BusyTeacher.org It’s only natural. After all, they are trying to talk in a language they are still working on learning. Still, silence can be deadly in the ESL classroom for your students and you. When you want to get your students to speak up, try one of these fun and simple games to get them talking in class. Engage Now - Student Interactions - teacher heath Do you hear your students say things like: "No! That's Wrong!" Act of kindness #24: Kindness Advent Calendar – make today happy It’s almost that time of year again… time to spread a little festive kindness. My Kindness Advent Calendar works just like a normal advent calendar but instead of the usual chocolate countdown, we are embracing the true spirit of Christmas by doing 25 random acts of Christmas kindness. How cool is that
How to Bring ‘More Beautiful’ Questions Back to School In the age of information, factual answers are easy to find. Want to know who signed the Declaration of Independence? Google it. Curious about the plot of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s famous novel, “The Scarlet Letter”? A quick Internet search will easily jog your memory. Paintings That Will Make You Question Everything Wrong in This World Pawel Kuczynski is a Polish artist who specialises in images that make you think hard about the world we live in. While some of these may be hard to decipher, the message in all of them should be all too clear. These are some seriously intelligent and thought provoking works of art. And to mix it up a bit, here’s something a little less depressing (but equally amazing)… the Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse which occurred the other night: And don’t forget, if you’re looking for a piece of original art to hang on your walls, check out artFido HERE!
5 of My Favorite English Games for ESL Students I saved the best for last. My students requested this game more often than any other game we ever played. It's based on the old drinking game "Ring of Fire," modified for the classroom. Materials needed:A standard deck of playing cards, a whiteboard, 20-30 small slips of blank paper, and a bowl. The setup:Almost none! A few discussion activities for English language students What discussion activities work in class? Tekhnologic, winner of the British Council’s Teaching English blog award for a post on setting discussion goals, shares a few ideas. A discussion can bring out your students’ interests and motivate them; it’s a chance for them to talk about the things they really care about.
Easter Egg Hunt Board Game Can’t wait for the Easter egg hunt? Our printable board games page has the solution ! : ) A lovely simple board game that will excite children towards Easter, perfect during the Easter holidays if you can’t get enough of egg hunting fun, or really at any time of the year. 17 challenging brainteasers for kids that will stretch your brain When we grow up, we somehow become less spontaneous and creative. Our ability to simplify things as we did in childhood disappears too. We tend to complicate things, even in situations when the solution is right before our eyes. We here at Bright Side have prepared some fun brainteasers that kids crack in no time but leave adults scratching their heads. The letter M.