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I was just inspired to write about one way I teach the perfect tenses by a post on the Teaching English Facebook page on whether it’s ok to translate grammar or not in the classroom.
Personally, the more I teach, the less hardcore I become about forcing students to use English only. There are psychological reasons, such as making students feel a little less pressured. There are functional reasons, such as when I can explain a nuanced vocabulary word for ten minutes or have someone translate it in ten seconds and …Continue
Can I use, “I came here to chew some gum and kick some ass.” As an example of good parallel structure?
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I feel like this should have some kind of teaching use but I’m not sure what it is: The Up-Goer Five Text Editor. I suppose one could use it to compose texts ala Dr. Seuss.
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I still think this is one of the best ways to use voicethread, to put up odd pictures and scenes and have students leave speculations on it. So here’s a scene I ran across the other day at the shopping mall. Feel free to comment away with theories and ideas.
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Verb tenses have meanings, but they aren’t always what we think they are. Here’s a fun experiment-put these three sentences up on the board and ask a group of low to intermediate students what the difference between them is.
I played football this morning.
I was playing football this morning.
I have played football this morning.
I had played football this morning.
Listen to the wrong answers. Students might say the difference has to do with how far back in time the events were. Or whether you finished or not. Or even how many people …Continue
One other side project I’ve been playing with is T-shirts. I made this Knowledge Shirt for a friend and she loves it!
It’s a bit of an inside joke, so I’ve been thinking of something a little more universal. I just got an iPhone so one idea I had was to make an iPhone case myself and then see what the reaction was to it. I definitely need a case because I tend to drop my phone quite a bit! So I’ve been browsing cell phone cases for ideas. I haven’t …Continue
I suck. I had a baby and since then have had little free time to blog. I also picked up a bit of an extra project at work which kills what free time I do have. I do have ideas for posts and even a few draft posts. But there is plenty of stuff on here so I don’t feel too bad. If you have a technical problem and I haven’t talked to you then I do feel bad. I will try to get on any situation where you paid …Continue