David Deubelbeiss

5,388 Flips | 4 Magazines | 6 Likes | 843 Followers | @EFL20 | David Deubelbeiss is a professor of education, TESOL teacher trainer and Director of Education for EnglishCentral. He currently resides in North Bay, Ontario. He is a leader in promoting the use of technology in language teaching. He espouses the simple teaching philosophy of “when one teaches, two learn.”

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Find someone who works more than their contracted hours without monetary compensation.<p>Find someone who hasn’t had a pay rise for the last five …

Home Ownership

When there’s almost no sand left

Each school year works like an hourglass. When there’s no sand left, there’s no sand left. If you want to go on, you need to turn it over.<p>This …


All Summer In A Day

Why American Students Haven't Gotten Better at Reading in 20 Years

Schools usually focus on teaching comprehension skills instead of general knowledge—even though education researchers know better.<p>Every two years, education-policy wonks gear up for what has become a time-honored ritual: the release of the Nation’s Report Card. Officially known as the National …


What Can We Do When Our Improvement Strategies Get “Stuck”? | A+ Alabama Best Practices Center

What if…schools were recreated from the inside out?<p>What if…curiosity and motivation were the key drivers in improving teaching and learning for …


The politicisation of English language proficiency, not poor English itself, creates barriers

The Australian government is considering yet another English language test for migrants. The rationale for the proposal is the prospect “Australia …

Language Learning

Assessing Learning Without a Test

For my <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i> challenge, the nonnegotiables were that the product must persuade the reader that mockingbirds, as a symbol of the …


Proficiency: is there a minimum level for a language teacher?

Two days after Silvana Richardson’s brilliant plenary: <i>The Native factor</i> (read more about it here<i>)</i>, there was an equally fascinating Q&A session. …

Language Learning

Ten Incredible Talks/Webinars That Will Change The Way You Teach Listening by Hall Houston

Throughout 2016, I have been busy completing tasks for the challenging (and rewarding) TESOL Advanced Practitioner certificate program. I chose …


VOA videos and workbook

Dutch move to halt spread of English in universities

THE HAGUE: Dutch education officials said Monday (Jun 4) they aim to rein in the spread of courses taught in English in the country's universities …

Higher Education

Vocabulary Worksheets / Handouts


Why you should speak English like you’re playing a video game | Marianna Pascal | TEDxPenangRoad


Ten trends and innovations in English language teaching for 2018

<b>What has inspired your teaching and teacher development this year? Chia Suan Chong, who will be blogging from the live-streamed ELTons awards on 18</b></b> …

Education Technology

Call off the reading wars, phonics wins: study

The researchers looked at more than three hundred studies, book chapters and academic journal articles on learning to read.<p>"There is strong …


Lowering the Temperature on Claims of “Summer Learning Loss” (##)

July 20, 2012<p>Lowering the Temperature on Claims of “Summer Learning Loss”<p><i>Why are we so nervous about giving kids a break from school?</i><p>By Alfie Kohn<p>The …


Harvard linguist points out the 58 most commonly misused words and phrases

In his latest book, "The Sense of Style," Harvard cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker explores the most common words and phrases that people stumble over.<p>The book is like a modern version of Strunk and White's classic "The Elements of Style," but one based on linguistics and updated for …


Children Full of Life (1 of 5)


As Google for Education tools enter classrooms across Canada, some parents are asking to opt-out

Last October, Riaz Bassari's daughter came home from her elementary school class with a permission form for G Suite for Education: a set of …

Education Technology


Alan Watts - Art of Teaching

Alan Watts

How Principals Can Foster Independent Reading: The Roibb Review Blog

To foster an environment of independent reading in a school, you have to love reading. I do. But it was not always that way.<p>As a child, I was an …


Teachers should be re-named 'learning designers': professor

Ideas for the future of schooling were on display at EduTECH as tech companies fight for a slice of the billion-dollar global education market and …

Global Education

4 Skills Book

If Google Forms Can Google It... It's Obsolete - Teacher Tech

Google Forms Auto Predicts Your Answer Choices Google Forms came out with 6 updates to making Google Forms Quizzes. One of the updates is Google …

Education Technology

Language in the Cosmos I: Is Universal Grammar Really Universal?


10 Mind-blowing Research Findings to Supercharge Your ESL Lessons

I presented the following 10 research findings at the Rascals Conference in St-Hyacinthe, Quebec, on June 4th, 2018. The handout is here. Get the …


Teacher-talk in the language classroom

The Myth of the Silent Teacher [Robert O'Neill - IATEFL April 1994]<p>Some kinds of teacher-talk are bad. Other kinds of teacher-talk are 'good; and …


Developing Teacher Talk (handout)

“Developing Teacher Talk” is the title of a presentation that I gave at IATEFL 2017 in Glasgow earlier this month.<p>After the session, I became aware …


We know the “root cause” of poor school performance.

Sent to Education WeekThe Gates Foundation wants to “diagnose the root cause of poor performance.” (“The Gates Foundation's Education Plans Go …