Teaching English Games Blog

students working in a group at table

Getting students speaking can be tricky, usually one or two dominant pupils do all the talking and the shy ones just sit there. Young teens might be apathetic, say very little and if they do, give short answers. The usual method of taking in an article to read and discuss can make for a pretty...

09 Oct Shelley Vernon No Comments
cute hamsters some people like them some hate them

A teacher asked me how he could teach a cute rhyme about mice, that teaches like and hate. I did not ascertain if he made this rhyme up himself, or where it came from. I am not claiming authorship of the rhyme, only the lesson plan to teach it with games!

OK first introduce the...

02 Oct Shelley Vernon No Comments
group of people around a book

Teachers often ask me for help with choosing a textbook. There are a lot out there, and often, they come with a workbook, a teacher's book, audio materials and supplements. The whole pack can be pretty expensive.

A textbook is like a road map. It tells you what to teach, in...

20 Sep Shelley Vernon No Comments
learning difficulties in the classroom

*Teachers often have to include children with learning difficulties in their classrooms. While I have no solution for this, I do have some tips that may help.

Most important tip

Do not discourage the child. Do not give them test results that they can compare with others...

06 Sep Shelley Vernon No Comments

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