We were given two ears and one voice for a reason.

This week the teachers say about…

This week teachers quotes

Teaching can be lonely and can feel isolating unless you find ways to connect with other educators. While there are many online ways to do this, there is something to be said, too, for face to face collaboration and sitting in another teacher’s room, witnessing the magic teachers cast, first-hand.

Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski

Listen to students…Someone once told me we were given two ears and one voice for a reason. What is the writer really saying? Lean in, make eye contact, let them know you’re really hearing them.

Lanny Ball

English continues to develop and change, and a usage guide needs to keep pace.

Oxford University Press

Listen

For all learners, indeed all speakers of a language, their productive vocabulary – the words they actively use regularly – is a subset of their receptive vocabulary – the words they recognize and understand passively.
As teachers though, we often forget this distinction and vocabulary lessons can end up a mixed bag of new words and those that are already familiar, words that students are likely to use and those they may only come across occasionally.

Oxford University Press ELT

I learn a lot about my students, but I also learn about me. I find out ways I could support my students better; what I’m doing or not doing in my classroom to help the learning. It’s helpful to listen to the students from their point of view and the discussions they have at home about my class.

Eileen Lennon

Creating a space in the classroom for failure also encourages students to approach solving problems in nonlinear ways, using multiple possibilities and futures for refining their thinking.

Ben Johnson

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