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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

I'd like to compile a list of movies…Continue

Tags: best, video, film, teaching, movie


This video is making its way through the public school system back in North America. A fascinating and educational look at our obsession with "stuff". Lots of great content for lessons in this !

Views: 188

Comment by ddeubel on May 13, 2009 at 12:00am

poster story of stuff.pdf

Here's a recent N.Y. Times article about the video and its use in schools.

Comment by Gary Harwell on October 22, 2009 at 8:13pm
Your numbers on the percentage of Military spending of the government are wrong.
Comment by Ellen Pham on October 28, 2009 at 9:01am
I think the confusion lies in the difference between the percentage of tax dollars spent on the military/defense spending (the figure used in the video, estimates seem to vary between 42% and 54%) and the percentage of Gross National Product, which is much smaller- 5.7% of GNP in 2005.

GNP is defined as the value of all the goods and services produced in an economy, plus the value of the goods and services imported, less the goods and services exported.
Comment by Ellen Pham on October 28, 2009 at 9:05am
Intelligent video...we should at least have a basic understanding of our actions and the hidden consequences of those actions.

I'm looking forward to watching the Class Project tomorrow... have to take my viewing in chunks, or I stop paying attention : )

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