David Mearns

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LIFE LESSON: Why are people so prejudiced?

Little Boy tells the story of an eight-year-old boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II, so he can bring his father home. …

Making COMICS work for your students during the summer and beyond...

Show me any teenager, no matter their nationality, who doesn't know the Simpsons. That is why, when I started my summer remedial support program, I …

Aurora shooting trial: psychiatrist says James Holmes knew what he was doing

A state-appointed psychiatrist who examined James Holmes two years after his attack on a Colorado movie theater said on Thursday that whatever he suffered from that night, he knew what he was doing.<p>Dr William Reid told jurors he believed Holmes knew the consequences when he opened fire at a …

DAY ONE OF SCHOOL & GETTING TO KNOW YOUR STUDENTS

Unlike most teenagers, who are dragged back early (in their view) from sun-drenched summer holidays and forced back into formal education, every …

Publish Your Docs to the Web

For more than two years now, I have been an avid user of <b>Google Drive</b> in and out of the classroom. Both my colleague and I have written several posts …

VIDEO CLIPS Can Springboard the Creative Process...

Being a long time advocate of using video in the classroom, I am constantly looking for ways to include it in almost all of my lessons with my young …

EDPUZZLE: Listen to this, it is seriously awesome!

Every few months a new ICT-Tool catches my eye, and I get hooked, obsessed, passionate and tell every teacher I talk to that it WILL really make a …

The WRITING PROCESS: FOCUSING on ORGANIZATION

Although students may not like Reading and Writing while they are at high school, there is no doubt that they will have become reasonably proficient …

REPORTING SONG/ALBUM REVIEWS

My long time EFL teaching colleague (different school) and Scots freen (different region), Gordon Dobie (A West Coaster, but he canny help thon), …

DON'T FORGET THE IMPORTANCE OF THE SUFFIX IN ELT

"To the <b>amazement</b> of many an <b>ageing</b> foreign language teacher, the <b>development</b> of language is often very much <b>misguided</b> through <b>careless</b> and <b>uninspiring</b> …

Report that Scene: An ICT-Supported Activity for Reported Speech

As all of us are aware, being English language teachers, reported speech is one of the, if not the most, difficult skills for students to understand …

Turkey Is In Mourning - Lessons - Tes Teach

How a Flipped Classroom can connect Teachers as well as Students...

Coming down with a common cold, then immediately being followed with the flu that then turns into a chronic viral chest infection would make any …

BEEN GROUNDED? WHAT'S YOUR PUNISHMENT?

<b>The verb on the left is one that teenagers dread all throughout their adolescence. It is defined as '(of a parent) the refusal to allow (a child) to</b> …

Google Drive and Blendspace: A New Way to Flip Any Video

<b>Google Drive</b> and <b>Blendspace</b> (formely known as <b>Edcanvas</b>) have become two of my absolute favorite educational technology tools in and out of the …

FAWLTY TOWERS for Funny-ELT-Consideration...

<b>Is it remotely possible that any British person born in the 2oth century has not heard of this iconic comedy series? I also reckon millions of</b> …

Why Do WE think we have the right to do this...?

A friend of mine shared a YouTube video last week, and after I watched it I told myself that I simply had to share it with my students. The video was …

VOCABULARY BUILDING in bed with ICT...

Being an EFL Educator means you always have to be aware of including new vocabulary for almost every lesson. It means you cannot be complacent when …

Hisar Hazirlik Research Presentations

Students Get Serious About Bullying

Each and every year of our program, I still get genuinely excited at the start of the second semester. After a long and tiresome first semester, in …

READ---RESEARCH---RESPOND: IS THAT SO?

<b>Have you ever wondered where toilet paper originated? or Do we get wetter in the rain when we walk or run? or the old classico, What came first, the</b> …

Being a JERK has no SPECIAL PURPOSE!

Carl Reiner's 1979 comedy masterpiece, The Jerk, is still one of my favorite films of all time. The Reiner-Steve Martin co-writing, directing and …

Are You in a Dilemma? This Will Fix It...

We are all faced with dilemmas at some or many stages of our life. The fact that we have these tough decisions, and usually have to deal with them …

Touchcast is now even cooler with video backgrounds!

Fellow ESL and other teaching colleagues around the world... if you have an <b>IPAD</b>, and are looking to integrate more technology into your lessons, or …

How can FICTION lead to NON-FICTION RESEARCH?

The debate these days in many ELT departments is whether it is feasible, justifiable or even worth the effort to continue with literature as the …

LEADING A HUMDRUM-LIFE? Yeah, from whose PERSPECTIVE?

Teaching 14-15 year olds for 24hrs a week is not only exhausting, draining and, at times annoying, but also it offers one, (so old now), the chance …

STOP MOTION: Our Educational Message

As our blog suggests, we are totally into ICT-Supported EFL teaching. So, last weekend I messaged Brentson and suggested we do some Stop-Motion …

OSCARS 2014 - THINKING ABOUT A THESIS STATEMENT

Every year, when the OSCARS come around, there is a celebrity buzz of excitement that is probably only surpassed by huge sporting events such as a …