Walton Burns

Biography

The senior editor at Alphabet Publishing, Walton Burns began teaching English in Vanuatu in the South Pacific. He has taught Russian oil executives, middle-school children, and Kazakh scholarship recipients.

Burns began selling lesson plans and classroom activities in 2007. After placing third in the BESIG business lesson plan content and winning the monthly One Stop Lesson Share contest, he began working for the Nick Robinson Agency as well as independently.

Since 2014, Burns has served on the leadership team of the Materials Writing Interest Section of the TESOL Association. He continues to publish his own lesson plans. His clients have included Oxford University Press, Macmillan, Pearson, Compass Publishing, 2LTI Testing, and New Horizons Language Schools. He is the author of 50 Activities for the First Day of School.

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Books

Classroom Community Builders: Activities for the First Day & Beyond
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,970. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2017 by Alphabet Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / language arts, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Classroom management
Community-building classroom exercises directly affect student success, especially when combined with class content. Help your students succeed while teaching teamwork skills and increasing their understanding.
50 Activities for the First Day of School
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,080. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2017 by Alphabet Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / language arts
Tired of doing the same icebreaker every September? Are your students fluent in Two Truths and a Lie? Build up your collection of go-to icebreakers and warm-up activities. 50 Activities for the First Day of School is a collection of classroom-tested activities to take care of important first day business and have fun at the same time.
On the Board: 200 Fast, Fun & Easy Warmer, Filler and Fast-Finisher Activities
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,180. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2016 by Alphabet Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
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On the Board contains over 200 proverbs, brain teasers, riddles, puzzles, and jokes, all collected, classroom-tested, and curated over my 16 years of teaching ESL & EFL. Pick one, put it up on the board, and get students thinking and working as soon as class begins.These activities are the easiest, no-prep, fun ways to kick off your class. They also work as fillers, closers, or for fast-finishers.

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