One of the most useful things I have in my classrooms is a set of pieces of laminated white paper. They are a cheap version of the mini whiteboards you can buy in stationery shops, easily replaced when they get tired, and more environmentally friendly than paper – you can even laminate used paper with […]
A set of matching activities to support vocabulary acquisition with We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.
Makan-makan, eating together, is an important part of the Sabahan cultural landscape. In the morning, I get asked, “Have you eaten already?” Teachers eat together constantly through the day, and share whatever they have. Last week, I practised fruit and vegetables with a Year 6 class through a “Sudat makan? Already eaten?” discussion and a […]
Memory games are useful in the EFL classrooms – they use different skills to make sure kids really retain the vocabulary you’re teaching. They are reading the words, they are remembering words from a picture, they are saying the words, and they are listening to their teammates speak. These games also help to make large […]
Scrabble is great to use in the classroom, especially here in Asia where classrooms are gradually becoming more learner-centred. Many teachers find it difficult to give students control, but I find that Scrabble is a good way to start – the students are so engaged with the game that they won’t misbehave. Here is a […]