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The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies

The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies | fortnightly TEFL curation | Scoop.it
Here they are: 15 formats for structuring a class discussion to make it more engaging, more organized, more equitable, and more academically challenging.
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15 strategies for class discussions. 
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Response: Teaching ELLs to Write Academic Essays - Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo - Education Week Teacher

Response: Teaching ELLs to Write Academic Essays - Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo - Education Week Teacher | fortnightly TEFL curation | Scoop.it
Tan Huynh, Vicky Giouroukakis, Maureen Connolly, Margo Gottlieb, and Ivannia Soto share suggestions on assisting English Language Learners with academic writing skills.
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A nice writing process illustration - particularly focused on essay writing
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Food in Britain | LearnEnglish Teens - British Council

Food in Britain | LearnEnglish Teens - British Council | fortnightly TEFL curation | Scoop.it
What do you think of as typical British food? Roast beef? Fish and chips? Tea and cakes? Or maybe there's more to British food than that? Check out this video to find out about what people in the UK are eating these days.
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Nice video lesson aimed at teens. Borough market footage included
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Improve Your Listening Skills by Transcribing

Improve Your Listening Skills by Transcribing | fortnightly TEFL curation | Scoop.it
English learners can improve their listening skills by transcribing spoken English. Students often study listening comprehension in less than interesting ways. Listening exercises should force English learners to focus on turning the sounds that they hear into words, says Pascal Hamon.
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Transcription and dictation activities are always valuable and challenging. Using subtitles too. Here's a sequence you could use with your students in any class.
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Action Research in Action

Action Research in Action | fortnightly TEFL curation | Scoop.it
David Dodgson gives an example of a small-scale research project he engaged in with his own learners and discusses the impact the experience had.
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could you collect data like this from your learners (linked to the PDGs)?
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The Role of Metacognition in Learning and Achievement | MindShift | KQED News

The Role of Metacognition in Learning and Achievement | MindShift | KQED News | fortnightly TEFL curation | Scoop.it
Learning how to think about thinking can help students develop strategies for solving problems and understand tasks at hand.
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Learning to learn is (a/the) key to successful outcomes. Can we train strategies in a rolling enrollment environment? 
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Use of debates about LGBTQ+ in ELT materials

Use of debates about LGBTQ+ in ELT materials | fortnightly TEFL curation | Scoop.it
Earlier this month I gave a talk entitled The ongoing struggle for LGBTQ inclusivity in ELT at a local conference. I talked about the absence of LGBTQ community in ELT course materials, portrayal w…
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is it okay to debate LGBTQ+ identities in the classroom? According to Tyson Seyburn, it's not cool. Lower down the page, Tyson argues on Twitter for a more inclusive / normalized materials. For example, when context or dialogue building subsisting using female names, or pronouns for drilling. The Brazllian ELT Queer day video at the end is worth a watch- insightful stuff.
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International Women's Day | LearnEnglish Teens - British Council

International Women's Day | LearnEnglish Teens - British Council | fortnightly TEFL curation | Scoop.it
Have you ever heard about International Women's Day? Why do we need a day to celebrate just half the inhabitants of our planet? Find out about this special day by reading the text below. 
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an international Women's day lesson for B1+
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Resource sheets for schools – Information Literacy Website

Resource sheets for schools – Information Literacy Website | fortnightly TEFL curation | Scoop.it
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really useful posters / downloadable infographics from the infomation literacy group 
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Visualising Process Writing | TEFL Matters

Visualising Process Writing | TEFL Matters | fortnightly TEFL curation | Scoop.it
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Writing info-graphic - useful for teachers and learners
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Goethe on the Psychology of Color and Emotion

Goethe on the Psychology of Color and Emotion | fortnightly TEFL curation | Scoop.it
"Colour itself is a degree of darkness."
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the role of colour
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Write About

Write About | fortnightly TEFL curation | Scoop.it
A community where students engage in high-interest writing for an authentic audience and teachers help students grow through the entire writing process.
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Stuck for ideas for writing? Try this. Registration required, but nice stimulation prompts, and writing for an audience
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Google Tips and Tricks Every Student Should Know

Google Tips and Tricks Every Student Should Know | fortnightly TEFL curation | Scoop.it
Whether you're a student in college (or earlier) or a
lifelong learner, Google is an essential tool for learning. Here are a few tips for
using Google search and other apps more effectively to further your education.

Via Sophia Mavridi
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How well do we all use Google? There's a couple in here that I haven't used, and I'm sure many of my students could learn from these
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Movie Segments for Warm-ups and Follow-ups: The Invention of Lying: Lies

Movie Segments for Warm-ups and Follow-ups: The Invention of Lying: Lies | fortnightly TEFL curation | Scoop.it
This movie's great and original idea makes us believe how terrible life would be if everyone told the truth all the time. It's great t
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A nice little lesson sequence from a comedy film, ' the Invention of Lying'
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What people eat for breakfast around the world

What people eat for breakfast around the world | fortnightly TEFL curation | Scoop.it
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, keeping us healthy and sharp. But breakfast foods vary wildly from place to place.  In European countries like Spain, France, and Italy, the first meal of the day is a quick piece of bread or pastry and strong coffee. Meanwhile in Korea, breakfast is a sweeping event that crowds the table just as much as dinner. 
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nice comparison of breakfast around the world. Would make for an interesting (jigsaw) reading and personalisation. How typical is your breakfast? 
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speak better English without taking classes | British English Coach

speak better English without taking classes | British English Coach | fortnightly TEFL curation | Scoop.it
speaking english without a teacher or classes
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Some useful self-study tips for learners here. Outside of class speaking! 
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Lessons you can watch online

Lessons you can watch online | fortnightly TEFL curation | Scoop.it
For a lot of teachers, it can be hard to find the time or the opportunity to observe and learn from other teachers' lessons. If that's you, hopefully you'll find these videos useful. I've divided them into loose categories, with a sentence or two to help you decide which are the most relevant to you.…
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lesson observations at your leisure...
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The Secret Weapon for Any English or Language Teacher’s Data Arsenal | EdSurge News

The Secret Weapon for Any English or Language Teacher’s Data Arsenal | EdSurge News | fortnightly TEFL curation | Scoop.it
Data is such an integral part of education, and can be especially helpful to teachers with English Language Learners (ELL’s)—which in this day and age
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some cool writing tool ideas in this class
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GCSE Geography - AQA

GCSE Geography - AQA | fortnightly TEFL curation | Scoop.it
The '9-1' AQA specification for GCSE Geography, examined from summer 2018.
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Some great physical geography resources from the BBC, pitched at GCSE level
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International Women's Day challenge | LearnEnglish Teens - British Council

International Women's Day challenge | LearnEnglish Teens - British Council | fortnightly TEFL curation | Scoop.it
March 8 is International Women's Day and our Youtuber, Asha, sets us all a challenge!  
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Nice video with call to compliment. Could do this with A2+ I imagine. 
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He? She? Zhe? – an introduction to gender-neutral language - Terminology Coordination Unit [DGTRAD] - European Parliament

He? She? Zhe? – an introduction to gender-neutral language - Terminology Coordination Unit [DGTRAD] - European Parliament | fortnightly TEFL curation | Scoop.it
March 8th is International Women's Day. This day was first observed in the early 1900s and become a day of celebration of advances in women's rights and a way to highlight gender inequalities which still persist.
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How important is gender-neutral language to our learners? Should we teach neutral pronouns?
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SMMRY - Summarize Everything

SMMRY - Summarize Everything | fortnightly TEFL curation | Scoop.it
Summarize articles, text, websites, essays and PDF documents online for free with SMMRY. Developers can also implement our free API into applications that may require summarization.

Via Nik Peachey
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Perfect for busy / lazy people and could make for a good start to teaching summary writing skills! 
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 30, 2018 4:32 AM

Very useful tool for getting a quick overview of any text.

Amin Neghavati's curator insight, January 30, 2018 10:02 PM
Useful to be used with learners to teach them how to summarise articles.
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You Can Download 200 Art Books Free From the Guggenheim

You Can Download 200 Art Books Free From the Guggenheim | fortnightly TEFL curation | Scoop.it
Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.
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travel lesson plan | Film English

travel lesson plan | Film English | fortnightly TEFL curation | Scoop.it
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Lovely looking materials (includes a ppt deck) 
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