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EVERYTHING EFL

EVERYTHING EFL

By Erin O'Byrne

Welcome to Everything EFL, a podcast about language teaching. I love sharing my knowledge of stuff I've learnt and the things I do in class.
I also like branching out and discovering other teachy stuff that can apply to other kinds of teachers – after all, we all want to achieve the same things, don’t we?
I do this podcast to give you some practical ideas and food for thought. I also have guests who know much more than me. It's a learning experience all round!
Subscribe on Apple or Spotify (or wherever) and if you could leave a 5-star review, you will have my undying gratitude.
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Episode 92: ADHD and Dyslexia: Some Advice with Ania Karwowska
Episode 92: ADHD and Dyslexia: Some Advice with Ania Karwowska
What do you know about ADHD and Dyslexia?  How can you identify it?  How can you deal with neurodivergent students in your class? This week I am joined by the fantastic Ania Karwowska of Polca Languages.  She gives us some ideas on how to start supporting our neurodivergent students in an ESL setting.   I can't promise to solve all your issues but I can promise that by the end of this episode, you will have a wealth of little tips and tricks to start implementing straightaway, as well as some other topicslike sequencing and structured word enquiry that you can dig a little deeper into.   Ania is a self-described Anna, vegan jogger, bicycle lover. ESL teacher, literacy researcher & an OG tutor. Connect with Ania: www.linkedin.com/in/aniakarwowskapolcalngs/ www.instagram.com/polca_languages Website reference: https://www.wordwasp.com/the-books/hornet-literacy-primer/ Book reference: The Writing Revolution: A Guide to Advancing Thinking Through Writing in All Subjects and Grades Judith C. Hochman, Natalie Wexler Download my latest freebie: https://app.mailerlite.com/sites/preview/5551823 Do me a solid and fill out my survey – it only takes 2 minutes, I promise!: https://forms.gle/rcJXj7k5rTZG848x7 Like, share, DM me and follow me: www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher www.facebook.com/groups/everythingeflteacherdevelopment Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love. Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram)
19:48
December 05, 2022
Episode 91: Running Dictations Manifestations
Episode 91: Running Dictations Manifestations
Ah yes, the old Running Dictations. When was the last time you did it in class? How many different ways can you do it? Listen and find out! In this episode, I give you variants of the this classic EFL game but also give you some solid advice to avoid some surprisingly easy pitfalls. Did I miss anything? Let me know! Download my latest freebie: https://app.mailerlite.com/sites/preview/5551823 Do me a solid and fill out my survey – it only takes 2 minutes, I promise!: https://forms.gle/rcJXj7k5rTZG848x7 Like, share, DM me and follow me: www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher www.facebook.com/groups/everythingeflteacherdevelopment Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love. Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram)
14:30
November 21, 2022
Episode 90: Dealing with Trauma and Behaviour Issues in Class
Episode 90: Dealing with Trauma and Behaviour Issues in Class
This week I'm joined by the amazing Jessica Guarnieri from Dedicated Design Consulting.  She lends us her expertise as to what trauma is and how it may present itself.  This episode is also useful for any teacher experiencing negative, worrying or disruptive behaviours in class.  Enjoy. Sign up to English Teaching Unlimited Online Conference: https://englishteachingunlimited.com/ Jessica Guarnieri is a Senior Consultant for Dedicated Designs and Consulting and her focus is supporting new special education teachers as they transition from the campus to the classroom as well as special education teams needing support with challenging behaviours. Jessica has had 15+ years experience teaching in special education, training staff, as well as mentoring and coaching new teachers. She is certified by Cornell College to train Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, has been a lead teacher for her district and has been recognized as an Excellent Educator of Western New York. Connect with Jessica: https://www.linkedin.com/company/dedicated-designs-consulting/ https://www.facebook.com/dedicateddesignsconsulting https://www.instagram.com/dedicateddesignsconsulting/ Email her at: jessica@dedicateddesignsconsulting Add bio Download my latest freebie: https://app.mailerlite.com/sites/preview/5551823 Do me a solid and fill out my survey – it only takes 2 minutes, I promise!: https://forms.gle/rcJXj7k5rTZG848x7 Like, share, DM me and follow me: www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher www.facebook.com/groups/everythingeflteacherdevelopment Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love. Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram)
40:24
November 07, 2022
Episode 89: Things we Have to Accept as Teachers
Episode 89: Things we Have to Accept as Teachers
Okay, here it is: there are some harsh truths and realities we all have to face as teachers.  I think a lot of us have this idealized version of ourselves, where we provide inspiration in engaging, perfectly-executed, differentiated, multi-faceted lessons which .......okay, I'm gonna stop there. Let's be real - we have a lot to live up to but I think that pressure comes mostly from ourselves.  In this episode, I talk about some things we just have to accept but I try to give a few tips and questions to alleviate the pressure of our jobs. Watch my ELTed presentation on lexicalizing grammar here: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CjcuK0FpYUT/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Download my latest freebie: https://app.mailerlite.com/sites/preview/5551823 Do me a solid and fill out my survey – it only takes 2 minutes, I promise!: https://forms.gle/rcJXj7k5rTZG848x7 Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher and on Facebook @https://www.facebook.com/groups/everythingeflteacherdevelopment Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love. Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram)
16:39
October 23, 2022
Episode 88: Grow Your Online Audience! With Miranda Crowhurst
Episode 88: Grow Your Online Audience! With Miranda Crowhurst
Are you a freelance teacher or thinking about freelancing? This week I'm  joined by the delightful Miranda Crowhurst of Twinkl, who is an expert on how to grow your online audience on social media.  Are you a freelancer or thinking about freelancing?   This episode will give you food for though if you're not happy working for someone else or if you're yearning to be your own boss.  You may be surprised at what she says.... Digressions include: are you being supported at work?, creativity, what it's like to get a million views on social media, the 'perfect teacher' (spoiler: doesn't exist!). Apologies for the sound quality at the end of the episode- Zoom is a fickle mistress... Connect with Miranda: Actively improve work-life balance and results with Twinkl Membership for Schools Join our support communities @ twinkl.co.uk/support-communities Create your own resources @ twinkl.co.uk/create Made by teachers, perfect for parents. Visit our Parents' Hub Download my latest freebie: https://app.mailerlite.com/sites/preview/5551823 Do me a solid and fill out my survey – it only takes 2 minutes, I promise!:   https://forms.gle/rcJXj7k5rTZG848x7 Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher  and on Facebook  @https://www.facebook.com/groups/everythingeflteacherdevelopment  Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues.  Share the love. Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram)
44:15
October 10, 2022
Episode 87: 10 Things to Consider When Lesson Planning (Including Yourself)
Episode 87: 10 Things to Consider When Lesson Planning (Including Yourself)
Lesson planning? So much to think about!!  There are so many resources out there, so many in-class variables and methodologies to consider, it can be overwhelming.  So let's cut through all the noise and talk about what you REALLY need to think about when you're planning.   I also give you a little pep talk at the end, just to remind you how talented and creative you are.  Trust your skills, my lovely teacher, cos you got'em! Sign up to my masterclass on Thursday of the 29th September 2022 at 6pm UK time: Less Prep, Less Stress: How to Exploit Materials in Multiple Ways here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/less-prep-less-stress-how-to-exploit-materials-in-multiple-ways-tickets-404168136777 Download my latest freebie: https://app.mailerlite.com/sites/preview/5551823 Do me a solid and fill out my survey – it only takes 2 minutes, I promise!: https://forms.gle/rcJXj7k5rTZG848x7 Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher and on Facebook @https://www.facebook.com/groups/everythingeflteacherdevelopment Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love. Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram)
17:53
September 19, 2022
Episode 86: Why Use Dialogues?
Episode 86: Why Use Dialogues?
A very good question! I give you 9 good reasons to use more dialogues in your lessons and give you a bonus activity too, of course.  This episode is short 'n' sweet. Sign up to my masterclass on Thursday of the 29th September 2022 at 6pm UK time: Less Prep, Less Stress: How to Exploit Materials in Multiple Ways here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/less-prep-less-stress-how-to-exploit-materials-in-multiple-ways-tickets-404168136777 Download my freebies! Reflection lesson plan with PPT: https://app.mailerlite.com/sites/preview/5630308 Ways to add positivity into your class: https://www.subscribepage.com/p5j4r6 Do me a solid and fill out my survey – it only takes 2 minutes, I promise!: https://forms.gle/rcJXj7k5rTZG848x7 Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @https://www.facebook.com/groups/everythingeflteacherdevelopment Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love. Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram)
11:27
September 05, 2022
Episode 85: 8 Reasons to Spend Less Time Prepping
Episode 85: 8 Reasons to Spend Less Time Prepping
Less time prepping?  Is that a thing?  Oh yes.  I list 8 reasons why I've stopped spending hours upon hours prepping my lessons.  I really hope some, if not all of these points resonate with you and change the way you think about spending your free, often unpaid time planning and preparing lessons for our students.  Work smart, not hard my gorgeous teacher! Sign up to my masterclass on Thursday of the 29th September 2022 at 6pm UK time: Less Prep, Less Stress: How to Exploit Materials in Multiple Ways here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/less-prep-less-stress-how-to-exploit-materials-in-multiple-ways-tickets-404168136777 Download my freebies! Reflection lesson plan with PPT: https://app.mailerlite.com/sites/preview/5630308 Ways to add positivity into your class: https://www.subscribepage.com/p5j4r6 Do me a solid and fill out my survey – it only takes 2 minutes, I promise!: https://forms.gle/rcJXj7k5rTZG848x7 Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @https://www.facebook.com/groups/everythingeflteacherdevelopment Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love. Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram)
14:24
August 22, 2022
Episode 84: Chunk that Grammar! with Harry Waters
Episode 84: Chunk that Grammar! with Harry Waters
Yep, we're going lexical again in a very practical episode with the lovely fellow Brit and Friend of the Podcast, Harry Waters, of Renewable English fame.  We play lexical ping-pong with chunks of grammar that we think your students will find very useful to build natural spoken English. The inevitable digressions include Chris Hemsworth, football T-shirts and which TV series is the best of all time (no prizes for guessing my choice!). Listen to episode 58 for some great ideas on how to incorporate the topic of sustainability in class in interesting ways. Connect with Harry at www.renewableenglish.com, @renewableenglish on Insta, @Renewable English on Facebook or @renewableenglish on Twitter Download my freebies! Reflection lesson plan with PPT: https://app.mailerlite.com/sites/preview/5630308 Ways to add positivity into your class: https://www.subscribepage.com/p5j4r6 Do me a solid and fill out my survey – it only takes 2 minutes, I promise!: https://forms.gle/rcJXj7k5rTZG848x7 Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @https://www.facebook.com/groups/everythingeflteacherdevelopment Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love. Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram)
24:27
August 08, 2022
Episode 83: The Power of Self-Selected Fiction by Stephen Krashen
Episode 83: The Power of Self-Selected Fiction by Stephen Krashen
How do you see reading as part of your students' language acquisition? Stephen Krashen certainly knows more than I do about this, so who better to turn to than the world-renowned linguist, educational researcher and activist?  In this episode, I delve into his ideas on the power of self-selected reading.  I'm not saying he's right or wrong: I'm just throwing it out there in a bite-sized, digestible chunk of podcasty goodness so you can decide for yourself.  I'd love to know what you think! Stephen Krashen's The Power of Self-Selected Fiction: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZHuUN9kfASteQXh5XVc86Zj8bZJXINfz/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=118034887589267008240&rtpof=true&sd=true Learn English Through Story: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=learn+english+through+story
14:31
July 25, 2022
Episode 82: 4 Ways to Ease the Pain of Writing Tasks
Episode 82: 4 Ways to Ease the Pain of Writing Tasks
Writing: a word that often strikes fear into the heart of the student. How do your students feel about writing?  How do YOU feel about teaching it? In this episode, not only do I offer 4 things to consider when doing a writing task with your students, but I also throw in a bonus writing activity at the end. Enjoy! Download my freebies! Reflection lesson plan with PPT: https://app.mailerlite.com/sites/preview/5630308 Ways to add positivity into your class:  https://www.subscribepage.com/p5j4r6 Do me a solid and fill out my survey – it only takes 2 minutes, I promise!: https://forms.gle/rcJXj7k5rTZG848x7 Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @https://www.facebook.com/groups/everythingeflteacherdevelopment Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love. Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram)
15:00
July 11, 2022
Episode 81: Get your Learners Hooked on English with Fluency MC (Jason Levine)
Episode 81: Get your Learners Hooked on English with Fluency MC (Jason Levine)
Fluency MC, AKA Jason Levine, is one of a kind: he’s a teacher, trainer and knowledge entertainer. Firstly, he tells me about his unique use of hip-hop in French schools to promote repetition and rhythm in an engaging way and then we discuss the importance of learner autonomy and how to get your students hooked on English without forcing it on them. Listen to the end to get a little taste of Jason’s irregular verbs rap! Jason R Levine (Fluency MC) has more than twenty years of experience as an English teacher, teacher trainer, and materials writer. He has led student workshops and teacher training programs in twenty-two countries in Europe, the Americas, Africa, and the Middle East.  In 2013, he created and launched ELT Techniques, the first live MOOC for English language teachers. Connect with Jason here: https://www.youtube.com/user/collolearn https://www.instagram.com/fluency_mc/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaselevine/ France has got Talent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1zS-dsTnVw Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter for more teachy stuff and a challenge: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Do me a solid and fill out my survey – it only takes 2 minutes, I promise!: https://forms.gle/rcJXj7k5rTZG848x7 Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @https://www.facebook.com/groups/everythingeflteacherdevelopment Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love. Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram)
28:32
June 27, 2022
Episode 80: For the Love of God, Stop Talking! How to Lower Your Teacher Talk Time
Episode 80: For the Love of God, Stop Talking! How to Lower Your Teacher Talk Time
One thing I've noticed that teachers do a lot is talk.  Newsflash: that's NOT your job!  In this quickie episode, I offer a few ways to lower your TTT so your students can breathe, process and think.  Enjoy. Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter for more teachy stuff: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Do me a solid and fill out my survey – it only takes 2 minutes, I promise!: https://forms.gle/rcJXj7k5rTZG848x7 Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @https://www.facebook.com/groups/everythingeflteacherdevelopment Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love. Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram)
15:27
June 13, 2022
Episode 79: Want to Start Implementing the Lexical Approach Here's How! With Hugh Dellar
Episode 79: Want to Start Implementing the Lexical Approach Here's How! With Hugh Dellar
I am once again joined by the thoroughly lovely Hugh Dellar.  In episode 60, we took a deep dive into what the lexical approach is and in this episode, we take it in turns suggesting some simple ways to actually implement it into your classroom practice. This episode is full of easy-to-use, low-to-no-prep ideas that you can start on straightaway.  Dive in! Connect with Hugh via his website: https://www.lexicallab.com/ Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter for more teachy stuff: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Do me a solid and fill out my survey – it only takes 2 minutes, I promise!: https://forms.gle/rcJXj7k5rTZG848x7 Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @https://www.facebook.com/groups/everythingeflteacherdevelopment Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love. Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram)
32:30
May 30, 2022
Episode 78: Teaching or Coaching? Which is Better? With Csabi Berger
Episode 78: Teaching or Coaching? Which is Better? With Csabi Berger
I'm so happy to have Csabi Berger join me.  He's a language coach.  A what, I hear you cry?  Don't worry - he'll explain the differences between teaching and coaching and how you can implement some simple strategies to promote learner autonomy. Because that's what we want, right?  We want our students to develop an interest in language outside the classroom and become better learners.  This episode has so much value.  Check it out and share with a colleague. Csabi Berger has been a fluency and learning coach for 10+ years and has recently become an English coach mentor, supporting English teachers with their transition into language coaching, creating a coaching business and effectively promoting it on social media. Connect with Csabi: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/morethanjustteacher/?hl=en Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter for more teachy stuff: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @https://www.facebook.com/groups/everythingeflteacherdevelopment Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
32:47
May 16, 2022
Episode 77: Need to brush up on your CCQs and ICQs?
Episode 77: Need to brush up on your CCQs and ICQs?
I know, we don't have much time to cram everything in our lessons but some things are worth taking time over: checking your students' understanding of vocabulary and instructions.  I mean, how hard is it? Not that hard, actually but I'm sure I'm not the only one who's guilty of neglecting a few concept-checking and instruction-checking questions from time to time......not sure what I'm on about?  This episode is for you.  Been teaching a long time?  Sure, dive in and refresh your memory.  I guarantee the last time you really looked at CCQs and ICQs in detail was your teaching course, was it not...? Useful links: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/checking-understanding https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neocortex#:~:text=The%20neocortex%2C%20also%20called%20the,commands%2C%20spatial%20reasoning%20and%20language. https://human-memory.net/neocortex/ https://englishhelponline.me/2010/05/18/grammatical-expression-manage-to-do-something/ https://human-memory.net/neocortex/ Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter for more teachy stuff: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @https://www.facebook.com/groups/everythingeflteacherdevelopment Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
15:53
May 02, 2022
Episode 76: Is Reading the Best Way to Learn a Language? WIth Olly Richards
Episode 76: Is Reading the Best Way to Learn a Language? WIth Olly Richards
Recorded in lockdown last year, I've been saving this one - Olly Richards is a linguistic powerhouse.  What better person to ask about language learning?   Do your students read?  Do they dislike reading?  Why?  Olly gives you real food for thought on this fascinating episode.  We covered so much ground.  This episode may well change your approach to reading and you may want to give it more priority.  But Erin, isn't speaking and listening the best thing to do?  Possibly, but this episode will give you a valuable insight into learning through reading, what extensive reading is, and its benefits. We also discuss the age-old question: do students really need teachers? This episode is gold.  Dive in and be inspired! Olly Richards is a teacher, author, speaker and language learner.  He promotes the use of reading to learn languages and has a podcast and regular blog on his website.  Check him out on his website: https://storylearning.com/ (the name has changed since this episode was recorded) https://www.youtube.com/c/OllyRichards for a literal donkeyload of useful content Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter for more teachy stuff: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @https://www.facebook.com/groups/everythingeflteacherdevelopment Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
33:38
April 18, 2022
Episode 75: Want a Reflection Lesson Plan? Here it is!
Episode 75: Want a Reflection Lesson Plan? Here it is!
Reflection.  It cannot be underestimated as part of your students' (and your) learning process.  In this lesson, I talk about the benefits of reflection and then dive into a lesson plan that you can copy, adapt and do with your students.  Best of all, click on the link below and you can have the lesson Powerpoint for your very own! Change it, add to it, do what you like with it: you know your students best.  Let me know how it goes!  Get your reflection lesson plan here: https://www.subscribepage.com/k7g8u5 Links on reflection: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.758931/full https://www.edutopia.org/discussion/scaffolding-student-reflections-sample-questions pdf - https://www.edutopia.org/pdfs/stw/edutopia-stw-replicatingPBL-21stCAcad-reflection-questions.pdf Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter for more teachy stuff: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @https://www.facebook.com/groups/everythingeflteacherdevelopment Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
14:41
April 01, 2022
Episode 74: 12 (or so) Ideas to Keep Fast Finishers Occupied
Episode 74: 12 (or so) Ideas to Keep Fast Finishers Occupied
We all have them: those students who finish a task before everyone else.  How can you keep them engaged and occupied?  If you think the answer is doing an extra worksheet, you've come to the right place because that is DEFINITELY NOT on this list!  We can do better than that: give your students challenges; make them think; get them moving; give them room to breathe; all of the above. My challenge to you this week is to choose a couple of things from this list and try them out in your class.  Let me know how it goes. If you're wondering what happened to my next episode on reflection, it's coming soon, I promise!  Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram).  Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @https://www.facebook.com/groups/everythingeflteacherdevelopment  Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions.  Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com.  Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/  Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love. 
16:08
March 21, 2022
Episode 73: Small Victories - Setting Learning Goals and Reflecting
Episode 73: Small Victories - Setting Learning Goals and Reflecting
In an ideal world, our students would spend all their spare time working on their English skills and be highly motivated to do so.  But in reality buuuuut................we all know that for some students, learning English is a mountain.  How do you help your students take those first steps? In this episode, I give you tips on how to approach learning goals with your class and also how to keep on top of them with regular check-ups, cunningly disguised as reflection.  Remember, it's about those small victories....... Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @https://www.facebook.com/groups/everythingeflteacherdevelopment Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
13:16
March 07, 2022
Episode 72: How Can Our Students Learn Grammar More Effectively? With Jo Gakonga
Episode 72: How Can Our Students Learn Grammar More Effectively? With Jo Gakonga
Grammar stress?   Not sure how to teach it effectively?   Not enough time for meaningful practice because you've just spent half the lesson teaching ALL the rules? This week, I chat with the ever-so-lovely ELT powerhouse Jo Gakonga.  We talk about the issues surrounding teaching and learning grammar, how you can teach it more effectively and with less stress, and more importantly, how your students can learn it in more meaningful way.  And as a bonus, grab your pen because we indulge in a game of lexical tennis, exchanging our ideas for fixed, useful and common phrases with everyone's favourite, the Present Perfect.  I also succeed in changing Jo's long-standing acronym for teaching grammar from CAMP to CAMPR.  Result! Jo Gakonga is a freelance teacher educator, CELTA tutor and assessor and the founder of ELT-Training.com, a website with useful material for trainee, novice and more experienced English language teachers. Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Connect with Jo at: www.elt-training.com  https://www.facebook.com/jo.gakonga https://www.instagram.com/elttraining/ https://www.youtube.com/c/elttraining Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @https://www.facebook.com/groups/everythingeflteacherdevelopment Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
30:45
February 21, 2022
Episode 71: 10 Easy Ways to Add Positivity to Your Class
Episode 71: 10 Easy Ways to Add Positivity to Your Class
Positivity is everything when learning.  It can open up so many doors: confidence-building, community building, promoting a healthy self-esteem........here are 10 super-easy, no-to-low prep ways for adding some positivity into your class. Click below for your free pdf: https://www.subscribepage.com/p5j4r6?fbclid=IwAR29a4TH6hgAz8G1OlFOCjt1m3-_1xghnfnm2oRqUh2TL_sr3-KfQ92f-aI Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @https://www.facebook.com/groups/everythingeflteacherdevelopment Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
11:00
February 06, 2022
Episode 70: My First Day Back in a Classroom!
Episode 70: My First Day Back in a Classroom!
I can't believe it's been almost two, count 'em, two years, since I've taught in an actual classroom with actual students just (an officially designated number of) metres away.  Yes, things are a bit different: social distancing, no handouts, no mingling......but the principles of the first lesson (regardless of how you're teaching) are always the same: get to know your students.  Here's how I did it.   Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @https://www.facebook.com/groups/everythingeflteacherdevelopment Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
13:60
January 24, 2022
Episode 69: How to Prep Students for Presentations
Episode 69: How to Prep Students for Presentations
Presentations.  A word that often strikes fear into the heart of the most capable student.  I take you through the things I've learnt from experts and stuff I do when prepping my students for a presentation.  Do you really need to be this thorough?  I say yes.  Have a listen and see whether you agree with me.  I approach presentations from 3 angles: psychologically, visually and linguistically. Credit and honourable mentions go to Ian Brownlee, Expert in Neuroscience-based Persuasive & influential Comm. skills / Lecturer in Practical Negotiation Skills and Christine Mullaney, Presentation, Voice & Mindful Communication Coach.  Find them both on Linked In. Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @www.facebook.com/groups/eflteachersupport/ Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
20:46
December 13, 2021
Episode 37: Christmas Activities with Sinead McMorrow
Episode 37: Christmas Activities with Sinead McMorrow
Ho Ho Ho!  I'm rereleasing my fabulous Christmas episode from 2021.  I'm joined by my lovely friend and teacher Sinead McMorrow, and we hope you can use some of these fun activities, some of them sent in by our lovely followers.   These activities are suitable for different levels, nationalities and mainstream schools. Dive in and have some festive fun in your classroom!   Watch this episode on Youtube for subtitles: https://youtu.be/zHv9PhluzAA or IGTV: www.instagram.com/everything_efl_pod Sinead Morrow has been an EFL teacher for almost 15 years and a teacher trainer for about 10 years. She has recently made a foray into CLIL teaching and she likes it!  Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram).  Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @www.facebook.com/groups/eflteachersupport/ Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.  Christmas website: http://www.englishisapieceofcake.com/christmas-lesson-plan.html  Infographic pdf: http://www.englishisapieceofcake.com/support-files/christmas-lesson-plan.pdf   How to make a Snowflake lesson: https://www.marthastewart.com/266694/decorating-with-paper-snowflakes  A John Lewis Christmas lesson: https://allatc.wordpress.com/2018/12/ Songs:  When Santa Got Stuck up the Chimney: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IcSuv9tZow  Merry Christmas Everyone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-PyWfVkjZc  Dominick the Donkey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ca5wXojemRM  The 12 Days of Christmas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyEyMjdD2uk  Pentatonix Version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UHmQANFtNs  Last Christmas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8gmARGvPlI  Baby, it's Cold Outside: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Rhvtzzmq-Y  https://ditchthattextbook.com/infographic/who-wants-to-be-a-millionaire-template/
25:46
December 02, 2021
Episode 68: Doing Projects in Class
Episode 68: Doing Projects in Class
Ever wondered why your projects with students fall a little flat? I give you some quick, practical advice on how to structure you projects and presentations with 4 easy steps to follow: pre-project tasks, delivering instructions, the project itself and the presentation, should you choose to follow up with one. Did I miss anything? If you found this episode useful, hit that subscribe button and I’ll see you next week. Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @www.facebook.com/groups/eflteachersupport/ Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
09:12
November 29, 2021
Episode 67: Review, Reuse, Recycle: My Top Ten Tips
Episode 67: Review, Reuse, Recycle: My Top Ten Tips
So much vocabulary, so little time!  How can you mix it up and keep it interesting for your students when it's time to review all that stuff they've learnt?  And lets not forget about all that emergent language you've been taking note of.  Here are my top ten ways to review, reuse and recycle that language in subsequent lessons. Grab your pen and get ready for some old classics! We should definitely review as much as possible.  Which one of these tips haven't you done in a while or ever?  Choose one, do it, tell me about it.  Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @www.facebook.com/groups/eflteachersupport/ Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
12:49
November 15, 2021
Episode 66: Want to Start Your Own ELT Business? How to Begin With Ola Kowalska
Episode 66: Want to Start Your Own ELT Business? How to Begin With Ola Kowalska
My guest this week is the wonderful Ola Kowalska.  Teacher, school owner, CELTA Trainer, mentor, business coach, mum and all-round superwoman, Ola gives you her top tips for breaking out and starting your own business. Whether you want to teach students or other teachers, her invaluable advice is a great starting point. We chatted about pandemic-perspective changes, headspace, wanky business buzz phrases and those all-important tips. If you’re looking for a change, this episode is gold! Connect with Ola: Instagram: ola_kowalska_elt Website: www.olakowalskaelt.com Don’t forget to engage on Insta or Facebook after the episode. Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @www.facebook.com/groups/eflteachersupport/ Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
33:33
November 01, 2021
Episode 65: ‘When Trust is Built, Learning can Happen’ with Anjalee Beverly
Episode 65: ‘When Trust is Built, Learning can Happen’ with Anjalee Beverly
This week I am joined once again by the inspirational Anjalee Beverly (check out Episode 36 if you haven't already). She is all about building community in the class room before reallygetting down the nitty-gritty of teaching. Anjalee is a mainstream school teacher: how many of these ideas can you steal and adapt from this episode for your class? 1. Class Agreements 2. Affirmations 3. Community Circle 4. Surveys 5. Collective Breath Episode Shownotes: Anjalee Beverly is a twelfth year elementary education teacher who has recently moved to an International school in Cartajena, Colombia. Anjalees’ motto is trust before standards and she seeks to bring joy and rigor to every class session. She believes relationship building with students and their families is a crucial part of the learning process. Her ultimate goal as an educator is to teach her students to love themselves as they are and to find liberation through academic excellence. You can find her on instagram as Ms.Cleverly.Beverly or at www.mrscleverlybeverly.com Recommended reading: Pushout: the Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools, Monique W Morris, The New Press Don’t forget to engage on Insta or Facebook after the episode. Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @www.facebook.com/groups/eflteachersupport/ Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
36:45
October 18, 2021
Episode 64: New English File's Rob and Jenny: a Love Story
Episode 64: New English File's Rob and Jenny: a Love Story
In the second of the 'I'm on holiday so I've decided to give you a couple of different episodes' series, I delve into the infamous and sweeping romance that is New English File's Rob and Jenny.  I give you a run-down of the story told throughout the course book series and attempt to critically analyze their relationship. Warning: it ain't pretty.  Don’t forget to engage on Insta or Facebook after the episode.  Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @www.facebook.com/groups/eflteachersupport/ Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
11:02
October 04, 2021
Episode 63: Why Rupaul and Rupaul's Drag Race Inspires Me
Episode 63: Why Rupaul and Rupaul's Drag Race Inspires Me
I'm on holiday! I decided to give you a couple of episodes that aren't teachy but are very much from the mind of Erin. This episode is my thoughts on the fabulous Rupaul Charles and his groundbreaking reality TV show, Rupaul's Drag Race.  I tell you what I think drag is, how the show and Rupaul constantly inspires me and hopefully give you a dose of sequin-covered joy, positivity and inspiration. Featuring extracts of: Drag Race theme song and Born Naked, written by Rupaul Charles and produced by Lucian Piane. Don’t forget to engage on Insta or Facebook after the episode. Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @www.facebook.com/groups/eflteachersupport/ Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
15:40
September 20, 2021
Episode 62: Teaching Lexically- How to do Listening and Reading
Episode 62: Teaching Lexically- How to do Listening and Reading
In the third episode of my teaching lexically series, I throw a bunch of ideas at you, showing how you can tweak your listening and reading tasks to be more lexical and introduce more meaningful language, directly connected to your students needs and wants. I challenge you to try some of these out – the good thing is that they’re not hard to implement. Bit by bit, my gorgeous teachers, bit by bit..... Stuff covered: - Pre-reading and listening tasks - Incorporation pronunciation - Helping your students recognize language within a text/transcript - Focusing on whole phrases and sentences - Follow-up tasks Episode Shownotes: Reference Source for this episode: Teaching Lexically, Dellar & Walkley, Delta Publishing, 2016 Don’t forget to engage on Insta or Facebook after the episode. Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @www.facebook.com/groups/eflteachersupport/ Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
14:23
September 06, 2021
Episode 61: Teaching Grammar Lexically
Episode 61: Teaching Grammar Lexically
In the second episode of my teaching lexically series, I tackle grammar. How can we get away from the dreaded rules + exercises + sentence-level production and get students using real-world phrases? Fear not! I give you the briefest of backgrounds to’ grammaticalizing’ lexis, and then I dive into a few simple activities and ways you can incorporate this directly into your teaching. It takes time and more than a little courage to change your teaching style but I think this series will help you and I’d LOVE you to take one of my suggestions and try it out in your next lesson. Go on, you know you want to. Activities and suggestions: 1. Don’t make a big deal of it 2. Layer upon layer of lexis 3. Focus on patterns in discourse 4. Record and use emergent language 5. Single words not wanted! 6. Teach fixed expression with the same grammar 7. Keep real-world situations in mind 8. Use the stuff around you for inspo Oh and make sure your students write EVERYTHING down! Don’t forget to engage on Insta or Facebook after the episode. Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Episode Show Notes: References sources for this episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y_QA8J06hc– Colligation, Hugh Dellar, 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwKa7Xxa_0Q&t=1424s– Teaching Grammar Lexically, Hugh Dellar, 2013 Teaching Lexically, Dellar & Walkley, Delta Publishing, 2016 www.macmillandictionary.com Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @www.facebook.com/groups/eflteachersupport/ Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
17:36
August 30, 2021
Episode 60: Teaching Lexically with Hugh Dellar
Episode 60: Teaching Lexically with Hugh Dellar
It’s a long one but it’s TOTALLY worth the listen. My guest is the mighty Hugh Dellar, co-author of Teaching Lexically. The lexical approach is something we should all be working towards to some degree. Here are Hugh’s thoughts on this approach (it’s better than traditional PPP), his opinion on teaching grammar in a traditional way (don’t do it), and some advice for teachers who would like to start incorporating this into their teaching practice (yes you can). If you enjoyed this episode, I’ll be giving more ideas on how to incorporate the lexical approach into your lessons in a practical way in the next episode. Hugh Dellar is a London-based teacher, teacher trainer and coursebook writer with almost thirty years’ experience in the field. He co-runs the online teaching and training company www.lexicallab.com and has co-authored two multi-level General English series, INNOVATIONS and OUTCOMES, both published by National Geographic Learning, as well as one level of the high-school series PERSPECTIVES, two levels of the new Pearson series ROADMAP, and two books about methodology and language - TEACHING LEXICALLY and GRAMMAR NONSENSE . . . AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT. Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Episode Shownotes: Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @www.facebook.com/groups/eflteachersupport/ Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
47:44
August 23, 2021
Episode 59: So you Want to Teach in Chile? With Daniel and Jose Luis from ELT in Chile Podcast
Episode 59: So you Want to Teach in Chile? With Daniel and Jose Luis from ELT in Chile Podcast
Recorded in January of this year, I talked to Jose-Luis and Daniel of ELT in Chile Podcast. If you are interested in living and working in Chile, this episode will let you know which Chilean wine to buy, the subtle nuances of Chilean social exchanges and dispelling or confirming the common myths surrounding Chilean culture. Oh, we talk about teaching in Chile too: the working conditions, linguistic issues, and things you should know about Chilean students. And most importantly, food. Enjoy! Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Episode Shownotes: Find ELT in Chile Podcast here: https://www.eltinchile.com/ Cueca: one of the national Chilean dances https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LgAbnsXaNQ Daniel’s Blog on living and working in Chile: https://danielguim.com/2019/03/19/17-important-questions-to-ask-before-accepting-a-teaching-job-in-chile/ https://danielguim.com/2019/05/11/the-cost-of-living-in-santiago/ Chorillana: heart attack on a plate!: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chorrillana Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @www.facebook.com/groups/eflteachersupport/ Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
36:29
August 09, 2021
Episode 58: How to Incorporate Sustainability and the Environment into Your Lessons Without Boring Your Students with Harry Waters
Episode 58: How to Incorporate Sustainability and the Environment into Your Lessons Without Boring Your Students with Harry Waters
Do you and your students groan when you reach the ‘environment’ unit in your course book? Well, this cracker of an episode is for you. I spoke to the thoroughly lovely Harry Waters of Renewable English about his career, his passion for the environment and how teachers can approach this topic in a different way to the boring old course book approach of ‘Here’s Our Unit on the Environment’. Forgive us for not always staying on topic. Digressions include: our love of teacher training, mindfulness, our failed attempts at veganism, a shared affinity for charity shops and leopard-print, the lexical chunk and our mutual hatred of ironing.... Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Episode Shownotes: Connect with Harry at www.renewableenglish.com, @renewableenglish on Insta, @Renewable English on Facebook or @renewableenglish on Twitter www.eltfootprint.org https://www.sustainablefashionmatterz.com/ Connect with Vanessa Hartson Walker on @edoandsassy on Insta and her website http://www.kidscan.org.nz Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @www.facebook.com/groups/eflteachersupport/ Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
40:08
August 02, 2021
Episode 57: Summer Madness: My Experience, Advice and a Few Go-To Activities
Episode 57: Summer Madness: My Experience, Advice and a Few Go-To Activities
Summer’s here: cue the insanity. I can’t promise I’ll solve all your summer issues, but I what I can do is share a little advice and some activities to get you through, especially if you’re a first time teacher in a summer school. If you are more experienced, you might recognise some of the things that went awry during my first summer school way back in the early 2000s. I’d also love to know what your go-to summer activities are. You know the ones: you repeat them every couple of weeks as you are given a new class of tired and distracted students. Have a great summer! Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Episode Shownotes: https://www.fotojet.com/features/misc/photo-comic.html - comic strip / comic strip /photo story maker https://www.teach-this.com/images/resources/island-adventure-2.pdf- a desert island discussion game Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @www.facebook.com/groups/eflteachersupport/ Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
16:19
July 26, 2021
Episode 56: Give Your Students More Autonomy with Wanda Atkins
Episode 56: Give Your Students More Autonomy with Wanda Atkins
Whatever your class demographic, I’m sure you can use your adaptive teacher skills and take something from this episode. My guest this week is the wonderful Wanda Atkins from Wanda’s #saywhat Podcast. She loves to get her students to teach something or to lead. She has some really nice ideas and advice to give students more autonomy and to flex their creative muscles, including what to do with a Mr Potato Head! Digressions include different ways students learn, our responsibilities as teachers, taking risks in lessons and generally setting the world to rights.  Connect with Wanda @waworkshops on Insta  Check out her podcast Wanda’s #saywhat Podcast at https://www.buzzsprout.com/1010788or any podcast platform.  Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6  Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @www.facebook.com/groups/eflteachersupport/ Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
32:17
July 12, 2021
Episode 55: When Self-Doubt Creeps in......
Episode 55: When Self-Doubt Creeps in......
Self doubt: it creeps in and tells you you’re not doing a good job. Fear not!  I give you now only my, but some lovely people from LinkedIn’s tips to dispel the doubt and celebrate your fabulousness. I finish with a cheesy floor stomper of a tune that always lifts me up when I’m in need of some self-love. What’s your favourite pick-me-up song? Enjoy! Thanks to the following lovelies on LinkedIn:  Elizabeth Mackie, Ellen Baker Dubois, Rasha Awad, Harry Waters, Silvina Mascitti, Ian Brownlee.  Episode Shownotes: Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). LLike, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @www.facebook.com/groups/eflteachersupport/ Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
09:14
June 30, 2021
Episode 54: Get Your Students Lip-Synching!
Episode 54: Get Your Students Lip-Synching!
This a short but real sweet one. Let's get away from presenting your students with a song of your choice.  Let's do it a different way and get them to let go and lip-synch as a grand finale!  This is what I did with my class:  steal, adapt and tweak according to your students' needs.    Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Episode Shownotes: Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @www.facebook.com/groups/eflteachersupport/ Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
07:56
June 21, 2021
Episode 53: Authentic Board Games with Zdenek Lukas
Episode 53: Authentic Board Games with Zdenek Lukas
Board gamer, much? This week I’m joined by English teacher and board games fanatic Zdenek Lukas of teacherzdenek.com We talk about why board games are such a positive addition to a class and then Zdenek recommends 5 games for you to try. Find Zdenek and all his social media links at www.teacherzdenek.com Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Show notes: https://en.boardgamearena.com/ https://codenames.game/ https://www.snakeoilgame.com/so-online https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/41114/resistance https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/219215/werewords https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/227026/debatable https://www.zombicide.com/en/ www.islcollective.com www.busyteacher.org Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @www.facebook.com/groups/eflteachersupport/ Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
24:31
June 14, 2021
Episode 52: What Authentic Materials Can I Use for Lower Levels? With John Hughes
Episode 52: What Authentic Materials Can I Use for Lower Levels? With John Hughes
My guest this week is ELT Trainer, author, vlogger, presenter and all-round wonderful John Hughes. We chat about what kinds of authentic materials to use on lower levels. If you’re fed up with using just menus and maps, you will find a wealth of great resources and ideas here. Topics include photos, videos, social media and simplifying more complex text, with a small digression into how to deliver instructions. Enjoy! Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 You can find John at his website: www.johnhugheselt.com Resources Referenced: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1J9Kj1TyZdQ www.pixarbay.com www.fotobabble.com www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/text-checker/ www.lyricstraining.com Episode Shownotes: Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @www.facebook.com/groups/eflteachersupport/ Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
43:22
May 31, 2021
Episode 51: Bite-sized learning
Episode 51: Bite-sized learning
Every wonder why your students forget everything the day after your amazing, impactful lesson?  As a teacher, I’m constantly trying new things and changing things up. This idea of doing more bite-sized learning is still in its trial phase but I think it suits the way that information is communicated and received. What do you think? Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). LLike, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @www.facebook.com/groups/eflteachersupport/ Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
11:07
May 24, 2021
Episode 50: Let’s get our Jamboard on!
Episode 50: Let’s get our Jamboard on!
If you’ve never used Jamboard with your online learners, fear not! This episode is just a snapshot of what I’ve been doing with it. If you’re a seasoned veteran of Jamboard, let me know what I’ve missed. I know you have hundreds of great ideas. Comment on the following posts: @https://www.instagram.com/p/CO98a_2AYSE/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link @https://www.linkedin.com/posts/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55_jamboard-onlinelearning-activity-6799979896698355712-W5iJ @https://twitter.com/Everything_EFL Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Episode Shownotes Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @www.facebook.com/groups/eflteachersupport/ Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
09:60
May 17, 2021
Episode 49: Advice for ALL New Teachers with Melinda Thomas
Episode 49: Advice for ALL New Teachers with Melinda Thomas
I love this episode! I chatted with the wonderful Melinda Thomas from newteachersconnect in a long-form version of last week’s quickie about advice for new teachers. She approaches this from a more global, state school perspective and I say a lot of stuff from last week as well as also chiming in on Melinda’s ideas. We don’t know what each other is going to say – how far do we meet in the middle simply, as teachers? It’s a long one but worth it. I got all the feels chatting to Melinda. She’s a gem. Follow her on Instagram @newteachersconnect_ig Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Shownotes: Episode 19 & 20: Teacher Types Episode 23: Owner and Manager Types 700 activities – Maria Popova, David Seymour, Macmillan Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @www.facebook.com/groups/eflteachersupport/ Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
52:50
May 02, 2021
Episode 48: New to Teaching? Here are a Few Tips...
Episode 48: New to Teaching? Here are a Few Tips...
Need a few tips? These are my top tips on being a new teacher. If you’re not new to teaching, what did I miss? Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @www.facebook.com/groups/eflteachersupport/ Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.s. Share the love.
13:18
April 25, 2021
Episode 47: Teaching or Human-Centred Learning?
Episode 47: Teaching or Human-Centred Learning?
Need some inspo this week? Are you teaching or really TEACHING? Do you see students in your class or do you see people? Do you tick off the contents of your syllabus or allow your students to learn? This my philosophical look at how teaching should be rather than what our schools expect us to do in terms of a syllabus and structure. Damn rules and regulations. Always cramping our style.... Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Honourable Mentions: Follow Christine Mullany @coachchristinem on Instagram Follow the Educator's Mindset Podcast @erin.myres on Instagram Episode Shownotes: Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @www.facebook.com/groups/eflteachersupport/ Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
10:42
April 19, 2021
Episode 46: Outgoing Students VS Shy Students Online – What to Do?
Episode 46: Outgoing Students VS Shy Students Online – What to Do?
It’s hard enough in a physical classroom to get shy students to talk, but when you’re online and there are outgoing students in the class, it’s even harder. As I continue my journey teaching online and learning as I go, here’s what I’ve been doing to overcome this problem: not just to make my life easier, but to build different communication skills for my lovely B2 students. What would you do differently? Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). LiLike, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @www.facebook.com/groups/eflteachersupport/ Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
16:04
April 05, 2021
Episode 45: Critical Thinking Activities with Radhika Iyer
Episode 45: Critical Thinking Activities with Radhika Iyer
Not too sure if you’re doing enough critical thinking in class? Even if you teach in a non-EFL environment, there are plenty ideas to steal in this week’s episode. I’m excited about this one! In January 2021,  I was joined once again by the fabulous Radhika Iyer (see episode 34). We start by having a good natter about the concept of critical thinking in the classroom and then Radhika gives you loads of fab activities to try out with your students, mainly B1 and up. I throw in a few ideas of my own and then focus on the lower levels. What ideas will you try? Radhika Iyer has nearly 30 years' teaching experience in ESL, ESL, EAP, teacher training and in Malaysian secondary schools.  She has worked in Malaysia, Dubai and she is now living in Ireland and working with the local county education authority serving ESOL students. Connect with Radhika on Twitter @radhikaiyer307 Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @www.facebook.com/groups/eflteachersupport/ Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love. References: https://medium.com/age-of-awareness/lesson-planning-offering-critical-thinking-opportunities-to-low-level-language-learners-abfc22a220e6 https://infocus.eltngl.com/2018/03/07/integrate-critical-thinking-lower-levels/
47:49
March 28, 2021
Episode 44: Mental Health and Online Teaching: My First Week Back
Episode 44: Mental Health and Online Teaching: My First Week Back
What a rollercoaster it’s been. I asked for your advice and boy, did you give it! Did I follow it? You bet I did! I also had a bunch of unanticipated feelings and experiences. Join me as I talk about the journey of my first week teaching online after a year’s unemployment and how I tried to navigate this alongside a personal event that affected my mental health. Can you relate? Language warning: I use a couple of naughty words. Language references: CCQs – Concept checking questions and ICQs = instruction checking questions. If you’re not sure what these are, there’s an episode in the pipeline! Thank you to my following Insta followers, friends and legends: @erin.myres, @waworkshop, @Clairestacey.uk , @itsanenglishthing, @englishwithalyaa, @cyndi_elt,  anunconventionalteacher, @mo.allahdad, @sineadmcmorrow, @marygrennan, @mhanani99 Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @www.facebook.com/groups/eflteachersupport/ Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
18:27
March 21, 2021
Episode 43: Using Drama in Your Lessons with Aoife Maguire
Episode 43: Using Drama in Your Lessons with Aoife Maguire
Have you ever felt like spicing things up a bit but not sure how?   I'm talking about drama - the good kind.   The lovely Aoife Maguire gives you some simple, doable tips to try out in your class.  These activities can be adapted for online teaching too!   Aoife Maguire has been an English language teacher, Drama facilitator and writer for more than two and a half decades.  She is also currently training to be a psychotherapist.  You can find her here on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aoife-maguire-45943b1a/ Book: Playing the Game, Christine Poulter, Macmillan International An Article on the Benefits of Using Drama in the ESL Classroom http://iteslj.org/Articles/Boudreault-Drama.html#:~:text=Drama%20as%20a%20Powerful%20Teaching,of%20knowledge%20between%20the%20students. Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @www.facebook.com/groups/eflteachersupport/ Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
33:54
March 07, 2021
Episode 42B: Future Forms Part 2
Episode 42B: Future Forms Part 2
Still with me? Thirsty for more? Let's talk about the dreaded moment when you have to try and explain the real difference between present continuous and be going to. Also, a bonus idea for won’t or wouldn’t... I’ve also added in a little bonus idea for using won’t or wouldn’t – not really connected to the future but I just like throwing stuff out there. Again, a pen and paper may be handy.. Materials Referenced: 700 Activities, Seymour and Popova, MacMillan Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate Teacher's Book, Activity 4B Helen Barker, Longman https://www.teach-this.com/grammar-activities-worksheets/future-plans-arrangements www.islcollective.com Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @www.facebook.com/groups/eflteachersupport/ Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
12:46
March 01, 2021
Episode 42A: Future Forms Part 1
Episode 42A: Future Forms Part 1
Where to begin? Will? Going to? Actually, that's exactly right. In this 2-parter about future forms (easing you in gently), I'm covering the basics - clearing up any confusion between form and meaning and throwing some activities your way. You may need a pen and paper for this one. Materials referenced: Intermediate Grammar Games, Jill Hadfield, Longman Games for Grammar Practice, Maria Lucia Zaorob, CUP https://www.englishgrammar.org/difference-present-continuous/#:~:text=The%20present%20continuous%20tense%20is%20mainly%20used%20to%20talk%20about,to%20get%20a%20new%20job. 700 Activities, Seymour and Popova, MacMillan Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate Teacher's Book, Activity 4B Helen Barker, Longman https://www.teach-this.com/grammar-activities-worksheets/future-plans-arrangements www.islcollective.com Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @www.facebook.com/groups/eflteachersupport/ Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
12:50
March 01, 2021
Episode 41: Bringing Mindfulness into the classroom with Laia del Barrio
Episode 41: Bringing Mindfulness into the classroom with Laia del Barrio
This week I’m joined by the delightful Laia del Barrio.  She presents 5 gorgeous activities to use in your classroom to bring some reflection and well-being to your students in any kind of classroom.  Grab a cup of herbal tea, sit back and breath it in! This episode uses Laia’s slideshow on Zoom so it’s best to watch on one of the following: Youtube @https://youtu.be/wLanL3G6RXA IGTV @everything_efl_pod Get Laia’s slideshow: https://b43dcd8c-ba49-44ec-83e1-d3fc5882f636.filesusr.com/ugd/f2294c_0eae3889f50c4e49b20d8f52f399b420.pdf Laia del Barrio became an English teacher in order to give back to society and to contribute to this Earth.  Her classes are dynamic and full of reflection.  Laia has a reputation for making students think about life, about how to become better people, about the world that we live in and relates these activities to grammar and  vocabulary while working on reading, writing, listening and speaking.     Her objective is to make the classroom a place of safety and sharing, free of judgement and full of life and English learning.  Her studies in Life and Executive Coaching have given her tools to implement during her classes.  Laia’s background in the Hospitality industry has taught her to treat each student as a unique guest. Book: Title: 100 Top Tips: Ideas for English Teachers from the Irish ELT Sector by New Way Press Publishing http://www.new-way-press.com/publications/4594889354 Ho'oponopono Meditation: Ho'oponopono meditation comes from Hawaii and it says that we create our own life, and with this meditation, we take responsibility for whatever we have created or been through. Ho'oponopono Circles (Hawaii-Aloha) Meetup group https://www.meetup.com/Hooponopono-Circles-Hawaii-Aloha/ Ho'oponopono Ireland - Aloha Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Hooponopono-Ireland-Aloha--104989901439714 Connect with Laia @https://twitter.com/laiadelbarrio Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @www.facebook.com/groups/eflteachersupport/ Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
29:43
February 22, 2021
Episode 40: Unleash Your Creative Beast!
Episode 40: Unleash Your Creative Beast!
What can make you more creative and in turn, a happier person? I can’t promise I have all the answers but I hope something I say will resonate with you and give you some warm feels. You don’t have to be a teacher to listen to this one. Share the love, guys. Honourable Mentions: Follow Erin Myres @ erin.myres on Instagram and check out The Educator’s Mindset Podcast Follow Anjalee Beverly @mrs.cleverly.beverly on Instagram Follow Melinda Thomas @newteachersconnect_ig on Instagram or @new teachers connect on Facebook Check out Jonathan Brookins’ podcast @https://www.buzzsprout.com/970804 or wherever your preferred platform is. Follow him @jonathanxbrookins on Instagram Watch the Creative Brain on Netflix. Here’s a trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gSmcL1CJMQ Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @www.facebook.com/groups/eflteachersupport/ Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
18:44
February 08, 2021
Episode 39: Ask Me Anything!
Episode 39: Ask Me Anything!
I asked some of my Instagram followers to, quite literally, ask me anything. So they did. I did a bit of research and here we go. Feel free to add your own ideas on social media! Svetlana from edsvets_english:what strategies are there to teach non-verbal conventions to students? Sabby from High Street English: should young learners be asked to focus on grammar mistakes? Sarah from elamodelteacher: do you have a simplistic way of teaching students a method to capitalize the I pronoun? Erin from erin.myres from the Educator’s Mindset Podcast: random stuff about me. Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @www.facebook.com/groups/eflteachersupport/ Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
18:58
February 01, 2021
Episode 38 - My Student Complained? Dealing with Negative Feedback with Erin.
Episode 38 - My Student Complained? Dealing with Negative Feedback with Erin.
It's good be back!  Happy new year.  Just easing you in with something short and sweet. Shane has left the building.  On with the show! Have you ever received a complaint?  Most teachers have.  Here are my thoughts on why this isn't the end of the world (even though it feels like it) and how we can use the opportunity to improve ourselves. Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @www.facebook.com/groups/eflteachersupport/ Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
11:16
January 25, 2021
Episode 31 - The Local and Colloquial: What the Course Books Don't Teach Your Students with Erin and Shane.
Episode 31 - The Local and Colloquial: What the Course Books Don't Teach Your Students with Erin and Shane.
Just a quickie this week: we discuss the stuff you'll never find in a course book.  Do you have any colloquialisms from your country that you never find in print?  Do you teach it?  Let us know! Like, share, DM us and follow Everything EFL on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.  Email us at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Catch Erin's videos for quick teaching tips on Instagram @everything_efl_pod, on Youtube @EFL With Erin O'Byrne or on Facebook @Everything EFL. Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues.  Share the love.
05:16
December 18, 2020
Episode 36: Challenging the Historical Narrative in your Classroom with Anjalee Beverly
Episode 36: Challenging the Historical Narrative in your Classroom with Anjalee Beverly
mentor, Anjalee Beverly, who shares culturally responsible teaching strategies, inclusion tips and ways to teach multiple narratives for every classroom.  Watch the episode on Youtube: https://youtu.be/38-6vxNNMCw.  Watch on IGTV: instagram.com/everything_efl_pod.   Shownotes: Anjalee Beverly is a twelfth year elementary education teacher. She currently teaches fourth grade but has also taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 11th, and 12th grades in California. In addition to teaching. Anjalee is also the Project Based Learning Coordinator, Lead Teacher, Founder and teacher liaison of the African American Parent Advisory Council and happily hosts a weekly yoga club. Anjalees’ motto is trust before standards and she seeks to bring joy and rigor to every class session. She believes relationship building with students and their families is a crucial part of the learning process. Her ultimate goal as an educator is to teach her students to love themselves as they are and to find liberation through academic excellence. You can find her on instagram as Ms.Cleverly.Beverly.  Recommended reading: Pushout: the Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools, Monique W Morris, The New Press Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @www.facebook.com/groups/eflteachersupport/ Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
36:41
November 30, 2020
Episode 35: Pronunciation - Making Individual Sounds Fun with Sinead McMorrow
Episode 35: Pronunciation - Making Individual Sounds Fun with Sinead McMorrow
Need some ideas for individual sound pronunciation? Here goes! My friend Sinead McMorrow shares her online ideas for my in-class pronunciation activities for minimal pairs. This episode is on IGTV and  Youtube.com/watch?v=fWeTRefsyIE. It's much better seen than heard as we do some demos!  Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). Pronunciation Journey Game PDF Online: http://hancockmcdonald.com/sites/hancockmcdonald.com/files/file-downloads/Pronunciation%20Journey%20Game.JPG  To see all other materials used on the screen, go to instagram.com/tv/CH-Pf7iBqpu/?utm_medium=copy_link Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @www.facebook.com/groups/eflteachersupport/ Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
27:03
November 23, 2020
Episode 34: Being a Native Speaker but not what the Students Expect with Radhika Iyer
Episode 34: Being a Native Speaker but not what the Students Expect with Radhika Iyer
Do all EFL teachers look and sound the same?  I am joined by Radhika Iyer, who shares her experiences of native speakerism when encountering students who decide this is an issue and how managers do, or don't deal with this in a supportive way.  You can connect with Radhika on Twitter at @Radhikaiyer307.  Also mentioned: @hughdellar Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @www.facebook.com/groups/eflteachersupport/ Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
28:55
November 15, 2020
Episode 33: Engaging your Students and Building Relationships Online with Erin Myres
Episode 33: Engaging your Students and Building Relationships Online with Erin Myres
Once again Erin Myres joins me to give some really lovely, practical tips. If you are struggling to connect with students online, this episode is for you. Erin also gives tips about reducing stress and reminds us that we're only human! Enjoy.  Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). Links mentioned:  www.jamboard.google.com  www.newsela.com.  www.commonlit.org.  www.flipgrid.com Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @www.facebook.com/groups/eflteachersupport/ Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
27:54
November 09, 2020
Episode 32: Halloween In Class and Online with Erin Myres
Episode 32: Halloween In Class and Online with Erin Myres
Need some Halloween activities?  Are you teaching in class?  Are you online?  We've got you covered.  The lovely Erin Myres from An Educator's Mindset podcast joins me to adapt my in-class Halloween activities to the online platform.    Links mentioned:  https://jamboard.google.com/ https://nearpod.com/  https://quickdraw.withgoogle.com/  http://www.tuneintoenglish.com/thriller.pdf - Thriller gap-fill and instructions  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHQZErtwA3E - Bet you didn't know about Halloween https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x7ewDWR6NQ - In a dark, dark wood poem Sign up to my twice-monthly newsletter!: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/l5f8v6 Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram). Like, share, DM me and follow me on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/everythingeflteacher/ and on Facebook @www.facebook.com/groups/eflteachersupport/ Subscribe to Youtube @Everything EFL for teaching tip videos and full podcast episodes with Closed Captions. Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com. Connect with me on LinkedIn @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-o-byrne-90b58a55/ Subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple.... and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Share the love.
21:29
October 25, 2020