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February EFL 2.0 Mid Month Updates

Dear EFL Classroom members, I’m sending out our mid-month update email a little early, so you might use the new Valentines Day resources listed. Make sure to access our two magazines to get full updates to all that’s new on the community and our profession...

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A couple “lovely” teaching ideas

Valentines is here and many teachers will teach a lesson about “love”.   However, it’s a topic that you can teach at any time of the year, always valuable and really can get students thinking deeply about their place in the world. Here are a...

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50 Timeless quotes for educators

“Like your body, your mind also gets tired so refresh it by wise sayings.”                                 ~Hazrat Ali I think many of us get inspiration from sharp quotes that strike like a bolt of thunder and get us seeing things anew, with fresh insight. I’m an...

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Commercials in the classroom

It’s Superbowl time and after football that means, “commercials”! I’ll be making a few lessons based on the latest Superbowl commercials – after the Golden Lions, probably the best commercials made on the planet.  Commercials are great to use in the classroom. They are short,...

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Conference commentary …..

I used to go to conferences often as a presenter.  These days, though I still sometimes present, I’m most often on the other side of the podium – an attendee. It’s great and over the last 4 or 5 months in my role as Director...

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Do You Recognize These ELT Brands?

There are many brands in the ELT universe. I got to wondering how well people actually recognize their logos, how well they’ve penetrated into the mindscape of teachers out there. So as part of figuring this out, I’ve created a quiz which will compile which...

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The Present: A lesson plan

I discovered this short video through my PLN today and immediately knew I had to make a lesson plan for it. Thank you my FB teacher friends, it’s a gem. The video is a simple story and here is my simple way to use it...

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Songs To Get Students Thinking ….

We have a great discussion going on ELT Professionals LinkedIN where teachers recommend songs for teaching. Some of them got me thinking about how I most often used songs in my teaching. Most often, I used songs to either introduce a topic but most often...

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What’s your teaching style?

We talk a lot as teachers about learning style but not so much about teaching style. Most teachers agree, we all have our own unique “style” . Some of us are quiet and calm. Some of us are loud and energetic. Some of us have...

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Imagine …..

This song hits me like no other. And millions around the world agree and have made it part of their mental landscape and an all-time classic. Over the years, I’ve used it a lot in class. As a straight listening cloze activity. As a rewriting...

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Jan. mid month community updates

Dear EFL Classroom members, We hope everyone has had a great start to the 2016 school year. We are sure you are super busy and we’re here to help with a few mid month updates. Make sure to access our two magazines to get full...

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Courses – New and Improved

Over the holidays, I worked hard to update and improve and then launch 2 new and improved courses.  The Basic TESOL Certificate course and a reflective teaching course – Zen and the Act of Teaching. The certificate course is paid. Very low price, lifetime access to...

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My Teaching Resolution – 2016

Every year, I make a very practical, specific resolution for my teaching. Last year, it was to explore and practice the possibilities of using video in the classroom. This year, it is one big, inspiring one that I hope other teachers will join in -...

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Top 20 EFL Classroom 2.0 Resources

We have a great community! Pioneering, always fresh.  So much to help teachers. See these testimonials from members. Now that we are a paid community (very low cost), here is a little to encourage others to join or to help our thousands of current member teachers...

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The PRESENT is your present.

I’ll be posting less over the Xmas holiday.  I want to bury my head deep into some ed tech projects I’m working on.  One regarding short term memory and testing, the other fantastic curriculum for learners/teachers. Stay tuned for some big announcements in 2016. Wishing...

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Darth Vader Job Interview

This is a great video to practice job interviewing. Play the video and students can listen with their role play sheet (either A or B) and try to fill in the blanks for their role. Put students in pairs based on which sheet they have...

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Get Your Christmas Music

We have so much Christmas and Holiday music on EFL 2.0! Each Christmas it is a tradition to provide a handy Christmas music player that teachers can use in class or any time. Just click and select the song. Play while students are working, doing...

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Christmas Karaoke

Every holiday season, our Christmas Karaoke voicethread gets busy with classrooms, students, teachers from around the world singing carols in English. So here sharing again this wonderful resource and way to practice English online. Enjoy. Have a great holiday season!