Category: resources

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FREE: Zen And The Act Of Teaching

Zen And The Act Of Teaching is a reflective journal about the “art” of teaching for inservice or practicing teachers. I created it because of my deep belief in the need for a practical book that would help teachers to reflect both in discussion and writing,...

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Best Videos For English Language Teaching

Here are the absolute best videos over the years for inspiring and teaching ELLs. Of course, also visit EnglishCentral for more great curated content that students can self-study.  Go FULL SCREEN    See our Video+ page for all our video pages. Also our Video in the...

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Gif Lingua Gets Going ….

I’m working hard with developers and content editors to build Gif Lingua –  a platform harnessing the enormous power of gif images as a “learning object”. Sign up for private beta access. Teachers will be able to instantly make gif books and download as powerpoints to...

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EFL Classroom Community Updates

I hope all teachers are enjoying their classes and “back in the saddle”! It’s conference season (today I’m heading to TESOL Panama – if any members are going, please say hello and lets get a coffee and talk shop) and I hope members will share...

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30 things at 30 lesson

This is a lesson that practices the skill of “watching’.  Read more about this 5th skill here. It’s simple to do and makes a nice video based lesson.  Get the video on the EFL Classroom teaching community and also see the 100s of video based...

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50 Best Practices For Language Teachers

                     50 “Best Practices” For Language Teachers                     “It’s a funny thing. The more I practice, the luckier I get.”                              – Arnold Palmer Through practice and experience...

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I’m a curator.

I am a proud curator. Very proud. Making music from the noise out there. to cure: to make better. curator: someone who makes things better. So yep, I’m pleased to call myself a curator. Really will begin calling myself this rather than “aggregator” (sounds too...

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50 Things To Do The First Week Of School

“Every journey begins with a simple thought.”                                                       – anonymous A new school year or semester on the horizon can be overwhelming. So much to do, so little  time!  However, don’t fret.  Most can be done during the first crucial week in class – a...

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50 Tips For Tired Teachers

Let’s be honest – there are days when as a teacher you are just “overwhelmed”.  Maybe from too many classes in a row over too many days. Maybe because of scheduling changes. Maybe due to being ill or stressed out.  It’s a fact, all teachers...

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Zip Zap: A “no tech” teaching idea/game

This is an activity that your students can do whenever some fun yet competitive language practice is needed. It would be a great activity for a camp or for a party or just as a reward for students. I discovered it when teaching Grade 4 and...

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Giving Advice: A couple excellent resources

Recently on EFL Classroom 2.0, I created for members 2 excellent resources about giving advice. EFL Classroom 2.0 members get all the resources to download, including presentations and videos. 1. Dear Abby: What advice would you give? 2. Stress: Ways to relieve stress. Here are...

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What if?

I’ve always loved this poem by Shel Silverstein and finally decided to make my own definitive audio powerpoint version for teachers to use in the classroom.  The powerpoint has very engaging .gif animated images that really catch the attention of students (can’t see them in...

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Best Video Based Lessons + materials for teaching

  Following up on my recent post – 5 Favorite and Fab video based lessons, here is a megalist of just some of the video based lessons on EFL Classroom 2.0 that have downloadable materials (also download the video for offline teaching in many cases!)...

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Do The “Loco Motion”

I love this song and it will get students up dancing and having fun, guaranteed. Can they do the “loco motion”? EFL Classroom 2.0 members can get the powerpoint audio version of this for use offline. Also highly recommend our Recommended Pop Songs + lyric...