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April 2017 Blog Posts (14)

Ultimate literature study guide storage: from Homer to Salinger

Being an ELA student is not as hard as studying Law or Science. But still, it requires much time to read tremendous scopes of literature and complete assignments to them. In fact, if you want to prepare for the class at full stretch, you must devote all your time to reading and analysing books. And don’t forget about essay writing! Sounds despairing? Don’t give up at the beginning of the path, the key is here! The Paper…


Added by Jennifer Broflowski on April 30, 2017 at 3:30am — No Comments

Book Review, Dark Light (The Dark Light Series #1)

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 I've been reading more contemporary romances rather than paranormal, lately, but this one mixes both.  The first half of the book was a bit slow for me and my rating started to decrease, but I got hooked in the second half and read it straight through to the ending.



Added by Jennifer Broflowski on April 30, 2017 at 2:30am — No Comments


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Dear ELT colleagues,

I am talking to you, who love your job and do it the best way you can! I am talking to you, who do not blog about it, or…


Added by Vivi Hamilou on April 26, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Value of Online Degree and How to Choose a Program

Continuous learning is the most important thing if one wants to achieve optimal results and of course, can lead to a person earning a high income. You have probably heard people saying 'You learn constantly while you live' and this cannot be truer. Most of the industries worldwide value education…


Added by Karen Dikson on April 26, 2017 at 9:10am — No Comments

Top 10 Digital Platforms that Turn Teachers into Mentors

The current generations of educators have a huge burden on their shoulders. They are the carriers of change. They have to encourage project-based learning, greater collaboration between the students, insightful discussions… the list goes on and on.

Out of all trends in education, this is the most important one: teachers…


Added by Brenda Savoie on April 21, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

Voice Is Only Effective If Someone Listens

I have been writing in social media about education and changes in education for about a decade at this point in time. One of my observations, as I enter discussions with educators in various parts of the country, is that many educators bring up problems within their own districts that were discussed in detail and often resolved in many other districts a number of years ago. There are topics and ideas brought up that social media has introduced, discussed, and developed as…


Added by Thomas Whitby on April 20, 2017 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Can Educators Ignore Social Media Any Longer?

A lingering general question hanging over the heads of all has been what effect does social media have on our society? That answer has never been so evident as it has been today as social media tools have been placed directly in the hands of the President of the United States, as well as foreign operatives. Social media is a very powerful tool that can have a lasting effect on what people do, and how they do it. Placing those social media technology tools in…


Added by Thomas Whitby on April 20, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

THE FLIPPED CLASSROOM – LESSON 2 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Primary School of Sourpi

Primary School of Sourpi

We have started with the intention to shake up things a bit in the English classroom and we did, with …


Added by Vivi Hamilou on April 9, 2017 at 4:26am — No Comments


Primary School of Sourpi

Primary School of Sourpi

I wish there were words to describe the look on everybody’s faces today (including mine!) during the in-class activities of our first flipped classroom lesson (you can see …


Added by Vivi Hamilou on April 9, 2017 at 4:23am — 2 Comments

Learning a Sports Song

All of us, English Language teachers in public Primary Schools of Greece, are familiar with the Sports Song presented in our coursebook, in Unit 2.

English Coursebook - 4th Grade - Sports Song Lyrics

This school year this, normally rather indifferent to the learners, song was taken to a different level with a little bit of…


Added by Vivi Hamilou on April 8, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments


Interactive notebook pages on plural nouns

We have played interactively with the demonstratives and we have also cleared the air among subject/object pronouns and possessive…


Added by Vivi Hamilou on April 7, 2017 at 3:59pm — No Comments


Don’t you feel excited when somebody brings you a present you had never expected at all and you could not believe you would like, or need so much? Well, this appears to be accurately descriptive of my current relationship with the interactive notebook approach! It’s like a new colourful, fun-filled toy that everybody likes to play with and you, the teacher who has prepared it, know that it is not just entertaining! It is meant to help others learn in a more engaging, attractive and…


Added by Vivi Hamilou on April 7, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments


Have you ever had one of those days during which everybody in class has understood the grammar taught (even commented on how easy it has been), but one or some of your learners seem unable to put it into practice, as they do not remember when to use what? Well, in the public school context, cases like that are normally approached during the break, where learners can be guided individulally and introduced to various ways that will assist their learning (graphs that help them remember, course…


Added by Vivi Hamilou on April 7, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Parent Teacher Conference is a learning experience for me

While staying late sitting in my classroom until its dark is not the way I want to spend a day, I do find Parent Teacher Conference Night a way for me to be a better teacher.

I love seeing the family dynamic. Kids can be so funny; they behave one way in the classroom and act completely different around their parents. Seeing how much the parent loves their child is also a reminder that the kid in my class is actually someone's child. They're young and out in the world without their…


Added by Eileen Lennon on April 5, 2017 at 7:56am — 1 Comment

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