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26
AUG
2019

Explore Icebreakers Together in Your English Class

Sometimes simple, flexible questions can create compelling conversations. How can we integrate more icebreakers into our English lesson plans?
23
AUG
2019

Now Available: Creating Compelling Conversations Activity Sampler

Are you looking for free, fun and communicative activities to try in your English classes this fall? Check out our free activity sampler from Creating Compelling Conversations!
11
JUL
2019

Exploring Personal Philosophies with ‘This I Believe’

What are your core beliefs? This classroom activity allows English learners to improve their listening skills while exploring their own personal philosophy.
05
JUL
2019

New Release: Creating Compelling Conversations Out July 15th!

Create more compelling conversations with your English students! Our upcoming activity book features over 75 reproducible exercises for intermediate and advanced learners.
28
JUN
2019

Creating Compelling Conversations Units Now on Teachers Pay Teachers!

Lessons from Creating Compelling Conversations are now available on our TPT store. What compelling conversations will you create with your English students this summer?
26
MAY
2018

Teaching Matters: Observing and Leading Class Discussions

“The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another man’s observation, not overturning it.” —Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton (1803–1873), British novelist/politician What do you do while students are having conversations or talking in pairs? Do you have a “formula” for...
22
MAY
2018

Worksheet: Imperatives vs Polite Requests in the Workplace

  “You cannot be really first-rate at your work if your work is all you are.” —Anna Quindlen (1953-), American Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist Style matters – especially when we talk with our co-workers, consumers, patients, and supervisors. English language...
12
MAY
2018

Teaching Matters: Creating Student-Centered Materials for Your English Classroom

“Be curious, not judgemental.” —Walt Whitman (1819-1892), American poet What makes classroom materials “student-centered”? How do fluency-focused materials help create a livelier learning environment? While the web allows English teachers to individualize instruction to an...
02
MAR
2018

Have you taught English in Japan? Share your insights in a brief survey!

“When love is deep, much can be accomplished.” – Shinichi Suzuki (1898-1998), Japanese violinist and world famous music educator What have you found satisfying about teaching English in Japan? How do you select or create EFL materials to help your students learn English? What do...
26
DEC
2017

Worksheet: Express Opinions and Improve Critical Thinking with Consumer Product Reviews

“A man’s most valuable trait is a judicious sense of what not to believe.” — Euripides (485-406 B.C.E.), ancient Greek playwright Why use consumer product reviews as a teaching tool? How does this exercise benefit English language learners? Which skillsets are strengthened as a...
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