A lot of people know how to learn a language: Repeat sentences. Flashcards. Books. Phone app. Take a class. Those are good, they work, but sometimes they feel like work! In fact, a lot of language learners give up because they’re so bored. Actually, learning a language doesn’t have to be hard or boring, but […]
5 THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN IMPLEMENTING TECHNOLOGY (AND SOME COOL TOOLS FOR THE COLLEGE CLASSROOM)
Dr. Joshua Elliott talks about implementing new technology and some cool tools he’s using in his college classroom. https://www.coolcatteacher.com/5-things-to-keep-in-mind-when-implementing-technology-and-some-cool-tools-for-the-college-classroom/
Everyone these days it seems wants to get on the internet and get famous. But not everyone has what it takes. HEART! When I first saw these videos I realized quickly that is what the kids were attracted to the most. Anyone can sing and dance but when you have passion for what you do […]
If you haven’t seen these yet, prepare to be amazed! I’ve used them for years in a variety of settings. They are a great hands-on tool that help students learn creativity while practice other important language skills. Here are some ideas for using them in your classroom! Game Ideas: Charades – Use the single die roll […]
Giraffes Can’t Dance is a great read that promotes confidence and positive self-esteem in children, as well as empathy and respect for people who are different. The book is about a giraffe named Gerald who wants to dance, but is continuously made fun of and shunned by other animals.
. When teachers enforce a classroom management plan and rules, as well as build a positive relationship with their students, the children will more likely develop self-discipline and learning will take place.
Children can be categorized as intrinsically or extrinsically motivated. Children who are motivated intrinsically exhibit a desire to learn. Usually they pursue a subject for the pleasure of learning or for a feeling of accomplishment. Intrinsically motivated students tend to prefer challenging tasks and to understand information in depth. They are more likely to choose […]
The same way the lights, signs, crowds, and noise of Times Square can be overwhelming, too much visual stimulation in the classroom — in the form of decorations — can hurt student performance.
Sometimes simple games are the most elegant. They quickly become classics around the world. So how do you take something like this and put it to good use in your language classroom? First, make sure you know the basics of how to play the game. Now, look at some ways that teachers have gotten creative! […]
So you’ve bought all these games because you know learning should be fun. And students love it! The problem is they are still speaking lots of Chinese during the games, and parents don’t want you to “waste time” playing when the kids should be learning. Or adult students want to learn from a book, when […]