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demanding parent with teacher and child

A demanding and controlling mother asked her daughter's English teacher to design a creative, interesting, motivating course for her child . She refused to pay for any more lessons until the course was exactly as she wanted it. Quick frankly the teacher does not have the time to do this. The...

04 Jul Shelley Vernon No Comments
four cool teenagers

Teenagers can sometimes be rather hard work, and not just at home! It's not easy being a teacher in front of a group of slouching, disinterested, de-motivated teens, who would rather be twiddling with their apps than learning English, which they see no point in doing anyway!

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20 Jun Shelley Vernon No Comments
kindergarten kids jumping to illustrate I can jump

Thanks to Silvy Jocic for this idea that she used to teach can and can't to her kindergarten pupils. Since Silvy has a group of fast learners, she told them to make up a rhyme about what they can and can't do . Her pupils came up with something like this:

I can jump and...

18 Jun Shelley Vernon No Comments
middle school girl outside performing with balloons

An English teacher in France wrote to me with news of how she used my plays and skits book with her class of middle school kids (aged 11). She just chucked them at the kids and said "Get on...

07 Jun Shelley Vernon No Comments

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