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Online Course Management System - FREE. Would you use it?

Started by ddeubel in Websites / links / access to new resources / communities.. Last reply by Mitchell Lee Feb 12. 7 Replies

I'd like to know how many teachers would use a completely free course management system , if offered here? Meaning, you can create a course there,…Continue

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Started by ddeubel in Websites / links / access to new resources / communities.. Last reply by Nadeem Nawaz Jul 16, 2019. 102 Replies

We are now in our 3rd edition of "Site of the Day"! Hundreds of the best sites for teaching/learning. See #1 and…Continue

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ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by Amelia Meirizka Jun 20, 2019. 73 Replies

I guess the alphabet is our bread and butter.Got any good ideas for teaching it or using it…Continue

Tags: children, abc, kids, phonics, reading

Learning Designs

Started by Elise in Teaching and Methodology Mar 27, 2019. 0 Replies

I was wondering what you all thought of learning designs pertaining to English language teaching? What are the ways in which you design your lessons to achieve better learning in your students?Continue


I'd like to compile a list of movies about teaching. What's your favorite one? List one and why it really is good..... even better if you can post a clip!  Here is a nice list to get us started!  Also see this Rotten Tomatoes list about best H.S. movies. 

Here's my nominee, Dead Poet's Society. I guess cause I'm male but I really love the way Robin William's character confronts authority and gets his students to see outside the box.

Also see our Philosophy At The Movies quiz.  Match the film with a teaching philosophy. Can you? 

Also see these two posts offering lessons for teachers from the two movies.

                    The King's Speech     |        McFarlane

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I've got to see this one. I wanted to when it came out, now that I can watch movies in my basement office, I am getting all caught up!

Gerry Dee, famous for this stand up comedy routine about teaching - comes to Canadian TV with a series this new year. I'll be interested because I'm teaching Schooling and Education and will be asking my student teachers to analyze the series about society's preconceived notions about education, what a teacher is and what school is all about. TV often reveals these values well. 

My background is in phys ed... oh who does this remind me of?

Looks funny, David- I'm jealous!


Not me. I'm much taller, funnier and of course better looking. Only similarity is Mr. D! 

Stop teasing me, David!

:D (still feeling incorrigible- pardonne-moi)

Hi all,

I can't believe no-one's mentioned the absolutely fantastic Korean film "Please teach me English" (trailer below) - if you haven't seen it, you should go watch it now! 


Here's an award winning short film about a CRUSH on a teacher.  Quite interesting... 

Teachers(1984) from the great director Arthur Hiller is a comedy with a serious side. See Nick Nolte as a younger guy..... 


I just finished watching this movie Starting Out In The Evening, about a graduate student who is doing her thesis on an aging and forgotten writer. Interesting and well done - not full of tension but strong characters and issues. Two thumbs up. 


I just watched this movie on a lazy afternoon - The First Grader.  Quite inspiring and well done but in a Disney sort of way.   

Missed this one - Academy Award winner 1969 - The Prime of Miss Jane Brodie. Quite the classic. 


Life of a king. I think for high school and up maybe middle school too.

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