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The #1 …. (EFL Prof. Development site)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. The British Council’s – Teaching English Last week I wrote about the #1 Professional Development site for ESL. This week, the focus is EFL. I’m a big fan of  the power of “Teaching Voices”,...

The #1 … (difficulty in being a teacher)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. The participation in the creation of something which is invisible. There are so many things that make a teacher’s life difficult. To name just a few of the thousand: noise, planning, snotty noses, mouthy...

The #1 … (way to choose students)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. Mickey Mouse built a house Choosing students, whether individuals or groups – is something every teacher has to do. And you have to be fair about it. There is nothing that will kill a...

The #1….(song activity)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. Last One Standing This game is fantastic! I’ve done it in countless teacher training sessions and with students. It’s gotten so that other teachers when they see another teacher doing this with their students...

The #1 … (teacher training technique)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. Loop Input Loop input is an intuitive and practical teaching technique that many trainers use. I’ve given my share of teacher training workshops/presentations and it is something I include in every one – almost...

The #1 … (Quick and Easy Adv. level lesson)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. I heard it through the Grapevine Let’s face it, many times as a teacher, we are faced with having to pull a lesson “out of our hat”. Last minute, we have to teach a...

The #1 (tool all time for teaching)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. The Chalkboard Without a doubt, this “tool” was revolutionary and allowed public schooling to flourish. It did for teaching what the printing press did for journalism. Wow! Forget the computer, the projector, whiteboards, ipads...

The #1 Series in ELT

The #1 Series in ELT is now a handy ebook that you can share with others and view offline! I put this out a month ago, thinking that I could get members to pay $5 for it and support EFL Classroom 2.0. Only a couple...

The #1 …..(authentic material in ELT)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. Get the full eBook The Local Newspaper I’m a big believer in the need and importance of both using authentic materials and current events in our classrooms.  Of all the authentic materials available, I...

The #1 translated and subtitled video material

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. Get the full eBook 6 Billion Others 6 Billion Others is a video series of interviews with real people. All translated impeccably. They really teach us, through humans telling their own stories about fear,...

Making a book of your blog

I recently took the #1 series of posts here and made it into an ebook! (see it below). What’s great about this, is how sharable/portable it is. Everything is clickable and fully hyperlinked. Put it on a memory stick or with a click, send it...

The #1 ….. (place to have your students blog)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. Edublogs I guess this one is pretty obvious, seeing that what you are experiencing right now IS Edublogs. However, I do expect this pick to be contentious and I do agree there are many...

The #1…. (language reference book)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language – by David Crystal I’ve long been a big fan of David Crystal. See a nice video below, to get a sense of the “gentle” man. If anyone ever...

The #1 …. ( review game)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. BAAM I created this power point game a few years ago and since then, it has become a classic. Most visited resource on EFL Classroom 2.0 with combined downloads of 30,000! That’s a lot...

The #1 ….. ( Teaching Tool)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. A Blank Piece of Paper I’m sure many of you might have voted for the board, the computer, the photocopier, some may have even opted for a pen or pencil. However, I really think...

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...

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