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At Garnet Education, we produce ELT materials that are used in schools, colleges and universities around the world. We’ve created ELTtime in the hope that it can be a springboard for further discussions in our online community and in your staffrooms. You can expect a variety of topics, from the origins of the word capsicum to in-depth discussions of industry biases, global issues and other challenges that the ELT community faces today.

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At Garnet Education, we produce ELT materials that are used in schools, colleges and universities around the world. We’ve created ELTtime in the hope that it can be a springboard for further discussions in our online community and in your staffrooms. You can expect a variety of topics, from the origins of the word capsicum to in-depth discussions of industry biases, global issues and other challenges that the ELT community faces today.

    I can’t teach pronunciation; I don’t have the right accent

    I can’t teach pronunciation; I don’t have the right accent

    In the third episode of ELTtime, we speak to Nicola Meldrum to dispel the myth that non-native speakers can’t teach pronunciation. Expect discussions about the validity of all teachers and accents, some useful tips for teaching pronunciation, and some practical advice to take back to your classroom.

    Let us know if you enjoyed the episode! Get in touch with any suggestions or questions – you can find us at @garneteducation everywhere!

    LINKS
    Nicola and Mark’s blog all about teaching pronunciation

    Teach Pronunciation Facebook Page

    Teach Pronunciation Instagram

    21st Century Skills in the ELT Classroom – coming soon!

    CHAPTERS
    0:20 – Intro

    0:46 – Nicola’s background in ELT

    2:57 – Diverse nationalities of students and teachers Nicola works with in Barcelona

    4:50 – Programme of pronunciation training Nicola offers

    7:55 – Bridging the gap between accessibility for the student and clear pronunciation

    9:20 – Being intelligible vs. being effective

    11:47 – Assessing effective pronunciation

    14:32 – Correcting pronunciation

    16:51 – Tips for non-native teachers

    18:55 – Common pronunciation issues in Middle Eastern students

    21:14 – Practical classroom advice

    25:53 – Outro

    • 26 min
    Teacher well-being and mindfulness with Rachael Roberts

    Teacher well-being and mindfulness with Rachael Roberts

    In the second episode of ELTtime, our Senior Editor, Chris, dives into the importance of teacher well-being with teacher and life coach Rachael Roberts. Expect some helpful tips for incorporating mindfulness into your teaching day, insights into the science of the brain, as well as a discussion about the responsibility of teacher well-being on the employer.

    Let us know if you enjoyed the episode! Get in touch with any suggestions or questions – you can find us at @garneteducation everywhere!

    LINKS
    ELT-resourceful.com – Rachael’s ELT website

    life-resourceful.com – Rachael’s life coaching and training website. Her mindfulness eBook is available to download there, just scroll to the bottom of the page.

    Join Rachael’s Life-Resourceful Lightbulb Moments Facebook group for lots of videos, discussions, and a book club!

    CHAPTERS

    0:00 – Intro
    0:55 – Rachael’s Current Work
    2:29 – Rachael’s Personal Experiences
    4:00 – Understanding Mindfulness
    8:06 – Mindfulness for Teachers and Educators
    10:45 – The Brain
    16:40 – Tips and Techniques for Mindfulness Practice
    22:42 – Responsibility: Employer vs. Personal
    27:28 – Technology
    30:35 – Mindfulness in Schools
    34:43 – Outro

    • 35 min
    Nik Peachey: How online tools can unleash student creativity

    Nik Peachey: How online tools can unleash student creativity

    In the very first episode of ELTtime, our Digital Manager, Matt, chats with Nik Peachey, a well-known teacher trainer and learning technology consultant. Expect inspiring discussions about creativity and innovation in the classroom, recommendations for handy apps to use, as well as hidden pitfalls to avoid when using tech in the classroom.

    Let us know if you enjoyed the episode! Get in touch with any suggestions or questions – you can find us at @garneteducation everywhere!

    LINKS

    Nik’s publications: – Digital Video a Manual for Language Teachers, Hacking Creativity, Digital Tools for Teachers and Thinking Critically through Digital Media
    Nik’s EdTech and ELT blog
    Nik’s Learning technology and ELT newsletter
    21st Century Skills in the ELT classroom – Coming soon. Nik wrote chapter 2: Creativity and Innovation in ELT classes
    Shot clip – a social movie making app with different templates.
    Lyrics training – You can watch music videos and recreate the lyrics
    Hypersay – Nik uses this in presentations and conferences

    CHAPTERS

    0 – 0:19 – Intro
    0:19 – 5:20 – ELTons and blended learning
    5:20 – 9:48 – Creativity and innovation in the classroom
    9:48 – 12:13 – How to create videos in a classroom setting
    12:13 – 13:44 – Recommended resources, apps and websites for teachers to use
    13:44 – 16:35 – Classroom management and video making
    16:35 – 18:49 – Do activities such as video making favour outgoing students?
    18:49 – 21:49 – Music podcasts
    21:49 – 24:39 – Creative writing and texting
    24:39 – 27:29 – Pitfalls to avoid when using tech
    27:29 – 28:56 – Digital divide between teachers and students
    28:56 – 30:28 – Do teachers actually want to use tech in their classroom?
    30:28 – 32:00 – Have attention spans been ruined by social media?
    32:00 – 35:38 – Are translation apps putting teachers out of business?
    35:38 – Outro

    • 36 min
    ELTtime trailer

    ELTtime trailer

    An introduction to our new ELT podcast – ELTtime. The first episode will be available on 29th January.

    Visit www.garneteducation.com/podcast to sign up for podcast updates.

    LINKS
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    CHAPTERS
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