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July 2018

teaching with the characteristics of teens eltcampus

Why Everyone Should Teach Teens and Feel Lucky to Do So

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Ask any teacher to react to the idea of teaching teens and there will be either a shiver of horror or the exclamation of “bring it on!”. We’re going to find out why teaching teens is a not only a deeply important privilege but how it will also improve your own brain health. We’ll look at the hormonal and neurological changes that take place, and the needs of adolescents, that if met, will make for fantastic relationships and effective learning.

What I learned about building online learning

LTSIG Dublin 2015: Making Learning in a Binary Landscape: Online Learning and Online Communities

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Online learning and online communities: Starting with my cultural context of learning, which has been a blend of New Zealand Maori tribal cultures, of colonial culture and generations of family farming culture. I’m going to reflect on what learning has been for my family and what it is becoming for myself and then consider how it is impacting on designing our learning spaces, online learning and online communities, from my experience so far.

drawing as a learning tool Emma Louise Pratt

Visual Arts Activities in the English Language Classroom

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Many teachers are daunted by the idea of dealing with the visual arts in the classroom, let alone an English language classroom. They often don’t consider themselves as “arty”. Looking at images created by artists can be confounding. In this article, I’ll offer ideas and activities that can be used when working with the visual arts that empower teacher and learner alike.

Preparing for the CELTA with ELTCampus

CELTA Preparation: What is Learner Centredness in Teaching?

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In this article, we’ll have a look at this key concept that you need to understand as part of your CELTA preparation. We’ll also have a look at and some of the difficulties in applying it in English language classroom.

Lesson Planning ELT Campus

Lesson Planning for English Language Teachers

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How to Write a Lesson Plan: Introduction to Basic Lesson Design and the 8 Keys to Good Planning, by Lynn Melby Gordon. In this short ebook about lesson planning, you can find out how to write a lesson objective and draft a practical lesson plan using a classic and adaptable lesson plan outline. Eight key elements related to good lesson design are reviewed:

Teaching Writing in English

Teaching Writing

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Teaching writing to learners of a second or other language requires particular approaches and scaffolding. here is a book that can help get you started.