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The #1 Reason To Use Tech In ELT

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1.                               Differentiation I have thought about this long and hard. I’m not a big proponent of using “tech for tech’s...

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The #1 Second Language band …..

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1.                                                        Outlandish   I spent part of the...

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The #1 issue facing teachers around the world ….

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1.                               The Freedom To Teach I haven’t done much with the #1 lists of late however I’m restarting my engine...

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The #1 …. teaching prop

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1.                           A Wig or a Hat A teacher wears many hats, so why not actually wear one? Especially for a language teacher, it...

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The #1 ….. factor effecting teacher performance

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. $$ Teacher Salary and Benefits $$ The Gates Foundation is pouring money into “better educational outcomes”. Lots of money. But little of it is going into the pockets of working teachers. In fact, most...

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The #1 ….. thing a teacher needs to succeed.

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1.                           The Freedom To Teach There is one thing I always wish for the teachers I’ve trained and taught and shown the door...

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The #1 …… article about teacher development

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1.                           The Making Of An Expert   I’ve been involved in teacher training and professional development for a long time. A lot of...

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The #1 … ( authentic book for teaching ESL/EFL)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. Hana’s Suitcase Forget fiction/non-fiction, if I had just one book to insist teachers of all levels share with their students – Hana’s Suitcase would be it.   A personal aside: I’ve always had an...

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The #1 …. (quality of a successful student)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. Grit / Perseverence I asked my B.Ed. students this question recently – the number 1 quality that research shows will lead to a “successful” student. They came up with many great qualities but didn’t...

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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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The #1 … (delivery error teachers make)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. Assuming The Students Understand “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” ~George Bernard Shaw I’ve thought a lot about this and based on my own experiences as...

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The #1 …. (voicethread of all time)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. Dr. Quinn’s Love Line I can’t tell you how many tears of laughter I’ve shared with students while using Dr. Quinn as an example of Voicethread. He’s incredible and even after 5+ years, still...

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The #1 … (“funnest” game in ELT)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1.               Draw My Thing I’ve written about this game every time I’ve posted about drawing in the classroom. However, it is much more than a drawing game. Think...

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The #1 …. (video all teachers should watch)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. How Hard Can It Be – F.A.T. Workshop I remain firmly convinced, based on years in the classroom and the research out there, that language learners older than 4-5 are “disabled” learners. They are...

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The # 1 ….. (satirist about school)

** Not an ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1 Mr. Sharp Today I was searching for an old PSA (public service announcement) and was reminded of the brilliant wit of Mr. Sharp. He has dozens of PSAs, satirizing them in only a way...

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#1 ebook in ELT (for my readers)

Just a reminder to those who haven’t taken a look yet – my “Number 1 in ELT” ebook is a free download (click the little icon). Full of the best and not the rest – a synthesis of my experience both regarding technology and also...

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The #1 …. (myth in education)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. Learning = School = Education Learning is not 9 to 3, Mon. to Friday. Learning is not with a teacher and sitting at a desk. Learning is not a diploma or certificate. Learning is...

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The #1 …. site for debate materials

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. True Tube I’ve been on TrueTube since the beginning and watched it flourish as a go to site for great, critical content for educational use. In the beginning, a one woman show, now a...

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