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KIDS AND SONGS

KIDS AND SONGS

There are many activities which you can use with your learners to exploit songs in the classroom. They can be used with specific teaching points in mind or just for fun to motivate children. Why use songs in the primary classroom? Songs tend to be repetitive and have a strong rhythm. They are easily learnt […]

7 Reasons Why Asking Questions Helps Learning

7 Reasons Why Asking Questions Helps Learning

Imagine: you are teaching a class on Concave and Convex mirrors and suddenly a hand shoots up. You pause exasperated and say, “ Rohan, please wait until I finish the chapter to ask questions.” The hand drops back down and never comes back up later on. You feel a little bad but questioning have a […]

10 Simple Icebreakers For Elementary Students

10 Simple Icebreakers For Elementary Students

How about some simple icebreakers for kids? Elementary school-age students are a unique mix of intellectual growth, growing curiosity, and a desire to go, go, go. This makes classroom management in the elementary classroom quite different than middle and high school, to say the least. This is where icebreakers come in. Icebreakers can be used […]

8 SIMPLE WAYS TO ENCOURAGE YOUR STUDENTS

8 SIMPLE WAYS TO ENCOURAGE YOUR STUDENTS

They say they will never be able to get it right. They may put so much pressure on themselves that they become paralyzed in the English classroom. They may be so frustrated they may be on the verge of quitting all together. They wonder how they can encourage and motivate their students. What is going […]

Teacher, I Feel So Overwhelmed – TIME MANAGEMENT

Teacher, I Feel So Overwhelmed – TIME MANAGEMENT

You’ve probably seen them, those students who perhaps remind you of yourself in your first year of college: they come in late. They spend ten minutes trying to organize their materials. When you collect papers, they don’t have theirs ready yet, saying they will get it to you “tomorrow.” They consult their day planner and […]

How to Teach the Passive Voice – While Being Active!

How to Teach the Passive Voice – While Being Active!

Students need to be as “active” as ever and fully engaged in their learning. But it is the teacher who must engage them. How do you get students actively engaged in learning something as tedious as the passive voice? With action, of course!  By showing them that there is plenty of action involved, but that […]

ONLINE LESSONS: A MENU OF IDEAS

ONLINE LESSONS: A MENU OF IDEAS

APPETISERS 1–10  The group counts from one to ten. Anyone can start the lessons by saying ‘one’. Another person says ‘two’, and another says ‘three’. There is no order. Anyone can say a number at any time. If two people say the same number at the same time, start again from ‘one’.  Point to  Change […]

Maintaining student motivation while teaching remotely

Maintaining student motivation while teaching remotely

Introduction Helping students to stay motivated while learning remotely and without face-to-face support from the teacher or their peers can be challenging. On the other hand, teaching remotely is an ideal opportunity for teachers to try new ways of teaching, learn from their peers and colleagues and enable their students to become independent learners. In […]

MAXIMISING SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES IN ONLINE LESSONS

MAXIMISING SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES IN ONLINE LESSONS

INTRODUCTION Developing speaking skills in online lessons is different from in a face-to-face class, but it is still possible. A little creativity and imagination are needed on the part of the teacher and the learners. Learners also need to be guided on how to listen well to each other – having a task for them […]