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Stolen Material!

98% of what I do in the classroom is stolen material. Yeah, yeah, I preach at my kids all day long about stealing other people’s work. 282 more words


Exploring philosophical themes in Drama - Plato & The Myth of the Cave


The Myth of the Cave

by Plato

SOCRATES: And now, let me give a parable to show how far our nature is enlightened or unenlightened. 1,030 more words

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Bringing Them in with Trailers

How do you choose a movie?

My husband and I don’t see many movies, but when we do, we are often influenced by movie trailers–especially those shared by friends and family. 232 more words

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Teach Petr Cech English - a lesson using British Council Premier Skills

I’ve only just discovered the British Council Premier Skills site. It’s a great resource for some of the groups I teach. They’ve got a lesson planning competition going on at the moment, which inspired me to create a little something. 466 more words

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Windsor Castle video observation challenge!

Here’s one of my favourite activities to get students interested in Windsor Castle. The lesson is based around the ‘visit Windsor’ introductory video that can be found on youtube. 432 more words

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writing task on Henry VIII using gradual approximation

Teaching writing is something I’ve hardly ever done. I mostly work with groups that visit England for a week or so, and want intense listening and speaking practice. 1,176 more words

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? - New Books from Kids Can Press (part 1)

It’s Monday and I’m happy to be participating in a weekly event with a community of bloggers who post reviews of books that they have read the previous week.  1,164 more words

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