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by OhTheSpark
Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Interactive Classroom Activities
Replies: 0
Views: 4419

Re: Interactive Classroom Activities

This is a fantastic breakdown of interactive learning activities. I want to add that each classroom has a unique personality that might enjoy certain activities over others. I always liked using a bunch of ice breaker activities during the first few weeks to get an idea of the group's dynamic. Thank...
by OhTheSpark
Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: Employment Discussion
Topic: Do Schools Make you pay for Teaching Materials
Replies: 0
Views: 8734

Do Schools Make you pay for Teaching Materials

Schools I worked with would let me do printing for free but would not let me purchase supplemental material - which made coming up with lessons for my quicker students tough as the school did not have a lot of material at their level. I'm not teaching at the moment but am wondering if anyone found s...
by OhTheSpark
Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: School Projects
Topic: Advice on Contacting Teachers?
Replies: 6
Views: 14288

Re: Advice on Contacting Teachers?

Hi Chris, I'm not a teacher but have experience running education programs in the United States and needed to communicate with teachers and principals regularly. 1. Find teacher forums related to technology and education and post. Give several teachers access to the app for free and develop a relati...
by OhTheSpark
Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: School Projects
Topic: looking for penpals -english native speakers
Replies: 4
Views: 19885

Re: looking for penpals -english native speakers

I don't have much experience with them but mylanguageexchange.com is said to be a good place to find penpals. I don't know if they have many kids and teens. Check it out though!

Good luck!

-OTS
by OhTheSpark
Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Looking for some advice
Replies: 7
Views: 8886

Re: Looking for some advice

Create an account on italki.com and teach a foreign language wherever you have an internet connection. You have to charge less when you first start, but after you build a good reputation and rating, you can charge more. I think this is ideal for travelers - provided you are in places with reliable a...
by OhTheSpark
Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: Most important grammar?
Replies: 3
Views: 12759

Re: Most important grammar?

Language exists to communicate ideas, feelings, and action to ourselves and others. Any element of grammar is considered a core element because, without that element, the meaning is lost. Writers frequently strip their sentences down to find out what is truly needed in that sentence. In doing so, yo...