I just finished a whirlwind 6 day week of workshops on technology and language teaching – given to mostly new teachers. I had a wonderful time and the energy of the teachers always renews me, no matter how tiring the 6 hour sessions a day truly are.

It got me thinking that I need to do a better job here – creating a directory of essential “go to” resources for new teachers. Would also benefit other teachers, new to the site. This page, on my old training site does this and I highly recommend it. However, it could disappear soon so I’ll list here what I think is great for new teachers/members on EFL Classroom 2.0 . (I’ll be building this so keep returning or bookmark! Most can be found through our very comprehensive site directory)

Please comment and add your own gems. What do you find “really” works?

Use our tag search! It really works and is a god send to find things. Plus many tips on the Number 1 blog series. Also, hit the tags on the side of this blog. You’ll get amazing posts about listening, writing, flashcards, using the board, teaching teens etc… all with resources to download!

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Games: PPT Games

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Technology: Software page (download essential programs free, for your computer) / ELT and Tech (learn about the best technology for teaching languages)

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