13 great ideas to make your classes more fun

1. Set students a task which brings lots of skills together. With a big project, you can connect your subject to the students’ other subjects, their home lives and even their worlds. Look at this charity project for inspiration. 2. Run a forest school. Meet your learning objectives while also helping kids develop their team … Read more 13 great ideas to make your classes more fun

Forest school – building a shelter

Our grade 6 social studies classes are based around the book ‘Story of the World’, which is a fantastic book which talks about the beginnings of human civilisation in story form, and also contains a whole host of activities to do with your students. We were reading about the nomads. In ELA (ESL), our main … Read more Forest school – building a shelter

PBL – Bringing charity into the ESL classroom

The students in grade 5 were given a project – they had to give back. We spoke about problems around the world and what sort of things children could do to make the world a better place. They worked as a team (the whole class was just 4 kids, so it was easy to have … Read more PBL – Bringing charity into the ESL classroom

Edtech – Taking the Makey-makey into the classroom

The Makey-makey is a wonderful little EdTech tool which I have barely scratched the surface on in terms of capability, but it has so much potential in the classroom. Essentially, the makey makey is a little circuit board that you can rig up to take the role of your keyboard by completing a circuit, so … Read more Edtech – Taking the Makey-makey into the classroom

Video list for the ESL pack

Here’s a list of video links which work with the Tigerlearn ESL pack. It doesn’t cover all the topics within the pack, but it’ll get you started. Introductions Video 1.1 – Introductions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5qPS3balJg Countries and Nationalities Video 2.1 – Animaniacs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pOFKmk7ytU Video 2.2 – Where are you from? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gHbPDdGCFs Numbers Video 3.1 – Counting with … Read more Video list for the ESL pack

Discount code at the Tigerlearn store – get 15% off

Now that teachers are starting to come back to school and prepare for the next academic year, it’s a good time to get a discount on teaching resources, so get 15% discount at the Tigerlearn store until September 9th by adding discount code BACKTOSCHOOL at checkout. The resources in the store have so far been … Read more Discount code at the Tigerlearn store – get 15% off