Developmentally appropriate kindergarten classrooms encourage the growth of children’s self-esteem, their identities, their independence and their individual strengths. Kindergarten marks an important transition from preschool to the primary grades, it is important that children still get to be children—getting kindergartners ready for primary school does not mean substituting academics for play time, forcing children to […]
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 […]
Dear Aunt Elsa, I keep reading all these articles about teaching English in China being a dead-end job, that AI will replace foreign teachers and ESL jobs are becoming harder to find. Is it true? Is my job in danger? From – Scared of the Bots Dear Scared of Bots, Firstly, let’s take a nice […]
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.
Christmas time evokes images of warming fires, mugs of hot chocolate and plenty of snow based fun. But Christmas in Australia falls right in the middle of summer. Read on to find out how different an Aussie Summer Christmas can be. A Wheelie Bin for Cricket Stumps Cricket is the national sport in Australia. It’s […]
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 […]