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How to Make Online Learning Fun

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best possible experience on our website. If you continue to use our website, without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive all cookies.Accept and Close Author: Francesca D. Published on: 3 janvier 2019 Expected Reading Time: 3 mins Towards the …

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English for Music Students

This website is developed for the beginner students of music whose first language is not English, and provides them with an online course on specialised English for music, so that they can improve their English in their own field of study. The course is based on the book English for Music Students: Basics. The content of …

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20 Ways To Provide Effective Feedback For Learning

By TeachThought Staff Last updated Dec 6, 2018 742,499263FacebookTwitterPrint 20 Ways To Provide Effective Feedback For Learning contributed by Laura Reynolds While assessment gets all the press, it is feedback for learning that can transform a student’s learning. When feedback is predominately negative, studies have shown that it can discourage student effort and achievement (Hattie & Timperley, 2007, Dinham).  Like my experience, …

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Speaking, Teaching and Learning

The lines of (1) speaking English only and (2) watching films in English seems to be here to stay… passed down generation after generation of English ‘teachers’… merely hoping to get away with teaching murder… only nothing could be further from the truth… if this was true any opera fan would speak French, German and …

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Classroom Management for New Substitute Teachers By Allison Boley

Substitute teachers often do not receive any substantial training. A former full-time and current substitute teacher shares her best tips for temporarily managing a classroom… When I was working as a full-time teacher, I dreaded taking days off. If I woke up with a cold, I had to ask myself: is it going to be …

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The 5 P’s: Meaningful Classroom Rules. By Lisa Koplik

Be Positive, Productive, Polite, Prepared, and ResPectful. Topics : A Teacher’s PerspectiveClassroom Ideas meaningful classroom rules Whenever a classroom appears on a television show, in a magazine, or in a fictional book, kids are often portrayed as quiet, calm, seated, and absolutely thrilled to be learning. We, as teachers, recognize that this scenario is very …

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The Art of English – Reading

Reading is not what it is believed to be… merely mastering the art of putting together letters into words and making sense of it… both vocabulary and grammar, or even pronunciation and meaning… Students drag their feet when it comes to reading… as kids and youngsters shy away from reading… and it doesn’t only happen …

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The Art of English – Testing and Auditing the Student’s Levels, Needs and Objectives

Students may tell you their level is this or that… although it is very difficult to assess one’s own level when one is not an English teaching professional… hence the need for a thorough audit of the level, needs and objectives… This audit will not only assess the level of the students but also their …

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The Art of English – Starting an English Course

Starting an English Course is best done when the teacher has already tested the students’ levels and audited their needs before setting objectives and preparing English lessons to reach those objectives… Testing the students’ level will help you start the course on the right foot… rather than relying on impressions or resting the course on …

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The Triune Brain and its implications in the #English classroom

Dr. Paul Mac Lean developed the theory of the Triune brain. It states that our brain evolved in three different stages: the reptilian brain, the mammalian brain and finally the neo cortex or human brain. As a result, humans don’t have one brain but three. Newer and more elaborate structures were added to the old …

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