December 2017 archive

Dec 31

High Quality Teachers and Highly Effective School Leadership by Reshma George

Often a question lurks in my mind. “What is vision?” I asked many learned men and women. The reply came “to have perception, to see.” Then I asked a young girl and she replied “it is the power of sight”. To have the power of sight is to have the capability to see beyond. Similar …

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Dec 28

Lesson plans : Goal-setting

December 28, 2017 It’s this time again when we reflect on the past year and set our new goals. Inspired by Vishen Lakhiani’s video The Problem With Goal Setting, I have created a new lesson plan. I have already used it with some of my students and was blown away by their positive reactions and …

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Dec 28

Learning New Language Popular Resolution For 2018, Says Survey

Alison Kershaw HuffPost UK 28 December 2017 With Christmas over-indulgence out of the way, thoughts are turning to resolutions – and for many, that means learning a new language, a survey suggests. Around one in five (21%) are planning to make language learning a goal for 2018, according to a poll commissioned by the British …

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Dec 28

Hot Wheels arrives for STEM Saturdays at Microsoft Store

Students sending a car racing along a Hot Wheels track, for science. One of The Education Workshop’s newest initiatives is STEM Saturdays: free drop-in sessions that give people a chance to engage in fun and interesting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math projects hosted by their local Microsoft Store*. This month’s STEM Saturdays will test your …

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Dec 27

FREE TEFL ESL TEACHER LESSON PLANS

TEFL English Teachers is a FREE TEFL English School. FREE English lesson plans, student textbooks, homework assignments, exams, attendance grade sheets, You Tube music videos with printable lyric sheets and lots of classroom material such as verb and noun posters. English Levels 1-12 and English Conversations 1-5 are available for download in Adobe PDF format …

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Dec 27

GETTING STUDENTS READING

Extensive reading has been the focus of a great deal of academic attention since Bamford and Day first published their ground-breaking work, ‘Extensive Reading in the Second Language Classroom’ in 1998. There is much debate about the do’s and don’ts of assimilating it effectively into university prep courses and high-school reading programmes. That said, teachers …

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Dec 27

How to Crack Section 1 of IELTS listening

Listening Tips IELTS listening section 1 is perhaps the easiest part of IELTS listening exam. The reason is that you have simple questions of form filling or short notes type. If you can get all the ten questions right in this section, it would be quite good for you to boost up your band score …

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Dec 26

A Life in TEFL by Robert Szabó

February 2009 Beth and I were sitting on the floor (we were stubbornly resisting any purchase of furniture) in our attic apartment in Flingern, Düsseldorf, drinking white rum from the Martinique and watching the sleet hammer on the Velux windows. She had a battered little white Macbook that she had bought in Macau and we …

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Dec 26

Leading as Learning: a Model for Educators and Students Published on Published on June 12, 2017 by Eric Hudson

Originally posted on Global Online Academy’s blog. What kind of learning should happen here? It’s a deceptively simple question, one that gets to the heart of why schools and other educational organizations exist. It’s also an increasingly important question as traditional modes of teaching and learning face scrutiny from a world demanding new ways of …

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Dec 26

Why competency-based learning matters, now more than ever. Published on Published on July 19, 2017 by Eric Hudson

Originally posted on Global Online Academy’s blog. Eric Hudson is the Director of Teaching and Learning at Global Online Academy What kind of learning should happen here? It’s a deceptively simple question, one that gets to the heart of why schools and other educational organizations exist. It’s also an increasingly important question as traditional modes …

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