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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


Why We Love Bruce Lee

Ok, my killjoy of a husband said it isn't true, that it's not possible to hit a ping pong ball with a num chuc and aim the ball with that level of accuracy.

Hmmm. He is from Vietnam and knows his martial arts, so we have to consider what he is saying, but he might also be biased with jealousy : ).

I choose to believe.

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Comment by Justinoxxii on March 6, 2009 at 5:42am
Thanks for the video my students loved it.

Comment by ddeubel on March 6, 2009 at 11:48pm
LOL! Amazing. We need more heroes and more believing! I'm going to be showing all my table tennis addicted Korean colleagues this. At lunch at our training center, the tables under the cafeteria are always full and on days when I run across the hall on my treadmill, I'm thoroughly entertained by watching them through the glass, bang and bash away. But none of them could touch Bruce and him num chucks!
Comment by Ellen Pham on March 7, 2009 at 12:55am
Yeah, Bruce Lee's a gd hero in our house too- boys!! I gotta admit, he is pretty cool : ) Chuck is even better though, not so skinny :D I can't help myself:

Did I mention he is 57 years old now, and can still press 700 lbs with his legs? (no lie!) He doesn't do it much though, only for me or the kids... the muscles are willing, but the knees are worn out : ) Ok, still can't resist, here is little chuck : )

Comment by Ellen Pham on March 23, 2010 at 1:33am
:D :D Mine (both boys) love Naruto too... and Rosa, they are both in college (meaning university in US)!

I have a mixed relationship with martial arts... the gd in the quote "Yeah, Bruce Lee is a gd hero in our house too-boys!!" is short (and a bit more polite) for god damn... oops, sorry! :D

I only went to one tournament and swore I would never go to another- it was like being in a huge room of kids who wouldn't stop fighting. I spent all day wanting to yell, "KNOCK IT OFF!!" Honestly, I don't think I've ever been in a worse mood, and it was all environmentally caused!

Husband Chuck was the one to keep them on the black belt path. I made sure they all swam beautifully : ). Oh, and could read- that too!
Comment by George Swen on March 23, 2010 at 7:10am
Comment by George Swen on March 23, 2010 at 7:56am
Ellen, I watch your bird blogs quite regularly, they are marvellous. Especially the hummingbirds:-)
So I am a bit shocked by these two videos... generally I do not indulge myself in violence, but I accept it when it has some meaning. For myself I do not see any of it here. Sorry, but I do not get this kind of humor :-(
Comment by Ellen Pham on March 23, 2010 at 3:34pm
Well, I am sure you know what's supposed to be funny in it, the schism between the idea of the Easter bunny (warm, cuddly, brings you candy every Easter) and how badly the Easter bunny is acting!!

And it's not made to be realistic, George! Obviously there is not an Easter Bunny out there doing these things. It is a spoof. It is not actually mean spirited, but I guess you'll have to trust me on that one.

It is a little over the top : )

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