Elizabeth Claire's E-News

March 2010 Elizabeth Claire's E-News

Feb 18, 2010 - 0 comments

I crave relevance, patience, hands-on activities...variety, music, drama, fun, and big print.

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February 2010 Elizabeth Claire's E-News

Jan 20, 2010 - 0 comments

A great deal has been said about what's wrong with rote learning: Memorizing and learning by repetition doesn't cause deep thinking; it's a waste of time; It bypasses comprehension.

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January 2010 Elizabeth Claire's E-News

Dec 17, 2009 - 0 comments

I have a few students who email "ask Elizabeth" when they need to know the meaning of a word. I'm happy to oblige,  it's only two or three times a month and it takes just a second, provided I am at the computer.

A better way for students to get a faster answer about the meaning of a word, of course, is,  a bilingual dictionary, or a learner's dictionary, and if one doesn't have such a thing in hand, they are available online.

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December 2009 Gifts from Elizabeth Claire's E-News

Nov 19, 2009 - 0 comments

The New York State TESOL conference has come and gone, and back to work! (not that giving a workshop and running a booth isn't work, but it's out there with ESL teachers, my favorite people in the world, so it was mostly fun.)

Thank you, those who signed up for the E-News at the conference. I very much enjoyed speaking with you and hearing the various situations ESL teachers are facing these days.

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November 2009 Elizabeth Claire's E-News

Oct 21, 2009 - 0 comments

Things are cooking around here, and it's more than just the turkey! Our new website is getting ready for launching, while November Easy English NEWS and its Teacher's Guide have gone to press. I've been making preparations for a workshop presentation on Passionate Eclecticism in the Teaching of Reading at the New York State TESOL in White Plains, New York on November 13, 14. If you're a New York ESL teacher, and planning to go to the conference, please come to my workshop and stop by my booth to say hello, and get a free gift.

Remember, I want to hear from you, too. Let me know what's working in your classes, who your new students are, and what challenges you face this year. I'll read them all, as I like to be informed about school situations.

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