• ESL Student-Presentations (Part 2): An Effective, Modified Presentation Activity

(This posting includes a handout which you are welcome to use with your students.) In Part 1, I analyzed the assumptions teachers have made about having students do class-presentations. (See ESL Student-Presentations (Part 1): Questioning the Reasons for Doing Them As I concluded in that post, there seems to be weak support for having students … Read more

• Myth #2 about Teaching ESL Grammar: Teaching Grammar Doesn’t Improve Students’ Writing.

I’ve always been perplexed by this claim by some teachers: Teaching grammar doesn’t improve students’ writing. A problem with it is that it doesn’t define what is meant by “teaching grammar” nor what is meant by “improve students’ writing.” It seems to imply that they have looked at every conceivable way that grammar could be … Read more

The Best Resources On Instruction In 2022 – Part One

I’m continuing with my mid-year “Best” list posts… Seven years ago I began publishing a regular Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week post. You can see all my “Best” lists on instructional strategies here. Here are my choices from the past few months: THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN “RITUALS” & “ROUTINES” IN THE CLASSROOM, & WHY WE … Read more

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This Week’s “Round-Up” Of Useful Posts & Articles On Ed Policy Issues

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Sunday’s New Articles On School Reopenings

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