Category: Teaching & Learning Resources

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Jan 12

IELTS Listening Tips: How to Boost your Score!

Having the right amount of IELTS preparation is critical for your success. In this article, Jamal provides some crucial IELTS listening tips to improve your score. IELTS Listening Tips: An Overview There are four parts to the IELTS listening test. Each part is about a different topic and gets increasingly more difficult. The first audio …

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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 25

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds by Elizabeth Kolbert

New discoveries about the human mind show the limitations of reason. 19, 2017 11:00 PM The vaunted human capacity for reason may have more to do with winning arguments than with thinking straight. Illustration by Gérard DuBois In 1975, researchers at Stanford invited a group of undergraduates to take part in a study about suicide. …

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Sep 18

3 Neurotransmitters to Enhance Corporate Learning and Engagement by Karen Possessky

Neurotransmitter is a term for chemicals that are synthesized in brain cells. As a learning and development leader and professional, you have the power to influence synaptic brain activity. Synapse simply refers to gap-crossing activity of brain chemicals between two cells in the brain. Learning and development professionals have the power to influence synaptic brain …

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Sep 10

ESL WARM UP ACTIVITIES (+ FREE POWERPOINT DOWNLOAD) by Melchor Bernardo

I use games and fun activities to warm up my class before the lesson begins, to break the ice or even as a time filler. Warmers bring energy to class and definitely fills the time with more learning when the lesson runs shorter than expected. Below are some of the games that I have been …

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Sep 06

Paris in English

Visit, learn about, rediscover Paris in English. One easy option is to go to the Paris Story show (on the Rue Scribe, AUBER) and watch the show in English. You can see the show in different languages… You can even see it in French ! And of course you can check the Paris Times paper …

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Sep 06

Using Music to Carry the Message of Learning (Music in the Classroom)

Chris Boyd Brewer, M.A. Makes the Case for Using Music in the Classroom Classroom Outcomes of Music Use The Controversy over Using Teen Music in the Classroom Music in the Learning Cycle Using Music to Carry the Message of Learning When Do I Use Songs? Interactive Strategies for Using Music in the Academic Curriculum by …

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Sep 06

English & PodCasts…

For over a decade now the Internet and various sites have offered English teachers, students and learners at large more and more podcasts… and I have endeavored in producing some myself such as my ‘Desperate Teachers’ and ‘Stories for English’ which are very popular… Podcast are not only vectors of information or training and teaching, …

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Sep 05

Why the culture of ‘free’ is damaging edtech & education

Photo by Artem Sapegin on Unsplash Nik Peachey – Published on September 4, 2017 Award Winning Digital Course Designer & Author Like everyone else teachers like to get something for free, especially if it’s something really useful that can help them do their jobs more effectively. The problem is that over the last 10 plus …

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Jan 30

Ringing the Changes of Teaching English – Old teaching habits die hard

There is a lot of support material out there –from the best to the worst- to #teach #English as a #Foreign #Language… and if one approach is good it doesn’t mean it’s the only one… or that others won’t yield good results… 35 years of teaching English I various institution and countries have shown me …

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