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Here is a poem by Abdul Hafeez Jhelumi, from his book of Urdu poetry, published in Pakistan. For such a short poem so many questions arise and could be discussed in small groups. Thank you Abdul for this concise, elegant and thoughtful poem and for allowing it to appear on this blog.

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03 Apr Shelley Vernon No Comments
child reading a magical story book

The power of stories is incredible and they are a fantastic teaching tool. Here are ten reasons to use them in your preschool or kindergarten English class.

1. Children love them. Start a story and preschool children will suddenly be mesmerized. It...

30 Mar Shelley Vernon No Comments

A distraught parent, who is also an English teacher, asked me what she could do to help her 13 year old son, who is being kept down a grade. One could no doubt write several books on this topic, but here are some initial steps to try. Notice what's working, and change if you don't see any...

18 Mar Shelley Vernon No Comments
cartoon of different animals being asked to climb a tree

It's a common and empoverished attitude that emphasizes reading, writing and arithmetic, known in England as the 3 Rs, to the neglect of other subjects and topics. At primary school children need a wider spectrum, to try many things, and discover where their talent lies. Many laborious hours...

18 Mar Shelley Vernon No Comments

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