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Persuasive Writing in Romeo and Juliet

At the school where I teach, and many schools across the nation, teachers are working on creating more real world applications with their content. This connects to the push for STEM driven lessons and UbD. 288 more words


Using mobile apps in the classroom

Classroom activities that are very popular among ESL teachers are charades, would you rather and who am I. However, did you know that there are mobile apps for this… 244 more words


Easily Confused Words: Matte vs. Matted

Matte and matted are easily confused words.

The spell-check application of most word processing software programs would not catch a slip-up of these two words. Spell-check is looking for words that aren’t in its dictionary, and words that resemble words in its dictionary but are possibly spelled wrong. 217 more words

Easily Confused Words

Korea: The Good

I wanted to start my series “Korea: The good, the bad, the ugly” off with the good things. Even though this past year has been a test of my patience and good will, there are a lot of good things about living in South Korea. 596 more words


What are they saying?

Here’s some food for thought (or, here’s something for you to think about): ever wonder why you can’t understand some native English speakers? Teacher Gabby discusses why in the interesting video below. 49 more words


Back at it...

Back in Riyadh and back to work.

Somehow I’m already 6 weeks into this 8 week session. I don’t really know how that happened, but I would say it is most likely because I have been genuinely enjoying my classes. 215 more words


A Halloween conversation lesson for adults

It’s that time of the year again. If you are into Halloween there are a plethora of materials out there. For starters, you may want to check out the vocabulary lessons I posted… 464 more words