11 must-see TED-Ed lessons Short animated lessons you’ll love, from atomic structure to the science of stage fright (and how to overcome it). Bite-size snacks of knowledge, TED-Ed Video Lessons are short, free educational videos written by educators and students, then animated by some of the most creative minds in the business. The topics of these addictive little videos range from quantum physics to the art of beatboxing, and once you watch one, you may want to watch 10 more. 10 Best '90s Sitcoms for English Learners Learning English from TV… …but run out of shows to watch? No problem! You could learn English with songs. You could also learn English through movies.
All Things Topics - Home Education Website search All Things Topics RelaxBeing a student or a teacher can be stressful sometimes. Take a few minutes out at the start of your day and listen to these calming music videos to add focus and clarity to your busy mind. Original videos produced and uploaded by: All Things Grammar / All Things Topics What do these idioms mean? 10 Creative Ways to Use Popular Movies in Fun ESL Lessons Bored of book work? Tired of teacher-talking? Want something exciting for your students? Then watch a movie! Now, I know what some of you might be thinking: Isn’t watching a movie a cop-out?
Video Backgrounds for Teachers (FREE Download) Who would have thought we would be in this world of managing digital learning? There are so many new skills and programs that teachers are having to navigate, learn, and utilize to provide the best possible education for students learning from home. Schools are adopting and repurposing a number of platforms for home learning, such as Microsoft Teams, Seesaw, Zoom, Google Meet, YouTube, and even Teach Starter’s very own Lesson Builder program. Pernilla's English Classroom: Peek of the week I encounter students on a weekly basis who say "I hate reading" or "I just can't focus on a book" ...times are changing - a great deal - and it's a fact that teenagers are becoming more digitally literate, but unfortunately more BOOK illiterate. I find this to be a necessary part of our digital evolution, however I also see it as a tragic part of a lost era where kids today are finding it hard to focus on a book, or anything else, for a longer period of time. I still remember the books that I read as a nerdy teenager, the books that became a part of my daily life, the books that still linger with me because I was sucked into them and could never leave them, books that haunted me, books that taught me a valuable lesson or two, books that made me realize that there was a different, mesmerizing, world outside of my own room, books that I need to recommend to anyone reading this. Peek of the week 18 takes a look at GREAT books: Lord of the flies by William Golding The Body by Stephen King
What's New on TeachWithMovies.com - The Latest Updates on our Site - Inspiration is Priceless! Helping Teachers with Lesson Plans — A Resource for Intentional Parents March, 2018 August, 2017 Students give their best when asked to write about subjects that interest them . . . and everyone wants to be happy. The documentary Happy moves from the slums of Kolkata, to Manhattan, the bayous of Louisiana, Japan, Denmark, and tiny Bhutan, telling stories about happiness. The audience is introduced to the rickshaw driver who lives in a slum but is happy nonetheless; the once-pretty woman whose face was run over by a truck who is getting ever closer to her baseline happiness; the short order cook who goes into a flow state flipping fried eggs; a man who has found contentment taking care of dying people; and several more.
Commencement Address This piece was presented as Kurt Vonnegut's commencement address at MIT in 1997. It's great stuff, but apparently it wasn't written or delivered by Vonnegut. It's still a beautiful piece... Ladies and gentlemen of the class of '97: Wear sunscreen. Teaching KIds to Write with Vivid Vocabulary “Descriptive writing is an art form. It’s painting a word picture so that the reader ‘sees’ exactly what you are describing.” ~Brenda Covert This post contains affiliate links. Read our full disclosure policy. What’s the big deal about writing descriptively?