May 1, 2013:
New blog post: 35 Ways of Using Word Clouds in Language Learning.
April 14, 2013:
New page - My Recordings, featuring solo & ensemble performances with myself on harpsichord or chamber organ.
February 21, 2013:
Collection of excellent resources for online course moderators & tutors.
See under 'Teaching Ideas'.
February 15, 2013:
New page: TESOL forums.
April 21, 2012:
Two new blog posts: teaching experience DOES count; testing students violates rights.
February 26, 2012:
(1) I have added 65 of the best links on the web for English language teaching of elementary school ESL/EFL; plus 48 of the best links for learning and using interactive white boards. Click on "Teach - Teaching Help" to find them.
(2) I have also added a Slideboom presentation previewing many of the resources on the "Teach - Teaching Ideas" page.
February 2, 2012:
I have published a book containing lots of education and ELT articles. Click on the Lulu and AMAZON links above to see a summary and a 12-page excerpt.
November 27, 2011:
(1) Another 47 teaching ideas added (under "Teach") covering grammar, reading, writing, speaking, drama, vocabulary, games & general teaching support.
(2) New bookmark link for over 1,900 sites, many for ELT use (under "Teach").
Welcome to Greg's Education Home.
This website is dedicated to students and teachers of English as a second or foreign language.
The site include all the usual topics you would expect, but with some differences:
Please explore, use freely what you find useful, share it with others and add your own contributions if you wish. Also, please bear with me while content is being added from time to time.
New Page - My Recordings
In yet another major update, I am pleased to share solo and ensemble performances in which I played either harpsichord or chamber organ.
Please click on the link above and enjoy almost three hours of music.
New Page - TESOL Forums
Now there's another page especially for discussion and sharing of TESOL ideas and resources.
Initial topics cover news, academic reading & writing, academic speaking & listening, ELICOS courses, academic skills for students, general teaching resources and off-topic discussion.
Please click on the link above and join the conversation. Once you log-in with your preferred social network, you'll be able to read, comment and post too. This is a great opportunity, so please check it out.
My First Book Published
Great news! I've finally published my first book, and you can read all about it by clicking on the "Blog Articles & Posts" link above. There are 29 chapters on both education and teaching English offering ideas, suggestions and thoughtful articles for every teacher, both new and old.
"Principled Possibilities - Ideas for Teaching" is published by Lulu Press. You can go directly there using the link in the left column on this page, and navigate to a 12-page preview. There is a paperback version as well as an e-book (PDF) version which you can download and read on any device.The book is also now available at Amazon in both paperback and Kindle formats. You can visit my author page on Amazon and see the links to both editions here: http://www.amazon.com/author/gregqbear.
New Page - Music and Song
I'm excited to announce a new page for teachers focusing on music and song in English language teaching.
It's the outcome of a recent professional development session I was involved in, and it's represents the synthesis of my studies, researches and practical teaching experiences over a number of years.
I hope the materials, approaches and suggestions will encourage more teachers to incorporate music in their teaching.
What can you do here?
Now you're here, what's next.
LEARNERS - listen to music and stories, watch videos, read comics, books, practise spelling, play games, solve puzzles, use a dictionary, translate, chat with friends, share ideas and find useful links to other resources. Simply click on the "Learn" pages to see how.
TEACHERS - find worksheets, activities, PowerPoint presentations, watch teaching videos, read articles, chat and share ideas in the new TESOL Forums, and find useful links to other resources. Simply click on the "Teach" pages or the "TESOL Forums" link to see how.
EVERYONE - find out more about me (Greg) and see how to communicate with me. Simply go to the "About" page for all the details.
The lotus is one of Buddhism’s most significant symbols. It represents enlightenment and purity of the mind. It also symbolizes many aspects of the path to enlightenment. As the lotus grows out of the still water and mud of the pond (samsara – the cycle of rebirth), it leaves the mud (worldly existence) behind to emerge straight toward the sky, it appears clean on the surface (purity), and blossoms into a beautiful flower (enlightenment). The flower opens its petals to catch the warm sun's rays, reveals its beauty and purity, and shares its fragrance with the world.
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