​Kid-Inspired Articles

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How to Choose Your ESL Materials? Avoid These Kinds of Pages
How to Choose Your ESL Materials?Avoid These Kinds of Pages​I’d like to start a discussion on the qualities that make[...]
Wits and Wagers is an Amazing ESL/ELL Conversation Board Game
How to Use This Fun Card Game to Get Your ESL/ELL Students Talking “Do you have a frog?” “No, I[...]
How to Use This Fun Card Game to Get Your ESL/ELL Students Talking
How to Use This Fun Card Game to Get Your ESL/ELL Students Talking“Do you have a frog?”“No, I don’t. Go[...]
How to Help Your ESL Students Remember Everything You Teach
How to Help Your ESL Students Remember Everything You TeachThe first step to learning how to learn is learning how[...]
1 Simple Technique to Encourage Kindness in the Classroom
1 Simple Technique to Encourage Kindness in the Classroom I have tried to build something really important into my classes.[...]
The #1 Teaching Skill We All Probably Wish We Didn’t Have to Practice So Often
The #1 Teaching Skill We All Probably Wish We Didn’t Have to Practice So OftenWhen Billy gets the same thing[...]
5 Ways Teachers Can Create Peace in the Classroom
5 Ways Teachers Can Create Peace in the Classroom Teaching is probably the world’s best profession, but there are a[...]
1 Helpful Way to Be Happy as a Teacher
Atlanta, Georgia at 9:45 AM ​I landed at Hartsfield-Jackson International yesterday afternoon and checked into the Airbnb where I’m staying. [...]
Atlanta Georgia at 9:45 AM
Atlanta, Georgia at 9:45 AM​I landed at Hartsfield-Jackson International yesterday afternoon and checked into the Airbnb where I’m staying. This is[...]
A Teacher’s Love
A Teacher's Love...Even though some of our students are hard to love, on most days and in most classes, we[...]
The #1 Reason Why Your Elementary Students Struggle in School
The #1 Reason Why Your Students Struggle in SchoolOne of the biggest challenges we face as teachers is figuring out[...]
4 Get Out of Your Seat and Move Around Activities for Your ESL ELLs
4 Fun Get-Out-of-Your-Seat-and-Move-Around Activities for Teaching ESL/ELLsScroll down if you want to get straight to the activities :)As teachers, we[...]
The Down and Dirty on Inductive Learning
Do your ESL/ELL students struggle to remember things? These 4 Tips Will Help. Learning how to learn means—in part—learning how to remember.[...]
Do your ESL/ELL students struggle to remember things? These 4 Tips Will Help.
Do your ESL/ELL students struggle to remember things? These 4 Tips Will Help.Learning how to learn means—in part—learning how to remember.For many[...]
Learning Styles a Bust? How Does That Impact English Language Learning?
Classroom Management Series:It's About Making a Difference As teachers, we commonly hold back on following through out of fear our[...]
Classroom Management Series: It Is About Making a Difference
Classroom Management Series:It's About Making a Difference As teachers, we commonly hold back on following through out of fear our[...]
Classroom Management Series: I Have Had It Up to Here!
Classroom Management Series:​I Have Had It Up to Here!​Kendra lost it on her students, a group of too-big-for-their-britches sixth graders.She[...]
Classroom Management Series: Do You Set Clear Consequences and Rewards?
Classroom Management Series:Do You Set Clear Consequences and Rewards?​Traditional punishments are being strongly questioned today. There is a push to focus[...]
Classroom Management Series: Do You Set Clear Rules and Expectations?
Classroom Management Series:Do You Set Clear Rules and Expectations?All teachers have class rules. Usually we put a list of them[...]
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