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28 Critical Thinking Question Stems For Any Content Area

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We’re asking kids all the wrong questions in school

Research, and common sense, show that kids learn more by being actively engaged in what they’re doing. When they engage in discussion, teach others, and grapple with a math problem, they boost their ability to absorb and retain information.<p>The evidence is mounting against schools that fail to take …

Pedagogy

A Collection Of Resources On “Tricky” Teacher Topics

My post yesterday on eating in class (see What Are Your Rules About Students Eating In Class?) received a lot of feedback, and it prompted me to …

‎English Idioms Illustrated on the App Store

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.<p>Screenshots<p>Description<p>Description<br>* Top 10 iPad Apps for Learners of English …

How to Write an Essay Introduction

The introduction of your essay serves two important purposes. First, it gets your reader interested in the topic and encourages them to read what you …

Creative Writing

Lesson Plans Archives

Here is an activity I tried a couple of times with my teenage students. I decided to combine the <b>test-teach-test</b> approach with a fairly new feature of …

Connected speech

Recently however, there has been a shift of focus towards the other systems operating within phonology, which may be more important in terms of …

An Extensive List of Phrasal Verbs | Common Phrasal Verbs

Phrasal Verb<p>Meaning<p>Example<p><b>abide by</b><p>To respect or obey a decision, a law or a rule<p>If you want to keep your job here, you must <b>abide by</b> our rules.<p><b>account</b> …

List and Examples of English Idioms & Phrases (Intermediate-Advanced)

Useful Idioms for Lower-Intermediate to Advanced Students (Teacher’s Resource)<p>*<b>New</b>*: Download the <b>Essential North American Idioms App</b> on <b>Google Play</b> …

How To Teach Idioms to your ESL students

Over the years, I’ve often debated whether to teach idioms to my ESL students…<p>On the one hand, idioms are an ever-changing, regionally variable and …

Language Learning

Minimal Pairs Activities

Minimal Pairs Pronunciation Activities<p>A minimal pair is a pair of words which differ only in one sound. They are a great way to help your students …

Language Learning

The 8 Minutes That Matter Most

John Irving, the author of The Cider House Rules, begins with his last sentence:<p>I write the last line, and then I write the line before that. I find …

Activision Letting 'Destiny' Players Upgrade From Last-Gen To Next-Gen For Free

We’re at a strange time in the console space, where tens of millions of players own last generation systems like the Xbox 360 or PS3, but are slowly migrating over to Xbox One or PS4. With Bungie’s Destiny about to launch across all four platforms, they’ve realized some complications may crop …

Guardians of the Galaxy, TMNT, and more: Grading this summer’s movie-based games

It’s been a busy summer at the theater. Apes tore through San Francisco with machine guns. Autobots blasted an alien ship out of the sky in Hong Kong. And the Guardians of the Galaxy kept their contentious friendship intact while saving planet Xandar from destruction. Movie studios made millions …