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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11 of The Most Inspirational Pages on Facebook

Best motivational accounts of Facebook

Need motivation? Choose one or more motivational pages on Facebook

  1. Official Facebook Fan Page of Jim Rohn, the Foremost Personal Achievement Philosopher who inspired millions with his insightful and positive messages. Jim is the standard to which those who seek to teach and inspire others are compared. He possessed the unique ability to bring extraordinary insights to ordinary principles and events, and the combination of his substance and style captures the imagination of those who hear or read his words. His philosophies and influence continue to have worldwide impact.
  2. Brian Tracy International. “In the last 30 years, I have consulted for more than 1,000 companies, including IBM, Ford, Federal Express, and Hewlett Packard and have spoken to over 5 million people worldwide on the subjects of Sales, Business, Leadership, Self-Esteem, Goals, Strategy, and Success Psychology.”
  3. The Awesome Quotes. We are here to spread AWESOMENESS!!!
  4. Words Have Power. Inspirational Quotes, Motivational Sayings, Wise Words. Yanglish.com
  5. Tony Robbins. Tony Robbins is a catalyst for change and a strategist for success. Over the last three decades, he has directly impacted the lives of more than 50 million people from 100 nations with his work in leadership psychology, negotiation, organizational turnaround and peak performance.
  6. Success Mentor to CEOs and High-Performance Achievers. Darren Hardy is today’s preeminent Success Mentor having been a central leader in the personal growth and success industry. He has led three success television networks producing over 1,000 TV shows with most every known thought leader of our times.
  7. Brain Pickings. A library of cross-disciplinary interestingness.
  8. SUCCESS is your guide for personal and professional development through inspiration, motivation and training.
  9. Addicted2Success. We show you what it really takes to become a successful human being. With new motivational videos, interviews, audio and more with your favourite entrepreneurs, life coaches, celebrities and inspirational people from all over the world.
  10. Words Worth Million. Need motivation?
  11. The Riches Of Success. Giving you motivation as well as practical advice.
Moving on will show you a lot about who you are

Quotes about moving on

What is the difference between “slang”, “idioms” and “figure of speech”?

Slang

Slang refers to words that are used informally, and often only among subgroups. Slang is often short-lived: it may go out of date among the group that uses it after a few months.

Slang words or expressions are very informal, and are more common in speech than writing. Use of these words/expressions are often restricted to a particular context or group of people, or within a specific region/place.

Idioms

An idiom is a fixed phrase whose meaning cannot be deduced from the meanings of the component words. “To kick the bucket” is an idiom in English that has nothing to do with kicking or buckets. It means “to die.”

Idioms are phrases or fixed expressions whose true meaning cannot be deduced from their constituent words. Although idioms may often appear to have literal meaning, their true meaning is often very different.

For example, the idiom couch potato means a sluggish person whereas the individual words: ‘couch’ means ‘sofa’ and ‘potato’ is a vegetable. Another one is “I feel like kicking myself” doesn’t mean you are going to kick yourself. It actually means that you are so disappointed with yourself that you feel like kicking yourself.

Figure of speech

Figures of speech are words or phrases used figuratively, in a non-literal sense, for effect. Figure of speech is a blanket term which encompasses many things such as: similes, metaphors, hyperbole, personification.
A figure of speech is also usually a fixed phrase, but you can often figure out how it is being used metaphorically in context.

It expresses things figuratively and not literally. It is possible to understand a figure of speech even if you have never heard it before unlike an idiom. Idioms are words which must be familiar to the speakers for a thorough understanding. Similes, Metaphor and Hyperboles are some examples of figures of speech. For example, saying “I’m starving” doesn’t actually mean you will be dead without food. It simply is a hyperbole to saying “I’m hungry”.

A little bird told me

What the saying “A little bird told me” means?

Said if you know who gave you the information being discussed but do not want to say who it was.

Example
How did you know he was leaving?” “Oh, let’s just say a little bird told me.”

 

Phrases in English about love

Phrases in English about love

I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved.

Love cannot be closed on the lock.
Love is real, real is love.
Love is a friendship set to music.
To love someone with all of one’s heart and soul

The love you take is equal to the love you make.

The good feelings are the neighbors of love.

If you like the rose, so bear with spikes.

A beautiful quote for her