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Create a Christmas GIF for your School Website

A Christmas GIF for your School Website
‘Tis the season to be jolly, and if your school has an online presence with a school website, ‘tis also the season to be looking for some good quality content to share. Whether on social media, in a newsletter, on a blog or school website, why go for the same old-fashioned static photos when you can have an animated...

Project Based Learning: a Checklist to Begin

Project Based Learning
Teachers who want their students to develop confidence in the real world integrate Project Based Learning in their teaching routine. Because Project Based Learning takes the classroom out into the world involving students in an authentic learning experience. Why is it authentic? First of all, because it is student-centered. Students are working on a topic of interest to them,...

Getting (and Keeping) Parents Involved

Parents involved
Recent surveys among teachers have revealed that about 25 percent of them consider their relationships with parents as a capital cause of stress in their jobs. This is certainly a lot. Ideally, the teacher should be parents’ best ally in the education of children. This is why, strong communication is fundamental to this partnership and to building a sense...

10 PowerPoint Hacks for Teachers

If Microsoft Word was a favourite among teachers in the past, the new PowerPoint will be your next best friend. PowerPoint is a versatile and intuitive tool with powerful functions that are not limited to presentations only. From posters to flyers, to flashcards, to videos, the list of things you can do with it is endless. So, here are...

Stress Free Text Book Evaluation II

In Part I we discussed five quick and easy ways to evaluate a text book. If you can afford the time and energy to dig a bit deeper, I strongly suggest to look for those five things: 1. The PPP lesson structure There are quite a few different strategies out there, but this one never gets old. Presentation, Practice and Production (PPP) is one...

Stress Free Textbook Evaluation I

Novice teachers leaf through the textbook grammar contents: does it tick all the boxes? You don’t want to leave out that 3rd Conditional (heaven forbid). More experienced teachers delve into the vocabulary pool trying to hit that perfect balance (not too little – not too much) that will keep their students occupied yet motivated. My experience in the book business has...