skilled language learners have identified specific listening strategies that lead to superior comprehension. What’s more, research has shown that learners who deliberately adopt these strategies become better listeners.


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, October 29, 2013 7:53 PM

This is a very good article on critial listening skills development. In my opinion, with adult learners they need to relearn this approach within the workplace to be successful.

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British vs American | English Pronunciation Lesson

In this English lesson, we will be comparing British pronunciation with American pronunciation. I will be covering consonants 'r' and 't', as well as common ...

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Jhonyerth Renteria's curator insight, January 14, 2014 7:05 PM

A veces nos matamos que cuel es mejor, pero al fin y al cabo es el mismoo ingles, pues, ellos si se entiendes, quisaz nosotros los hispanos no

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The difference between British and American English

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50 Free Resources That Will Improve Your Writing Skills | Smashing Magazine

50 Free Resources That Will Improve Your Writing Skills | Smashing Magazine | TEFL | Scoop.it
Effective writing skills are to a writer what petrol is to a car. Like the petrol and car relationship, without solid skills writers cannot move ahead. These skills don’t come overnight, and they require patience and determination. You have to work smart and hard to acquire them. Only with experience, you can enter the realm of effective, always-in-demand writers. Of course, effective writing requires a good command of the language in which you write or want to write. Once you have that command, you need to learn some tips and tricks so that you can have an edge over others in this hard-to-succeed world of writers. There are some gifted writers, granted. But gifted writers also need to polish their skills frequently in order to stay ahead of competition and earn their livelihood. We collected over 50 useful and practical tools and resources that will help you to improve your writing skills. You will find copywriting blogs, dictionaries, references, classes, articles, tools as well as related articles from other blogs. Something is missing? Please let us know in the comments to this post!

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For and Since

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Visit the post for more.

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Nice graphics and simply laid out rules in using 'for' and 'since'.  Could be used with Teens.

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Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat's curator insight, April 17, 2014 6:31 AM

A good infographic created by Adam Simpson.

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How to Make Blogging a Part of your Online Teaching Presence

How to Make Blogging a Part of your Online Teaching Presence | TEFL | Scoop.it
How important it is for online teachers to be blogging about their teaching? And how can they do that selflessly and by collaborating with the community?

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Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat's curator insight, January 26, 2014 4:54 PM

Another wonderful article by the super talented Sylvia Guinan.

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NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements | American Council on The Teaching of Foreign Languages

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements | American Council on The Teaching of Foreign Languages | TEFL | Scoop.it

The NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements represent the culmination of a collaborative effort between the National Council of State Supervisors (NCSSFL) and ACTFL, to connect NCSSFL's LinguaFolio® with ACTFL's Proficiency Guidelines. The combination of these two documents into a single, cohesive set of statements makes clear how the performance that language learners demonstrate into the familiar context of the instructional setting points toward a targeted proficiency level.

 

- See more at: http://www.actfl.org/publications/guidelines-and-manuals/ncssfl-actfl-can-do-statements#sthash.teYDHULE.dpuf


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, January 29, 2014 10:11 PM

This is worth reading and adding to your assessment resource library. Add both, the Can-Do Statements and Can-Do Benchmarks documents. Thank you, NCSSFL-ACTFL for the proficiency guidelines.

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Top Facebook Pages for English Language Teachers

Top Facebook Pages for English Language Teachers | TEFL | Scoop.it
Facebook is an excellent resource for English teachers. Click here to read about some of our favorite Facebook pages for teachers of English!

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DemmyAnd's curator insight, January 25, 2014 9:32 AM

Personally, I have met very interesting educators via Facebook who share stuff with me and i with them and find a lot of ideas and activities through those pages and groups.

Aulde de Barbuat's curator insight, January 25, 2014 7:56 PM

add your insight...

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, February 9, 2014 5:13 PM

Using Facebook to find and curate English resources.

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British Museums & Art Galleries

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Life in the UK - Museums and Art Galleries. An Intermediate listening comprehension test for adult English language students and young learners. Watch a video about museums and art galleries in the UK and complete a multiple choice quiz.

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Sue Lyon-Jones's curator insight, January 15, 2014 5:23 AM

2014 marks the 255th anniversary of The British Museum, in London.

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10 Characteristics of Highly Effective EF/SL Teachers | TESOL Connections

10 Characteristics of Highly Effective EF/SL Teachers | TESOL Connections | TEFL | Scoop.it

The question of what makes someone a good teacher is relevant for all teaching contexts, but it is especially important in the field of English as a foreign or second language (EF/SL) where teachers can be hired simply for being a native speaker with a bachelor’s degree.

 

Most people, if asked, would be able to express an opinion on what makes a teacher good or effective. These opinions would be based primarily on their own experiences in the classroom as students (McDonough & Shaw, 1993). When prompted, most people would offer up adjectives like caring, fun, interesting, andflexible.


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, January 8, 2014 8:59 PM

This is a great list to review for professional language teachers. 

What would you add to the list?  

 

I would add 21st century teaching and learning strategies.

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My Life In 20 Lines - a simple storytelling activity - TheTeacherJames

My Life In 20 Lines - a simple storytelling activity - TheTeacherJames | TEFL | Scoop.it

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The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2013 – Part Two | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2013 – Part Two | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | TEFL | Scoop.it

This list focuses on sites that ELL students would use directly. Of course, many other sites on my other lists can also be used effectively with ELL’s.


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, December 10, 2013 5:55 PM

Thank you Larry for providing this excellent teaching and learning resource list.

richard Forward's curator insight, December 14, 2013 2:54 PM

Nice work!

www.englishcoach.fr

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10 reasons to use games in language teaching | Teach them English

10 reasons to use games in language teaching | Teach them English | TEFL | Scoop.it
While I would never suggest turning all of your classes into one long ‘gamesfest’, I will always argue that a good game can be not only justified, but should be regarded as an important part of your teaching repertoire.

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Teaching vocabulary | ESOL Nexus

Teaching vocabulary | ESOL Nexus | TEFL | Scoop.it

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Drilling and Repetition in the ELT Classroom

Drilling and Repetition in the ELT Classroom | TEFL | Scoop.it
Circle Drilling in action at the BC BucharestSince starting my teaching career in Korea, I was introduced to the importance of drills in the classroom to introduce vocabulary and develop pronunciat...

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I use the volume controlled drills with my VYLs and YLs and they love them.  Looking forward to trying out 'silent dialogues' and 'circle drilling'.  Thanks @ELTExperiences for the great ideas!

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Sarah Feather's curator insight, October 13, 2013 2:10 AM

Great drilling ideas. ELT Experiences: Drilling and Repetition in the ELT Classroom by Martin Sketchley