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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

Tags: prepositions, teach, verbs, phrasal

ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Oct 17, 2018. 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

Stories to inspire and teach. Share yours.

Started by ddeubel in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Jun 10, 2018. 79 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

Tags: hodja, tao, zen, professional_development, storytelling


We don't have a category for this - so thought I'd collect a lot of the stuff we have here, in one tidy place. 


I've always enjoyed April Fools and use it as a way to "test" my students. See the example below - a trick test. 


Also, I'll often show this video as if it is real.  I've also changed everything around in the classroom and how I dress. Shoes untied, clock upside down etc... and then acted as if things are normal. Students have to tell me what is wrong!

Students can read this cool book on Gif Lingua.  Also this one about practical jokes. 


Larry Ferlazzo has a great list of April Fools resources (scroll down). Also, see this listening lesson for April Fools. 

This video is perfect to "fool" students. Flying penguins.

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.It's so tricky...for a moment i believed that...but it's really amazing. I love this post..:)

I found this prank students played on their professor quite amusing!

Some more April Fool's related resources. 


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