Resource Section Rulebook

To ensure a smooth and organised experience for our users, we've established a set of guidelines for contributing to the resource section.

November 17, 2023

Welcome to the TEFL Resources Blog Rulebook! To ensure a smooth and organised experience for our users, we’ve established a set of guidelines for tagging, title formatting, image usage, and header structure. These rules aim to maintain consistency and clarity across our platform while helping educators find the resources they need effectively. Please read and adhere to these guidelines when contributing to our blog. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated in making our TEFL community a valuable and user-friendly resource hub.

Tagging Rules

  1. Choose Category:
    • Assign one or more relevant Categories to each resource to help users quickly identify the content’s subject matter.
    • Ensure that the chosen topic tags accurately describe the primary focus of the resource.
  2. Language Proficiency Level Tags:
    • Use one or more of the following tags to indicate the intended proficiency level of the resource: A1 Level, A2 Level, B1 Level, B2 Level, C1 Level, C2 Level.
    • Choose the tag(s) that accurately reflect the target audience’s English language proficiency.
  3. Additional Tags:
    • Age Group: Use tags like Young Learners, Teenagers, or Adults to specify the intended age group for the resource.
    • Teaching Method: Select tags like Interactive, Role-Play, Group Work, etc., to highlight the teaching approach or method used in the resource.
    • Learning Objective: Indicate the primary learning objective, such as Conversation Practice, Exam Preparation, Business English, etc.
    • Resource Type: Tag the resource with its format, like Worksheets, Lesson Plans, Videos, etc.
  4. Avoid Duplicating Tags with Similar Meanings:
    • To enhance the efficiency of our tagging system, please avoid duplicating tags that convey similar meanings. For example, if a resource is tagged as “Intermediate Level,” there’s no need to add an additional tag for “B1 Level” since B1 is considered an intermediate level. This practice helps streamline our tagging system and makes it easier for users to navigate and find relevant content.

Post Styling

Title Case Rule:

  • Use title case for blog post titles, where you capitalize the first letter of each major word in the title. For example: “Effective Strategies for Teaching English Grammar.”

Image Size Guidelines:

  • Use images that are appropriately sized for your blog’s design and layout.
  • Consider a maximum width of around 900 pixels for blog post images.
  • Maintain a balanced aspect ratio to prevent images from appearing stretched or distorted.
  • Optimize images for web use to ensure faster page loading times.

Header (H1 to H6) Usage:

  • Reserve H1 tags for the main blog post title on each page. This should be the most important and descriptive element on the page. You do not need to add a post title in the content body as it will be automatically included.
  • Use H2 tags for subheadings within the content to structure and organize information.
  • Employ H3 tags for subsections within H2 sections, further delineating content.
  • Continue the pattern with H4, H5, and H6 tags for deeper levels of organization or hierarchy within the content.

Following these rules and guidelines will help maintain consistency and professionalism on your TEFL resources blog and provide a better user experience for your audience.

Other Rules

Proper Attribution

  • We encourage all contributors to provide proper attribution when sharing resources that are not originally created by them. This includes citing the source or author when applicable. This promotes ethical and respectful sharing of educational materials and ensures that all creators receive due credit for their work.

Content Accuracy

  • Ensure the accuracy of the content you share. Double-check facts, figures, and information to provide users with reliable and trustworthy resources.

Respect Copyright and Licensing

  • Only share content that you have the legal right to use, or content that falls under open licenses (e.g., Creative Commons) that allow sharing. Respect copyright laws and the rights of content creators.

Inclusive and Diverse Content

  • Strive to provide diverse and inclusive resources that reflect different cultures, perspectives, and backgrounds, promoting a global and inclusive approach to teaching English.

No Offensive or Harmful Material

  • Do not share or promote content that is offensive, discriminatory, or harmful in any way. We maintain a positive and safe environment for all users.

User Privacy

  • Respect the privacy of individuals and students. Do not share any personal or sensitive information without proper consent.

Comment Etiquette

  • Encourage constructive and respectful discussions in the comments section. Avoid spam, hate speech, or any behavior that disrupts the learning community.