One of the most recent topics in ELT is the challanges of the new times, describing 21st century teaching.
We know that the 21st century learner is:
I guess most of you have watched the show “Who wants to become a millionaire?” You may have even tried to answer the questions and to "win" the dollars. So, here it goes :)
As in my previous post I talked about working with students with disabilities, I would like to share some of the tips that helped me in this experience. I guess this may also be useful for those who are working with such students or who may work with them in future.
The other day I was reading in one of our bloggers' post that mobile phones cause quite a lot of trouble for the teachers. I remember there was a saying that everything has two sides: positive and negative. It depends from which side you are looking at it. I don’t reject the fact that sometimes mobiles are a great “help” for students when cheating in exams and tests. Students may also be very addicted to their mobile functions, such as messages, getting online, etc. These may cause distraction in the learning process. I have also faced some of these problems.
Online learning platforms, self-study packs, mobile phone applications – is this the future of foreign language teaching?
TIPS FOR LEARNING ENGLİSHYou are not a native speaker of English.Don’t be afraid of making mistakes.Try to use short and simple sentences.You can use body language, too. You must try to practise your English.You can speak English with your friends in the classroom,in the school garden , in the canteen and even outside the school. You must read a lot in English.Reading develops your vocabulary,grammar,reading speed and comprehension.Don’t focus on the grammar or vocabulary.You needn’t try to understand every word in a text. You must watch films, listen to songs or
I came up with the idea of creating bag of tricks! I know all the teachers have in mind their bag of tricks. Those that you use sometimes to impress, activate, open up your learners! Online environments are great help to creating your own bag of tricks!I have several of them! I do it this way, when I know that there is nothing CREATIVE that comes to my mind, here is when I start searching in my BAG! You can also join me, and share your best "item" in your bag!
A couple of days ago I came across the updated version of Dr Kizlik's article and would like to share some points of it with my colleagues.Good teachers:are good at explaining things. Being comfortable with explaining content to students is an essential skill for teachers, regardless of the subject or grade level.keep their cool. There will be times when you will be tempted to scream or yell at your students, other teachers, parents, administrators, and so on. Good teachers are able to successfully resist this urge.
After my most discussed blog post Using Facebook for Our Classes I wanted to make a little search about the topic. I've found really interesting things. For example did you know that Obama and Facebook employees met to discuss how educators can help to stop bullying on internet? Or, do you know Facebook has a seperate official website for educators?
When I first start teaching in a small town, after several years I was the first teacher there. Students looked at me as though I was a foreigner. But then they loved English very much and whereever they saw me they always tried to speak English. They even tried to read poems in english especially on special ceromony days. It was made me too proud.Passed 30 years, now most of them are my colleques. How much I'm glad and enjoy, it's less...