Teachers may be known for their quirks and faults in the media.
Ben Stein’s “Bueller? Bueller?” from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” has become the classic trope for the apathetic teacher.
Señor Chang spends all his class time harassing students …
Isn’t there something romantic about the past?
I don’t know about you, but growing up, I loved the “Little House on the Prairie” and “Anne of Green Gables” series.
Both paint a picture of the past, including one-room schoolhouses where …
Have you ever watched a grown man put a turkey on his head and think to yourself, “Hmm, this could make a great English lesson”?
What person in their right mind puts food on their head, …
Can you smell it in the air?
No, I’m not talking about what the Rock is cooking. I’m talking about autumn!
Take a moment and breathe in the scents of pumpkin spice, caramel apple and falling leaves. Isn’t it …
Ever find yourself staring at a blank page for extended periods of time?
We all do, even the most experienced writers.
But for many ESL students, the dreaded blank page isn’t just intimidating—it’s immobilizing.
After all, they’re working in …
If only these walls could speak?
If only these walls could teach!
In fact, they can.
Class walls will not exactly have the same effect as, say, Robin Williams standing on a desk talking about the universe, but they …
Things that happen in a flash are usually pretty exciting.
Think about it.
A flash of lightning, a flash in the pan, The Flash…
So why should flashcards be so boring?
Most of us associate flashcards with late-night study drills. …
Once everyone has had their fill of Halloween candy, the words on lips all over the United States are “Happy Holidays.”
Happy Hanukkah (or Chag Sameach)!
Happy New Year!
Wonderful wishes abound from November through January, often over …
Do you ever feel sluggish and unmotivated when you teach? Do your students?
If so, that’s okay!
Even if it’s not ideal, it’s completely normal for all of us to feel low on the motivation scale every now and …
Can someone truly find love on a game show?
“The Bachelor” aside, love is possible, even on a show like “Jeopardy.” Just ask Maryanne Lewell and Michael Townes who met as contestants and went on to find their happily ever …
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