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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…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

Favorite Movie about Teaching?

Started by ddeubel in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Apr 23, 2018. 88 Replies

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Euphemisms are ways of speaking about something sensitive or bad and making it not sound so horrible. 

Fat becomes chubby.  Poor becomes economically challenged etc .... 

They are commonly called "double speak" and used by institutions especially. 

Here are some great lesson materials to get your students thinking about euphemisms - a kind of special synonym. 

He Cut The Cheese!   -  Read and see examples on Gif Lingua!

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the teacher "Euphemisms.mp4" in the video (with the honky-tonk piano music) said: "ofTen"  :-) 

 I'm relieved to hear it's used. 

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