14th Oct 2017

The holiday season is coming, beginning with Halloween so I thought I’d share classroom activities that I do as well as some games which really got the kids jumping up and down! As a middle school teacher, I always look […]

1st Oct 2017

When it comes to classroom speaking activities, I try to give emphasis to real-life situation, authentic activities and meaningful tasks to promote communication. To develop this productive skill, students need intensive and constant practice. But unlike other macro skills such as […]

15th Sep 2017

We all understand the importance of leading in a topic and making sure that students are focused and are ready to learn. That’s why most ESL teachers tend to focus their energy on warm-ups and ice breakers. More often than not, end […]

14th Sep 2017

In this writing activity, I prepare 10 of each of the following elements of a story: character, time, place and situation. I have my students select 4 numbers (from 1 to 10) which corresponds to an item on each of […]

8th Sep 2017

Here’s a quick Halloween activity based off a Mexican holiday called Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. I know these are two different holidays but this activity really set the atmosphere for the Halloween season in my […]

8th Sep 2017

It is no secret that the younger generation today are hooked into photo sharing-apps such as Instagram. C’mon, who doesn’t “Instagram” these days? That is why using the concept of Instagram is one awesome way to engage students in the […]

3rd Sep 2017

Are you looking for powerpoint alternatives for presentations? PowerPoint has become the default software when it comes to digital presentations. Being the most common type of slideshow presentation tool, many teachers prefer to use it. Why not, it is easy […]

28th Aug 2017

Formative assessment tools are a great way to measure a student’s performance before, during, and throughout the instruction process. It can serve as practice for our students, much like a meaningful homework assignment does. We work with students and seek to use […]