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6 Easy Ways to Build Relationships with Your Students

6 Easy Ways to Build Relationships with Your Students

You’ve heard it before: the way to reach your students, help them achieve, solve classroom management issues, and create a healthy classroom environment is to build relationships with them. Building strong relationships with students can help them develop academically and socially, according to the American Psychological Association. But how do you forge real relationships without […]

Classroom Management Starts on the First Day of Class

Classroom Management Starts on the First Day of Class

First impressions are everything in the classroom. On the first day of class, students decide how they will interact with the teacher and behave in the class for the rest of the year. However, there is a fine line between being too strict and too lenient. A teacher should not become “friends” with his or […]

7 Things Teachers Can Do to Help Students Succeed

7 Things Teachers Can Do to Help Students Succeed

Student success should be a teacher’s number one priority. For some students, success will be getting a good grade. For others, it might mean increased involvement in class. You can help all of your students attain their full potential, regardless of the way they measure success. Following are eight strategies that you can employ to […]

Writing for fluency: activities for the classroom

Writing for fluency: activities for the classroom

Writing for fluency focuses on writing as a means of discovery – of finding one’s opinions. In order to better prepare our learners for writing, we need to include time dedicated to writing for pleasure and exploration. In this article, Jade Blue shares some practical classroom activities to try with your learners to develop written […]

7 Ways to Teach Critical Thinking in Elementary Education

7 Ways to Teach Critical Thinking in Elementary Education

Teaching critical thinking skills is important for students of all ages. Critical thinking skills are an increasingly important element of elementary education, but teaching them can often be a challenge for elementary school teachers. From what critical thinking is to how to incorporate it into everyday lessons, we examine the essentials of this fundamental intellectual […]

Live Webinar: BEST PRACTICE AND STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING THE IELTS TEST and GRADUATION CEREMONY IN MAY, 2022

Live Webinar: BEST PRACTICE AND STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING THE IELTS TEST and GRADUATION CEREMONY IN MAY, 2022

On the morning of May 14th, 2022, Ho Chi Minh City TESOL Association in collaboration with Horizon TESOL co-organized the webinar titled BEST PRACTICE AND EDTECH IN TEACHING ENGLISH TO YOUNG LEARNERS (TEYL) CLASSROOM and a special Graduation Ceremony in Microsoft Teams platform. This virtual event welcomed the participation of many attendees across the regions […]

3 Fun Activities for Teaching Pronunciation

3 Fun Activities for Teaching Pronunciation

Pronunciation is an area of English language learning that can cause anxiety for students and frustration for teachers. Learning pronunciation in a new language is different from learning grammar or vocabulary. Each area has its particular challenges, but there is something important to consider teaching English pronunciation. As children, we learn to distinguish between the […]

THREE BENEFITS OF TESTING OUR STUDENTS

THREE BENEFITS OF TESTING OUR STUDENTS

Should we test our students? I hate tests. I never did well on them at school. In fact, I failed my UK university entrance exams in the 80s. Perhaps shaped by those experiences, I have always tried not to have ‘end of term’ exams for my English students, unless we are working towards external exams, […]

How to Teach English with Songs

How to Teach English with Songs

First of all, why use songs in the ESL classroom? When we consider that almost 100% of students enjoy listening to music and most of them also enjoy songs in English, we realize that songs in ESL classes can prove to be a very valuable resource. Thanks to the proliferation of digital media in the […]

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