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Building Active Listening Skills in the Classroom [5 Fun Ways]

Building Active Listening Skills in the Classroom
The importance of oracy skills is undoubtable. From the early years through to university level and, of course, out in the workforce, the ability to speak clearly, fluently and confidently is undoubtedly vital. But sometimes in the quest to build speaking skills we overlook the other, equally important component of spoken language: listening skills. We will now focus on...

Homeschooling Pros and Cons

Homeschooling or home education simply means to educate your children at home.  Instead of sending them to a government-run school or private school, the parent instructs them. This was common practice until the late 1800’s in the United States. Homeschooling never completely went away and found a new resurgence in the 1960’s. Since then it has steadily become increasingly...

Moving to China to Teach English

Ever wondered what it’s like to work in China as an English teacher?With approximately 400 million people learning English in China, it’s no wonder that there is a huge demand for teachers. More and more teachers from the English-speaking countries are therefore choosing China as their next career move.We asked Glen Stratton, who has recently moved to China, to...

How Many More Sleeps? [Educators Home Sharing]

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As I kid, I remember the excitement felt a few days before Christmas Eve. My family’s tradition was to open gifts at midnight on the 24th of December.  This meant that the few nights before, while slowly falling asleep, my imagination would wander, trying to figure out what toys I would get to unwrap. Decades later, the memory of...

TalentLMS eLearning Software [Powerful Meets Easy]

TalentLMS, subject of today's review, strikes a rarely seen in eLearning software, and quite welcome, balance: it's both powerful and easy to use. Of course, some basic familiarity with computers is still needed, but if you can find your way around Gmail or Facebook, you'll find your way around TalentLMS just fine.In case you haven't chanced upon it yet, TalentLMS is a...

The Benefits of Online Teaching

The statistics are impressive: online learning is on a dramatically upward trend (165 billion dollars in 2015 and is likely to grow by 5% between 2016 – 2023, exceeding 240 billion dollars). Bearing this in mind, teachers have a need to embrace this relatively new method of teaching and take on both the challenges and rewards it brings.To help...

Classroom Posters for Motivation

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We have a lot of creative talent on board, so we put together a nice set of school motivational posters to use in your classrooms.All images are royalty free, which means that you may download and share at will.The files below are all in low resolution, perfect for using and sharing online. If you would like to print them...

A Classroom Response System Revolution

Today, thanks to technology and its multiple advancements you can improve the learning and teaching process. Technology has shown many benefits to the educational field, such as giving the chance to students to learn at their own pace via e-learning platforms and MOOCs without even having to enter a classroom.It has also demonstrated its capacity to leverage the mobile...

How to Create a [Highly Profitable] Online Teaching Business

Do you want to become an online teacher working with dedicated students on a one-to-one basis? Do you want to be able to teach from anywhere in the world, setting your own schedule? Do you want to decide who to teach, what to teach, and how much to charge?Having been a private tutor myself, I have struggled with questions...

Teacher to Teacherpreneur [How to Combine Creativity, Skills and Expertise to Earn Additional Income]

Are you a teacher looking for a challenge, an opportunity to learn new skills, use your professional skills in a different way and earn additional income? Then becoming a teacherpreneur could be for you. ESL/EFL teachers transition to teacherpreneurs as writers, website designers, video makers, and school owners.In December 2015, I left my job as an ESL teacher after...