Tag Archives: teaching online

(Re)Exploring Flipgrid: 3 Underutilized Features

Brent Warner
Brent Warner

One of the biggest frustrations for teachers who have moved online is the seeming disappearance of opportunities to have students walk us through their thinking. In a face-to-face class, we can quickly check in when we pass by students struggling … Continue reading

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Teach English Online More Effectively Using TPR Strategies

Kristin Fawaz
Kristin Fawaz

This blog post is sponsored by VIPKid. While these three letters—TPR—might sound very mysterious, you have probably found yourself using this instructional strategy at some point in your life without even realizing it. That’s because TPR, total physical response, is … Continue reading

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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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EL Teacher Self-Care: Setting Boundaries Between Work and Home

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

In December, 2020 I heard from many teachers who reported how stressed and burnt out they felt. One of my fellow NJTESOL/NJBE Executive Board members, LeighAnn Matthews, wrote on her Facebook page, I consider myself a pretty positive and upbeat … Continue reading

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Level Up Your Online Teaching With OBS

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Happy New Year and welcome to another edition of the TESOL Games and Learning blog! As many educators come off a hopefully restful winter break, I wanted to take time this month to revisit a piece of software featured in my April 2020 blog post: Open … Continue reading

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3 Innovative Ways to Use Breakout Rooms in ELT

Stephanie Marcotte
Stephanie Marcotte

In the age of remote and online teaching, it is more important than ever that we find ways to encourage group work in our lessons. While we can no longer rearrange desks in a circle or send groups of students … 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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Distance Learning Tips and Strategies

Lauren Conn and Kristin Fawaz
Lauren Conn and Kristin Fawaz

This blog post is sponsored by VIPKid. Many teachers are transitioning from brick-and-mortar classrooms to virtual instructional settings as schools temporarily close across the United States to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus). Offline and online educators alike know … Continue reading

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