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7 Laws Of Teaching

This year marks the 130th anniversary of  John Milton Gregory’s influential (at its time) statement about what teaching and learning fundamentally is – The 7 Laws Of Teaching. Do you agree that they still apply to today’s classroom and schooling?  Which are true and which have...

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Teacher Training

Please see my Teacher Training page for loads of presentations I’ve created and delivered throughout my teaching career.   My new glossary is also a steadfast reference. This list and video library of Educational Thinkers has a lot of valuable learning. Please be sure to...

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The #1 …. (thing teachers are scared of)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. Silence I remember being a new teacher and I was so deathly scared of any silence in the classroom! I’d yammer and stammer away just to fill that void. It was a panic attack,...

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Finne Cherian – Teacher Inspiration

I’ve been seeking inspiration for my own teaching. I’m still teaching online, working online, but will after a year outside “the regular classroom” be returning to the reality of 4 walls. You can’t replace F2F. I wrote a bit about missing this before and I’ve...

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Stickiness – What makes what you do stick?

I’m putting together an online presentation for some Brazilian teachers and I’ll be talking about “Stickiness”. I thought it would be worthwhile to air my own thoughts specifically about what makes our teaching “stick”. In other words, how to make what we do transfer into...

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Having “teacher” Endurance

I get asked a lot, “how do you do so much?”   or am labeled, “the hardest working ELT teacher”.  I’m always somewhat lost as to how to respond. Baffled really. I guess I’m a fish that knows nothing about the water I swim in! You...

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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”,...

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Recognizing a good teacher

I had a number of wonderful emails about my blog post – TEFL “non stick” teaching. So I decided to make the blog post into a presentation. (download here – with music – Being a good teacher) Also see my almost iconic presentation, Effective EFL...

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Reflective Teaching

I’m a big fan of reflective teaching and use it extensively in my teacher training programs. Especially reflective writing / journal writing. There is something about the act of writing in this way, that makes one intimate with oneself (as Schon, the grandfather of this...

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The #1 ….. (teacher training course)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. Teaching on the job So maybe you don’t think on the job training counts? Maybe that without training teachers will just be the blind, leading the blind? Well, there is a lot of evidence...

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Using Technology the “Right” way

Around the education/technology twitterverse, there has been a lot of hand-wringing and “I told you so s” about THIS article  on TES, “Byte the Dust”. Basically, it outlines how tens of millions of dollars/pounds of educational technology are laying around gathering dust. This follows another study...

The #1 … (book to learn about teaching lessons) 0

The #1 … (book to learn about teaching lessons)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. Oxford Basics Teaching isn’t the easiest of things and it takes time to acquire sound skill and knowledge. However, you can speed up that process and I find the Oxford series of handbooks invaluable...

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An Amazing Teacher

An Amazing Teacher. from David Deubelbeiss on Vimeo. I think it so important now that teachers have access to streamed video – so important for teachers to watch other teachers. Here’s a player I’ve made as a start. These videos are revealing and helpful for...

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USING Vs MANIPULATING LANGUAGE

Recently, I came across two lesson activity ideas online. On the surface both seem like good activities however one they contrasted nicely with each other and highlight the difference I see between USING and MANIPULATING language. First the activities. MANIPULATING Language : Cut up letters...