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Teacher Talk – November 2022

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Recipes For the Holiday Season

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

https://rainbowcitylearning.blogspot.com/2022/11/recipes-for-holiday-season.html

Enjoy these recipes for teacher self care, recipes for the holiday season, and a recipe for a calm and successful classroom.

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Believe It or Not

By Gini Musmanno of Reading Spotlight

Who knows what to believe anymore? When it comes to the internet, many folks, young and old, have difficulty figuring out what is true and what is not, especially with technology now being able to change the appearance of reality. It is important for Language Arts teachers to educate themselves and their students about internet and news literacy because critical thinking in the age of the internet is one of the most important educational goals we can pursue.

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What is a Left Angle?

By Vicky Rauch of Go Figure!

https://gofigurewithscipi.blogspot.com/2019/09/the-left-angle-mystery-does-such-angle.html

Geometry is probably my favorite part of math to teach because it is so visual; plus, the subject lends itself to doing many hands-on activities, even with my college students.  When our unit on points, lines and angles is finished, it is time for the unit test. Almost every year I ask the following question:  “What is a left angle?”   Much to my chagrin, some of the responses I have received over the years are bizarre besides being mathematically untrue. For a good laugh, read some of them in my newest blog post.

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What Makes a Good Teacher?

By Hernan Giannini of Ready to Teach Bilinguals

What makes a good teacher? This is an interesting question teachers should ask before teaching.

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The Value of Project-Based Learning for Only Children

By Renee Heiss of All-American Teacher Tools

https://all-american-teacher-tools.blogspot.com/2022/11/the-value-of-project-based-learning-for.html

What is the role of the only child in your group projects? You may be surprised to learn that those children have unique characteristics in a group situation.

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Tis the Season

By Charlene Tess of Books by Charlene Tess

https://simplestepstosentencesense.blogspot.com/2022/11/tis-season.html

Tis the Season to teach your students to vary their sentence patterns.

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6 Easy Classroom Management Strategies That Work

By Marcy Howe of It’s a Teacher Thing

https://www.itsateacherthing.com/2022/11/6-easy-classroom-management-strategies-that-work/

Learn 6 easy classroom management strategies for creating a productive classroom setting and building relationships with students.

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The Holidays – For The Classroom

By Michelle Webb of Teaching Ideas For Those Who Love Teaching

https://www.teachingideasforthosewholoveteaching.com/2022/11/the-holidays-for-the-classroom.html

Get your class ready for the holidays with these fun activities and crafts.

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The Giver Chapter 11 Review Game

Description

The Giver Review Game for Chapter 11 is the perfect addition to any novel unit!

According to research, using games when teaching increases student participation, comprehension, as well as fostering emotional and social learning.

Today’s 21st- century student needs to be fully engaged in learning to gain knowledge and then apply it in meaningful ways. Many teachers find that traditional comprehension questions are not engaging and often do not reinforce understanding. Both teacher and student often find answering the traditional chapter questions tedious and uninteresting.

The review game for chapter 11  includes 10 quality and varied questions that reinforce students’ understanding.  Questions asked are based on:

❒ Symbolism

❒ Irony

❒ Literary elements

❒ Plot

❒ Characters

❒ Themes

❒ Quotes

Students will answer questions to review the chapter in this speed racing-style game. Answer the questions correctly and win the race.  Everyone wins when they are learning and having fun!

The games created are interactive, engaging, and varied to maintain student interest. Each game includes a different theme with different challenges. Some games have game-show quiz-style questions, while others are like mini breakout rooms. Even better, the games require no preparation for the teacher. Other than an internet connection, nothing else is required! Merely share the game link with students, and they’re off to work independently. The games also inform students of the correct answer to all questions, so they will learn the necessary information before moving on to subsequent material.

Students can play these games as a group or individually. Create a class challenge to see who can complete the games in less time. The possibilities are endless! These games are also a great way to engage students in learning online.

The activities will take 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the game and the student’s abilities.

I love doing this activity at the beginning of my lessons to review the previous chapter, facilitating discussions and class activities.

The games can be played on any PC, laptop or tablet, Smartphone, Mac, or Chromebook. Anything that can access the internet can be used to access the games.

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10 questions and 1 game
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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Talk About Content Creation – Powerpoint and Google Slides – ESL for Adults”

by LessonSpeak

This 11-slide lesson will get your intermediate/advanced ESL conversational teenage/adult students to talk more! Content Creation is an interesting popular topic in the globalised world. With the included role play, this topic will simulate the environment that one will encounter when trying to create content! This topic helps ELL with vocabulary development, oral communication, and most importantly, it will give your students more speaking practice.

Lesson Length: 1 hour

Contains:

– Editable PPT

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Audience:

1) Coaches/Teachers:

• Save time
• Demonstrate authority & quality
• Provide structured conversational lessons

• Learn to speak confidently
• Encounter new perspectives

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The easiest conversational lesson you’ll ever give! Simply follow these steps:

1.) Open the content

2.) Join video chat with student(s) & share screen

4.) Watch the clock!

The LessonSpeak story: “I created LessonSpeak™ to help pass on my success to others who face the struggles of teaching on their own. When I stopped teaching as an English tutor at iTutorgroup, I struggled in transitioning from being an employee to being a freelancer. My biggest struggles at first were sourcing quality curriculum, finding clients, and charging enough to actually make a living. These obstacles are now a thing of the past.”

– Johnny Ilca (LessonSpeak founder)

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PLEASE: My lessons are proof-read by me. If you find a mistake or feel that there is room for improvements, please let me know in the “Ask a Question” section (rather than rate the entire document badly), I promise to fix it immediately and you’ll have my deepest gratitude.

More LessonSpeak lessons:

Seduction

Content Creation

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The products in this shop are all produced by me (Johnny Ilca), an entrepreneur who happens to teach. Inspiration for these products came from my own personal struggles as a freelance online English teacher. I used to work at iTutorGroup and when I left the company, I struggled in finding quality material to continue teaching in that way. I paid freelancers on Upwork to make some for me but they were of poor quality and had wayyyyy too many mistakes. That is when I took it upon myself to create the best resources not just for myself but for all online English teachers! I am my very first and most loyal customer so you know that these materials have been vetted. However, I am only one person and everyone makes mistakes…

UPDATE: As of March 19th, all future lessons will be in an Google Slides format! Editable PPT files are included only in bundles as bonus products.

Get a free product if you send me the errors to correct!

I hope this product delivers everything you hoped for and more.

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