Monthly Archives: September 2018

The MIND Diet

The MIND diet is a diet designed to prevent cognitive decline, and is a combination of the Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet. 10 Foods to Eat on the MIND Diet Here are the 10 foods the MIND diet encourages: … Continue reading

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“Be the Teacher! Inspiring students to find their own voice in English” ‪on October 13‬

Dear Educator, National Geographic Learning is pleased to invite you to a professional development workshop – “Be the Teacher! Inspiring students to find their own voice in English” on October 13. Three professionals in the field of teaching junior and … Continue reading

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On the Bredesen Protocol for Curing or Preventing Alzheimer’s & Dementia

That’s a question that I get… a lot. I thought it would be most expeditious if I answered here so that many people could see it and others would hopefully chime in with their thoughts. The answer lies within you; … Continue reading

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ESL Books

ESL Books – Textbooks for Teaching Adults: Some of the EFL Press Books Some of the best books I have used for teaching English to junior high to adults, are by EFL Press. “Talk a Lot: Starter Book,” and “Talk … Continue reading

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ESL English Lesson Plan

ESL English Lesson Plan – developing fluency across the four skills of English. They pointed out that the brain has an almost limitless capacity to memorize words and languages — the limits on these instead come from study time and … Continue reading

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The MAT Method

The MAT Method ESL Methodologies, Introducing the MAT Method The MAT Method stands for: Model, Action, Talk. It is said tobe easy to learn and easy to teach. I think MAT is suitable for large classes and some of the … Continue reading

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ESL Dialogues

ESL Dialogues ESL Dialogues – A Couple of Opinions on our Profession I think in a way it is a shame that in the EFL/ESL teaching profession we do not have more respect for the experience of teachers. Our impressions … Continue reading

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Lesson Plan ESL

Lesson Plan ESL The “Dumbo Feather” and Communication Circles Lesson Plan ESL – The “Dumbo Feather” and Communication Circles We are lucky to have another article by Thomas Anderson on teaching English in Japan to low level beginners or false … Continue reading

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ESL Practice

ESL Practice – Communication Circles ESL Practice – Thomas C. Anderson, has been an English teacher in Japan for many years now. He teaches at a couple of Japan`s prestigious universities, and lives on one of her more beautiful peninsulas. … Continue reading

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ESL Japan 3

ESL Lesson Plans – More on ESL Communication Circles When you teach in Japan, you need well honed ESL lesson plans for each class. Each class is different, but Thomas C. Anderson discusses a great activity, that works for most … Continue reading

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