CLASSROOM OBSERVATION – What Works, What Matters?

Originally posted on allthingslearning:
I was flicking through web pages this morning and stumbled across a page from “Grand View University” (in Des Moines, Iowa) – I had never heard of the place but its name caught my attention. On…

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Getting Classroom Observation “RIGHT”…

Originally posted on allthingslearning:
So, you have decided to “build” a classroom observation cycle – or perhaps upgrade the one you currently use. GR8!   You’ve probably listed a number of the areas that will require most of your attention:…

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Tips to give a better training course for EFL/ESL teachers

“Actions speak louder than words”: this is how I heard somebody say. And it’s so true when you try to train teachers on your methodology whatever the choice you opt for. I had a crash course on methodology and error

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Education versus the school administrative areas

A heard the head teacher at an institute I worked for bitterly complaining about what bad teachers the school had had along the years and that called forth immediate administrative actions to work on the necessary, not on the important

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Your pronunciation as an English teacher

It’s undeniable that pronunciation is your business card when you’re attending a job interview, giving a demo class or in your first class to a group. When I began this career as en English teacher, I’d had doubts about my

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The overwhelming need for a method

When I began giving classes as an English teacher, I was frequently told about how wonderful and flawless some commercial methods were. I had only known the ones I’d been lectured during my college years to become an applied linguist. 

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How to increase your vocabulary

If you are willing to learn more vocabulary for whatever reason, you should follow some guidelines which’ll make the task less gruesome or overwhelming. Learn vocabulary in clusters, that’s to say, instead of just learning the verb run, check if

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