Tagged: tips

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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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50 Ways To Use Music & Song

I’m presently working hard on a number of forthcoming 50 lists. I intend to publish a new one each month this year and then end the year combining them all in one publication. Some of the lists forthcoming are; * 50 ways to teach writing...

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Teaching Online – some tips….

I’ve been doing lots of work with EnglishCentral – helping them develop strong teacher tools and support. Slow but sure! (and if you have used EnglishCentral as a teacher – fill out our survey and get an incredible coursebook for your few minutes of time!)...

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TEFL Non – Stick Teaching

I stumbled upon Alex Case’s old blog post, “25 ways to get away with being a crap English teacher”. Insightful list that I could add to. However, I’d rather focus on the positive so I thought I’d address the question posed in one of the...

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REALize it! Use Authentic Materials.

FULL SCREEN This past week, I had a guest lecturer visit my student teachers. He lectured on lesson planning but the last half, he spent outlining some of his great lesson ideas (including the Subservient Chicken!) . As he went through them, I realized a...

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12 To Dos for Student learning English

It isn’t easy learning a language. I’ve learned 3 of them and had success in 3 completely different ways! I’m going to work on a fourth and probably will stumble along with a 4th method. What this means is “to each his own”.  We have...

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Writing Tips from Bukowski.

I’ve always loved Charles Bukowski. Though much of his writing is “off” when he hits it – he’s dead on. God like. I was reading today, thinking about the writing process and Bukowski’s wonderful poem, “IF I Taught Creative Writing” came rushing back to me....

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Teaching Skills – the small things count

This is #1 of a series of presentations focusing on micro teaching skills. The next will be even more practical. I hope to get some time to clarify these ideas but if you have any questions – please ask! Hope this helps some teachers out...

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Teaching Tips from the Trenches

I recently got a barage of requests for “advice”. I really am honored and EVERY time try my best to give the most and most apt advice I possibly can given all the variables involved. This got me thinking and of course, “out popped a...