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GAMES ACTIVITIES FOR ESL Collected by Shaney Crawford, Former Participant of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme (Fukushima) These games and activities have been collected from various sources: past issues of the Fukushima JET newsletter, games books, various CLAIR and AJET teaching resource guides, and stuff left over from my predecessor. I apologize for not quoting sources, but I collected them in such a hurry when I first got here that I can’t find the original sources in most cases. It is safe to assume that I did not come up with all of these games, so please do not give me credit for doing so. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. Note from Steve Mendoza I teach at a Japanese high school, and I have some additional ideas for the game “Baseball 2″. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40.

National PSC Alliance | Professional development and support for education and care services in Australia Sticky Letters Pages Saturday, 19 November 2011 Outdoor Literacy Activity: Sticky Letters This post has moved to a new lo Posted by Juliet Robertson at Saturday, November 19, 2011 Email ThisBlogThis! Labels: outdoor literacy activities 5 comments: Mama Pea Pod said... Juliet, this is a perfect way to introduce letters! 19 November 2011 22:11 Scott said... I love this idea, Juliet. 20 November 2011 02:30 Juliet Robertson said... Hi ScottI think it's getting over the initial hurdle of just knowing about the possibilities. 20 November 2011 07:53 Your Therapy Source Inc said... Love this idea. 20 November 2011 20:27 Abbie said... I love this idea! 21 November 2011 03:07 Post a Comment Newer PostOlder PostHome

joran IPA World Website » BOOK REVIEW: The Playful Brain Sergio M. Pellis and Vivien C. PellisReviewed by Janet Jamieson The Playful Brain, by play researchers Sergio and Vivian Pellis of the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge (Alberta, Canada) is an erudite exploration of the science and mystery of play. The book is targeted to a general audience – but an educated one – with a strong interest in the adaptive nature of play in human and non-human animals. The book synthesizes decades of research on animal play, with several chapters devoted to research on mice and rat play, their particular area of study and where the most extensive research exits. One of the most engaging aspects of the book, is the Pellis’s clear love for their subject and appreciation of the joy and value of play as they try to untangle its many purposes, evolutionary functions and mechanisms in living creatures. Play, like much of experience, seems to ‘get under the skin’. Like this: Like Loading...

Empowering Educators through Inspiring Trainings Council for Learning Outside the Classroom | Learning styles Much has been learned in recent years about the different ways in which we prefer to learn, and teachers routinely explore ‘learning how to learn’ in order to raise achievement. What we see, hear, taste, touch, smell and do gives us a selection of ‘pathways to learning’. At its simplest, this means three ways to learn: by listening, by seeing and from experience, known as auditory, sensory and kinaesthetic learning. There is an assumption that much traditional teaching has undervalued the power of sensory and kinaesthetic learning, an imbalance which learning outside the classroom can effectively address. Young people are intensely curious and will always take the opportunity to explore the world around them More intricate is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator which defines personal styles and describes learning styles by contrasting a range of attitudes: extroversion v. introversion, sensing v. intuition, thinking v. feeling, judging v. perceiving.

let the children play IPA World Website » Play Resources IPA Right to Play Awards – DEADLINE 15 April 2014 The “Article 31 Recognition Program” was created to recognise and celebrate projects that utilise innovative and practical ways to implement Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Appropriate projects include activity programs, public awareness campaigns, media products, implemented national or local legislation, design of spaces, and design of play items. This award was launched at the IPA World Conference in Melbourne, Australia in 1993 and since then awards have been made at every Triennial World Conference. The awards provide an opportunity for winners and nominees to showcase their work to both their community and the world. Download submission forms here: IPA RIght to Play Award – Project submission form (PDF form) or IPA Right to Play Award – Word submission form (MS Word) NEW! There will be a one-day workshop on Access to Play for Children in Crisis. Like this: Like Loading... (It is not too late to register!

Resourses TeachingSpace - Woodland Ways - Woodland Detectives What sort of clues should you look for? Sounds: birdsong - laughing call of the green woodpecker (also called the yaffler, you'll know if it you hear it) drumming of a great spotted woodpecker; cat mewing of a buzzard; squeaks of voles and mice. Smells: musky smell of a male fox. Things you might find: Droppings - fox, rabbits, roe deer, hare, maybe fox or pine marten. Holes - if they're in leaves they are made by caterpillars, if they are in dead wood or bark then wood-boring beetle larvae may have made them. Galls are wart-like growths on leaves (sometimes woody and beautifully round) - they are made by insects, especially wasp species, where they have laid their eggs. Webs - spiders. Tunnels - through grass are small mammals, voles ormice. Cuckoo spit - leafhoppers lay their eggs and cover them with spit to protect them and their young larvae. Chewed cones - squirrels leave a core with tatty ends, hares leave neat ends. Footprints - look for deer slots in soft ground.