Tagged: number 1

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...

The #1 …. (way to quiet down the class)

The #1 …. (way to quiet down the class)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. In all my years teaching, this is one of the most powerful things I learned. It also directly had an impact on my classroom and student learning. Often, (because it is human nature), we...

The #1 ….. (online pronunciation site)

The #1 ….. (online pronunciation site)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. Phonetics There are some good pronunciation online sites, video or otherwise – but none beat the Univ. of Iowa’s Phonetics. I’ve been using and promoting it for almost 3 years and I’m always rewarded...

The #1 …. (mispelled word in English)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. Misspelled! Yes, if you caught the mistake in the title, you are well on your way to being a great speller! Almost everyone, native speaker or 2nd language learner, has a problem spelling certain...

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...

The #1 ….. (icebreaker for language classes)

The #1 ….. (icebreaker for language classes)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. 2 Truths and 1 Lie. I thought long and hard about this one and despite some other candidates, this activity due to its simplicity, personalization and structured language use – gets the vote. Plus,...

The #1 …. (sentence to teach your students)

The #1 …. (sentence to teach your students)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. I don’t know. I know this one will be controversial but after a lot of teaching, this gets my vote, “I don’t know” or “I don’t understand”. It provides the students with so much...

The #1 …. (teacher turned comedian)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. Gerry Dee He burst onto the scene at “Last Comic Standing” a few years ago with the seminal performance below. Since then, he’s continue to refine his routine, talking about recess, bullying and more…...

The #1 …. (conversation game)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. Pass the Paper There are many conversational games but I have found none so popular and powerful as “Pass the Paper”. We have many pre made Pass the Paper games on EFL Classroom 2.0...

The #1 ….. (motivation for teachers)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. A “Good” Pay Check Once you wipe away your idealism or walk the talk as a teacher – you will conclude that there is no more powerful way to make a “great teacher” than...

The #1 ….. (fun shopping game)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. The Price is Right Game A recent tweet about this amazing Price is Right inside story, got me revisiting this game I made a number of years ago. You can find many versions in...

The #1 …. (ppt vocabulary game)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. TOP 5 TOP 5 is a power point game I made years ago and which I’ve received countless letters/emails in thanks. Really glad I made it and it is super engaging for students in...

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...

The #1 …(way to do a Needs Analysis)

The #1 …(way to do a Needs Analysis)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. Wall Wisher Wallwisher is a place where students can go and put up “post it notes” about a topic. I can think of many ways to use Wallwisher with students but none better than...

The #1 …. (piece of advice to teachers)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. You are replaceable!!!! Yes, that’s it in a nutshell. It is a HARD thing to learn, however simple and comprehensible on the surface. I’ve worked and given my best in a lot of jobs....

The #1 ….. (non academic speech on education)

The #1 ….. (non academic speech on education)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. Bill Cosby’s Carnegie Mellon Commencement Address. Here it is below. It is beyond comment. Just listen. Perfect delivery, even students of higher levels can follow and understand. The message is immortal and I listen...

The #1 …. (film for education)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. The Red Balloon This 1956, French, silent, 34 min. film is a revelation. If you haven’t seen it, do so! It highlights the simplicity by which children experience the world and tells the tale...

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