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The 10 commandments for new teachers

From the power of Google to ditching the monotone, secondary teacher Lulu Kuper shares her proven tips on how NQTs can get the best from their students<p>For some new teachers it's bewildering as to what it takes to be an effective teacher. To teach so that students actually learn in your class you …

7 Reasons Teachers Should Stop Grading Their Students Forever

<b>Grades are always subjective:</b> Since the teacher decides how material is taught and assessed, the grade is subjective. One can argue that many …

Texting improves children's spelling and grammar

A study finds use of 'text speak' including shortened words and abbreviations can actually improve children's spelling because they sound out words and phrases<p>Texting may improve children’s spelling and grammar because using abbreviations such as ‘gr8’ makes them think about language phonetically, …

Why everyone is stealing your stuff

Interview with a pirate<p>On the 9th June 2014, the following exchange was posted by a well-known ELT author in the <i>ELT Writers Connected</i> Facebook group. …

Writing

Enjoying Music While Learning in School

Learning

Re-reading is inefficient. Here are 8 tips for studying smarter.

The way most students study makes no sense.<p>That's the conclusion of Washington University in St. Louis psychologists Henry Roediger and Mark McDaniel — who've spent a combined 80 years studying learning and memory, and recently distilled their findings with novelist Peter Brown in the book <i>Make It</i> …

The Teaching Class

Image by Zeke Berman<p>When Mary Margaret Vojtko died last September—penniless and virtually homeless and eighty-three years old, having been referred …

Higher Education

The Best Videos For Educators In 2014 – So Far

Another day, another mid-year “Best” list (you can find all 1,300 Best lists here).<p>You might also be interested in:<p>Here are my choices for The Best …

Here Are The Eleven Sites I’m Using For My Summer School “Virtual Classroom”

Our school year will be ending in two-and-a-half weeks and, as usual, our District has little money for actual summer school. We used to have over …

50 Ways To Use EnglishCentral

Top 12 Summer Tips for Top Teachers

2. Prepare Platforms<p>Reevaluate online platforms and learn what you could be doing. Revisit your favorite sites to see what new features they've …

Seinfeld’s 25 greatest contributions to the English language

Twenty-five years ago this Saturday, “Seinfeld” debuted on NBC.<p>It didn’t do particularly well at first, but it slowly began gathering viewers and …

Wanting it enough: why motivation is the key to language learning

Second language professionals, after explaining what we do for a living, are inevitably asked "What's the fastest/best/most foolproof method for learning a language?" Some of us like to answer: language by partner, meaning, go to the country and fall in love with someone who speaks only the …

7 Reasons Why It's Good To Speak Another Language

It's one of life's truths: Being bilingual or multilingual can only be considered a good thing. The ability to travel seamlessly in another country; to interact with people you wouldn't otherwise be able to communicate with; to really understand and immerse yourself in another culture, whether it …

Language learning: what motivates us?

"Where's your name from?"<p>I wasn't expecting to be the subject of my interview with John Schumann, but the linguistics professor had picked up on my Persian surname. Talking to me from California, where he is one of the world's leading academic voices on language learning, he effortlessly puts my …

The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher

Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as picking up an iPhone and tweeting. You need to be a good digital citizen, understand …

10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking

<b>10 Team-Building Games That Promote Critical Thinking</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>One of education’s primary goals is to groom the next generation of little …

Repetition Doesn’t Work: Better Ways to Train Your Memory

A team of scientists recently discovered that repetition is a terrible way to memorize information—and their findings highlight much better …

5 Essential Insights About Mobile Learning

<b>1. Set goals and expectations for teaching and learning with mobile devices before worrying about the device itself.</b><p>“If this is a device plan and not …

5 Ways to Engage Students

The eyes roll back, the mouth scowls, the fingers grip the not-so-secretly hidden cellphone, and the brain checks out. These are, as teachers …

Five Ways Humor Boosts Creative Thinking and Problem-Solving in the Classroom

<i>When we think about creativity and innovation, the words “humor” and “goofiness” don’t typically come to mind. But I’d argue that this is a critical</i> …

Teaching listening – tweaking the CELTA approach

In this post I wanted to look at the standard approach to a listening lesson which trainees learn during the initial teaching course, e.g. CELTA, and …