As Quincy Jones once remarked, "I've always thought that a big laugh is a really loud noise from the soul saying, "Ain't that the truth." That said, Edu-fun Friday is a series devoted to adding some humor to the lives of teachers who visit this blog.
Over the next few posts, I am going to introduce you to SchoolCircle, a free one-stop-shop communication tool, which will change the way you communicate with parents. No more frustrating mailer daemon messages or disconnected phones. Communicate quickly to your entire group of parents or have individual conversations!
Hello everybody, Today was my first day without work since the beginning of September. I really missed school today, and I don't like having a day off on a Monday, but then who does I suppose. I realised it was very important to let schools know I am available to work again, so I started with that today.
The children thought it was hilarious that they were going to paint with spaghetti rather than paint brushes. Some were not too keen on the actual texture of the cooked pasta but the majority enjoyed dipping it into the paint & then making it 'dance' across the page - in fact a lot of the children actually danced while doing this activity!
Resources for the Primary School Teacher
October 12, 2014 | 4 skills, creative tasks, creative writing, creativity, efl, fun, fun activities, ideas, inspiration, lesson ideas, poems, poetry, reading, The Road Not Taken | 2 Comments "Let us go singing as far as we go: the road will be less tedious." Virgil Choices are important in our lives.
What skills do students learn through eBook creation? In Grade 1, students are working on a How We Organize Ourselves unit of inquiry. They are investigating private and public spaces and looking at what brings people together. During the collaborative planning meeting, teachers discussed a way to document their progress during the unit and we...
A Year in the Life of an English Teacher
The 1st International Symposium of Yildiz Technical University School of Foreign Languages kicked off today, with a top level programme and super-star speakers. The opening talk was followed by music and performance session. The Rector of the university and the organising committee thanked the sponsors with plagues.
Norwegian exam questions Grading exam papers I'm puzzled by some of the students' answers to task 1. Even if you sometimes have to guess what the exam questions will be, one topic has reoccurred these last year. Language features and literary... Read More › Let's look at the House of Representatives, and more facts about Congress.
The Global Education & Skills Forum takes place on 15th & 16th March 2015 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President & Prime Minister for the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
It has been a long time since I have done one of these posts. Almost two years to be exact. Sometimes we let life get too busy and you forget to go back to your roots and do the things that make you smile. Check out some of those old posts if you have a minute.
1) Workshop - Teaching Teenagers: 4 Skills + 1 at the TESOL Italy's 39th National Convention In this workshop I talked about how we can engage teen learners and how to create fun lesson plans which integrate the four linguistic skills, and at the same time, allow the students to learn job skills.
Teaching possessive nouns to 2nd graders is just downright frustrating. Our curriculum has some boring worksheets, but I needed to ramp up the teaching level on this one so last week I did some looking around and found a few songs and activities that would make learning this concept a little more fun.
I've been meaning to write this for some time. A year after starting the blog seems like a good time (!), especially as I've just finished the DELTA and have had the opportunity to reflect a bit more on lesson planning and materials selection. So, as you'll know if you've read the 'About' page, this [...]
Immersing technology in the classroom and beyond into the globe!
Education musings, technology, and lessons; my life as a teacher by Pernille Ripp. (by Pernille Ripp)
PYP PE With Andy: This blog does what it says on the tin. Andy is a PE teacher in a PYP school. He shares ideas for good teaching practice. I love how he makes anchor charts that are very simple and visual.
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A Middle School ELA and Education Review Blog
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I also learnt about 'moonshot thinking'. This is a Google term, but I think has equal relevance to the classroom. Moonshot thinking to Google is the space between science fiction and reality, but in education (and EdTech) about thinking big, making everything 10 times better and thinking outside of the square.
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