Teaching Matters

Save the Earth

Environmental perspective is one of the five core tasks mentioned in the Swedish Curriculum that should permeate instruction of all ...
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WebEnglish.se on Facebook

WebEnglish.se has over a thousand followers on Facebook. You get all the new posts in Teaching Matters, all major additions ...
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Today’s Trend, Bullying

Bullying seems to be getting normalised both by various reality shows and the acts and words of the latest president ...
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It’s Time for Mardi Gras

This year Mardi Gras is celebrated on Tuesday, Feb 28th in New Orleans. You could have your students find out ...
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Make February the Loveliest Month

WebEnglish.se has updated enough materials for you to celebrate Valentine's Day all through the month of February. You could start by ...
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A Holocaust Reminder

Friday, January 27th was the Holocaust Remembrance Day.  By apparently pure coincidence the new president of the USA chose the ...
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The USA Now

Background The New President of the United States has promised to change the country. WebEnglish.se will be collecting proof of this ...
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Week 4 in WebEnglish.se

This year week four, the last week in January is the busiest Calendar Week ever, as there are four annual ...
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Shakespeare’s Life and Work Divided

Last year we were marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. Consequently, so many new links and sites were added ...
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US Inauguration Day, 8-9

On January 20th, Mr Donald Trump will become the 45th President of the US. WebEnglish.se has collected materials for use ...
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Back to School

Last night of winter break and it's time to plan how to start the new term. On the first lesson, ...
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New Theme Layout in WebEnglish.se

Working with Dinosaurs, yr 4-6 just got so much more exciting! There is an app to let "you see incredibly ...
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New Year News in WebEnglish.se

During this Winter Break the elves at WebEnglish.se have been busy preparing a wonderful new year for all our teacher friends ...
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WebEnglish.se Improvements

WebEnglish.se wishes all teachers leisurely, refreshing and enjoyable days between Xmas and New Year, relaxing in the confidence that the plans ...
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WebEnglish.se Year-in-Review 2016

In 2016 WebEnglish.se has more than doubled the number of visitors and almost tripled the number of views. This means ...
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EFClass for High School English

WebEnglish.se is happy to endorse EFClass as the best material for teaching English in Sweden all time in all levels ...
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How to Simplify Any Story

Whenever you find a good story for your students but with too many difficult words for them to enjoy the ...
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Education on Air – Google

It takes a teacher... to go the extra mile and do more than what is expected. WebEnglish.se is gradually evolving ...
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Christmas Time is Here

In the world of WebEnglish.se, Christmas time starts on the first Sunday of Advent. The crumbles of Thanksgiving Dinner have ...
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Advent Calendars 2016

Welcome to WebEnglish.se all new Advent Calendar 2016, including a link for each day from December 1st until Christmas Eve ...
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From Thanks to Shopping Frenzy

Thanksgiving celebrations in US Next weekend is the most celebrated long holiday weekend in the US. On Thanksgiving, families and ...
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Christmas Yet to Come

WebEnglish.se will wait until after Thanksgiving to start presenting the finalised pages of Christmas activities. For those who feel an ...
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The US President-Elect

WebEnglish.se has started on a new page about the US President-Elect. There will most certainly be more links added throughout ...
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What Now?

This morning the world is waking up to a new political scene. WebEnglish.se has collected some American programmes that explain ...
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Live TV Online

WebEnglish.se just got great news on how to authenticate listening for intermediate/advanced students. You and your students can watch live ...
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Google Tips for Vocabulary

Teaching teenage beginners in English has made me come up with the quickest ways to describe new vocabulary on the ...
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Bob Dylan Wins the Nobel Prize

The surprising news got WebEnglish.se to work fast and hard to quickly get a theme page out to all those ...
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Daily News in WebEnglish.se

WebEnglish.se has collected some of teachers' most favourite news sites on one page, Daily News. Whenever Breaking News happens in ...
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FREE e-books

WebEnglish.se is in favour of reading real books instead of schoolbooks. There are several marvellous sites that present free e-books ...
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October Highlights

WebEnglish.se has updated materials for October celebrations. First up is World Teachers' Day, and you can let your students study ...
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Banned Books Week

This week could be a good time to motivate some reluctant readers to start reading a real book, as it ...
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Native American Day, Sept 23rd

The 4th Friday of September is Native American Day, dedicated to celebrating the honour of all Native Americans, who have ...
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No Student Devices Needed with WebEnglish.se

There seems to be a widely spread misconception that digital materials are only for classes with 1:1 iPads or laptops ...
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Future Failure Free Sundays

WebEnglish.se was down last Sunday, Sept 4, for several hours due to some support activities. We regret the bad choice ...
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See WebEnglish.se first on Facebook

WebEnglish.se is happy to welcome almost 200 new followers on Facebook since school start. You get all the new posts ...
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Brain Chapter

WebEnglish.se has added a downloadable study unit called Use It Or Lose It among the Intermediate chapters. It is all ...
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School Start and Planning

WebEnglish.se School Start Pages have been updated. The following School Start materials in WebEnglish.se are there to ease your workload: ...
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Translating English

Translation is still a prevalent method of English language instruction in Sweden, although the last three Curricula (Lgr89, Lpo94 and ...
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Lesson Starters

In order to create structure in the lessons and make the students feel secure in the routine, WebEnglish.se has a ...
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First Lessons

For some of us, work has already started, so it is time to have a quick look at how you ...
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Course Plan for Teen Beginners

With more and more new asylum seekers in our classrooms the need for specially targeted teaching materials was made apparent ...
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Summer Holiday

WebEnglish.se takes a well needed holiday and wishes all our followers relaxing, recharging days in the sun or inside listening ...
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Book Tasks

When I went to school I loved reading books, but I hated answering content questions for class. I always felt ...
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New Materials for Teen Beginners

This summer, WebEnglish.se is planning to publish a collection of suitable materials for students who arrive to our country with ...
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Summer School

Many schools provide their students with the opportunity to continue their studies a bit into the summer. WebEnglish.se materials are ...
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For Early Birds

Some teachers have started planning their next term to such detail that WebEnglish.se feels the urge to help them already ...
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Letting Your Students Choose

WebEnglish.se is not alone! Finally, there is someone else out there with this crazy idea of letting the students choose ...
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7 Steps to Successful Planning

No need to feel under pressure but some teachers are already starting to plan for their next year. WebEnglish.se just ...
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Final Weeks Planned

WebEnglish.se has solved all your planning problems for the rest of the school year. If you are done with the ...
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London

WebEnglish.se has added a new theme page of London. The two Tours of London have been moved to be part ...
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Brain Wise

The highlight of the first day at SETT2016 (Scandinavian Educational Technology Transformation) provided WebEnglish.se with both new and revived information ...
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Culture Matters

WebEnglish.se added a link to The Peace Corps' free publication called Cross-Cultural Workbook. The author has used selected parts of ...
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End of April Calendar

Towards the end of April, there are two dates that you might want to bring up in your English classroom ...
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Thoughts about Grading

In my 'personalised learning' classes, I ask each student every lesson what they have learned. Imagine if we could get ...
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Research Countries

Last week WebEnglish.se sent out the post Trial Countries for Year 7-9 to see whether there was any interest for ...
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Trial Countries for Year 7-9

WebEnglish.se has started on a collection of English Speaking Countries. The idea is to help teachers and students to find ...
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Easter Egg Full of Materials

WebEnglish.se Easter Bunny has delivered a big, colourful Easter Egg full of materials for all levels. From simple songs to ...
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Earth Hour 2016

WebEnglish.se has updated the Calendar Page for Earth Hour on Saturday, March 19th. Use these short video clips to inspire ...
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End of March Calendar

You can definitely forget your textbook for the next couple of weeks as there are several notable dates in the ...
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Communicative Focus on Form

Since Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) emerged as the approach that researchers agree to be most beneficial to Second Language Acquisition ...
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WebEnglish.se Facelift

WebEnglish.se has gone through a total facelift. For the last week, we have been working to make WebEnglish.se more accessible, ...
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Studying the English World

Many teachers are currently planning projects about the English Speaking World for their students. WebEnglish.se suggests that you start with ...
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Fun With Shakespeare

2016 commemorates 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare and 2014 was the 450th anniversary of his birth. This ...
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Mother Language Day

Today is International Mother Language Day. WebEnglish.se suggests specific activities for this week in order to show respect to all ...
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Individualization, failure and fun

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-djW4uj7rI WebEnglish.se is grateful to Cordell Steiner, an American (advanced) 3rd-grader. In his TEDx-talk, he defines the three concepts that ...
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US Presidential Election

The paramount political event in the World this autumn is the United States Presidential Election that will take place on ...
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Too Much Love at WebEnglish.se

This week has been very busy at WebEnglish.se as hundreds of teachers have been searching for materials for their Valentine ...
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A Week’s Worth of Valentine

Next Sunday is St. Valentine's Day. WebEnglish.se has lesson materials to last for the whole week's English lessons at any ...
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Teaching Diverse Classes

WebEnglish.se has tried a method to get all the students in a diverse class (abilities in A2-B1) to follow the ...
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Vocabulary Exercises

WebEnglish.se has compiled a list of 20 vocabulary exercises to practise or rehearse new words without bilingual translations. The aim ...
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February Calendar

The second week of February is Carnival Week in WebEnglish.se. Monday, Feb 8th is Chinese New Year, starting the Year ...
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Week 4 in WebEnglish.se

If you aren't armed to your teeth yet with next week's lessons, you might want to take a look at ...
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Stick with Love

Today, as I am leaving Indonesia, I hear about new bombings in Jakarta. Hate still keeps destroying too many lives ...
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The New Year is Here

WebEnglish.se wishes you a happy New Year! You can make your teaching easier this year by employing WebEnglish.se materials right ...
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The Best of 2015 at WebEnglish.se

2015 is the first calendar year since WebEnglish.se was launched. This year the Website has accumulated over 115.000 views by ...
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WebEnglish.se’s own MIE

The author of WebEnglish.se has been chosen to become a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIE) for the year of 2016 ...
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The New Year is Near

Some teachers prefer to have their term plans done by the end of the previous term. That's why WebEnglish.se already ...
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Search And You Will Find

However good it might feel sometimes to just browse around and let oneself be inspired, there is not always time ...
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Teachers Need Teachers

Yesterday, WebEnglish.se was taking part in a seminar of ICT in language education at @Skolverket, listening to several great teachers' ...
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Christmas on WebEnglish.se

WebEnglish.se has all the materials you'll need until the end of term, with minimum planning time required. You can find ...
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FREE on Black Friday!

Black Friday frenzy has arrived at WebEnglish.se. You can find direct links to our FREE Christmas materials for each level ...
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It’s Turkey Day Next Week

It's high time to plan your Thanksgiving lessons for next week. Thursday is Thanksgiving Day in the US, which starts ...
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Christmas Is Early This Year 2015

WebEnglish.se had planned to publish the updated Christmas pages first on Black Friday, but as there seem to be several ...
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Book Review Templates

WebEnglish.se has added Book Review Templates that can be used generally with any books the students read. WebEnglish.se wishes to ...
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Spread Inspiration via WebEnglish.se

WebEnglish.se has opened a new link category for intermediate (yr 7-9) students. To start with, there are six links to ...
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If You Ever Find a Broken Link

If you ever find a broken link on WebEnglish.se, please, let us know. The Internet in general and especially YouTube ...
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November Calendar

Today is Guy Fawkes' Day, a k a Bonfire Night in Britain. If you want to learn about this early ...
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Motivational and Inspirational Quotes

What better time than in the middle of the Autumn term, during the Mid-Term Break to recharge yourself as a ...
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No Excuses

After the mid-term break, I am taking on a group of intermediate but tired-of-school and disillusioned teenagers. Luckily, I found ...
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UN or Halloween

Oct 24th is United Nations' Day and Oct 31st is Halloween. Which one will be your priority in this week's ...
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Mr. Nussbaum in WebEnglish.se

WebEnglish.se stumbled on an excellent, free website by Mr. Nussbaum this morning. Several new links were added for levels 4-9 ...
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Assessment Tool Kit

Are you acquainted with the concept of Assessment for Learning (AfL) as opposed to Assessment of Learning? WebEnglish.se came across ...
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Columbus Day Oct 12th

Monday, Oct 12th, is known as Columbus Day in the USA. In recent years, however, many Americans have started to ...
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Halloween Scare

WebEnglish.se has updated and added links to the Halloween theme. There are now two separate pages (yr 1-6 and yr ...
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Beginner English Videos

WebEnglish.se has added several English learning programmes both for Beginners 1-2, Lower Elementary 3 (Basic 3) and for Teen Beginners ...
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October Calendar

WebEnglish.se has published a new theme page Autumn - Fall 2-6 with mostly vocabulary activities for the beginner and elementary ...
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The Best Strategies Combined

Two independent researchers, John Hattie and Robert Marzano have both reviewed research into what teaching strategies make the best impact ...
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Native American Day

Today is Native American Day. WebEnglish.se suggests you start your lesson by showing the 10 Commandments of the Native American ...
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No More Lost in Translation

The most common way of rehearsing words in the Swedish schools is to use a bilingual word list and ask ...
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Language Arts vs Rubrics

After a day with the Swedish National Test constructors for English Language Arts, the futility of creating rubrics for the ...
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All You Need is a Projector and WebEnglish.se

In case you didn't know, WebEnglish.se is primarily designed for classes with an interactive whiteboard or just a projector and ...
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September Calendar

In this coming week, there are three dates that you might want to recognise in your English classes. Monday 7th ...
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WebEnglish.se grants (some) wishes

For the last week, WebEnglish.se has been open for suggestions via AnswerGarden. The two topics that came first were the ...
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Personalised Activities

In one of my classes the students have highly varied needs and levels of English, but luckily they have their ...
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Learning to Learn

WebEnglish.se has added several motivational and inspirational links to the Learning to Learn part of the School Start page. This ...
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Your Wish is My Demand

Now you have the opportunity to tell your needs and wants to WebEnglish.se. There are so many ideas that could ...
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Start the Year Strong

Edutopia collected Sweepstakes, the best tips from teachers for teachers to "start the year strong". WebEnglish.se suggests you study the ...
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Setting The Tone

One of WebEnglish.se's favourite bloggers, Nick @thenerdyteacher, just posted this last night. It's time to think outside the box when ...
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Hattie’s Best Strategies for Teachers

This invaluable article was tweeted by The Australian Society for Evidence-Based Teaching, and is a great, visual and informative source ...
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More Fairy Tales

Two more Fairy Tales have been added to the WebEnglish.se collection of Fairy Tale theme pages. The new ones are ...
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Summer News

WebEnglish.se has published four different types of materials during the summer. 1 School Start 1-6 and School Start 7-9 will ...
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Soon Time for Term Plans

Some teachers have already started asking for term plans in the social media. WebEnglish.se hopes to make every teacher's life ...
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Self-Help for a Technology Novice

Do you feel left behind in the current race towards digitalisation in schools? Does it all seem so overwhelming you ...
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Taking the Summer off

WebEnglish.se web page is again making a serious effort of taking the summer off and not posting any informational, educational ...
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Why your Course-book is so Boring

For many teachers, this is the time to order new, boring school books, but why are they so boring? The ...
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Last lesson year 9

If you still have a lesson left with year 9, don't forget to check the talks suggested in Life after ...
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Summer Learning

Believe it or nor, some students do not mind studying in the summer, if they find the tasks pleasant or ...
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London Tour x 2

WebEnglish.se presents two downloadable London Sightseeing Tours in Google Earth. No longer available! ...
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Choose to be Happy

Rekindle your passion by choosing to be happy. "Although our general mood levels and well-being are partially determined by factors ...
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Very Close Reading

WebEnglish.se has once before suggested a new, even closer dimension to close reading in the post Beautiful Sentences. Now you ...
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Fairy Tales in WebEnglish.se

WebEnglish.se has started a collection of Fairy Tale theme pages, suitable for year 3-5. First out are the Grimm's Brothers' ...
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The Secrets of a Smile

Rekindle Your Passion. The simple act of smiling makes your body release endorphins into your brain and lights up the ...
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Rekindle Your Passion

Today's topic in Sweden is about teachers, "bad" teachers vs "good" teachers and should the "bad" ones be dismissed. 40 ...
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Future Learning

After two days of listening to various speakers at a conference on Future Learning, I came out with the following ...
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Check the Calendar

The two coming weeks look busy in the WebEnglish.se Calendar: May 5th Teacher Appreciation Day (USA) May 7th Election Day ...
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“Mind” as Today’s Buzzword

It all started with Mindfulness, living for now and fully experiencing the moment in one's mind. As we started focusing ...
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Life after Compulsory School

Now that the National Tests are over, it is time to plan the lessons for the rest of the term ...
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Shakespeare 450 years

April 23rd is recognised as the most probable date of William Shakespeare's birth as well as his death. If you ...
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Earth Day, April 22nd

If you missed the chance to raise awareness of environmental issues around the Earth Hour a couple of weeks ago, ...
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‘Book-in-Box’ Even in WebEnglish.se

As promised, WebEnglish.se even publishes some "schoolbook" chapters for those interested in ready-made materials. Two new chapters for year 8-9 ...
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Student-Centered Learning

WebEnglish.se is a strong believer in student-centered learning and wishes to help raise the level of students' influence on the ...
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Labels Limit Learning

Everyone who has listened to John Hattie may also have met James Nottingham. They often appear together. John being the ...
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Can’t Beat’em? – Join’em!

If the first thing you say to your class is: Put all your mobiles away, surprise them one day and ...
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Spring Break Come-Back

Prepare for the first lesson coming back from Spring Break by copying a suitable hand-out. These will help your students ...
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Endangered Animals

WebEnglish.se answered the call for materials about endangered species by one of the Facebook colleagues and can now publish a ...
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An Hour Without Power

WebEnglish.se wants to remind you and your students about Earth Hour this Saturday, at 8.30 pm. There are small reminders for ...
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Why Do Cyberbullies Bully?

WebEnglish.se brings you a fresh look on cyberbullying: Start a discussion about cyberbullying with this infographic, analysing the reasons why ...
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One-Year Anniversary Competition

To celebrate our anniversary, WebEnglish.se announces a competition for the best themes and/or lesson plans. The winner of each category ...
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March-April Calendar

During the next couple of weeks, there are several special days that are worth noticing in your lesson planning. WebEnglish.se ...
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The Corner Posts of WebEnglish.se

On Sunday, March 22nd is the one-year anniversary of WebEnglish.se. During this first year, our mission has gradually crystallised and ...
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Spring is in the Air

WebEnglish.se has published a new theme page for Beginner (1-3) and Elementary (4-6) levels. Why not spend a couple of ...
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Doodlers, unite!

WebEnglish.se came across a mind-boggling TED talk about doodling. Should we not only allow but encourage our students to keep ...
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St Patrick’s Day Plans

St Patrick is the Patron Saint of Ireland and St Patrick's Day on March 17th is the Irish National Day, ...
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Pinterest

Have you started pinning yet? You can get ideas, materials and inspiration for almost anything at Pinterest. To get started, ...
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Freebooting

Have you heard about freebooting? It may be that for the digital natives this is old news, but in case ...
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Voices from Within

You can count yourself lucky if, after viewing this video, you do not get the urge to show it to ...
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Reading with Young Learners

In order to inspire all teachers of young learners to leave whatever school book they are using for authentic, net ...
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2015 Oscars, Feb 22nd

On Sunday night (7 US Eastern time), this year's Oscars will be awarded to the best film, actors and actresses ...
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Chinese New Year, Feb 19th

Chinese New Year, according to the Lunar Calendar, is celebrated in many parts of the English Speaking World, e.g. Singapore, ...
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Something New for Everyone

During the last 24 hrs WebEnglish.se has published four new theme pages to add to your plans. The young ones ...
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Carnival Time – Twice

This week, two holidays with carnivals are celebrated in the English Speaking World. First there is Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, ...
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About Reading Aloud

WebEnglish.se promotes a safe classroom environment and an efficient use of classroom time. Edutopia presents a list of 11 alternative ...
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Formative Assessment

Do you systematically use formative assessment in your class? It only takes a few minutes and could significantly raise your ...
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Talk, talk and talk some more

Every spring the Swedish schools must arrange National Tests in English for all 9th graders to attend. An essential part ...
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Emotions Running Low

WebEnglish.se emotionally presents a new theme page for Lower Elementary and Beginner levels. There are words, dialogues, songs, oddities and ...
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Travelling Old and New Style

WebEnglish.se has compiled a Theme Page on Travelling for level 7-8. Apart from the usual links to informative, educational videos ...
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Please & Thank You

If your class doesn't have any prior knowledge of the story, show them the first 2 min of Oliver Twist ...
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Love is in the Air

St. Valentine's Day is approaching. WebEnglish.se has collected the best sites for learning about Valentine's Day in Teach by Calendar ...
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What’s A Flipped Classroom?

If you have wondered why WebEnglish.se hasn't suggested any flipping before, it is simply because the understanding of the procedure ...
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WebEnglish.se Type of Grammar

WebEnglish.se received a request for the type of grammar activities that we promote. The answer is based on a well-known ...
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Image Problems Fixed

Finally all Internet Explorer and Firefox users get to enjoy the full width of WebEnglish.se. There has been a problem ...
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Back to Hattie

Listening to an old interview with John Hattie, these words stuck out. How do we teach teachers to think? Every ...
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I See Something

WebEnglish.se presents an excellent, 8-min lesson on Story Telling, Aural Presentation or Teacher Talk, whatever you want to call it ...
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Hattie on Good Teachers

In this 4.5-min video clip Professor John Hattie talks about the kind of teachers that he wants to see more ...
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. was born on Jan 15th, but his life is celebrated on the third Monday in January, ...
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25 Best Tips for Classroom Management

Carol Ann Tomlinson, “Rising to the Challenge of Challenging Behavior,” Educational Leadership, October 2012 In this slideshow from Edutopia, there ...
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Beautiful Sentences

WebEnglish.se suggests a new dimension to "close reading"; read just one sentence - really closely. Choose one of these timeless ...
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The 8 Minutes That Matter Most

In this article from Edutopia, Brian Sztabnik writes: If a lesson does not start off strong [...] student interest wanes, ...
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Poor

Money Makes the School Go Round

While waiting for the politicians to send us some more of the green stuff, both in our salaries and our ...
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Term Start Tools

WebEnglish.se wishes to ease your burden of planning an inspirational school start. There are a few packages waiting for you ...
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Time for Spring Term Plans

Last August WebEnglish.se presented two simple templates to fill in with your term plans for the school year, together with ...
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New Year – New Look

WebEnglish.se has become more user-friendly. No more scrolling down page after page when looking for a certain type of material ...
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Updated Updates at WebEnglish.se

WebEnglish.se has launched a new page called Updates. Apart from showing an overview of the latest Teaching Matters posts, the ...
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The Best of 2014 at WebEnglish.se

During these first 10 months since WebEnglish.se was launched the Website has accumulated over 36.000 views by approx. 7.850 unique ...
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Happy Holidays!

WebEnglish.se is taking a two-week holiday. These two Christmas presents are for you to unwrap whenever you wish: Present 1 ...
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Final Spurt to the Holidays

WebEnglish.se has added the final resources to the well-visited page Best of Christmas. If you still have a hole in ...
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Swedish Lucia

Why not teach your students to explain the Swedish tradition of Saint Lucia Day to foreigners they might be meeting ...
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An Hour of Code

WebEnglish.se promotes The Hour of Code, "a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries". This coming ...
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Best of Christmas

WebEnglish.se cannot help but present more Christmas materials. There is a new Theme Page with vocabulary, reading, listening and speaking ...
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Thank You

On this Day of Thanksgiving WebEnglish.se wishes to express our most sincere thanks to all our subscribers and other frequent ...
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Take Time to Listen

Sometimes the greatest thing isn't what we teach but what we get to hear. Some stories are told to us ...
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Short Films on WebEnglish.se

There is a film or video clip on the net for almost any topic. WebEnglish.se has collected lists of recommended ...
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Visible Learning Revisited

A snipped detail of the Visible Learning Infographic WebEnglish.se shares an informative infographic by Osiris Educational, making Hattie’s Visible Learning effects ...
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The Wrong Way to Teach Grammar

According to this article it has been proved three times over "that traditional grammar lessons [...] don’t help and may ...
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More English on the Web

WebEnglish.se proudly presents a group of similar minded, passionate English-Online teachers who made this video presenting themselves. Check it out ...
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Look Here, Beginner Readers!

WebEnglish.se has not forgotten the beginners. Check this page out. There is a nice collection of children's interactive books, organised ...
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The 21st Century Challenge

The Best 21st Century Inspirational Video! First seen two years ago, rediscovered this morning. WebEnglish.se shares this with hopes that ...
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Praise Effort, Not Intelligence

Are you, like most teachers, keen on praising the students? Research shows that how we praise affects the students' mindset ...
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Time to say Thanks

Thanksgiving Day is celebrated as a national holiday all over Northern America on the fourth Thursday in November. This year ...
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Optimizing Feedback

WebEnglish.se shares the ideas presented by Daily Genius in this infographic: Optimizing Feedback (click to enlarge). Especially Transformation 4 is ...
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Teach’em to Dream!

WebEnglish.se would like to suggest a new method into teaching: Daydreaming. Watch this video (6 min) and contemplate on how ...
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12 Habits of an Effective Teacher

WebEnglish.se wishes to share with you a post by Carrie Lam in edutopia. Link: 11 Habits of an Effective Teacher ...
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What has the UN ever done for me?

Today, October 24th is United Nations Day. Apart from the links in Teach by Calendar, here are some last minute ...
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More Romance!

WebEnglish.se has added a page of romantic short stories suitable for year 8-9 to the theme Love and Romance. Scroll ...
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Salem Witch Hunt

WebEnglish.se has added a reading chapter, activities and a relevant YouTube series about the Salem Witch Hunts in 1692 in ...
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United Nations Week

WebEnglish.se presents information about the United Nations on three levels for years 5-9 in Teach by Calender for United Nations ...
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More of Malala

>WebEnglish.se has vacuumed the Internet and collected the best online resources about the Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai. She ...
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My daughter, Malala

Listening to Malala's father will give you shivers, time and time again. You might want to change next week's lesson ...
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Stop the Homework War!

There's an ongoing discussion in the social media about the value of homework. At first glance Hattie's Visible Learning research ...
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Columbus and Ghosts are Approaching

To celebrate World Teachers' Day WebEnglish.se presents carefully categorised activities for both Columbus Day, Oct 12th and Halloween, Oct 31st ...
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Love & Romance

Third time's the charm. After some trial and error WebEnglish.se can now present a non-censored theme page on Love & ...
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Grammar in WebEnglish.se!?

WebEnglish.se has updated the category "Games" in the Intermediate Level by splitting it into two: Vocabulary Games and Grammar Games ...
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Teach’em to fail!

Why You Need to Fail by Derek Sivers Can a failing mindset be the right mindset for learning? Do not ...
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Human Rights

Universal Declaration of Human Rights by Jordan Lewin on FlickrWebEnglish.se presents a new theme page on Human Rights, suitable for ...
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The Power of Yet

Professor Carol S. Dweck from Stanford University visited Sweden just two weeks ago. Here is her TEDx talk on Growth ...
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Teen Beginners announcement

WebEnglish.se has updated the page Teen Beginners with Vocabulary, Pronunciation, Reading, Listening and Grammar links to suit students who start ...
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Attention!

Teacher: Can you give me a little attention? Student: I'm giving you as little as I can. Are you looking ...
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Motivation Matters

How to Drive Motivation, Reminder #1: Students pose two fundamental questions that relate to motivation to learn: Does the teacher ...
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Keep Talking

Speaking Activities are Back! WebEnglish.se has now restored the Speaking categories for Elementary 5-6 and Intermediate 7-9 that were temporarily ...
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September Calendar

WebEnglish.se has updated Teach by Calendar with activities for Labor Day Sept 1, International Day of Literacy Sept 8 and ...
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Get Them Talking Part 3

List of Instructional Routines. In this third and last post of the book Content-Area Conversations by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey ...
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Get Them Talking Part 2

How to Plan Discussion-Based Lessons for Diverse Language Learners. In this second post of three on the book Content-Area Conversations ...
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Get Them Talking Part 1

Many teachers find it difficult to get their students to talk and discuss in class. In Content-Area Conversations by Douglas ...
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Back to School – Autumn 2014

I guess that many an ambitious teacher is spending this weekend planning their school start activities and term plans. Feel ...
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About Growth Mindset

...and how it can help our students get smarter. Professor Carol Dweck, who is coming to Sweden, TEDx Norrköping on ...
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The Bill of Rights?

Starting a new school year with all new groups of students with a new type of background with new colleagues ...
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Changing Education; from ADHD to Divergent Thinking

More of Sir Ken Robinson. Today, in only 11 minutes, he helps us realise how the schooling system produces kids ...
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You Matter

Another 19 min well spent with your morning tea/coffee. Angela Maiers is an education and technology consultant from Des Moines, ...
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The Death Valley of Education

Ken Robinson is the most popular TED-talker ever and here he talks (19 min) about education in a way that ...
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Multiple New Theme Pages

WebEnglish.se has launched multiple new theme pages: Animals, yr 3 Wild Animals, yr 4 Dinosaurs, yr 4-6 Monsters, yr 5-6 ...
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Children’s Books

WebEnglish.se presents a list of 52 Children's Books suitable for English ESL/EFL classes 2-9 in Sweden selected from Amazon’s 100 ...
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John Hattie in Two Nutshells

We have all heard about John Hattie, his studies and his books about Visible Learning. What does he really say? ...
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Blended Learning in 3 + 1 Steps

1st If you have heard the words but still not quite grasped the ins and outs of Blended Learning, watch ...
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Learning in Your Sleep?

Should we start suggesting that our students sleep with their iPhones on? A new study found the brain receptive to ...
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A Teacher’s Summer Vacation

Just to let you know ...
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If You Just Finished Your First Year of Teaching

...this letter is for you. Maybe you were too overwhelmed to think about what matters to make your teaching life ...
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How to Become a 21st Century Teacher?

Are you planning to catch up with the times? Is your new-term resolution to finally be better at introducing technology ...
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Are You on Vacation? Really?

If you found your way here, I bet you are one of these teachers. Do you recognise yourself? Nice to ...
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“The more you write, the more you learn.”

The students hear this sentence every time they ask me how long a story they should write. The standard answer ...
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Pirates Attack This Fall in Year 5-6

WebEnglish.se has released yet another sample of a Theme Page. Apart from Tolerance, year 7-9 and Weather, year 3-4, there ...
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The First Theme Pages Launched

WebEnglish.se has launched the first two samples of a theme page: Weather, year 3-4 and Tolerance, year 7-9. WebEnglish.se intends ...
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Book Recommendations Added to WebEnglish.se

For those who wish to enhance students’ learning by letting them read Real Books, either individually or in class, there ...
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Time to Read and Get Smart

What better time to improve our brain capacity than in the summer, when all you have to do is read ...
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How Do You Want to Grow This Summer?

School may be out, but growing doesn't end. It's a Law of Nature that nothing stays the same. We all ...
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Some ideas to help students think about (& solve!) real-world problems.

Today, or any other day this summer, take a nice cup of tea or coffee and sit down for 20 ...
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Is this how you feel?

Just letting you know that if you feel like this, you are not alone. I am afraid this is quite ...
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We Are Never Done

One more school year may be closing, but an educator's work is never done ...
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Purpose of Life

Thank you, Venspired, for the reminder! ...
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In Your Hands

I know not many pupils are capable of telling you what they think, so just look at them and hear ...
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George Lucas about Teaching

Film director George Lucas brings his appreciation to us teachers via Edutopia. The whole article can be found here ...
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You Matter

Spend 2.5 minutes today to remind yourself and your students that everyone matters by watching this YouTube clip. Link: You ...
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Last Lesson Reflections

If you still haven't decided what to do on the last lesson this term, check out these suggestions. They are ...
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What Teachers Make

Watch this before you check your salary for this month. Taylor Mali will give you a new perspective to your ...
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You make a difference

When you are tired, at the end of your rope, counting the days and wondering if you can make it ...
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End of the Year Fun

Towards the end of the school year, when there is not enough time to start on a new project or ...
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A Happy Lesson, Not available any more, Sorry!

Get your students in the mood for the new week. Start the lesson with a happy song, or make happiness ...
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The End is Near

The end of the school year can be a fun, but stressful time. We want to make sure our students ...
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A Letter to All Those Who Choose to Teach

Thank You, Pamela Moran, for this uplifting letter. Read the whole letter here. Link: Thank You ...
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Believe in Yourself

"Part of truly listening to children's voices is taking their opinions and ideas seriously" (viva.org). Listen to this little guy ...
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Limerick Day

Today is the unofficial Limerick Day, so why not start a class with some funny limericks, or even making your ...
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If I Knew Then: A Letter to Me on My First Day Teaching

In celebration of teachers, Edutopia and SoulPancake asked a group of teachers to write a letter to themselves on the ...
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In this Moment…

...there is a student out there who would love to say this to you, if only we had a Teacher ...
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A Texan Thanks Teachers

WebEnglish.se continues to thank teachers for all the fantastic work they do. Today's appreciative words come from Texas. Link: A ...
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Teacher Appreciation Week

Apart from UNESCO's World Teachers' Day (Oct 5th) people in the USA also celebrate Teacher Appreciation Day / Week in ...
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I am a Teacher

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week in the USA. Let's jump start here in Sweden by reminding ourselves of who ...
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‘Multiple Intelligences’ are not ‘Learning Styles’

According to Howard Gardner, the "inventor" of Multiple Intelligences, they should never have been called 'Learning Styles' in the first ...
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May Day

Tomorrow is 1st of May. You can find May Day activities in Teach by Calendar ...
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Do you teach or do you educate?

Watch this "Effective Teacher: Professional Skills & Abilities Video" to get a clarification of the difference between a teacher and ...
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Free Knowledge

Angela Lee Duckworth (see previous post) quotes her former English Teacher in her talk "True Grit" ...
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True Grit

If you enjoyed "Key to Success" a couple of weeks ago invest 53 min in listening to Angela Lee Duckworth ...
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Don’t listen to music while studying

Do your students claim that they can concentrate better while listening to music? Dare tell them otherwise. Perham's 2010 study, ...
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Earth Day April 22nd, 2014

Start today's lesson in your class with a 3,5-minute soundtrack from YouTube. Link: Earth Day 2014 Song and Lyrics More ...
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Happy Easter

Fred and WebEnglish.se team wish you a Happy Easter! WebEnglish.se will be back next week ...
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About Reading

Reading is probably the best way to learn a language. WebEnglish.se reading exercises for Elementary 5-6 and Intermediate 7-9 levels ...
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About Listening

Today's teens are used to hearing constant noise (music) that they aren't really listening to. This has made it more ...
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Subscription function is open

From now on you can subscribe to WebEnglish.se blog posts. You have a choice of getting an e-mail every time ...
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WebEnglish.se at TeachMeet

WebEnglish.se was presented at Framtidens Lärande 2014 Teachmeet (in 7 minutes) on Friday April 11th 2014. if you want to ...
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The Key to Success? Grit

In just over 6 min you will learn an eye-opening fact about your students: Who is going to succeed and ...
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Attention Grabbers

If you have a class with serious concentration problems, here are some really good ideas you might want to try ...
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Soon it is Spring Break

Click on Easter Sunday, April 20th in "Teach by Calendar" and you'll find Easter activities for all levels ...
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What Do Great Teachers Do Differently?

The best half hour I have spent in in-service training for ages. Take a coffee break and listen to Todd ...
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Great Teachers

What do great teachers do differently? Learn to tell a great teacher from a bad one in less than two ...
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April 1st

A Teaching by Calendar section has been added to the right sidebar. Click on the date and you will get ...
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Earth Hour

Earth Hour Sat. March 29th Some links on Earth Day (Apr 22nd) have been added to levels 3-9. I normally ...
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Digitala Akademin

Outi Frisk introducing WebEnglish.se to Katarina Weidman-Johansson at Digitala Akademin on Wed March 25th. Thank you, Kari-Pekka Santala, for the ...
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Are we there yet?

Einstein seems to have foreseen our times. See the whole eye opening strip here. Link: ...
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Did you know?

We have all heard about these myths and probably believed at least some of them. I did.  Link: 7 myths ...
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Types of Teachers

In this blog I am going to share with you some of my favourite links from other educational sites that ...
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Welcome

Welcome to WebEnglish.se aimed to serve English (ESL/EFL) teachers following the Swedish Curriculum. I have collected all my teaching materials for the last ...
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