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Teaching Ideas - Free lesson ideas, plans, activities and resources for use in the primary classroom.

Teaching Ideas - Free lesson ideas, plans, activities and resources for use in the primary classroom.
Latest Books in our Teaching Ideas Library... There are lots of new books in our Teaching Ideas Library. Why not use some of our ideas and resources in your lessons? New Videos in our Teaching Ideas Video Gallery... Our new video gallery has lots of wonderful short movies and animations that can be used to support learning in lots of different curriculum areas. Here are some of the latest additions:

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Interesting Things for ESL Students- Site Map Interesting Things for ESL Students- Site Map A free website for people studying English. Note This is only a partial site map. It was last updated on November 17, 2003. The Listening Project The Listening Project is a partnership between BBC Radio and the British Library that invites people to share an intimate conversation, to be recorded and broadcast by the BBC and, if suitable, curated and archived by the British Library. These conversations will form a unique picture of our lives today, preserved for future generations. Visit The Listening Project website (BBC) and get involved. Throughout the Project, our experts will be discussing these conversations and highlighting related recordings in the archive, on their Sounds blog. Visit the Sounds blog and join the conversation.

Science - Animals and their Habitats Teaching Ideas Watching Snails! - Some tips and ideas for using and observing snails in the classroom. Dino Planner - A set of plans which can be used to support lessons about dinosaurs. Contributed by Amy Watt. Animal Grouping - Sort and group animals using the slides on this Notebook file. Contributed by Tom Priestley. Listen to English and learn English with podcasts in English ►Go to travelogues Follow the pie team on their travels and learn English along the way ►Go to pie plus Our monthly magazine with news, videos, information worksheets and our monthly competition. Take a look! Top 10 Favorite Spelling Activities of 2012 My oldest son's natural ability to remember things means spelling comes easy to him. As a result, each week, the teacher gives him (and some other students) "the challenge list." The words are just as the title implies - challenging. I've done my best to devise fun ways for him to study. No. 1 Spelling Race When the spelling words were extra hard, this activity was my go-to.

THE FOUR SKILLS Thursday, March 22, 2012 Here are some tools that can help you build I. Listening activities 1. Acapela Productivity vs. Getting Things Done This post originally appeared on the Exist blog. I’ve been a sucker for so-called “productivity porn” for a while. I still am, to some degree, but I’ve been working hard to cure myself of this time-wasting habit and I’m getting a lot closer to that. For anyone who’s not familiar with it, my interpretation of productivity porn is pretty much anything related to productivity as a topic of interest, that doesn’t actually involve getting anything done. For me, it includes things like trying out new task managers, reading blog posts about productivity and stocking up on stationery I don’t need. I’ve known for years that this habit isn’t doing me any favors, but I’ve only recently started to shake it by enforcing some strict rules on myself.

Habitats Photos The resources below show photographs of sixteen different habitats, including deserts, mountains, coral reef, rivers and more. They are available as large posters and smaller cards. Use them in your lessons in some of the following ways: Show your children one of the photos and ask them to discuss (or find out) the different plants and animals that might live there. Describe the environment in each habitat. What is it like there? Quill Adds 50 New Passages to Their Free Interactive Writing Lessons Quill is a free service that puts a new spin on the old writing worksheets that most of us used in middle school. Essentially, Quill provides lesson activities based on written passages about people, places, things, and events. Each passage contains errors that students have to correct while they are reading. Quill recently added 50 new passages to their library of activities. There are three activity categories within Quill.

Warmers, fillers & coolers - Games Warmers, Fillers & Coolers Below is a list of warmer/cooler/filler/game activities in no particular order. If you have any warmers you'd like to add to the list then please send them to via the Contact page Aims: - to introduce a theme - to relax stds after a hard day's work - to wake stds up after a hard night - to wait for late arrivals - to provide a break in the lesson - to provide humour - to provide oral fluency practice - to finish the lesson on a light note Teach Up: Create a classroom that works for all students Teachers Helping Every Student Reach Their Potential: Teach Up I never get tired of reading the thoughts and ideas that Carol Ann Tomlinson shares with the educational community about how to meet students’ needs. Having seen her in action as a presenter, she is very captivating and convincing. The books and articles she has authored, many of which I have read, are scholarly, well-written, and lay out a vision for excellence in teaching. In the February 2012 edition of Educational Leadership, she co-authored an article with Edwin Lou Javius titled, Teach Up for Excellence.

100+ Sites to Download All Sorts of Things These days you can find all sorts of things online, from audio books to flash files, from sound effects to CSS templates. Below we compiled a list with over 100 download sites that serve that purpose. We will also try to keep the list updated, so if your favorite download site is not here, let us know about it with a comment. Audio Books VIF International Education Learning Center Licensed for use on publications wholly owned by VIF International Education 3D Issue version 6. Copyright (C) 2011 Trinity Innovations LTD. All rights reserved. This application is protected by copyright law and international treaties.

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