When children create

I stage a lot of plays and musicals in English. Since the Covid regulations prevent gathering an audience, I decided that this time a movie would work better. Movies also put less pressure on students since mistakes can be corrected. I didn't look for a script, I wanted something about the students, something that would […]

מוזיקה מקורית

Get off the Box!

This time I was teaching prepositions. Showing them with my hands, playing games, drawing on the board, learning with all the senses. But some kids are stubborn and want to learn the way they learn in school – "Just translate everything into Hebrew" I could start telling them how sensory learning has proven to be […]

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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: […]

How to teach English to young learners

I don't know if it's Bennett's new program, the growing amounts of research* or a generation of Israelis who  grew up learning English but are still afraid to speak, but there seems to be an increased awareness of the importance of learning English at an early age. Many teachers are teaching English to young learners […]

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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 […]

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