Tagged: teacher training

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)

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...

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...

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...

An open source TEFL Certificate. Possible?

I’ve been working hard on something that has been “pregnant” for several years — a teacher training (TEFL) certificate. As many will know, I really want “quality” when it comes to teaching, I really want content and the profit model put in its proper place...

In Praise of the “slow” classroom

If there is one piece of valuable advice that could fit almost ALL teachers – it would be to “S L O W D O W N!” One area of course is in terms of speaking speed. Teachers need to let students process language and...

The “small” things – micro teaching skills.

Continuing off from yesterday’s post about micro skills and management that can really decrease the distance between teacher and student — I thought I’d continue and post up some helpful “small” and practical advice that I’ve gleaned from my diverse 17 years of EFL /...

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