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Say something nice

I don’t bring an electric keyboard and toys to class to teach grammar rules. That’s the job of the “formal” English teachers. My job is to help kids practice speaking so that they learn how to actually use all of those rules that sometimes even native speakers don’t fully understand. If you don’t know how […]

Little Girl doing Homework

Teach children the way they learn

Whether you teach full classes or small groups, in or after school, it’s important to keep your students interested and engaged in lessons. Children don’t just like to move, they need to move. Research also shows that they learn best when they’re active, using their bodies as well as all their senses. We don’t need […]

Fireworks celebrating the New Year

Summing up the year

I was frustrated by what I wasn’t doing, until I realized why – I’m happy where I am now. It’s not a cop-out. I started working in education because I love working with children, especially when I sing and dance with them. I don’t enjoy selling and marketing.

What did we learn today?

Teaching creatively while maintaining structure means adapting many conventional ideas. One of my favorite sources is החופש ללמד  Their latest series of tips talks about having students sum up what they learned. I usually end a lesson either by having students collect objects while naming them, or with a chant “What did we learn today?”.  They […]

Let’s finish the year with a smile

It’s the end of the year and everyone is tired. Maybe you’ve finished the textbook and maybe the kids just don’t have the patience to open it. This is the time to review everything you’ve done during the year and let groups choose their favorite games, songs and activities. Here are a few more ideas: […]

Using Songs as Text

If they don’t like English something’s wrong And you don’t have to sing to use a song! This post is based on the following observations – ·         Songs are an excellent way to reinforce vocabulary and grammar. ·         Songs are more interesting and easier to remember than text. ·         Not all English teachers sing – […]

And do they know the Earth is round?

I was in the car listening to the radio tonight. During the news I heard Bennett, the Minister of Education, talk about his new English program. “Children in Israel need to learn spoken English… The ability to have a conversation in English is a necessity today… Our children will know how to speak English and […]

Why bother?

Last week I attended the ETAI (English Teachers’ Association of Israel) National Conference. In addition to the wide variety of lectures and workshops, we were given a chance to ask a panel, student-style, questions beginning with “Why bother”. Most of us added “when…” such as “Why bother coming to a conference when we can meet […]

What can we learn from Trump? (non-political)

This is not a political post. The sages teach us “Who is wise? He who can learn from anyone.” So I’m just trying to prove how smart I am. Today an English teacher shared the following article about Trump’s numerous spelling errors: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/shoker-rediculous-chocker-trump-attaks-and-dishoners-english-with-ever-dummer-spellings/2017/02/07/9556faf4-ed58-11e6-9662-6eedf1627882_story.html?utm_term=.1ca5f72dbd3f Another teacher asked how we can use this to teach our students something. […]

What are you doing for English Day?

Have you started thinking about English Day this year? Remember, a successful English Day requires creative thought and planning, and your school calendar is probably starting to fill up. So if you and the rest of the English staff haven’t thought about it yet, let me help you get started. Why should we have an […]

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