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The English Classroom Blog

A free professional development blog for English teachers

Increase student engagement

Tips on how to increase student engagement and get them enjoying English.

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Get students talking

10 easy tips to get students talking in English lessons

Part 1 of 1

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Get students talking

10 easy tips to get students talking in English lessons.

Part 2 of 2

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Are you a role model?

How to be a positive role model for your students

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Connect with students

How to build positive teacher and student relationships

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The Sustainable Teacher

What is Sustainable Teaching, why is it a good thing and how to implement it in your lessons.

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The story

The motivation behind starting The English Classroom

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How to be a better teacher - for free!

All teachers care about their students but they often run out of time to care for themselves. 

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Planning your time in lessons

our top tips for how to manage time in your lesson and how to get the most from your students.  

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Launch day message

Read about our launch day, view our free events and contact us with more ideas

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Plan an English listening lesson in 4 simple steps

Why is listening important and how to plan a basic English listening lesson.

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Native or non-native English teachers?

When I was training to be a teacher, it was widely accepted that those with the top degrees from the best universities, didn’t always make the best teachers. 

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AFL - What is it?

Assessment for learning (AFL) is an approach to teaching and learning that is used to improve students’ performance.

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Formative Assessment: A fancy term to check up on students

Formative Assessment is a fancy term for checking up on your students in real-time.

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Summative assessment and how to use it

Summative assessment refers to any type of evaluation at the end of a unit i.e. a topic or a school term.

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Teacher: Manuela Moraes

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