Compiled by Marja Juhola.
Here comes the October edition of our recap of posts in the blogosphere and elsewhere! Hope you enjoy it.
- Have you already signed up for the SCET/SKA event on 14 Nov with Lýdia Machová? If not, you still have time! You can do it here, and find details here.
- The second week of November is promising to be very exciting. Not only will you be able to see Lýdia but the Macmillan Education Online Conference is also on. Details here.
- Next year’s IATEFL Business English SIG Symposium is just down the road in Budapest and YOU can not only participate but present. More info here!
When: Saturday, 20 June 2015
Where: Budapest, Hungary
Call for papers: 6 October 2014 – 30 January 2015
Booking: 2 March – 5 June 2015
- This is this Friday! Seminar on teaching English for learners with hearing impairments. Check out their website for details.
Where: Komenského náměstí 2, Brno
When: Friday 7 November, 2014, approx. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Interesting Ideas, Reading and Videos
- Exercise is good for learning! Read this article about a school in North Carolina to find out what they do.
- Food for thought – what you can learn by shadowing a student. By Grant Wiggins.
- If you missed IATEFL Hungary, you can find a number of videoed session on their blog.
- Does praise from teachers help our pupils? See this article by BBC’s to find out about research into the topic.
- An inspirational teacher – She Entered Her Classroom On Her Final Day, And What She Saw Made Her Cry. Watch the video.
- Random facts about the English language.
- Should children start learning languages at the age of three? This Telegraph article offers one point of view.
- This great post by Edudemic lists 100 Best Video Sites For Educators – definitely worth a look!
- 10 ways to be a more reflective teacher.
- 9 Ways to Plan Transformational Lessons: Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever. By Todd Finley.
- If using videos in the classroom is your thing, you will like this website.
- Cambridge English webinars for teachers can be found here.
- IATEFL Young Learners SIG has free bi-monthly webinars. You’ll receive reminders of the live online events and can watch the recordings as many times as you wish. The webinars are great because they offer opportunities to learn by engaging with the presenters, the content material of the webinars, and with other educators from around the globe. Just click on the following link to join the webinar area!
- There no excuse for not being involved in professional development. If you want to be involved, you don’t even have to move from your chair. Tyson Seburn over at 4C in ELT hosts a calendar of ELT events for just to keep us informed. Everything in blue is online (and usually completely free). Check out what’s available this month!
- Do you teach EAP students? Check out this handout on the all-important passives. By Adam Simpson.
- Rory’s Storycubes are a great resource in the classroom. See here for pictures and ideas. (You can order them on amazon.)
- Carol Reid has 10 great ideas for using flashcards with young learners.
- Tongue Twisters for kids from British Council.
- A CLIL lesson on houses by onestopenglish.
- Need to teach ‘be going to’ for elementary students? See here for an idea.