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EVERYTHING EFL

By Erin O'Byrne

Welcome to Everything EFL, a podcast about language teaching. I love sharing my knowledge of stuff I've learnt and the things I do in class.
I also like branching out and discovering other teachy stuff that can apply to other kinds of teachers – after all, we all want to achieve the same things, don’t we?
I do this podcast to give you some practical ideas and food for thought. I also have guests who know much more than me. It's a learning experience all round!
Subscribe on Apple or Spotify (or wherever) and if you could leave a 5-star review, you will have my undying gratitude.
Enjoy.
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Episode 73: Small Victories - Setting Learning Goals and Reflecting

EVERYTHING EFL Mar 07, 2022

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Episode 116: Cornerstones of Learning #13 Mindfulness
Dec 04, 202321:15
Episode 115: Cornerstones of Learning #12 Reflection

Episode 115: Cornerstones of Learning #12 Reflection

Do you leave a little time and space for your students reflect How about you?  Do you reflect on your teaching practice? Why is is so important and how can you implement it into your classroom practice? Fear not - I have a few ideas - no prep, not fuss and totally doable. References

https://www.edmentuminternational.com/blog/the-importance-of-self-reflection-inlearning/#:~:text=This%20helps%20students%20to%20track,to%20analyze%20their%20own%20learning.


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Nov 20, 202320:52
Episode 114: Cornerstones of Learning #11 Student Autonomy

Episode 114: Cornerstones of Learning #11 Student Autonomy

Nov 06, 202316:41
Episode 113: Cornerstones of Learning #10 Reuse Your Materials!

Episode 113: Cornerstones of Learning #10 Reuse Your Materials!

Why reuse your materials?
Why on earth wouldn't you?
- you can cut down your prep time
- you will be less overwhelmed
Need more reasons?  Need some ideas on how to do this?  I got you.
Listen to this week's Cornerstones of Learning episode of Everything EFL Podcast and find an easier way to get through the week.

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Oct 23, 202311:18
Episode 112: Cornerstones of Learning #9 Go Lexical!
Oct 09, 202321:22
Episode 111: Cornerstones of Learning #8 Student Communication

Episode 111: Cornerstones of Learning #8 Student Communication

Where do we even start?

With your students, that's where?

How can we encourage a little more natural, meaningful communication between them?

How can we get past 'can I borrow your eraser?,

Listen and find out!

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Sep 25, 202321:54
Episode 110: Cornerstones of Learning #7 Relevance
Sep 10, 202317:22
Episode 109: Cornerstones of Learning #6 Student Confidence

Episode 109: Cornerstones of Learning #6 Student Confidence

Confidence is one of the keys to successful learning. It's all about that 'can do' attitude.

That goes for you too, teacher!

In this episode, here are a few of my favourite ways to build your students' confidence, creating a happier, more positive learning environment.

Trust the process.

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Aug 28, 202313:14
Episode 108: Cornerstones of Learning #5 Leadership
Aug 14, 202309:46
Episode 107: Cornerstones of Learning #4 Choice
Jul 31, 202309:40
Episode 106: Cornerstones of Learning #3 Community Building
Jul 17, 202311:39
Episode 105: Cornerstones of Learning #2 Trust and Vulnerability
Jul 03, 202314:50
Episode 104: Cornerstones of Learning #1 Everything's a Process
Jun 19, 202315:34
Episode 103: Transform Your Teaching Approach by 'Noticing'

Episode 103: Transform Your Teaching Approach by 'Noticing'

What on earth is noticing? Well, you'll have to listen and find out but let me tell you this: it has the potential to make you really think about your approach to teaching grammar and ALSO how students learn and remember it. In this juicy-as-hell episode, I tell you: - what noticing is - how it benefits both your students AND you (because you're just as important, gorgeous teacher) - 5 easy ways to try it out in class Enjoy! Noticing Video Mentioned in Episode Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55_eflteacher-englishteacher-eslteacher-activity-7061943393748144128-qDTT?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CsDUJTGMAQt/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link&igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA== Facebook: https://fb.watch/kYv5PDcVuc/ If you liked this episode, check out my lexical grammar freebie: a worksheet using common present perfect phrases so students can review this difficult grammar point in terms of institutionalized phrases, building their own context around them. https://www.subscribepage.com/presentperfectlexicallesson Do me a solid and fill out my survey – it only takes 2 minutes, I promise!:  https://forms.gle/jVPAjcUsfZCT6SGY9 Like, share, DM me and follow me: www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues.  Share the love. Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram)
Jun 04, 202316:47
Episode 102: What's Wrong With the CELTA? With Shannon Felt of TEFL Horizons
May 23, 202336:05
Episode 101: Boost Your Beginners' English

Episode 101: Boost Your Beginners' English

Do you have beginners? Do you struggle with what to prep and how to fill the time?

I had a beginner class for 2 weeks. Yes, I know it's not a long time but I managed to do quite a lot with them. Here is my story.

Get ready for practical tips, reflections, digressions and lots of takeaways.


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A Multi-Level Video Lesson Plan Based on the Short Film Oktapodi:

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May 08, 202328:28
Episode 100: Celebrating with my Ex-Podcast Partner, Shane Callaghan
Apr 24, 202337:21
Episode 99: Why Use Graphic Facilitation? with Emily Bryson

Episode 99: Why Use Graphic Facilitation? with Emily Bryson

Graphic facilitation isn't a complex idea - you're probably already doing it in some measure but if you want to know more, total legend Emily Bryson will fill you in.  Also she will give you some freebies – see Emily’s contact details below.

Emily Bryson supports ELT professionals to harness the superpower of graphic facilitation. She is a guest blogger for Ellii.com and has written for a number of ELT publishers, including the Voices series for National Geographic Learning, the A-Z of ESOL and 50 Ways to Teach Life Skills. Her courses have been described as 'the nicest corner of the internet'.

Connect with Emily:

www.EmilyBrysonELT.com/freebies/   

https://www.linkedin.com/in/brysonemily/

https://twitter.com/Emilybrysonelt

https://www.instagram.com/emilybrysonelt/

https://www.facebook.com/EmilyBrysonGFforELT

https://www.youtube.com/@EmilyBrysonELT

Book: 1000 Pictures for Teachers to Copy, Andrew Wright, Nelson Publishing

Did you know that I have a bunch of freebies for you to help you in class?  Take your pick from the list below and keep your eyes peeled for new ones coming soon:

A Multi-Level Video Lesson Plan Based on the Short Film Oktapodi: https://www.subscribepage.com/q7q0x1

10 Easy Ways to Add Positivity to your Class: https://www.subscribepage.com/p5j4r6

Video and Discussion Lesson Plan Based on a YouTube Short, Take a Seat, Make a Friend: https://www.subscribepage.com/takeaseatmakeafriend

Fully Editable Student Reflection and Goal-Setting Activity: https://www.subscribepage.com/k7g8u5

Do me a solid and fill out my survey – it only takes 2 minutes, I promise!:

https://forms.gle/jVPAjcUsfZCT6SGY9

Like, share, DM me and follow me:

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Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions.

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Connect with me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/

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Apr 10, 202335:09
Episode 98: Break the Burnout Cycle
Mar 27, 202312:57
Episode 97: Chat GPT - What's All the Fuss About?

Episode 97: Chat GPT - What's All the Fuss About?

It's everywhere.  What is it?  How can it benefit teachers and students?  What are the pitfalls? Will it replace us?

I discuss all the above questions concerning the ubiquitous (at the time of recording, anyway) Chat GPT with my wonderful guest, Gina Rodriguez.  We also throw in a few materials we've generated and how well Chat GPT did.  The jury's still out.....

I'd love to know what you think.  

Gina Rodriguez has over 25 years of experience in the language education industry, where she has held a variety of roles from teaching to sales and marketing of ELT publications. As an ELT marketing and educational consultant, she now specializes in social media marketing strategies that help language service providers increase brand awareness and attract more students.

Gina offers customized training, professional talks, and consultancy services to language education businesses, with a focus on helping her clients achieve their goals and provide high-quality education in ELT

Connect with Gina:

www.instagram.com/gina_eltconsultant

https://www.linkedin.com/in/gina-rodriguez-elt/

grschoolmarketing.com


If you liked this episode, try this freebie:

A worksheet using common present perfect phrases so students can review this difficult grammar point in terms of institutionalized phrases, building their own context around them.

https://www.subscribepage.com/presentperfectlexicallesson


Like, share, DM me and follow me:

www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher

Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions.

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Mar 13, 202329:52
Episode 96: Go to Your Happy Place! A Mindfulness Activity for Class

Episode 96: Go to Your Happy Place! A Mindfulness Activity for Class

My happy place is.......well, you'll have to listen and find out!  You will also discover a series of lovely no-prep activities you can do in class, which incorporates my two favourite things: mindfulness and creativity.

Where's your happy place? 

Did you know that I have a bunch of freebies for you to help you in class?  Take your pick from the list below and keep your eyes peeled for new ones coming soon:

A Multi-Level Video Lesson Plan Based on the Short Film Oktapodi: https://www.subscribepage.com/q7q0x1

10 Easy Ways to Add Positivity to your Class: https://www.subscribepage.com/p5j4r6

Video and Discussion Lesson Plan Based on a YouTube Short, Take a Seat, Make a Friend: https://www.subscribepage.com/takeaseatmakeafriend

Fully Editable Student Reflection and Goal-Setting Activity: https://www.subscribepage.com/k7g8u5

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Connect with me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/

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Feb 27, 202309:53
Episode 95: Go-To Tech Tools with Laura Wilkes of TESOL Pop Podcast

Episode 95: Go-To Tech Tools with Laura Wilkes of TESOL Pop Podcast

Love tech?  Hate it?  Somewhere in between?  This episode has something for everyone.  I'm joined by the very knowledgeable and lovely Laura Wilkes of TESOL Pop Podcast.  We discuss all the issues including tech overwhelm, the importance of a Plan B, what to consider when selecting technology for your classroom and the delights of Inner Mongolia.  Yes, you heard me right.

Enjoy!

Laura has been working in the TEFL industry as a teacher, trainer and manager since 2009.

She's passionate about using technology and media creatively to support learning and development.

When not working, Laura can be found interviewing guests on the TESOL Pop podcast: the mini podcast

for busy teachers.

Connect with Laura:

www.tesolpop.com

www.instagram.com/tesolpop

Did you know that I have a bunch of freebies for you to help you in class?  Take your pick from the list below and keep your eyes peeled for new ones coming soon:

A Multi-Level Video Lesson Plan Based on the Short Film Oktapodi: https://www.subscribepage.com/q7q0x1

10 Easy Ways to Add Positivity to your Class: https://www.subscribepage.com/p5j4r6

Video and Discussion Lesson Plan Based on a YouTube Short, Take a Seat, Make a Friend: https://www.subscribepage.com/takeaseatmakeafriend

Fully Editable Student Reflection and Goal-Setting Activity: https://www.subscribepage.com/k7g8u5

Do me a solid and fill out my survey – it only takes 2 minutes, I promise!:

https://forms.gle/jVPAjcUsfZCT6SGY9

Like, share, DM me and follow me:

www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher

Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions.

Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com.

Connect with me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/

Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.

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Feb 13, 202331:55
Episode 94: A Slice of Reflection Pie

Episode 94: A Slice of Reflection Pie

Do you get your students to reflect in class?  How about those students who tend to dominate the conversation?  Are they even aware of it?  I show you a simple way to starting a reflective conversation, where students consider the amount they (feel they can) participate in a conversation in class.  This can lead to a thoughtful discussion on future interaction and turn-taking.  Remember:  this won't change habits immediately - it's a process, but one that can be started if you try this simple, no-prep activity in class.  

Sign up to my masterclass: Less Prep, Less Stress:  How to Exploit Materials in Multiple Ways here: https://tinyurl.com/2c5svwys

If you liked this episode, try this freebie:

Fully Editable Student Reflection and Goal-Setting Activity:

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Jan 30, 202310:31
Episode 93: Future Forms Reloaded

Episode 93: Future Forms Reloaded

Way back in Episodes 42A and 42B, I took you through the dreaded future forms.  It was, however, a little bit on the grammary (yes, that's a word) side.  In this episode, I reboot the future in a more lexical way.  So if you're still toying with idea of approaching grammar more lexically but you're not sure how, grab a pen and paper and I'll give you a lesson plan so you can dip your toe in the water..........and hopefully never look back.  You're welcome.

This is my final episode of the year and I'd like to thank each and every one of you gorgeous teachers for listening.  As it's the season of goodwill, how about recommending Everything EFL to a colleague and giving me a 5* review on Spotify or Apple.

Merry Christmas!  See you in the new year!

Did you know that I have a bunch of freebies for you to help you in class?  Take your pick from the list below and keep your eyes peeled for new ones coming soon:

A Multi-Level Video Lesson Plan Based on the Short Film Oktapodi: https://www.subscribepage.com/q7q0x1

10 Easy Ways to Add Positivity to your Class: https://www.subscribepage.com/p5j4r6

Video and Discussion Lesson Plan Based on a YouTube Short, Take a Seat, Make a Friend: https://www.subscribepage.com/takeaseatmakeafriend

Fully Editable Student Reflection and Goal-Setting Activity: https://www.subscribepage.com/k7g8u5

Do me a solid and fill out my survey – it only takes 2 minutes, I promise!:

https://forms.gle/rcJXj7k5rTZG848x7

Like, share, DM me and follow me:

www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher

www.facebook.com/groups/everythingeflteacherdevelopment

Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions.

Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com.

Connect with me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/

Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.

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Dec 19, 202212:34
Episode 92: ADHD and Dyslexia: Some Advice with Ania Karwowska

Episode 92: ADHD and Dyslexia: Some Advice with Ania Karwowska

What do you know about ADHD and Dyslexia?  How can you identify it?  How can you deal with neurodivergent students in your class?

This week I am joined by the fantastic Ania Karwowska of Polca Languages.  She gives us some ideas on how to start supporting our neurodivergent students in an ESL setting.   I can't promise to solve all your issues but I can promise that by the end of this episode, you will have a wealth of little tips and tricks to start implementing straightaway, as well as some other topicslike sequencing and structured word enquiry that you can dig a little deeper into.  

Ania is a self-described Anna, vegan jogger, bicycle lover. ESL teacher, literacy researcher & an OG tutor.

Connect with Ania:

www.linkedin.com/in/aniakarwowskapolcalngs/

www.instagram.com/polca_languages

Website reference:

https://www.wordwasp.com/the-books/hornet-literacy-primer/

Book reference:

The Writing Revolution: A Guide to Advancing Thinking Through Writing in All Subjects and Grades

Judith C. Hochman, Natalie Wexler

If you liked this episode, try this freebie.

Video and Discussion Lesson Plan Based on a YouTube Short, Take a Seat, Make a Friend:

https://www.subscribepage.com/takeaseatmakeafriend

Did you know that I have a bunch of freebies for you to help you in class?  Take your pick from the list below and keep your eyes peeled for new ones coming soon:

A Multi-Level Video Lesson Plan Based on the Short Film Oktapodi: https://www.subscribepage.com/q7q0x1

10 Easy Ways to Add Positivity to your Class: https://www.subscribepage.com/p5j4r6

Video and Discussion Lesson Plan Based on a YouTube Short, Take a Seat, Make a Friend: https://www.subscribepage.com/takeaseatmakeafriend

Fully Editable Student Reflection and Goal-Setting Activity: https://www.subscribepage.com/k7g8u5

Do me a solid and fill out my survey – it only takes 2 minutes, I promise!:

https://forms.gle/rcJXj7k5rTZG848x7

Like, share, DM me and follow me:

www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher

www.facebook.com/groups/everythingeflteacherdevelopment

Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions.

Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com.

Connect with me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/

Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.

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Dec 05, 202219:48
Episode 91: Running Dictations Manifestations

Episode 91: Running Dictations Manifestations

Ah yes, the old Running Dictations. When was the last time you did it in class? How many different ways can you do it? Listen and find out!

In this episode, I give you variants of the this classic EFL game but also give you some solid advice to avoid some surprisingly easy pitfalls. Did I miss anything? Let me know!

Download my latest freebie:

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Do me a solid and fill out my survey – it only takes 2 minutes, I promise!:

https://forms.gle/rcJXj7k5rTZG848x7

Like, share, DM me and follow me:

www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher

www.facebook.com/groups/everythingeflteacherdevelopment

Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions.

Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com.

Connect with me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/

Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.

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Nov 21, 202214:30
Episode 90: Dealing with Trauma and Behaviour Issues in Class

Episode 90: Dealing with Trauma and Behaviour Issues in Class

This week I'm joined by the amazing Jessica Guarnieri from Dedicated Design Consulting.  She lends us her expertise as to what trauma is and how it may present itself.  This episode is also useful for any teacher experiencing negative, worrying or disruptive behaviours in class.  Enjoy.

Sign up to English Teaching Unlimited Online Conference: https://englishteachingunlimited.com/

Jessica Guarnieri is a Senior Consultant for Dedicated Designs and Consulting and her focus is supporting new special education teachers as they transition from the campus to the classroom as well as special education teams needing support with challenging behaviours. Jessica has had 15+ years experience teaching in special education, training staff, as well as mentoring and coaching new teachers. She is certified by Cornell College to train Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, has been a lead teacher for her district and has been recognized as an Excellent Educator of Western New York.

Connect with Jessica:

https://www.linkedin.com/company/dedicated-designs-consulting/

https://www.facebook.com/dedicateddesignsconsulting

https://www.instagram.com/dedicateddesignsconsulting/

Email her at: jessica@dedicateddesignsconsulting

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Did you know that I have a bunch of freebies for you to help you in class?  Take your pick from the list below and keep your eyes peeled for new ones coming soon:

A Multi-Level Video Lesson Plan Based on the Short Film Oktapodi: https://www.subscribepage.com/q7q0x1

10 Easy Ways to Add Positivity to your Class: https://www.subscribepage.com/p5j4r6

Video and Discussion Lesson Plan Based on a YouTube Short, Take a Seat, Make a Friend: https://www.subscribepage.com/takeaseatmakeafriend

Fully Editable Student Reflection and Goal-Setting Activity: https://www.subscribepage.com/k7g8u5

Do me a solid and fill out my survey – it only takes 2 minutes, I promise!:

https://forms.gle/rcJXj7k5rTZG848x7

Like, share, DM me and follow me:

www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher

www.facebook.com/groups/everythingeflteacherdevelopment

Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions.

Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com.

Connect with me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/

Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.

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Nov 07, 202240:24
Episode 89: Things we Have to Accept as Teachers

Episode 89: Things we Have to Accept as Teachers

Okay, here it is: there are some harsh truths and realities we all have to face as teachers.  I think a lot of us have this idealized version of ourselves, where we provide inspiration in engaging, perfectly-executed, differentiated, multi-faceted lessons which .......okay, I'm gonna stop there. 

Let's be real - we have a lot to live up to but I think that pressure comes mostly from ourselves.  In this episode, I talk about some things we just have to accept but I try to give a few tips and questions to alleviate the pressure of our jobs. 

Watch my ELTed presentation on lexicalizing grammar here: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CjcuK0FpYUT/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link 

Did you know that I have a bunch of freebies for you to help you in class?  Take your pick from the list below and keep your eyes peeled for new ones coming soon:

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10 Easy Ways to Add Positivity to your Class: https://www.subscribepage.com/p5j4r6

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Oct 23, 202216:39
Episode 88: Grow Your Online Audience! With Miranda Crowhurst

Episode 88: Grow Your Online Audience! With Miranda Crowhurst

Are you a freelance teacher or thinking about freelancing? This week I'm  joined by the delightful Miranda Crowhurst of Twinkl, who is an expert on how to grow your online audience on social media.  Are you a freelancer or thinking about freelancing?   

This episode will give you food for though if you're not happy working for someone else or if you're yearning to be your own boss.  You may be surprised at what she says.... 

Digressions include: are you being supported at work?, creativity, what it's like to get a million views on social media, the 'perfect teacher' (spoiler: doesn't exist!). 

Apologies for the sound quality at the end of the episode- Zoom is a fickle mistress... 

Connect with Miranda: 

Actively improve work-life balance and results with Twinkl Membership for Schools Join our support communities @ twinkl.co.uk/support-communities 

Create your own resources @ twinkl.co.uk/create Made by teachers, perfect for parents. 

Visit our Parents' Hub 

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10 Easy Ways to Add Positivity to your Class: https://www.subscribepage.com/p5j4r6

Video and Discussion Lesson Plan Based on a YouTube Short, Take a Seat, Make a Friend: https://www.subscribepage.com/takeaseatmakeafriend

Fully Editable Student Reflection and Goal-Setting Activity: https://www.subscribepage.com/k7g8u5 

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Oct 10, 202244:15
Episode 87: 10 Things to Consider When Lesson Planning (Including Yourself)
Sep 19, 202217:53
Episode 86: Why Use Dialogues?

Episode 86: Why Use Dialogues?

A very good question!
I give you 9 good reasons to use more dialogues in your lessons and give you a bonus activity too, of course. This episode is short 'n' sweet.
Sign up to my masterclass on Thursday of the 29th September 2022 at 6pm UK time: Less Prep, Less Stress: How to Exploit Materials in Multiple Ways here:
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Sep 05, 202211:27
Episode 85: 8 Reasons to Spend Less Time Prepping

Episode 85: 8 Reasons to Spend Less Time Prepping

Less time prepping?  Is that a thing?  Oh yes.  I list 8 reasons why I've stopped spending hours upon hours prepping my lessons.  I really hope some, if not all of these points resonate with you and change the way you think about spending your free, often unpaid time planning and preparing lessons for our students.  Work smart, not hard my gorgeous teacher!

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Aug 22, 202214:24
Episode 84: Chunk that Grammar! with Harry Waters

Episode 84: Chunk that Grammar! with Harry Waters

Yep, we're going lexical again in a very practical episode with the lovely fellow Brit and Friend of the Podcast, Harry Waters, of Renewable English fame. We play lexical ping-pong with chunks of grammar that we think your students will find very useful to build natural spoken English.
The inevitable digressions include Chris Hemsworth, football T-shirts and which TV series is the best of all time (no prizes for guessing my choice!).
Listen to episode 58 for some great ideas on how to incorporate the topic of sustainability in class in interesting ways.
Connect with Harry at
www.renewableenglish.com, @renewableenglish on Insta, @Renewable English on Facebook or @renewableenglish on Twitter
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Aug 08, 202224:27
Episode 83: The Power of Self-Selected Fiction by Stephen Krashen
Jul 25, 202214:31
Episode 82: 4 Ways to Ease the Pain of Writing Tasks

Episode 82: 4 Ways to Ease the Pain of Writing Tasks

Writing: a word that often strikes fear into the heart of the student. How do your students feel about writing?  How do YOU feel about teaching it? In this episode, not only do I offer 4 things to consider when doing a writing task with your students, but I also throw in a bonus writing activity at the end. Enjoy!

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Jul 11, 202215:00
Episode 81: Get your Learners Hooked on English with Fluency MC (Jason Levine)

Episode 81: Get your Learners Hooked on English with Fluency MC (Jason Levine)

Fluency MC, AKA Jason Levine, is one of a kind: he’s a teacher, trainer and knowledge entertainer.

Firstly, he tells me about his unique use of hip-hop in French schools to promote repetition and rhythm in an engaging way and then we discuss the importance of learner autonomy and how to get your students hooked on English without forcing it on them.

Listen to the end to get a little taste of Jason’s irregular verbs rap!

Jason R Levine (Fluency MC) has more than twenty years of experience as an English teacher, teacher trainer, and materials writer. He has led student workshops and teacher training programs in twenty-two countries in Europe, the Americas, Africa, and the Middle East.  In 2013, he created and launched ELT Techniques, the first live MOOC for English language teachers.

Connect with Jason here:

https://www.youtube.com/user/collolearn

https://www.instagram.com/fluency_mc/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaselevine/

France has got Talent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1zS-dsTnVw

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Jun 27, 202228:32
Episode 80: For the Love of God, Stop Talking! How to Lower Your Teacher Talk Time

Episode 80: For the Love of God, Stop Talking! How to Lower Your Teacher Talk Time

One thing I've noticed that teachers do a lot is talk.  Newsflash: that's NOT your job!  In this quickie episode, I offer a few ways to lower your TTT so your students can breathe, process and think.  Enjoy.

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Jun 13, 202215:27
Episode 79: Want to Start Implementing the Lexical Approach Here's How! With Hugh Dellar
May 30, 202232:30
Episode 78: Teaching or Coaching? Which is Better? With Csabi Berger

Episode 78: Teaching or Coaching? Which is Better? With Csabi Berger

I'm so happy to have Csabi Berger join me.  He's a language coach.  A what, I hear you cry?  Don't worry - he'll explain the differences between teaching and coaching and how you can implement some simple strategies to promote learner autonomy. Because that's what we want, right?  We want our students to develop an interest in language outside the classroom and become better learners.  This episode has so much value.  Check it out and share with a colleague. Csabi Berger has been a fluency and learning coach for 10+ years and has recently become an English coach mentor, supporting English teachers with their transition into language coaching, creating a coaching business and effectively promoting it on social media. Connect with Csabi: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/morethanjustteacher/?hl=en If you liked this episode, try this freebie.

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May 16, 202232:47
Episode 77: Need to brush up on your CCQs and ICQs?

Episode 77: Need to brush up on your CCQs and ICQs?

I know, we don't have much time to cram everything in our lessons but some things are worth taking time over: checking your students' understanding of vocabulary and instructions.  I mean, how hard is it?

Not that hard, actually but I'm sure I'm not the only one who's guilty of neglecting a few concept-checking and instruction-checking questions from time to time......not sure what I'm on about?  This episode is for you.  Been teaching a long time?  Sure, dive in and refresh your memory.  I guarantee the last time you really looked at CCQs and ICQs in detail was your teaching course, was it not...?

Useful links:

https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/checking-understanding

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neocortex#:~:text=The%20neocortex%2C%20also%20called%20the,commands%2C%20spatial%20reasoning%20and%20language.

https://human-memory.net/neocortex/

https://englishhelponline.me/2010/05/18/grammatical-expression-manage-to-do-something/

https://human-memory.net/neocortex/


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May 02, 202215:53
Episode 76: Is Reading the Best Way to Learn a Language? WIth Olly Richards

Episode 76: Is Reading the Best Way to Learn a Language? WIth Olly Richards

Recorded in lockdown last year, I've been saving this one - Olly Richards is a linguistic powerhouse.  What better person to ask about language learning?  

Do your students read?  Do they dislike reading?  Why?  Olly gives you real food for thought on this fascinating episode.  We covered so much ground.  This episode may well change your approach to reading and you may want to give it more priority.  But Erin, isn't speaking and listening the best thing to do?  Possibly, but this episode will give you a valuable insight into learning through reading, what extensive reading is, and its benefits.

We also discuss the age-old question: do students really need teachers?

This episode is gold.  Dive in and be inspired!

Olly Richards is a teacher, author, speaker and language learner.  He promotes the use of reading to learn languages and has a podcast and regular blog on his website.  Check him out on his website:

https://storylearning.com/ (the name has changed since this episode was recorded)

https://www.youtube.com/c/OllyRichards for a literal donkeyload of useful content


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Apr 18, 202233:38
Episode 75: Want a Reflection Lesson Plan? Here it is!

Episode 75: Want a Reflection Lesson Plan? Here it is!

Reflection.  It cannot be underestimated as part of your students' (and your) learning process.  In this lesson, I talk about the benefits of reflection and then dive into a lesson plan that you can copy, adapt and do with your students.  Best of all, click on the link below and you can have the lesson Powerpoint for your very own! Change it, add to it, do what you like with it: you know your students best.  Let me know how it goes! 

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Links on reflection:

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.758931/full

https://www.edutopia.org/discussion/scaffolding-student-reflections-sample-questions

pdf - https://www.edutopia.org/pdfs/stw/edutopia-stw-replicatingPBL-21stCAcad-reflection-questions.pdf


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Apr 01, 202214:41
Episode 74: 12 (or so) Ideas to Keep Fast Finishers Occupied

Episode 74: 12 (or so) Ideas to Keep Fast Finishers Occupied

We all have them: those students who finish a task before everyone else.  How can you keep them engaged and occupied?  If you think the answer is doing an extra worksheet, you've come to the right place because that is DEFINITELY NOT on this list!  We can do better than that: give your students challenges; make them think; get them moving; give them room to breathe; all of the above. My challenge to you this week is to choose a couple of things from this list and try them out in your class.  Let me know how it goes. If you're wondering what happened to my next episode on reflection, it's coming soon, I promise! 

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Mar 21, 202216:08
Episode 73: Small Victories - Setting Learning Goals and Reflecting

Episode 73: Small Victories - Setting Learning Goals and Reflecting

In an ideal world, our students would spend all their spare time working on their English skills and be highly motivated to do so.  But in reality buuuuut................we all know that for some students, learning English is a mountain.  How do you help your students take those first steps?

In this episode, I give you tips on how to approach learning goals with your class and also how to keep on top of them with regular check-ups, cunningly disguised as reflection.  Remember, it's about those small victories.......

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Mar 07, 202213:16
Episode 72: How Can Our Students Learn Grammar More Effectively? With Jo Gakonga

Episode 72: How Can Our Students Learn Grammar More Effectively? With Jo Gakonga

Grammar stress?   Not sure how to teach it effectively?   Not enough time for meaningful practice because you've just spent half the lesson teaching ALL the rules?

This week, I chat with the ever-so-lovely ELT powerhouse Jo Gakonga.  We talk about the issues surrounding teaching and learning grammar, how you can teach it more effectively and with less stress, and more importantly, how your students can learn it in more meaningful way.  And as a bonus, grab your pen because we indulge in a game of lexical tennis, exchanging our ideas for fixed, useful and common phrases with everyone's favourite, the Present Perfect.  I also succeed in changing Jo's long-standing acronym for teaching grammar from CAMP to CAMPR.  Result!

Jo Gakonga is a freelance teacher educator, CELTA tutor and assessor and the founder of ELT-Training.com, a website with useful material for trainee, novice and more experienced English language teachers.

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www.elt-training.com

 https://www.facebook.com/jo.gakonga

https://www.instagram.com/elttraining/

https://www.youtube.com/c/elttraining


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Feb 21, 202230:45
Episode 71: 10 Easy Ways to Add Positivity to Your Class

Episode 71: 10 Easy Ways to Add Positivity to Your Class

Positivity is everything when learning.  It can open up so many doors: confidence-building, community building, promoting a healthy self-esteem........here are 10 super-easy, no-to-low prep ways for adding some positivity into your class.

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Feb 06, 202211:00
Episode 70: My First Day Back in a Classroom!

Episode 70: My First Day Back in a Classroom!

I can't believe it's been almost two, count 'em, two years, since I've taught in an actual classroom with actual students just (an officially designated number of) metres away.  Yes, things are a bit different: social distancing, no handouts, no mingling......but the principles of the first lesson (regardless of how you're teaching) are always the same: get to know your students.  Here's how I did it.  

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Episode 69: How to Prep Students for Presentations
Dec 13, 202120:46
Episode 37: Christmas Activities with Sinead McMorrow

Episode 37: Christmas Activities with Sinead McMorrow

Ho Ho Ho!  I'm rereleasing my fabulous Christmas episode from 2021.  I'm joined by my lovely friend and teacher Sinead McMorrow, and we hope you can use some of these fun activities, some of them sent in by our lovely followers.   These activities are suitable for different levels, nationalities and mainstream schools. Dive in and have some festive fun in your classroom!  

Watch this episode on Youtube for subtitles: https://youtu.be/zHv9PhluzAA or IGTV: www.instagram.com/everything_efl_pod Sinead Morrow has been an EFL teacher for almost 15 years and a teacher trainer for about 10 years. She has recently made a foray into CLIL teaching and she likes it! 

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Christmas website: http://www.englishisapieceofcake.com/christmas-lesson-plan.html  Infographic pdf: http://www.englishisapieceofcake.com/support-files/christmas-lesson-plan.pdf   How to make a Snowflake lesson: https://www.marthastewart.com/266694/decorating-with-paper-snowflakes  A John Lewis Christmas lesson: https://allatc.wordpress.com/2018/12/ Songs:  When Santa Got Stuck up the Chimney: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IcSuv9tZow  Merry Christmas Everyone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-PyWfVkjZc  Dominick the Donkey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ca5wXojemRM  The 12 Days of Christmas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyEyMjdD2uk  Pentatonix Version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UHmQANFtNs  Last Christmas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8gmARGvPlI  Baby, it's Cold Outside: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Rhvtzzmq-Y  https://ditchthattextbook.com/infographic/who-wants-to-be-a-millionaire-template/

Dec 02, 202125:46
Episode 68: Doing Projects in Class

Episode 68: Doing Projects in Class

Ever wondered why your projects with students fall a little flat? I give you some quick, practical advice on how to structure you projects and presentations with 4 easy steps to follow: pre-project tasks, delivering instructions, the project itself and the presentation, should you choose to follow up with one. Did I miss anything?

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Nov 29, 202109:12