‘Two Easy Tools Teachers Can Use to Coordinate Parent Volunteers’ by Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne’s latest blog post is titled “Two Easy Tools Teachers Can Use to Coordinate Parent Volunteers”.

Richard says, “The beginning of the new school year is a time when some parents like to get involved and volunteer their time in schools. This is great, but it does require some scheduling. I was recently asked for some recommendations for services that teachers can use to coordinate sign-up lists for parent volunteers. Here are two tools that are easy to use.”

Two Easy Tools Teachers Can Use to Coordinate Parent Volunteers

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‘Nik’s Learning Technology Blog’ by Nik Peachey

Nik Peachey’s latest blog post is titled “Nik’s Learning Technology Blog”.

Nik says, “One of the great things about mobile devices such as tablets iPads and phones is that most modern devices have good quality cameras and microphones built in. This opens up a really wide range of potential for communication and speaking practice that used to be such a struggle to organise on older laptops and desktop computers.”

Nik’s Learning Technology Blog

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‘A Lesson In Overcoming Obstacles’ by Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne’s latest blog post is titled “A Lesson In Overcoming Obstacles”.

Richard says, “There’s No Dishonor In Having a Disability is a new TED-Ed lesson that offers a great message to share with students as the new school year begins. With a bit of humor in his delivery the speaker, Steven Claunch, tells his story of overcoming obstacles on his way to making his high school’s basketball team. He also tells the story of Jim Abbott and his success on the baseball field. This is now my favorite TED-Ed lesson.”

A Lesson In Overcoming Obstacles

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’15 Things You Can Do With Edmodo & How To Get Started’ by Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne’s  latest blog post is titled “15 Things You Can Do With Edmodo & How To Get Started”.

Richard says, “This morning on Twitter Steven Anderson shared a link to Edmodo’s getting started guide. That guide provides a short run-down of the steps to creating your Edmodo account with your students. Included in the guide are links to additional resources like Edmodo’s archived instructional webinars. Shortly after ReTweeting Steven’s link I received a text message from a friend who was wondering what she can do with Edmodo and why she might want to try it this year. That request got me to pull up the following list of things that teachers and students can do with Edmodo.”

15 Things You Can Do With Edmodo & How To Get Started

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‘Create Citizen Scientists With NOVA Labs’ by Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne’s latest blog post is titled “Create Citizen Scientists With NOVA Labs”.

Richard says, “NOVA Labs is a community site for students and other aspiring citizen scientists. On NOVA Labs students can participate in three ongoing projects. The three projects are Sun Lab, Energy Lab, and Cloud Lab. Each lab includes materials for learning about the respective science in order to make observations and predictions.”

Create Citizen Scientists With NOVA Labs

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‘Google apps you may want to use in the next term’ by Eva Büyüksimkeşyan

Eva Büyüksimkeşyan’s latest blog post is titled “Google apps you may want to use in the next term”.

Eva says,”We all know that while working on projects, flipping our classrooms using Google apps are great such as the folder, presentation, form and the spreadsheet but if you check, you will find more for your own needs.”

Google apps you may want to use in the next term

Eva Büyüksimkeşyan’s Blog

‘INSEPARABLE’ by Kieran Donaghy

Kieran Donaghy’s latest blog post is titled “INSEPARABLE”.

Kieran says, “This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film calledInseparable by Nick White and the theme of relationships. Students practise using prefixes, predict a story, watch a short film, write down 2 short conversations and write a narrative.”

INSEPARABLE

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‘The Negative Canon: Double Negatives – An Absolute No-No?’ by Barrie England

Barrie England’s latest blog post is titled “The Negative Canon: Double Negatives – An Absolute No-No?”.

Barrie says, “mathematical approach favoured by the critics of double negation, it would mean: ‘There was everywhere a man just as busy’. The following line shows clearly that that is not the intended meaning. Similarly, he writes of the Prioress:…”

The Negative Canon: Double Negatives – An Absolute No-No?

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‘Stories From The Trenches 3’ by Ddeubel

Ddeubel’s latest blog post is titled ”Stories From The Trenches 3″.

Ddeubel says, ”In the mid to late 90′s I was teaching new immigrants to Canada, downtown Toronto. It was a government program and all new immigrants with lower level language fluency would get paid for up to a year, if they regularly attended language lessons. I’ve written previously about this, here. It was a great time. Friday potluck dinners with dishes from every corner of the globe (I mention this first, since I’m such a gourmande). Bright-eyed, enthusiastic adult students that were like little lost puppies and us teachers, their new Canadian step mother or father. Often, us teachers were their first friend, the first Canadian they got to know well.”

Stories From The Trenches 3

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‘Relief Tally for Undocumented Youth After One Year of Deferred Action’ by Lesli A. Maxwell

Lesli A. Maxwell’s latest blog post is titled ”Relief Tally for Undocumented Youth After One Year of Deferred Action”.

Lesli says, ”It’s been nearly a year since the Obama administration began its deferred action program that gives eligible undocumented youth who were brought to the United States as children temporary relief from deportation and a shot at work authorization. As of the end of June, roughly 400,000 people had been granted the status. So, as the first anniversary of the deferred action policy comes this week, who has applied? Who’s been approved? Where do they live? And what possible factors are keeping more potential beneficiaries from seeking the relief?”

Relief Tally for Undocumented Youth After One Year of Deferred Action

Lesli A. Maxwell’s Blog

 

Worksheet: ‘Flashcard – What Is in the Card?’

The BusyTeacher team has published a new worksheet titled ‘Flashcard – What Is in the Card?’

They are flash cards for speaking activities. It can be used with a group or as pair work. The student is to describe what they see in the pictures in the flash card to the rest of the group until they can guess what is in the flash card. It is very engaging and the students will practise speaking with fun and excitement.

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Worksheet: ‘Suffixes ‘Er’ and ‘Est’ (2)’

The BusyTeacher team has published a new worksheet titled ‘Suffixes ‘Er’ and ‘Est’ (2)’

The title of this English worksheet is suffixes ‘er’ and ‘est’. Students must read the sentences and decide which suffix should be used to complete each sentence e.g. Venus is the (hotter/hottest) planet in the solar system. There are 10 sentences to fill in. This worksheet was provided by PrimaryLeap.co.uk

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Worksheet: ‘Teachers: The Real Masters of Multitasking [INFOGRAPHIC]’

The BusyTeacher team has published a new worksheet titled ‘Teachers: The Real Masters of Multitasking [INFOGRAPHIC]’

Do you think you can multitask well? Check out our new infographic below: “Teachers: The Real Masters of Multitasking”
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Click the Facebook ‘LIKE’ button above, tweet about this poster, pin it onto your Pinterest board or simply mention it in an email to your fellow teachers. Happy teaching!

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Worksheet: ‘Adjective Degree’

The BusyTeacher team has published a new worksheet titled ‘Adjective Degree’

Everybody need to know about adjectives. Some of them are useful for teenagers, adults and for our every day life. Try on! I think it will be so easy. Teachers can use it for homework, classwork, improve vocabulary and reading. For those students who likes to read and practice with exercise. Do it.

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‘Project Work in the Young Learner Classroom’ by Martin Sketchley

Martin Sketchley’s latest blog post is titled “Project Work in the Young Learner Classroom”.

Martin says, “Teaching English to young learners can be considered more challenging and rewarding than any other form of language teaching.  However, a lot of what works and what doesn’t involves reflecting on lessons and considering what is successful and what is less successful.”

Project Work in the Young Learner Classroom

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‘We are the champions: using songs in the classroom’ by Chiew Pang

Chiew Pang’s latest blog post is titled “We are the champions: using songs in the classroom.”

Chiew says, “I first wroteabout the ideas for using this Queen’s classic more than two years ago in my first blog. You can read about it here. As most ideas are, they may be appropriate for one class, but not for another; so, I decided to revamp it for my current lot of students. Feel free to use my ideas, but some feedback would be appreciated.”

We are the champions: using songs in the classroom

Chiew Pang’s Blog

‘M is for Learning’ by Ana Cristina

Ana Cristina’s latest blog post is titled “M is for Learning”.

Ana Cristina says, “With this in mind, and thinking of one of my own goals which is to help students become more autonomous as learners and confident in their learning, I would rather focus on the learning instead of the teaching.”

M is for Learning

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‘Student Stumper 38: The Grammar of Perception Verbs (Part 2)’ by Jennifer Lebedev

Jennifer Lebedev’s latest blog post is titled “Student Stumper 38: The Grammar of Perception Verbs (Part 2)”.

Jennifer says, “I won’t shy away from revisiting a tricky topic in order to understand it more fully. A recent question on my community forum prompted me to think more about the grammatical functions of each word in those structures.”

‘Student Stumper 38: The Grammar of Perception Verbs (Part 2)’

Jennifer Lebedev