65 Educational Netflix Shows to Stream in Your Classroom

Students love watching videos (remember that feeling when someone wheeled in the AV equipment?!) Luckily there are a ton of educational videos you can share in the classroom. No matter the topic, Netflix has a wealth of documentaries and series to stream. We’ve gathered the top 65 educational Netflix shows here and organized them by … Read more

The Most Important Things Students Learn At School

The Things That Linger After They’ve Forgotten Everything You Taught by Terry Heick Learning has little to do with content. If we’re talking about learning as a personal manifestation of some kind–the two-way flow of referential schema in a fluid act of recognition and sense-making–then learning is something that happens completely inside the mind, and … Read more

Sweep Activities and Lesson Plans for 2022

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Sweep will love this post. It includes resources recommendations, teaching ideas, and information about the book. You’ll have what you need for your next interactive read aloud lesson! With a theme of feelings, this Sweep picture book by Louise Greig is a favorite in 1st, 2nd … Read more

Why I Do a Word Problem of the Day

We know that word problems are often a struggle for students. My first year in the classroom, when my students sat down to do the complex, open-ended part of our state assessment in February, I had a gut-wrenching feeling that I hadn’t prepared them. We did some word problems within each of our units. But, … Read more

Once Upon a Noun: Using Stories to Teach Grammar – World of Better Learning

Nicole Brun-Mercer holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics from Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, and has taught English and trained teachers in the United States, France, Switzerland, Russia, and Guinea. Her research interests include grammar, vocabulary, corpus linguistics, reading, and composition. In this article, Nicole shares strategies for using storytelling to teach grammar. The power of … Read more

2 BIG Problems for Ofsted To Fix!

@TeacherToolkit In 2010, Ross Morrison McGill founded @TeacherToolkit from a simple Twitter account through which he rapidly became the ‘most followed teacher on social media in the UK’. In 2015, he was nominated as one of the ‘500 Most Influential People in Britain’ by The Sunday… Read more about @TeacherToolkit What can we do to … Read more

5 Oral Learning Feedback Strategies For ESL Classrooms –

contributed by Aziz Ghannaj It goes without saying that feedback is an essential concept in language teaching as it “has a place in most theories of second language (L2) learning and language pedagogy” (Ellis, 2009). It should be used to enhance learning within an ESL classroom. Interestingly, oral feedback is the most frequent type of … Read more

The Role Of Stimulation In Learner Engagement

One of my most engaging learning experiences is also one of my most successful: learning to ride a bicycle. Unlike some of my subject classes in secondary school, learning to ride a bicycle was never boring. In fact, it was quite the opposite: the experience was stimulating. All of my senses were engaged – the … Read more