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Nov'18

Error Correction Telephone

Here’s another way you can structure error correction to liven up your class and put the fun in grammar.

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12

Aug'18

Save Time with a Master Google Slide Template

Do you use Google Slides to create your lesson plans? If so, you should definitely have a Google Slide document where you keep templates of slides you really like and want to use again. It will cut down on your prep time.

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31

Jul'18

LMS Homepage Buttons

Are you getting read for the start of the fall semester? Use these navigation buttons to help make the homepage on your course's LMS engaging and easy to navigate.

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13

Jul'18

Annotating Together: An Activity for Building Reading Strategies

Do you have students who are hesitant to write on a text? Use this classroom activity to help emphasize the importance of annotating while reading and help students build a repertoire of annotation strategies.

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11

Jul'18

The Parking Lot: A Place for Untimely Questions

As teachers, we need to stay on task for the sake of the whole class while still making sure all of our students feel that they’re heard and their questions, unrelated as they may be, are important. Check out this simple, yet effective, way to put unrelated questions on hold without forgetting them.

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05

Jul'18

Student Feedback Form: Class Norm

Getting feedback from our students during the semester is very helpful. It also gives students a chance to express their feelings or possible concerns about a class. Check out this idea for an open form where students can submit feedback anytime they feel the need.

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14

Jun'18

Learning is Confusion Figured Out

How can we design ESL curriculum that is relevant and engaging to students? Check out this post for some ideas.

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13

May'18

Writing Partners: Contextualizing Written Communication

Add this collaborative activity to your class to give your students engaging and authentic writing practice.

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05

May'18

Just-In-Time Syntax Booster

Add this just-in-time syntax routine to your class to help improve your students' English sentence structure.

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12

Mar'18

5 Awesome Vocabulary Websites

The more I teach and study language, the more I believe in the power of words. There are many great websites that can help you when creating vocabulary activities for your class. Here are some of my favorites.

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22

Feb'18

Conversation Class: Travel and Survival Slides

These ESL conversation class lesson plans (including beautifully designed slides and handouts) on travel and survival are sure to get your adult ESL learners engaged and learning.

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21

Oct'17

Five Ways to put Writing into your Beginning-Level ESL Classroom

Do you teach a beginning-level ESL class? Check out these tips for getting your students to write more even at the beginning level.

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26

Sep'17

2 Great Ways to Let Google Lighten Your Load

There’s no doubt that technology has changed education. One of my favorite technology providers for education is Google. They’re an innovative and user-friendly company that has a lot of great services to offer that can make your job a bit easier. 

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