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5 Ways to Use Padlet as an Icebreaker

Brent Warner
Brent Warner

As we settle into January, many of us are starting a new semester with new students, and maybe our old “Find Someone Who” icebreaker is just feeling a little stale. There are lots of ways to mix things up, and … Continue reading

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Aligning Ice Breakers to Lesson Objectives: 5 Fun Activities

Andrew Wykretowicz
Andrew Wykretowicz

Those of us who have been teaching adult ESL classes for a long time know that starting the class on time is almost impossible. Our students have jobs, families, and other responsibilities, making it hard for some to be on … Continue reading

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4 Icebreakers to Make Conversations Flow in ESL Classrooms

Nathan Hall
Nathan Hall

Another school year is about to begin, but even though it’s still summer your classroom may be a cold place. Your new students won’t know who you are or how the school works, and the returning students may not know … Continue reading

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Creating a Classroom Community: 5 First Day Activities for ELLs

Shannon Tanghe
Shannon Tanghe

How long does it take learners to form a first impression of a new class? One study found that students rated professors after attending just two weeks of class roughly the same as their final course evaluations (Buchert, Laws, Apperson, & … Continue reading

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5 Icebreakers for English Interaction

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

In the United States, it’s that time of year again, when students and teachers excitedly (reluctantly?) return to the classroom after summer vacation. First and foremost, you’ll want to get your students talking to you and to each other! In … Continue reading

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Finding Common Ground in Multicultural Classrooms

Nathan Hall
Nathan Hall

Nathan Hall, ELL specialist at Achievement House Cyber Charter School in Exton, Pennsylvania, USA, has joined the TESOL Blog. Nathan will be blogging biweekly on secondary education.  ___________________ Think back to the first day of a new school year. It’s late summer, but … Continue reading

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