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SITE OF THE DAY - HUNDREDS OF THE "BEST" - Teaching Recipes

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

Tags: collection, list, web 2.0, resources, websites

ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by Amelia Meirizka Jun 20. 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. 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

A NEW way to teach PHRASAL VERBS so that your students understand and remember them

Started by Andromeda Jones in Teaching and Methodology Dec 31, 2018. 0 Replies

Phrasal verbs are a verb + preposition, adverb or particle. Teaching…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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I just heard this one on TV - what letter does poop begin with?
Ellen,

That's too deep for me! Also, no dirty jokes allowed, come on!

John, you must be a Brit -- those jokes have that Brit edge and wit...

Here's my own, from my farside collection that I put into presentations to eleviate the boredom of my powerpoints! This one from a presentation on semantics....

semantics

I've been doing some reading on humor after doing a presentation on syntax and humor. I'll be putting up a practical blog post soon. However got to share this - from the attached essay.

A father was driving home with his young son. Suddently the boy asked, "What is the meaning of the word, "drunk", Dad?"
His father replied, "Look there are two policemen standing over there. If I look at them and I see four policement, then, I am drunk."

The boy replied, "But Dad, there's only one policeman standing over there!"
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When I'm getting the students to practice the R-L sound. First I mimic myself eating a bowl of rice and say Rice. Then I mimic stratching my head and say" Lice" This one always makes at least a few laught.
This one comes from Roselinks and is too cute to not pass around : )))

I know you don't clean your computer screen very often
and it is hard to do the inside, so here is my present to you.

(just click on the word "here" above)
Ellen,

That's over the top! I now have to go take a shower - I'm all sticky and gooey!
OMG.
I laughed, Jeffrey : )

BWT, what's an EIKEN test?
Those are very sarcastic - staff room only!

Good question Ellen, I'll refrain from my automatic googling and await an answer...

Here's one of the more popular videos in our video directory. Father Guido's 5 min. university. I could watch this a zillion times and always laugh..

I bought myself a wonderful Xmas present - laughter!

Actually, a book, "Plato and a Platypus walk into a bar..." A great read and lots of jokes analyzed to understand philosophy. A whole section on Language. Buy this book if you like great jokes!

I'll share one of dozens that are my favorite.

Pat: Mike, I'm calling you from the freeway on my new cell phone.

Mike: Be careful Pat. They just said on the radio that there is a nut driving the wrong way on the freeway!

Pat: One nut? Hell there are hundreds of them!


Here's the author telling a joke...

Cute, David- I hope you share more!

You know, my sister Pat was a philosophy major...

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