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Is what you are teaching relevant to what your students need? #ELTchat Summary 23/03/2011

This summary was contributed by John Daley – @lysurgis23 on Twitter- an  ESL instructor in Adelaide North Institute, TAFE South Australia. Thank you John for a great summary!!!!!!   The discussion was conducted on Twitter from 1200 GMT Wednesday 23rd March 2011. You can find the transcript of the Twitter chat here   Introduction Most of the people…
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How can we make observations less stressful and more a part of ongoing professional development #ELTchat Summary 23/03/2011

This summary was contributed by Priscilla Santos – @teacher_prix on Twitter! What a great job! Thank you!!!!!! To be or not to be… Observed! I have been observed a number of times since I started teaching. Those observations have happened for a number of reasons, ranging from DOS checking if I was following the school’s…
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Addressing taboo subjects in the classroom #ELTchat Summary 06/10/2010

This is the summary of an #ELTchat from October 2010 – at that time we had not introduced chat summaries to this blog. Here it is kindly contributed by Ty Kendall, @TyKendall on Twitter. Many thanks, Ty!   The chat began with a call to define what subjects are considered to be taboo. Some of the “Parsnips”…
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How do you deal with Mixed Ability Classes #ELTchat 01/03/2011

Summary of the #eltchat on Mixed Abilities Posted by Shaun Wilden on March 1st, 2011 How do you deal with Mixed Ability Classes   This is the summary of the #eltchat on Wednesday 24th February. The topic was teaching Mixed ability classes   The early part of the discussion was centred on the definition of…
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How do we cater for the needs of our learners in this digital age? #ELTchat Summary 16/03/2011

This is a summary of the early #ELTchat on March 16 2011 kindly contributed by  Bruno Adnrade –  @BrunoELT on Twitter   Hello ELTchatters,   Once again I’ve voluntered to write the summary and I’d like to thank Marisa Constantines for this opportunity and apologize for the delay. Sorry! The topic of this discussion is…
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How do we motivate teens to extend their speaking activities, so as to go beyond “I agree” “I disagree”? #ELTchat Summary 09/03/2011

The noontime #ELTchat on 09/03/2011 focused on how to motivate teens to extend their speaking activities, so as to go beyond “I agree” “I disagree”. A numbers of issues was raised such as motivation, being relaxed, students’ silence etc.   This summary was contributed by Anastasia Kararoudi – @tasoulazac on Twitter and although she is…
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How can we best help burnt-out colleagues? How do we help them get their enthusiasm back and encourage sharing and support? #ELTchat SUmmary 09/03/2010

Last week’s #ELTchat focused on teacher burn-out and here is the summary contributed by Priscilla Santos @teacher_prix on Twitter! Many thanks, Priscilla:-)   #ELTchat Summary   March 9, 2011. The chat was kicked off by @rliberni dropping the chat topic question: How can we avoid teacher burnout?   A number of suggestions were listed by…
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How do you approach teaching Exam Classes? #ELTchat summary – 02/03/2011

The noontime #ELTchat on 02-03-2011 focused on teaching exam classes, a topic which @sandymillin had been putting up for a vote for weeks!!!!! Well, its time came eventually, or we all succumbed to Sandy’s obvious keen desire to talk about exam classes 🙂   After the chat @BrunoELT offered to write up the summary and…
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How do you revisit taught material and recycle effectively? #ELTchat summary 02/03/2011

This summary was contributed by by Tara Benwell tweeting for @ESLLibrary and was first posted here on the ESL Library Blog   Many thanks to Tara for her great summary and constant support.   How do you revisit taught material and recycle effectively?   It’s been a while since I wrote an #edchat review and I was…
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How do you deal with fossilized errors and help students improve their accuracy? #ELTchat Summary 23/02/2011

Many thanks for tidying up and organising the comments made in the tweets as it was an especially difficult day for Twitter, for Tweetdeck as well as for our transcript aggregator!   #ELTchat 23rd February 12pm by Michelle Worgan This afternoon’s #ELTchat was on a topic that I thought would be a difficult one to discuss.…
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