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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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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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Teaching and Zoos…

Most teaching is like zoos… neither the classroom nor the teacher bring anything to the table of learning… they are and that’s all they are… all to no avail… A zoo collects animals out of their natural realm compelling them to act as victims forever hoping and beseeching every visitor to set them free… An …

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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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How can we use questioning to gauge the extent of students’ understanding?

Monday 26th June 2017 Will Whitehouse Will Whitehouse is the Assistant Principal for Humanities at Ark Globe Academy in South London. He joined the school in September 2016. Will regularly leads CPD sessions at Ark Globe focusing on a range of topics, including questioning. His insights have allowed staff to hone their practice and understand …

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Murder at the Lost Perfect Society – #Crime for English

#whodunit for English #students and #teachers Murder most foul has it in Central Hong Kong’s highflying academic circles… a linguistic whodunit… Lettie Tellhalla was found dead with a cryptic message as a gag… Detective Warren Inspectrum couldn’t wait to get home when he was called upon to solve the case… a difficult challenge in a …

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Dealing With Difficult Students (excerpts)

Hard of learning students… move on to some extend… Sometimes teachers have to face ‘hard-of-learning students’… Students who –no matter how hard they try- seem to be stuck in a rut of non-learning… they are experiencing great difficulties making it impossible for them to progress or progress much if they do progress at all… This …

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The Story of Grammar & Tenses in English…

Once upon a time, in a far away country called England, lived a little boy named Graham… Present This little boy was still very little and so everything around him was present… His life was all present… permanently present… although sometimes it was only temporary present and so within the limits of limited period… still …

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Cross-cultural discrepancies – More than meets the eye…

As a student, I worked in restaurants… sometimes as a chef or mostly as a waiter… coming from a family of restauranteurs, I had both the knowledge and the experience… I knew Italian cuisine like the back of my hand -having lived with Italians for 20 years already-… and of course French and English cuisines… …

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Investing in English…

Having taught English and coached in English for over 35 years I still fail to understand how so many teachers get through their teaching career with one or two books… or even none at all… I have always said and practiced that a good teacher should be a good learner and ring the changes… and …

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