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Do you make any of these mistakes yourself? I know I’m guilty of at least a few :-( but I wonder if most teachers really have enough time to plan lessons in the way Sharon Maloney suggests here: [ Bit.ly Link ] What are your thoughts?
Ann

9 mistakes you need to stop making with your teaching | TESOL

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A highly attractive video about the life of Isaac Newton – and full of interesting facts!
There’s also a worksheet you can download for your young learners: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Ann
#Primary

Isaac Newton

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Four ways to get the most out of word searches from Robert Dobie, plus lots of word search examples, like this one, that you can download: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Ann
Most students find learning – and especially remembering – new vocabulary really hard. What tips do you offer to help them?
Ann
Some fun with 'Reverse Physical Stories' as Nick Bilbrough encourages backwards TPR - with his students giving him (and his observer) action instructions. Do you think this was a success? Would you try it?

Reverse physical stories

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An inclusive classroom is one where all learners – regardless of cognitive or academic ability, special needs, age, race, gender or sexuality – are able to learn. Here are our top tips from TeachingEnglish for creating inclusive classrooms.
★ You can find out more about creating inclusive classrooms on our ‘Applying approaches to SEN’ course: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Ann
#SEN #OnlineCourse #CPD
Dave Dodgson finds that ELT blogging isn't dead, but very much alive, in this blogpost from Reflections of A Teacher and Learner.

Connected Development - Blogging's not dead!

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You can find all of Larry Ferlazzo's BAM! Radio shows here! As well as Larry's shows, there are hundreds of other fascinating broadcasts for educators. It's a real treasure trove to explore :)

All My BAM! Radio Shows About English Language Learners

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In recent years, there’s been a strong tendency to require assessment of children and teachers so that you have to teach to tests. – Noam Chomsky
Do you feel that pressure? In this interview transcript, the renowned linguist laments the destructive effects of standardised testing on the education process: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Ann

Noam Chomsky on the Dangers of Standardized Testing

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An inclusive classroom is one where all learners – regardless of cognitive or academic ability, special needs, age, race, gender or sexuality – are able to learn. Here are our top tips from TeachingEnglish for creating inclusive classrooms.
★ You can find out more about creating inclusive classrooms on our ‘Applying approaches to SEN’ course: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Ann
#SEN #OnlineCourse #CPD
Bring the joys of Spring into your classroom!
In this lesson, students watch a short video about the life cycle of a flowering plant, label a diagram, then draw and colour their own flower to complete the worksheet: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Ann :-)
#YoungLearners #Primary #CLIL

The life cycle of a flowering plant

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Today is Earth hour! Help protect the planet!
★ Use this lesson plan on Earth Hour for intermediate (B1+) students: [ Bit.ly Link ]
★ Find out more about Earth Hour here: [ Earthhour.org Link ]
Ann
#LessonPlan #EarthHour

Monthly lesson plan - Earth Hour

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Our top tips to help students develop their listening strategies.
I hope you enjoy them!
Ann
#Listening
Do your students like art? Or do they have to write a review for an exam?
In this post by Jessica Elliot Shattock, your learners can read and listen to a review of the David Hockney exhibition and practise some vocabulary (upper-intermediate / B2+).
Marcus

Hockney's world

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Here’s an amazing resource for you and your students!
A free collection of fiction and nonfiction books created by teachers, for teachers [ Bit.ly Link ]
Check out Larry Ferlazzo’s review of the site where he explains how it works. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Ann

CommonLit | Texts

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Are you teaching your young learners about music?
★ Here’s a fun game they can play in class or at home [ Bit.ly Link ] plus an animated story about the voyage of an animal orchestra [ Bit.ly Link ]
Ann
#YoungLearners #Game #Story

Animal band quiz

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Our top tips to help students develop their listening strategies.
I hope you enjoy them!
Ann
#Listening
A child makes the first step to speak in English. Great! But what do we say and donext?
Sarah Reid offers some practical advice.
★ For more insights into how young children learn English, join our free online course: English in Early Childhood: [ Bit.ly Link ] You can study the course at your own pace and at the times that suit you best.
#VeryYoungLearners #FLEarlyChildhood
Check out these 5 ways to make your grammar lessons come alive and keep your students motivated! By ELT-Connect

5 ways to make grammar fun by ELT-Connect.com

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