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four cool teenagers

Teenagers can sometimes be rather hard work, and not just at home! It's not easy being a teacher in front of a group of slouching, disinterested, de-motivated teens, who would rather be twiddling with their apps than learning English, which they see no point in doing anyway!

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20 Jun Shelley Vernon No Comments
kindergarten kids jumping to illustrate I can jump

Thanks to Silvy Jocic for this idea that she used to teach can and can't to her kindergarten pupils. Since Silvy has a group of fast learners, she told them to make up a rhyme about what they can and can't do . Her pupils came up with something like this:

I can jump and...

18 Jun Shelley Vernon No Comments
middle school girl outside performing with balloons

An English teacher in France wrote to me with news of how she used my plays and skits book with her class of middle school kids (aged 11). She just chucked them at the kids and said "Get on...

07 Jun Shelley Vernon No Comments
english students doing an interview in class

As an English teacher one can be hard pushed to find activities that involve all learners in a multi-level classroom situation. One doesn't want the beginners to be overwhelmed, and at the same time, it's unforgivable to penalize advanced learners because there are others attending the...

30 May Shelley Vernon No Comments

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