‘I’ve given up marking – and so should you’ Teachers are marking too much. Or, at the very least, we’re doing far too much of the wrong sort of marking; the sort of marking that keeps pencil cases open, and mouths and hearts shut. We’re spending too much time ticking, flicking and dicking about in the children’s books and it simply isn’t fair. Kenmore State School Kenmore State School is a highly regarded Independent Public School situated in the western suburbs of Brisbane. Founded in 1900 the school is located on extensive and attractive grounds. The local community is very supportive of our school and encourages its young people to pursue education as a priority.
25 ideas for using WhatsApp with English language students Philip Haines is the Senior Consultant for Oxford University Press, Mexico. As well as being a teacher and teacher trainer, he is also the co-author of several series, many of which are published by OUP. Today he joins us to provide 25 engaging and useful classroom activities for language learners using WhatsApp. There are three main obstacles to the use of technology in ELT. First is the availability of technology and internet connection in the classroom.
1 WORKSHEET – 10 GAMES Make drilling more meaningful and fun. All you need is a sheet of paper. This post shows how the use of game mechanics can help a teacher design better drilling activities and turn repeated practice of target grammar or vocabulary into a cognitively engaging exercise. Focus on the material to be practised and learning outcomes for your group of students: e.g. irregular verbs It is essential to clearly see the ‘why’ in terms of language learning and use games and game techniques as a means to an end, rather than for their own sake. Bringing a game from the external world, without adapting it to learners’ needs and expected learning outcomes, may be just a waste of time (and money, if the game requires numerous handouts) in terms of learning.
The Teenage Brain Is Wired to Learn—So Make Sure Your Students Know It Adolescence is an exciting time as teenagers become increasingly independent, begin to look forward to their lives beyond high school, and undergo many physical, emotional, and cognitive changes. In that last category, teenagers can learn to take charge of their developing brains and steer their thinking in positive and productive directions toward future college and career success. The brain’s prefrontal cortex, which functions as the control center for executive functions such as planning, goal setting, decision making, and problem solving, undergoes significant changes during the teenage years. Life after Compulsory School ⋆ Intermediate, Themes Songs Sarah McLachlan – I Will Remember YouPhil Collins – You’ll Be In My HeartRascal Flatts – My WishSo Long Farewell – Sound of MusicGreen Day – Time of Your LifePhil Collins – On My WayLulu – Το Sir With LoveRyan Shupe – Dream BigAndy Grammer – Back HomeMatchbox 20 – Let’s see how far we’ve come Louis Armstrong – What a Wonderful World Pharrell Williams – Happy Projects Create a Class Yearbook Students create a keepsake yearbook of memories from the school yearSix Engaging End-of-Year Projects Testing is over. Have some fun.Celebrating the End of the School Year Ideas for reflecting on the school yearFun End-of-Year Assignments Creative ideas that will get your students reflecting about all of the great things they accomplished Reading
Adjective-Adverb - PDF Worksheets - English Vocabulary and Grammar English Grammar Online Exercises and Downloadable Worksheets Adjective - Adverb All downloads are in PDF Format and consist of a worksheet and answer sheet to check your results. Levels of Difficulty : Elementary Intermediate Advanced Adjective or Adverb
Top 12 Effective End of the Year Activities Ah, the end of the year. Everyone’s tired and losing focus. Some tests are behind you (state tests, AP exams), some may be ahead of you, and probably no one – you or your students – is really at their best.