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The Benefits of Using Drama to Teach English. The Unmistakeable Benefits of using Drama with Children Learning English Introduction It is unlikely that anyone would disagree that the most effective way to teach ESL children is to provide them with opportunities to learn English in the context of everyday situations with the emphasis on communicational skills.

The Benefits of Using Drama to Teach English

By the end of this article I am sure that you will agree that drama is the ideal technique to use to achieve this. Some of the aspects we will be looking at include: Children's natural proclivity for drama and some of the reasonsWhy teachers are nevertheless hesitant to use this method of teachingThe role drama can play in language learningThe problem of motivating children to learn and how drama can helpChoosing suitable playsSome tips for preparation & performance. Clever Ways To Teach Mindfulness To Children. By now you'll have heard about the many benefits of practicing mindfulness.

Clever Ways To Teach Mindfulness To Children

Defined as a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique -- mindfulness can reduce stress and anxiety and even minimise inflammation and prevent disease. So when should a person start practising mindfulness -- what is the right age to get started? The answer is it's never too young to get started! Mindfulness in kids can boost mood and self-esteem, encourage positive behavior, aid academic learning, reduce anxiety and help with conflict resolution.

While it's not very realistic to expect a child to sit still for a 30-minute mediation session, there are nifty ways to include mindfulness seamlessly into children's routines. Check out the below infographic for 15 methods that are easy and importantly, fun. Top tips for trainee teachers: Use your first lesson to set the rules. I have basically been a bit of a bitch the last few days.

Top tips for trainee teachers: Use your first lesson to set the rules

I've met eight new classes and shown little mercy. I was too soft when I got to know classes in my training school and consequently struggled to establish my authority, so I didn't want to take any risks this time. Firstly, I lined the class up in silence outside the classroom: "No leaning on the wall, please". When I let students into the room, I asked them to line up at the back before I sat them individually and alphabetically.

This threw them off a bit and let me match names to faces. I really am shocking with names so I take the register making eye contact with each student. Using Video in the Classroom. The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL (& How To Use Them) You might want to see our book excerpt, Eight Ways to Use Video With English Language Learners I’ve written a guest post for Edutopia titled 5-Minute Film Festival: 8 Videos for ELL Classrooms.

The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL (& How To Use Them)

Check Out my related New York Times post The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2015 – So Far Movies and television shows can be an effective tool for teaching and learning English (or, for that matter, any academic subject) if used strategically and not as a “babysitting” device. I thought it might be useful to prepare a “The Best…” list resources that teachers might find useful related to using video in the ESL/EFL classroom. March of the Penguins; Topics: Science; the Environment; Helpful Background: The movie is a documentary and provides its own factual background.

March of the Penguins; Topics: Science; the Environment;

A number of websites provide concise information about Emperor penguins. These include: Creature Feature: Emperor Penguins by National Geographic; Animal Diversity Web article on the Emperor penguins; Antarctic Penguins by Guillaume Dargaud; and Emperor Penguins by Barbara Wienecke, Phd. A number of themes run through the movie. If these are discussed with young viewers, the film can help to convey several basic concepts in biology. Free Jigsaw Puzzles - Jigsaw Puzzle Games at - Play Free Online Jigsaw Puzzles. Sign up. Werfen/Stoßen. Klassenpinnwand by Education Group GmbH. BildungsTV - ESL Games for the Classroom. Charades Divide and line up the class into two teams.

ESL Games for the Classroom

The first student from each team comes to the front. The teacher whispers a word or shows a flashcard to the two students and they act it out. The first team to call out the correct word gets a point. E.g. sleeping, eating, playing soccer... Clusters Play any music and have the students walk, skip, jump, hop, etc around the room randomly. Commando The teacher is the commando and gives commands to the class and/or individual students. Concentration / Memory Have the students sit in a circle. Conversation Relay Line up the students in two teams and have the last student in each team tap the shoulder of the student in front and have a conversation E.g. Crazy Train Students line up behind the teacher in a choo choo train line. Mittelschulvorbereitung Englisch. DAS machen? - "Teaching gender" Im Mai 2015 erscheint im Transcript Verlag Teaching Gender?

DAS machen? - "Teaching gender"

Zum reflektierten Umgang mit Geschlecht im Schulunterricht und in der Lehramtsausbildung (Hg.: Juliette Wedl, Annette Bartsch) Ein grundlegender Beitrag zu einer geschlechterreflektierenden Pädagogik, die Erkenntnisse der Gender Studies in Schulunterricht und Lehramtsausbildung umsetzt. Wir haben für das Buch folgendes Kapitel verfasst: Lilly Axster/Christine Aebi: "DAS machen? " Auszüge aus dem Kapitel: Textliche und illustratorische Werkzeuge gegen Normierung und stereotype Darstellungen. Die Reise nach Timbuktu. Die Reise nach Timbuktu Ein sehr turbulenter Ausflug!

Die Reise nach Timbuktu

Spielmobil Spielefant Oldenburg. Bewegung fördert nicht nur die motorischen, sondern auch die kognitiven Fähigkeiten.

Spielmobil Spielefant Oldenburg

Kleine Spiele bieten sich hervorragend an, um den Unterricht aktiv zu beginnen, zwischendurch mal eine Denkpause einzulegen oder die Sinne spielerisch zu schulen. Dabei kommen die hier vorgestellten Spiele (fast) ohne Material aus. Zur besseren Lesbarkeit haben wir nur die männliche Form benutzt Alle „Anders“ ? Die Mitspieler gehen durch das Klassenzimmer. GeburtstagsrundeDie Mitspieler werden aufgefordert, sich, ohne ein Wort zu sprechen, in eine richtige Reihenfolge nach den Geburtstagen im Jahr aufzustellen und zwar so, dass Tag und Monat stimmen. Indianer in der NachtEin Drittel der Mitspieler steht am Rand im Raum, das sind die Indianer.

KarriereleiterDas altbekannte Spiel „Papier,Stein Schere“ erhält einige Zusatzregeln und schon habt ihr ein cooles Spiel für heiße Tage ! Die Kommandos werden ein paar Mal geprobt. Laufende RechenmaschineNur eine kleine Vorbereitung ist notwendig.