Matching Memory Cats

Matching Memory Cats Good ideas are all around us. In this case, I was at a shop called Flying Tiger when I found this game. It's a simple game of memory with some funny cats. The idea is to match heads and tails. Place the cards face down and then flip them over. If you have a match you get a point and go again. If not, it's the next person's turn. The cards are printed on thick cardboard that make them durable enough for little ones. Plus the colors are super bright making them attractive. My three year old…

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Why school?

Why school? What is the point of going to school anyway? Sounds simple, but every student everywhere at some point asks something like Why school? We spend so much time thinking about how to improve schools that we hardly ever step back and look at the larger question; the question that’s right in front of us that children are asking : Why do I have to go to school in the first place? It’s just the sort of question most parents and teachers just dismiss by saying something like; “You have to go to school because you have to.” “You're going to need…

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Teaching Visually Impaired ESL Students

Teaching Visually impaired ESL Students Recently I was fortunate enough to have a go at teaching visually impaired ESL students. I say fortunate because I love having an opportunity to get outside my comfort zone. It helps adapt my teaching to fit the needs of the students. Going in, I was honestly nervous. However, I strongly felt it would be a great opportunity to do something new, to expand my own teaching experience. More importantly it was a chance to focus on needs I hadn't really dealt with in the classroom before. My class had six adult students ranging in age, english level, and level…

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