Every few months, I reprint this post so that new subscribers learn about these resources.
I have many free resources, including excerpts and student hand-outs, available from all my books. Clicking on the covers will lead you to them. The first book on this list won’t be out until April of next year, and there are not many resources available from it yet, but they will be soon!
And look for a fourth book in my student motivation series (out in 2019):
Each year, I publish year-end statistics of how visitors find my blog (you can find last year’s post here).
About 17,000 readers subscribe to this blog daily and can read the content without visiting directly. However, another five-to-six-thousand readers do visit to read the posts each day. How do they get here?
Well, for 2017, the answer was:
The number one referrer wasn’t a big surprise – Flipboard. However, the increase of referrals was, indeed, a surprise. Even though people can subscribe to the blog from there, I’m very surprised that 38% of readers find their way here from there. It’s a huge jump from last year (when it was 21%).
Twitter came in second at 18%, just a one percent drop from the previous year.
Facebook was third at 14%, a three percent drop from 2016.
Pinterest was fourth at 6%, a drop of three percent.
Disney’s movie, Coco, is out in the theaters, and I’m certainly looking forward to seeing it!
It also seems like a potential great teaching and learning resource, both using many of the language-learning strategies found in The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL, as well as for more critical discussions on how cultural traditions are used commercially (Disney initially attempted to copyright the term, “Dia de los Muertos.”). After the ensuring uproar, they made big attempts at being as “authentic” as possible in their story line.
There are many lists of different instructional/teaching strategies online. However, I thought readers might find it useful if I compiled a sort of “list of list” – a post sharing the exceptional ones.
And there aren’t many of them (though feel free to let me know which ones I’ve missed).
I’m just putting links on this list to compilations that share multiple instructional strategies, including quite a few that are not the “typical” ones many teachers already know. In addition, the site must be well-designed and share enough information that the teacher can apply each strategy immediately.
I’m starting off with only three, though am happy to add to it. In addition, I’m including a few links to related “Best” lists.