Archives for English Language Teaching

Digital Notetaking to Stimulate Their Minds

Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! I am not a teacher, but an awakener. - Robert Frost Many students take notes, because the teacher requires it, but many do not know how to take notes effectively. Students also don't know how to preserve paper notes well. The ink gets smeared, the paper gets tattered, and their isn't Read full article »

Use Humor to Inspire Learning

Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. - Dr. Seuss Often, you will see me include pictures of my pug in my webinars, keynotes, or profile pictures. I had few people question if this is professional. When I conduct classes- online and offline- Read full article »

Spice Up That Lecture! 20+ Ideas & Resources

Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! Undergraduate students taught by lectures are 1.5 times more likely to fail than those involved in active learning. - Bajak, A. (2014) In my new book, The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers, I talk about how even the best lectures aren't fair for the majority of students in our classes. They Read full article »

Newsworthy! Learning as Reporters & Journalists

Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it and, above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light. - Joseph Pulitzer The best kind of learning motivates you to question, explore, make it your own, Read full article »

Creating Digital Books to Help Others: 20+ Apps, Tools & Ideas

Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! During one of my teaching internships, my mentor had us create books we read to children from the Boys and Girls Club. I still have my construction paper book with my poor drawings. My artistic abilities didn't matter to the kids who were just excited to have someone spend time Read full article »

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