Songs in the classroom. So many teachers set out with the idea that students have to learn the song = the only way to go. After once or twice through, without any stops, images, TPR, context etc it's a "Now let's sing along!" calamity. Could they do that in another language?!
A treasure chest of useful ideas, and the by product of any might be a humming along by the end. Songs are great tools if handled with care - ie make it fun & subliminal
Getting Young Learners to get into writing is probably the biggest elephant in the #YLE classroom. How many of us actually teach this? Think we should? Interesting & practical ideas for getting started.
Basic counting apps are one way to interest the children in numbers and math. Toddler Counting 123 is a good one for adults to use alongside very young children. The app is simple and well executed with straightforward menus and good graphics.
I began my career as an educator as an outdoor educator. Now I teach educational technology. Given both the ever increasing sedentary and indoor lives of kids and the advancement of technology, t...
Jim George's insight:
I love taking our learners outdoors, but time issues a real concern with only one, one hour class per week. Our pre-school gave us time to go explore and do/find stuff, which added an awful lot to what we were trying to achieve.
Just blogged about our outdoor workshop last Saturday, btw!