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ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 19. 76 Replies

I guess the alphabet is our bread…Continue

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Top 5 Game

Started by susie silver in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 17. 14 Replies

Hi David Maybe its obvious to some but I'm not sure how to play and I also want to create a top 5 game as well. What is the point of it. There are always 5 answers. Do the students guess according to…Continue

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Use of L1 in the ESL classroom

Started by Evanthia Pogiatzi in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 10. 4 Replies

Hi people, i'm doing a research on whether is good for English language teachers to use the L1 of the students or the target language (English) when teaching in the classroom. So i would really…Continue

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Stories to inspire and teach. Share yours.

Started by ddeubel in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Jun 16. 80 Replies

 I'd like to share in this forum and would like others to share, short stories that might apply to education / teaching and that will inspire. I believe stories and a narrative are powerful, whether…Continue

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 Time for some levity and humor.

I often use jokes in the classroom and have even built some nice lessons around humor. Mr. Bean works well. Also see these activities for download that I just put up in our Sharing Forum.

One joke I use a lot is:

"I like seafood. When I SEE food, I eat it." -- a cute pun and if a student gets it right away, you can tell they are of a fairly high level.

Got any stupid jokes?

Here are a couple joke presentations I've made....

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Why did Silly Billy open then close the refrigerator very quickly?

-- He saw the salad DRESSING!

I don't get it :(

Sorry - I tried :(

Here's another then -- Why did Silly Billy drive to N.Y City and then turn right around and drive back home?

-- He saw a sign N.Y. City "left"! :)
"If your nose runs and your feet smell you must be built upside down."
Oh, I got the silly billy joke, David! It was another joke I did not get- I don't see it here anymore, maybe the poster removed it : ). I have a really bad, dumb NYC joke- it was my favorite when I was 5 years old, and I told it constantly... ok, Did you hear about the flood in NYC? Superman wet his pants!

My favorite joke to tell my children when they were little: What did the mama broom say to her baby? Go to sweep, my little one.
A) What's the best thing to put into a fruitcake?

B) Where does King Kong sit in a movie theatre?

-- Your teeth!
-- Anywhere he wants to!
Here are some classic jokes for the classroom! :) From our Audio + page. (best in IE browser)

Here is a classic joke that actually is a true story! It actually happened, probably more than once!

The new family in the neighborhood overslept and their six-year-old daughter missed her school bus.

The father, though late for work himself, had to drive her. Since he did not know the way, he said that she would have to direct him to the school.

They rode several blocks before she told him to turn the first time, several more before she indicated another turn. This went on for 20 minutes - but when they finally reached the school, it proved to be only a short distance from their home.

The father, much annoyed, asked his daughter why she'd led him around in such a circle.

The child explained, "That's the way the school bus goes, Daddy. It's the only way I know."
Shoot David, this is not working at all in FF for me... I wonder if all the easy listener lists are having the same problem...
I took a looooong time but finally finished these funny stories. Find the powerpoint and handouts in our Resources - Story area. Enjoy. Here it is also full screen! Laugh a little.


Well worth the wait!

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