5 Study Hacks That No One Tells You About — Your Student Supporter

I stumbled upon this really cool post about some offbeat study hacks. I think this will be really useful for students of all ages.

There’s a major grade test tomorrow. You’ve known about it for over 2 weeks, yet you haven’t even begun studying for it. You plan to cram it all in tonight. There are two things wrong with this: first, you’ve already procrastinated. Second, you don’t really know how you’re going to study. Notecards? Quizlet? Write it […]

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Top 5 Teaching Props for Online Tutoring — Crispy Confessions

Some fun tips to make online lessons interesting for little ones. Do check it out!

Since so many people are teaching online due to Covid-19, I thought I’d share the top five props that I found to be the most helpful. Mr. Potato Head This is such a classic toy and just so versatile. I find that it is so helpful for teaching body parts (eyes, nose, ears, mouth, hands, […]

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How technology can cultivate creative art skills in students

You don’t have to be a fortune teller to predict that Educational Technology is the future of our learning and education system. The Edtech boom has led to improved results in student engagement and better understanding of difficult concepts. While some teachers are still grappling with the intricacies of EdTech, Gen Z kids are more than eager to welcome technology into the classroom. Continue reading “How technology can cultivate creative art skills in students”

Teaching Phonics to Kids Learning English — How About Learning

The students I generally teach come from a specific subset of the population. They are students with a very limited knowledge of English, from non-English-speaking households and communities, who are preparing to enter formal school for the first time (regardless of their age). Because formal schools in our region teach in English only, these students […]

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How to manage a class when you don’t speak the language? — David’s Adventures in ESL

Let’s imagine that you have travelled far from home to become an English as a Second language teacher. Let’s also imagine that you are fresh out of University and you don’t speak the language of the country. The students that you will be teaching are young and have very limited understanding of English. They can […]

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This is pretty solid advice for any ESL teacher who is struggling to connect with their students. Highly recommended reading!

How to encourage ESL students to speak in English?

“Who would like to talk about their day today,” I asked expectantly. But, sadly, no one volunteered to speak out loud in English. This was a regular scenario in my classroom until a year ago. Most of my students find it easy to express their thoughts in English through writing. But when it came to speaking, there was an inherent fear of verbally butchering the language. As an English teacher, we all know that the point of speaking exercises is not to judge the student’s capabilities as an English speaker but to give them the confidence to express their thoughts and ideas freely in a language that they are not yet comfortable. But the truth is that most ESL students think twice before conversing in English.
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Engaging Students – online teaching — onlineteachingwithmegan

These are some really useful tips to improve student engagement in your online English classroom. Essential read for the times that we live in!

Hello

everyone and welcome back 🙂 As an online English teacher, your classroom is very small. The students can only see your face, hand gestures and the wall behind you. So, use these to your advantage! I have taught English online for 6 and a half months now and I use the following techniques to keep […]

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Should You Take An Online AP Class? — adventures of a typical high school student

Found this great post for students who are confused about Online AP Class… Thought it was worth sharing!

Hello everyone! AP testing is almost over (to anyone who has an AP test tomorrow, best of luck!) for this year, and you probably have already selected your courses you’re taking next year. If your school doesn’t offer a lot of AP classes/a specific AP class you want to take, or your school limits when […]

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Ways to learn from home — Ms A Tutoring Services

While we all reeling from the devastating effects of COVID-19, one mustn’t forget the impact of pandemic on the education of children. With parents struggling to keep kids engaged at home, it is important to indulge your children in fun activities that will help them learn at the same time.

Just stumbled across this fantastic post on homeschooling and fun learning activities. Highly recommended reading!

Whether you are homeschooling your children, teaching online, or sharing knowledge with family over Skype, now is the time to try a range of different activities. I have tried to include materials that you may already have in your home. These activities could be adapted for ESL and I will outline the key learning points […]

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Strategies for Integrating Critical Thinking into Online ELT Classroom — ELT Reflections 

Why critical thinking? As one of the key components of life skills, critical thinking is a skill that everyone, young or adult, should be good at. What is critical thinking? Critical thinking is often used to refer to the ability to think clearly and reasonably about what to do and what to believe, the ability […]

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