Macmillan Education ELT Youtube Channel

Hello there, dear ESL/EFL teachers and tutors!
My new thread is mostly addressed to those who have been teaching online.
I am pretty interested in youtube educational channels for teachers in English from famous publishing houses and publishers.
What are your favourite youtube channels which you use to dig for ideas? What kind of ideas from youtube channels you have already borrowed and applied theory to practice?
Are there any amateur channels which have really helped you for borrowing teaching approaches, methods, methodics and ideas?
Are there any non-native channels which look like for you really interesting?
What kind of teachers trainning videos do you use to improve your professional career qualifications?
Have you found any special vocabulary-, grammar-, pronunciation-, critical thinking-, confidence-, fluency- and accuracy-building approaches which have helped your students to progress drastically?
What kind of approaches were really life-saving for you in the past but you are not going to use them in the near future?
What kind of theoretical methods do you believe are impossible to apply in practice?
Are there any motivational approaches which have helped your students to boost their confidence and step through learning plateau?
Let's brainstorm this question, please! I really want to hear your valuable responses. :-)
Thank you! (=^_^=)
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  1. TeddyBeer 24 february 2020, 18:56 +1
    Well, there are a great number of cool ideas for training grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, etc.
    Remember about warmers and coolers.
    I really like vocabulary oughts and crosses, word search puzzles, gap-fills for speaking, alphabetical spelling games (for instance, pronouncing words letter by letter for memorizing letters, sounds and spelling), word-building games (to build up as many words as possible from another long word), synonyms-antonyms game, games with enurmerating as many words as possible with some suffixes and prefixes, grammar-translation games, drills with replacing some certain words with their analogues, writing down certain words from a video clip or a short audio track/podcast (listening for details), grammar bites games with a condition «Name at least 5 things you have done today», «Name at least 5 positive changes which have happened in your life for last 3 months» (Present Perfect), «Name at least 6 things which you will have finished by the 1st of June» (Future Perfect), snowball games (play with the teacher or in pairs), funny pronunciation videos or funny videos on the theme «How it is important to improve your English Language» (the famous joke from Berlitz with «thinking/sinking» and many others. (I always try to find as many funny simple videos as possible to boost my student's motivation), you know, some curious/intriguing/funny learning language commercials.) I am always over the moon when I find another hilarious video to make my student laugh out loud.=^_^=
    1. LadyGiraff 25 february 2020, 11:52 +1
      @TeddyBeer, you know, sometimes the banal grammar-translation approach works the best.Once I tried to introduce something new (before I mostly used short grammar bites videos and grammar-translation method). My schooler was not inspired at all. :-( He thought that I was trying to dig into his soul or something. I noticed that teens mostly dislike the games «say 5 things which have happened to you recently» because they see that as a breach of their privacy. Some of them are used to do something simple, schematic, easy-peasy and when the teacher starts some innovations, it may discourage them a lot. :-( Or may be these innovations are not just tailor-made for my students, I don't know…
      1. Brow 25 february 2020, 23:32 0
        @LadyGiraff it is just because you can implement (realize) grammar-translation approach better than the other methods and approaches. Maybe, you know some tricks, tips and hacks which help your pupils to use this method, to be accustomed to that; it has become their habit, their life routine. You have implemented this approach in a natural way. It always takes time, effort and requires some enthusiasm and motivation to show some other methods to your students, to teach them something new. Try to watch more educational materials, get more ESL/EFL ideas and you will find more cool triggers which can motivate your students. :-)
      2. Industrialist 02 march 2020, 14:03 0
        There are some ideas for lessons over here:
        Scroll down, and you will see:

        What do you do every day/ on weekends? / What are you doing now? / What did he do yesterday? (Game)
        Is she/he …? (Game)
        Personal sentences
        True or false
        Cloze sentences
        Guessing game
        Naming by initial letter
        And many more.