Why you need TED-Ed lessons in your classroom

I was recently discussing an upcoming trip with my cousin, when we mentioned that the Pacific Science Center is hosting some of the real terracotta warriors from China.  I of course was super excited, but she looked quizzically at me, like who exactly are these warriors?  I was like, let me show you the TED-Ed … Continue reading Why you need TED-Ed lessons in your classroom

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The Beauty of Second Language Learning

During my first year in the teaching profession, I worked abroad at a foreign language institute in South Korea.  This was a great first teaching job in many ways.  The curriculum was rote, and was taught to the teachers within a two week orientation program.  Since the classes taught were strictly conversation, no writing or … Continue reading The Beauty of Second Language Learning

Cheap is good; free is better – Making use of free teacher resources

There are so many resources out there for teachers if only you know where to look.  But again; you will want to start small.  When it comes to teaching resources, my two personal favorites are: Pinterest TeachersPayTeachers Rubistar Pinterest is great because it connects to Facebook, and you can visually scan a page as you … Continue reading Cheap is good; free is better – Making use of free teacher resources