Top 5 Sitcoms to Watch with your Students to Learn English The following is a list of top 5 TV shows that I believe are useful to helping students improve their English: 5. The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory is currently one of the most popular sitcoms on TV. It’s about a group of nerds who all work at a University doing research and Science experiments. It’s a cleverly written comedic TV show. 5 Activities To Help Your Kids Learn Perseverance - Moments A Day Perseverance is a quality that every child can benefit from practicing. After all, there are going to be challenges in life, and knowing how to persevere even amidst frustration or disappointment will be a great life skill. Active games and sports are a fantastic way to help strengthen one’s ability to persevere. Sports can help children learn how to push themselves physically, play despite nerves or intimidation, and keep at it regardless of winning or losing.
Mr Bean at the Dentist (Past Simple) Mr Bean is late for his dental appointment and tries to get dressed and clean his teeth on the way. After arriving just in time for the appointment, he gives an anesthetic to the dentist. DVD on amazon here You are going towatch some clips of Mr Bean and answer questionspractise using the Past Simple write summary of the story in the past How often do you go to the dentist? Jamboard templates for articles, authentic resources and novels – Maris Hawkins I have been wanting to take some time to play around with Jamboard- one of the apps on Google. I have made a few this or that activities on winter traditions and the Super Bowl. One of my favorite features is how easy they are to edit! My students (especially my fifth and sixth graders) were able to do this quickly- much faster than Google Drawings- which I was using for a similar activity.
TED TALKS: “ONE SIZE FITS ALL” You are a good teacher. You work tirelessly to inspire creativity and motivation in your students. The list of bookmarked TED-videos in your computer is longer than the Great Wall of China. But you won’t have the time to design lesson plans with worksheets and handouts around these videos. Spontaneity School: 10 Improv Games to Develop Courage, Compassion and Creativity - Anima Learning Want to learn the kind of presence and activities described here? Join us for a residential retreat!Improv Wisdom retreats 2016: June 8-13, Mere Point, ME; Sept 2-5, Petaluma, CAOr subscribe to the new Monster Baby podcast by clicking here! Here we go again!
More Mr. Bean Just surfing the net while my husband does the dishes - this must be the 90's. Had a great class today thanks to one of my Mr. Bean videos. Used it 2 ways because of the 2 levels I teach. Basic group - received a sheet of sentences about things that happened in the video. I had taken out the verb but put it (verb stem only) at the end of the sentence. Elimination: The TCI game of all games I cannot believe that I have never blogged about this game before. I have a tendency to exaggerate, but I really don’t think that I am exaggerating when I say that this is the MOST beneficial, MOST engaging, and MOST awesome game that a Comprehension-based teacher can play. Don’t believe me?
How to Use Authentic Tasks with Video in the Classroom « Cecilia Nobre ELT Blog I love authentic video! A lot has been said about its use as a classroom tool and I couldn’t agree more. Videos are fun, engaging and they can provoke the most exhilarating reactions. On the other hand, in my opinion, the way to approach authentic videos has yet to be properly developed. We teachers should aim to use video as if it were being watched outside the classroom. 12 Ways to Teach Kids About Compassion + GIVEAWAY Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Harvest Time and I received compensation as a part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own. Please see my disclosure policy. Honestly… it’s only been very recently that I’ve been concerned with teaching my kids principles of life.
Using Mr. Bean to Teach Present Continuous (Speaking Activity) English Current Skill focus: Speaking Grammar: Present Continuous (Present Progressive) ESL Level: Pre-intermediate to Intermediate Number of students: 2 or more Paris: A Novice Unit and IPA - Madame's Musings Based on social media posts from my virtual colleagues, it seems that many of us are ending the year with a unit on Paris for our French 1 students. In my case, I found that this unit was a great way to bring in some vocabulary for places in a city and transportation. In addition, the students are gaining important knowledge about a city that many of them will have an opportunity to visit at one time in their lives. Because I think it’s very important for the students to become familiar with various attractions in Paris, I began this unit with a series of learning stations designed to introduce the students to the tourist attractions they might visit on a trip to Paris. Although these stations are based on authentic resources that I have accumulated over the years (and can’t realistically share here), I’ve included a quick explanation of each station.