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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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How to use songs in the English language classroom

‘A good old-fashioned CD can often be a useful backup.’ ‘A good old-fashioned CD can often be a useful backup.’ Image © Michael Hicks licensed under CC-BY- 2.0 and adapted from the original. What makes for a successful song-based lesson? Adam Simpson, second-time winner of the British Council’s Teaching English blog award for his post …

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The Handbook of Language Socialization

Alessandro Duranti (Editor), Elinor Ochs (Editor), Bambi B. Schieffelin (Editor) 608 pages Documenting how in the course of acquiring language children become speakers and members of communities, The Handbook of Language Socialization is a unique reference work for an emerging and fast-moving field. Spans the fields of anthropology, education, applied linguistics, and human development Includes …

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The Handbook of Conversation Analysis

Jack Sidnell (Editor), Tanya Stivers (Editor) Presenting a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of theoretical and descriptive research in the field, The Handbook of Conversation Analysis brings together contributions by leading international experts to provide an invaluable information resource and reference for scholars of social interaction across the areas of conversation analysis, discourse analysis, linguistic anthropology, interpersonal …

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Literacy – An Advanced Resource Book for Students By Brian V. Street, Adam Lefstein

integrates psychological, educational and anthropological approaches to literacy and its consequences for individuals and society gathers together influential readings from key names in this inter-disciplinary field, including: Catherine Snow, David Olson, and Mike Cole presents teachers, students and researchers with many diverse opportunities to explore for themselves a broad range of perspectives and methods of …

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