Tag Archives: classroom management

6 Tips for Successful Online Presentations

A. C. Kemp
A. C. Kemp

Few activities in the ESL speaking class are as challenging for students as presentations. Giving one can be overwhelming because it involves so many different skills—from fluency, pronunciation, and grammar to clear organization and smooth delivery. Giving a presentation online … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Put Community Before Content

Stephanie Marcotte
Stephanie Marcotte

Education is a moving train. We are constantly collecting data, teaching lessons, doing evaluations, and grading student work. With COVID-19, we are doing this nonstop. With classrooms looking different than they did before COVID-19, we are still under the same … Continue reading

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Too Much EdTech: 3 Ways to Reduce the Technology Load

Stephanie Marcotte
Stephanie Marcotte

With the transition to remote, online, and hybrid learning due to COVID-19, there has been an increase in the amount of technology in education. Technology has been used to bridge the gap between different COVID-19 constraints and the need to … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Keep a Personal Connection to Students Online

Ilka Kostka
Ilka Kostka

As many schools and institutions gear up to return to instruction for the new academic year, teachers all over the world are preparing to continue with the online teaching formats they transitioned to in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. … Continue reading

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6 Arguments for Smaller Class Sizes

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

I was recently reading an article about the Chicago Teachers Union and how it is pushing class size as a contract issue. This led me to wonder about how class size affects the academic achievement of English learners (ELs). According to … Continue reading

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Tidying Up Your ELT: 3 Simple Ways to Declutter Your Teaching

Gabriela Kleckova
Gabriela Kleckova

In this blog, I share a few tips on decluttering your teaching. My thinking about the topic of clutter in teaching has been inspired by recent movements to let go of our possessions in order to be happier and freer—becoming … Continue reading

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Problem (Tech) Solved: Comprehension Checks 1

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

For as long as I have been teaching, I have witnessed a similar pattern occurring time and time again in my various classrooms. Regardless of whether it was 40 Japanese high school students, 20 Chinese university students, or even just 5 ESL students … Continue reading

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10 ELL Must-Haves for the First Day of School

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

Students and teachers in the United States are packing up their summer gear in favor of backpacks and briefcases to get ready to go back to school. Although calendars around the world differ, the first days of a new school … Continue reading

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