I am thrilled to be holding the 25th EFL/ESL/ELL Blog Carnival here this month (November 2011).
The theme for this carnival is:
The Most Popular Posts on your Blog
I have received so many fantastic entries that it really is an amazing feast of great, great posts!
I asked people to search through their archives, dust off the post that got the most visitors, comments, retweets and show us what EFL/ESL/ELL blog readers are most looking for!
As teachers we don’t often get a chance to ‘show off’ or ‘brag’ about our achievements so here is your opportunity to take out your most celebrated piece of writing and showcase it again for us all to admire!
This carnival is simply the best of the best!
Enjoy the feast!!
I’ll begin with my own top post:
It is not a particularly momentous post but it keeps getting visitors and comments!
Sabrina’s Weblog – by Sabrina De Vita
I will start this post by thanking my students for having inspired me to write it, and I would like especially to thank Gisela for being so generous as to share pieces of her life with us every class.
English and Culture | Notes on Life and Language in the United States – Lindsay McMahon
This article covers the 10 most common questions that I have received from English language learners including grammar points and strategies for learning English.
4C – Tyson Seburn
I admit it. I’m a slacker with regards to actively participating in Shelly Terrell’ #30goals. It’s certainly not because I think they aren’t worth my time or not applicable to my teaching, but for one reason or another, they’ve been put on the sidelines this February, along with active blogging and commenting on others’ blogs.
Sandy Millin – Sandy Millin
This is far and away the most popular post on my blog, largely thanks to Ann Foreman and the British Council Teaching English facebook group. thanks Ann!
(Almost) Infinite ELT Ideas – Sandy Millin
My second blog is designed to crowdsource ideas for how to use different ‘prompts’ in class. Post-it notes have proved the most popular. Can you add any other ideas?
The machine goes on – Daniela Tomatis
We’ve just finished a class project which involved 12-year-old Middle School students.
The machine goes on – Daniela Tomatis
I love words.
TEFL Matters - Marisa Constantinides
I thought my most popular post was going to be the one on Word Clouds, but, no, it looks like teachers have searched for and read different posts most.
According to google analytics, the most visited post in the past year has been is “What about your Concept Questions? The famous CCQ’s”
But according to Edublogs stats in my dashboard ,
English Raven – Jason Renshaw
Here’s a new challenge for teachers out there interested in trying things out and sharing the results!
My Integrating Technology journey - Jennifer Verschoor
If you would like to heighten your students’ cultural awareness, consider Opening your classroom door to the world.
A Journey in TEFL – Eva Buyuksimkesyan
I have written many times that I really enjoy using songs in the classroom. I know how effective these real songs can be.
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…
For English Teachers – Angoltanároknak - Erika Osváth
Although this is a post I’ve put up fairly recently, it has become very popular in a very short period. I’m guessing, because apart from it being fun, it gives teachers – and maybe teacher trainers too – ideas about exploiting rap songs in teaching EFL.
Te@ch Me - Hakan Senturk
A practical guide to build your own personal learning network (PLN).
Educational Technology in ELT – Vicky Saumell
In case you didn´t know, I´m an avid tweeter, especially for Professional Development and networking with colleagues all over the world.
Visualising Ideas – Naomi Epstein
A visual and humorous look at why and how teachers should collaborate
Classroom201X – Pil Bird
I do quite like this post… but I’ve never quite got why it gets so many more hits than the rest of my posts, but it does and there’s a good stream of comments there as well…
TeflTecher : Tasks, Videos and Opinions for Tefl Teachers – Ian James
I love using adverts in my teaching. If you ignore the fact that they’re trying to flog you something and focus on their narrative structure, they can provide you with an endless supply of mini-stories for “retelling” activities.
close up – Ceri Jones
what a great choice for a blog carnival -so easy to choose – just let the stats do it for you and nice to look back at an old forgotten post and all its comments too.
About a Teacher – Greta Sandler
I can still remember that day as if it were yesterday. It was my first day at a new school and my first year as an elementary teacher. My lifetime dream was coming true. So special was this day that everything around me was inspiring.
Vicky Loras’s Blog – Vicky Loras
Teachers should share their enthusiasm with students. In the process of learning, there are numerous things that play a significant role towards making it a smooth, pleasurable and constructive process.
Nik’s Learning Technology Blog - Nik Peachey
….this course took place in a computer room with 1 Internet connected computer per teacher.
What follows below is a brief outline of the tools I used to achieve this and how I used each tool.
Introduction for free #edtech20 project gateway to knowledge in #education20 in the New Age of #Curation #leadershipday11
#edtech20 #socialmedia #curation project gateway to knowledge central.ly/web20education/ - DUMA CORNEL LUCIAN
I present this project in #mmvc11 because 2011 is the beginning of New Age of Curation
iAskU – Chiew Pang
Shelly Terrell’s interview just managed to edge Chia Suan Chong’s by a few visits.
a cLiL to cLiMB – Chiew Pang
Not an article as such, but it’s proven to be rather popular.
A Muse Amuses – Neil McMahon
I’m on a roll today – another tweet (can’t remember who from I’n afraid – if you know, let me know) tipped me off to this article on facebook so I’n gonna use it as a springboard
English Advantage – Walton
My most popular post is actually a lesson plan for a restaurant role play. I guess it’s so popular because I tried to include a lot of materials like specific role cards and even notes for the waiter to make the role play as realistic and also as adaptable as possible. I’m also fairly proud of my restaurant discussion questions which focus on problems at restaurants, something fairly common that isn’t always covered in textbooks.
Teaching the Teacher – Stephanie
Because using ‘English’ names as a replacement to a child’s name really, really bothers me.
Core4All - Alan Matan
This is a blog focusing on the Common Core State Standards as a way to drive ELL curriculum.
So Where Did It Go Wrong? – Gordon Scruton
One of my more popular posts on my teachers’ blog, based on my love of old movies.
Understanding How We Learn – Gordon Scruton
www.mikejharrison.com – Mike Harrison
This lesson idea proved a hit, with 1,300 views! Still amazed it struck a chord with so many!
10 contemporary motivation theories and how they explain why your students just aren’t ‘into it’ « one year
one year – Adam Simpson
My most successful post in terms of comments, hits, retweets, you name it!
Tripbase – Katie Sorene
7 most commonly made mistakes made by English teachers working overseas such as over-emphasizing pronunciation rather than communication, overdoing the grammar and missing home too much! Helpful tips to prevent English teachers who venture abroad from falling into these traps.
A journée in language – Brad Patterson
Anne Hodgson posted a quick pic post yesterday and its humor got the ball rolling on a fun idea. We sent a few tweets back and forth and decided to challenge you to choose two photos to “compare and contrast” something similar but different.
everythingESL.net – Judie Haynes
In Teaching English Language Learners Across the Content Areas (ASCD, 2010), Debbie Zacarian and I listed seven teaching strategies for mainstream teachers of ELLs.
ELT Bakery - Eduardo Santos
This post is about the current economic situation of Brazil, part of the BRIC, and a very interesting ad done by Johnnie Walker. This post let to great discussions about the current economic situation in some countries from my PLN.
Educators’ News – Steve Wood
Janet’s Abruzzo Edublog – Janet Bianchini
This post has been one of the most popular ones I have ever written and it is also one of my favourites.
Looking forward to the next carnival?
The 26th edition of EFL/ESL/ELL Blog Carnival will be held on January 1st 2012 and hosted by David Deubelbeiss – use the submission form to submit your entries.
The Carnival welcomes any blog posts, including examples of student work, that are related to teaching or learning English. You can contribute a post to it by using this easy submission form. If the form does not work for some reason, you can send the link to Larry Ferlazzo via his Contact Form. Let Larry Ferlazzo know if you might be interested in hosting future editions.
You can see all the previous editions of the ESL/EFL/ELL Blog Carnival here.