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Re: What does it mean to be a "creative teacher"? -- Yanni Z Zack
Here is something I prepared a while ago and still use today with my teachers that I work with and supervise: The "creative teacher” is one who is not afraid to take risks, is willing to experiment ...

Re: disruptive students -- Yanni Z Zack
In my many years of experience, and in being trained in Special Education and working with Special Needs students in all grade levels, I have found that yes, disruptive students may have some type of ...

Re: teaching esl to asian children (unmotivated students) -- zombie5
Very good point. Works well in some demanding situations.

Re: Running an English Corner -- zombie5
The history of, and love it or loath it parts need serious updating or correction. Speaking as someone who lived in Tianjin and Chengdu in 2016-17.

Being an excellent teacher is never easy. Mistakes are committed from time to time as you try to figure out what teaching style and class management technique works best for you. This is ...

Re: teaching without textbook or curriculum or degree, please help me! -- Dubius Maximus
Some of us have been think researching for years on how to do this. I have collected and created a number of activities and games.

Re: teaching without textbook or curriculum or degree, please help me! -- mary
To make your life easier, get a course book and use it as the curricullum. In addition to the course book, you can teach the man anything you notice that needs fixing for his level. (SA) Working with ...

Re: Hard to handle Classes -- mary
6 and 7 year olds are my favorite to teach. The are loud and there to challenge you. 1. You need a ROUTINE. Kids want to know what to expect EVERY class. Have the class the lesson plan, just add new ...

Re: Games and activities for 11-12 year olds who can`t read or write English -- mary
1. Teach them to read. You have many very easy online phonic curricullums. Use them every class and start teaching them how to read. 2. Ask them about their interests, but most shy kids will give you ...

Re: How to teach GERUND (PPP Model) -- Yanni Zack
Mary, Here is a link from Azar on Grammar on the use of the Gerund: www.azargrammar.com/assets/fwg/FWGChapter12.pdf This should help you in developing your power point.
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