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  • Unfortunately, all too often we teachers talk about motivation as something we have to do to students instead of helping them identify ways they can motivate themselves. 
  • Thank you BCTE for allowing me to post! :-)Without any further ado, on to the question - one of four topics on offer for January 2014 - of How does blogging help you to be a better teacher?. Here are some of the words that popped into my mind on...
  • IntroductionSome teenage students come to us with an unsatisfactory attitude or low self-confidence with regard to L2 learning due to past experiences, do not see the relevance of language learning in their short or long-term plans or have...
  • While listening to a radio 4 podcast on a very interesting idea to encourage English school children to learn poetry off by heart, I thought: hang on, this could work for my students. Foreign language students have a bit of a talent for learning...
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  • /*-->*/  In this article, I am trying to share my personal experience about motivating students in learnig English and other related topics such as special attention to humanbasic needs as a basis of motivation. After arguing with a student...
  • Something happened to me recently which I had not come across in my longish career up till now. My students were asked to evaluate my teaching -  anoymous for them, but not for me !To be quite honest, I found it all rather nerve-racking and it set...
  • “I teach English at an engineering college in Kerala (India). I’ve been asked by the college management to teach communication skills. I find it difficult to make all students speak; some students are always passive. It discourages me a lot. I...