Tag Archive: Guest writer

Mar 28

“10 Things For Teacher Bloggers To Do Before The ISTEK Conference” by Adam Simpson

Not many people know that my background is in business and economics. Not many people know this because it is a well-kept secret. Nevertheless, I like to dust off the Michael Douglas power-braces every now and then and get all business speaky. Here’s my list of ten go-getter strategies for the teacher blogger looking to …

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Feb 28

SPREAD YOUR ENTHUSIASM – “Students Without Borders” by Sebnem Oral

I would like to share one of my teaching experiences that I had with my grade 5 students. We started to use the book ‘Cornerstone’ from Longman this year. Our first unit was ‘Helping others’. The big question for our class was ‘How could they make a difference in their lives and in the lives …

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Jan 10

10 Teaching Tools for the EFL Classroom

by Karen Schweitzer The web is an excellent place for educators to find free teaching tools for the EFL classroom. There are sites that provide interactive exercises, online communities, virtual robots, podcasts, and other materials designed to enhance classroom instruction. Here are ten fee sites for teachers and students to explore throughout the school year. …

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Nov 01

Rules For Writing Blog Articles

by Ken Wilson I promised Burcu that I would write something about writing a blog, and try to establish some rules of good blogging. Now I’m worried – ARE there any rules of good blogging? Or is writing about writing a bit like telling jokes about why jokes are funny? Doomed to failure. I’ll try …

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Oct 05

“20 Forums and Blogging Communities for Teachers” by Karen Schweitzer

Online forums and blogging communities make it easy for teachers to find online resources, connect with colleagues, pose questions, find educational answers, and share ideas with others in the educational community. This article contains a list of 20 forums and blogging communities for teachers to explore: TheTeachersCorner.net – TheTeachersCorner.net, a resource site for teachers, features …

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Aug 29

SPREAD YOUR KNOWLEDGE! (Part VIII) ‘Write (More Of) Your Own ELT materials’ by Jason Renshaw

There are, of course, many obvious reasons for creating your own ELT materials. Coursebooks don’t have enough materials in them (or not enough of the ones you really need), some things may need more extensive practice or explanation, and sometimes there is no material whatsoever! With your own materials, you get to do things more …

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Aug 10

SPREAD YOUR KNOWLEDGE! (Part VII) ‘Write An Article For A Magazine’ by Alex Case

… or Something Else or Elsewhere I’ve published well over a hundred TEFL articles on sites like Humanising Language Teaching, Onestopenglish, Developing Teachers, TEFL.net, and in magazines like English Teaching Professional and Modern English Teacher, plus several hundred book reviews and worksheets, including my latest review in ELT Journal in October- something that I long …

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Aug 06

SPREAD YOUR KNOWLEDGE! (Part VI) ‘Make a PRESTO’ by Heike Philp

A call for presenters to PREsent your TOpic with 10 slides auto-advancing every 20 seconds (total of 3min 20sec) went out to experienced ESL and EFL presenters, language learning experts and language learning technologists a mere six weeks ago. How did this speedy presentation technique came about? Why so short and who is invited to …

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Aug 03

SPREAD YOUR KNOWLEDGE! (Part V) ‘Join Twitter’ by Shelly Terrell (@ShellTerrell)

Stage 1: Newbie I believe Twitter works in stages that interlock, which is shown in the above image. I joined Twitter in April 2009 when my little sister asked me if Twitter was useful for educators. I had to investigate, so I joined and added some educators I knew and all the educators in my …

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Jul 30

SPREAD YOUR KNOWLEDGE! (Part IV) ‘Join Second Life’ by Gavin Dudeney

A Whole New World There are many ways of meeting up with people and sharing your skills and knowledge these days: you can opt for the traditional face-to-face model with all its advantages of food, wine, good company and stimulating conversation or you can (more often than not, for many reasons) do it online. The …

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