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3 awesome teaching tips from Frédérick, our ESL teacher of the month!

06 Novembre 2018

Meet Frédérick who has been teaching ESL for more than 20 years! Currently working at the Commission scolaire des Découvreurs, he’s teaching ESL to 12 groups ranging from grades 3 to 6. His students love his dynamic classes and he loves to keep them entertained. His extensive teaching...

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5 fun and easy ways to encourage your students to speak English in class! 

05 Novembre 2018

What? I need to speak English? Help!? It happens to everyone. Teachers often ask themselves, "What can I do to get my students to speak English?" While it may seem obvious, it isn’t always easy to put into practice, as any teacher will tell you. Here are some useful tips to help your...

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See what ESL teachers can teach you!

23 août 2018

A little bit like superheroes’ work, ESL teachers’ work is crucial but often done in the shadows. This is exactly why we want to shine a light on your hard work and your precious knowledge. We know that many of you accomplish extraordinary things despite the constraints you face. Since we...

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Make the best out of teaching from a cart

21 août 2018

No classroom, no problem! Being a mobile or floating teacher can seem overwhelming at first, but with these 5 useful tips you’ll be able to create an efficient mobile classroom. Welcome to the teacherhood of the travelling cart!

1- Customize your cart

First things first: get yourself a...

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Great ideas to end the school year on a high note!

13 juin 2018

The end of the school year is fast approaching! Maybe some of your students (or yourself!) have already started counting down the days left before summer vacation. Sure there’s excitement in the air, but despite all the tests and the fatigue, this time is as important as the beginning of...

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Blended learning strategy for elementary teaching

11 mai 2018

The 21st century classroom has no walls – thanks to the Internet, teachers with access to computers, smartphones and tablets can immerse their students in a world of fascinating videos, games, facts and creativity.

Blended learning is far more than just a combination of print and digital...

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More than just projecting: discover how to make better use of your digital components!

11 mai 2018

Back in the day, teachers purchased a big teacher’s guide that contained all of the pages from the student’s book and also some extra handouts to be photocopied. Forgot the teacher’s guide at home? Too bad, it would have to wait. And if your school already purchased a teacher’s guide...

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How can I help my students acquire field-related vocabulary that is relevant and meaningful to them?

13 avril 2018

Vocabulary acquisition in a B-block course is very much a double-edged sword. When I started teaching field-related English, I expected vocabulary to be a nonissue. After all, in a class where students are supposed to work on field-specific topics, focusing the selection of salient...

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How can I help my students to become more confident and autonomous language learners and users?

12 avril 2018

Students and teachers alike agree on the fact that language learning is not an undertaking that begins and ends in a classroom, but a lifelong endeavour. If, as teachers, we want to meet the ministerial objectives of preparing our students to communicate in English in study and...

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Some of my students are in a Springboard program. How do I make sure they don’t feel left out?

20 mars 2018

For as long as I’ve been teaching B-block courses, every term, on the first day of class, at least one student inevitably raises the following question: How can I work on field-specific content and tasks if I do not yet “have” a field? 

Students in so-called Springboard programs often...

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