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Project Based Learning [A Definitive Checklist]

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Project based learning
Teachers who want their students to develop confidence in the real world, integrate Project Based Learning ideas in their teaching routine. Because Project Based Learning takes the classroom out into the world involving students in an authentic learning experience. Why is it authentic? First of all, because it is student-centered. Students are working on...

Parent Involvement in Schools [14 Expert Ideas]

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engaging parents
Recent surveys among teachers have revealed that about 25 percent of them consider their relationships with parents as a capital cause of stress in their jobs. This is certainly a lot. Ideally, the teacher should be parents’ best ally in the education of children. This is why, strong communication is fundamental to this partnership...

PowerPoint for Teachers [10 Tips & Tricks]

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PowerPoint for Teachers
If Microsoft Word was a favourite among teachers in the past, the new PowerPoint will be your next best friend. PowerPoint in the classroom is a versatile and intuitive tool with powerful functions that are not limited to presentations only. From posters to flyers, to flashcards, to videos, the list of things you can...

Coursebook Evaluation [An ELT Checklist]

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In 5 Characteristics of a Good Textbook we discussed five quick and easy ways to evaluate a textbook, a small coursebook evaluation sample. If you can afford the time and energy to dig a bit deeper, I strongly suggest to look for those five things in your ELT Coursebook Evaluation Checklist as well: 1....

5 Characteristics of a Good Textbook

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characteristics of a good textbook: pen on open book
Novice teachers leaf through the textbook grammar contents: does it tick all the boxes? You don’t want to leave out that 3rd Conditional (heaven forbid). More experienced teachers delve into the vocabulary pool trying to hit that perfect balance (not too little – not too much) that will keep their students occupied yet motivated.
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