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Recommended Videos for ELT

I am a big believer in using video in our classrooms – bringing rich context and “the real” into the artificial laboratory that is our classroom. We have thousands of teacher recommended, curated videos on EFL Classroom 2.0. All specific to teaching English. A marvelous resource for our profession. But I always get asked – […]

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My Blog Year in Review: Part 1

2011 was a big year for myself as a blogger. I blog for several organizations in addition to this blog (both this public one and the one on EFL Classroom 2.0). So I’m always shocked by my output – over 270 posts on this blog alone in 2011. However, even more suprised by the joy […]

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Top 5 Funniest Videos about Teaching English

Time for some levity!  It helps us survive our day in and day out teaching grind. It brings things into perspective.    I’ve written previously some top 5 lists about teaching/studying English.  Hilarious stuff there. However, I think I have some equally hilarious but showing teachers in classrooms. So let’s go. Here are my top […]

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Bests Posts 2010-2011

I’d like to share as the year comes to a close – My best “Teaching Advice” blog posts. Also, my best “Practical Teaching Posts”. [Next - I'll outline the Best posts about "Language". ] Note: all posts link to the EFL Classroom 2.0 blog which is now public. If not a member – join us! […]

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The #1 … (“personal” resource in ELT)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. Larry Ferlazzo Larry Ferlazzo does so much to help the wider English teacher community, I’m almost lost at how to begin….. With that in mind and with the thought that he is not as appreciated as he should be (and there are a few […]

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Simply the Best 10 – for any toolkit

There has been A LOT of consolidation online, over the last 7-8 years. Sites, tools have come and gone. The web can be a cruel marketplace and particularly so when it comes to tools that help teachers and get students learning/creating. There is so much out there! So, in order to help new teachers especially, […]

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Top “Education” related posts of 2010

Last week I posted up my “Top Teacher Training related posts of 2010″ – titled, “On the shoulders of Regular Joe Teachers”. Today, I’d like to share my “Top Education related posts of 2010″. I’m incredibly proud of the level of resources and thought, I put into my blog this year. Over 250 quality posts. […]

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On the shoulders of regular Joe teachers

These few words today are in thanks to all those I’ve learned from. The thousands of teachers I’ve trained and spoken with, the thousands of teachers sharing online and who’ve I’ve “nudged mouses” with, the many teachers I’ve had the pleasure of joining in their own classrooms, the teachers who’ve I’ve corresponded with by email […]

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The #1 Series now a carry ’round (printable)

It has now been a year since I first started the #1 series. Here it is faithfully edited, updated and relinked, facelifted. Lots of stuff that might remain as important  reference. Download and purchase a hardcopy to print, carry around, use as toilet paper and win paper airplane contests with. Most importantly, print and give […]

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Top 60 Websites for teaching/learning English

This presentation is often visited and I’m proud I took the time to distill and filter and come up with what I think are “winners”. Takes teachers so much time to find “gold” and this will help. Not a full answer but …… Sit back and enjoy a cool CC tune from CCmixter! Get the […]

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The #1 … (commercial about learning English)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. The German Submarine I’ve use this video a lot during my workshops and presentations to practicing or pre-service teachers. It makes a serious point but also has levity that really relaxes everyone and gets us ready for the session. Find more videos like this […]

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Best Web 2.0 tools for learning / teaching languages

I made this awhile ago and forgot to put up on my blog! Click on any picture to go to that tool. Only the best garnered from my actual experience using all these. It is a follow up to my Teach/Learn Prezi presentation. Get the powerpoint of this HERE. Also, see this voicethread discussion by […]

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Technology and Teaching Languages

Here is a presentation in brief – focusing on how technology relates to curriculum. Some tips, some thoughts ……. HERE is the paper version.

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Top 100 Youtube videos for EFL!

Youtube recently celebrated its 5th anniversary. Wow! See the video karaoke I made with Breakingnewsenglish content. However, today, in honor of youtube and what it does for our classrooms – I’ll leave you with a great gift. My 100 top youtube videos for students! Yes, I took HOURS to collect these together and find only […]

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“Simply The Best” of my blog posts

Lately, I’ve been asked by several people about putting up a list of my “BEST”. For quick reference. I’ve written quite prolificly and believe it or not, really take my time to prepare and write a blog post. Like at the moment, been reading for well over a month in preparation for a blog post […]

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My top 10 sites for Language teaching/learning – 2009

Jane Hart, bless her heart, runs a nice collection of THE TOP 10 TOOLS LISTS OF LEARNING PROFESSIONS. Check them out and lots of diverse entries. Here’s her own top 25. I’m too late to participate but find my list for last year HERE. Here is my list for this year. The major thread/theme that […]

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Top 5 Videos to Inspire Teachers

Continuing on from our other BEST Videos series (Funniest / Inspiring Students), here are my picks for favorite videos to inspire teachers. They all contain important messages and I consider each and every one MUST viewing for any long term teacher. Honorable mentions to the following: Did you Know Pay Attention , Educational Quotes, Teaching […]

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Top Videos to inspire students!

I just did a write up about the top 5 “funniest” videos about language teaching/learning. Well received and I got lots of nice comments. So – I’ve decided to continue the series and reveal some more “gems” buried here in the hundreds of videos on EFL Classroom 2.0 I really think a BIG part of […]

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Funniest videos about teaching / learning English

Time for some levity. Us teachers need to laugh at ourselves, our profession a bit. This is an absolute must. So here are a few of the classic videos I’ve laughed at over the last few years. My top 5. Each video has to do with learning English or teaching English. If you want to […]

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Essential Resource for Language teachers

It is so important for language teachers to understand “the world” of their students and/or the society they are entering/visiting/living in…. One of the essential handbooks for gaining quick and valuable information about a foreign culture is Understanding Your International Students – Jeffra Flaitz, U. of Mich. Press. / Also, Understanding your Immigrant Students Here […]

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