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school kids doing a flashmob in the school yard

In a bit of a panic a teacher asked me how to handle the request of her school director to produce a show with 60 kids. The director wanted all the kids to be involved together in a big finale.

The solution could be to do a flashmob. To make it relevant to English class, choose...

17 Jul Shelley Vernon No Comments
demanding parent with teacher and child

A demanding and controlling mother asked her daughter's English teacher to design a creative, interesting, motivating course for her child . She refused to pay for any more lessons until the course was exactly as she wanted it. Quick frankly the teacher does not have the time to do this. The...

04 Jul Shelley Vernon No Comments
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

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