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The Ten Minute Teacher — Planning a Mock Trial

One of my favorite projects to teach and one of my students’ favorite projects to perform is a mock trial. They are competitive, can involve fun costumes, and have a real world connection. 715 more words


The Three Little Good Wolves and The Big Giant Pig That's Naughty

This week we read the story of The Three Little Pigs and told our own version of the story.  We thought about the parts of the story and what we could change. 610 more words

Children's Interests

Idioms and EAL: crossed wires or a piece of cake?

“An idiom (also called idiomatic expression) is an expression, word, or phrase that has a figurative meaning conventionally understood by native speakers.”

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Applying university-style teaching approaches in the English classroom, by Emily O'Dowd

As teachers, we are all too often reminded to put ourselves in our students’ shoes. But putting ourselves into their shoes might be easier than we think if we are able to reflect on our university education. 779 more words

Speaking And Listening

Flat vs Spherical

In Science, we have been debating whether the earth is flat or spherical, using evidence from different sources. We have used this evidence to write our own conclusions, after a lengthy debate in our groups!

Speaking And Listening

What Does "Education Spring" mean?

In 2002 the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) was signed into law by President George W. Bush.  My colleagues in education despaired at the fact that (among other provisions) standardized testing would become a sole indicator of a student’s progress. 278 more words

Teaching And Learning

Where did listening go? by Catherine Knowles

You don’t have to look much further than the National Curriculum for English to see that the four skills of language – reading, writing, speaking and listening – are not considered equal in terms of their importance in the classroom: 861 more words