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You Lost Me: Five Tips for Checking Comprehension

You Lost Me: Five Tips for Checking Comprehension

I have no doubt you are the best teacher this school has ever seen. You care about your students. You are creative in the classroom. You know the material as if you had changed its diapers.

But are your students on the same page?

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Why Non-Verbal Communication Matters More Than You Think

Why Non-Verbal Communication Matters More Than You Think

Teaching has been an expert mentor in helping me see that what I say matters. My words are important because people are actually listening. But my actions may be even more so. How I use my face and eyes and body when I’m talking reveals truth, sincerity, acknowledgment, reciprocation, and about a thousand other things. In communication, the non-verbal tells more than that flabber-jabber of yours could ever hope to.

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ESL Teaching Tips: Teaching With Limited Resources

ESL Teaching Tips: Teaching With Limited Resources

When you volunteer to teach abroad, you are likely to find yourself having to do without many familiar teaching materials.  Art supplies, markers, textbooks, a photocopier, games and computers could all be in short supply for you and your students.  But don’t be discouraged—this is the perfect chance to let your creativity and resourcefulness shine through in the ESL classroom. If you know that you are traveling to an area where schools are under-funded and in need of support, you can prepare in advance to be teaching with limited resources.  Find out about what is likely to be available and how limited the resources are, and bring some materials with you.  Construction paper, crayons, a small ball, and speakers for your computer or ipod can all make a big difference in your class.  It is also a great idea to look into TEFL courses that have a module on teaching with limited resources.  This can help you be even more prepared before you go. During class, focus on games or activities that involve a lot of speaking.  Role playing, conversations, and drama activities can get your students speaking and learning with virtually no resources.  Write up a short script before […]

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R. Busony - 2017 - An ESL Teacher in Taipei
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