Exchange experiences and ideas about TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language. A free exchange creating a win/win situation for teachers, students, and parents. You need not be a certified teacher, You may be an interested parent of a student or the student yourself.
Transfer Learning or Bridging
Teaching your students the practical "real world" benefits of learning a lesson. How it will help them in their day to day life. If not immediately, in the future.
Language Gratitude Journal
I discuss gratitude journaling and a variation of this idea you can use for language study. Combining good daily feelings/thoughts with learning a new word or phrase in English. Also, I talk about creating a mini-habit and the way to use it in language learning.
Instant Replay (Using recordings)
Recording a Skype session or other teaching situation is a valuable learning tool. This is true for both the student and the teacher. I discuss my experiences with this and my current reading and study of doing so.
Talk to Yourself
A valuable strategy in language learning is talking to yourself (or a language partner). We call it "thinking aloud". I share my own experiences with this and tips/ideas from a book I am currently reading on megacognivity.
I just uploaded a simple Halloween lesson on PPT/video to my YouTube channel. It is the first os several I hope to do. I plan on reading some Halloween stories over the upcoming weekend and uploaded them too. I hope that teachers and students enjoy and find these useful. In the classroom or just for fun.
Sharing lesson plans
Mike talks about preparing for Skype sessions. What works best in his experience. Some pitfalls to avoid.