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Movies as a teaching tool

Whether you're in the classroom or online, there are a lot of great ways to use movies in your English lesson. And right now, when no one knows where they'll be teaching tomorrow, it's especially important to have flexible lesson plans ready. Visual clips DIY and craft clips, just like visual activities in class, are […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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