Often, teaching hygiene is boring, lame or even gross! Whether your teaching your children to wash their hands after they use the bathroom or teaching pre-teens to shower regularly, discussing cleanliness can get awkward. In this lesson plan, we’re watching Bunty and Bubbly in English (US)! Luckily for you, Bunty and the Soap King … More Soap King Teaches Hygiene for World Health Day
You bought your child an iPad, or you’ve just received iPads for your classroom, and you and your child/students are ecstatic! What else is new? BookBox’s iPad app, Peter and The Greatest Treasure, with story-based spelling, matching, and vocabulary games! You may have seen The Greatest Treasure in English (US) on YouTube. Probably because it’s … More Teaching Through Adventures with Peter – an iPad App
Let’s face it – doesn’t matter how old your students are, for some reason past tenses make them either sick or scared. As much as there is no practical explanation for such a reaction (they are as much regular or irregular as the present ones), this mountain is easier to go around rather than to … More Too Much Noise About the Past – It’s Simple!
Recently a demonstration of the Bookbox “Turtle’s Flute” AniBook was done in a government primary school in Pondicherry. There were about 100 students present along with three teachers. How did the interaction go? CLASSROOM TALK We asked the large gathering of students whether they liked listening to stories. Almost everyone said ‘yes’ except for a few shy … More Reading Comprehension from Turtle’s Flute
An important part of reading skills is the ability to identify the problem faced by the main character and the solution given in the story. Yes, many stories have a problem and solution by the end of the story. But teaching how to identify them becomes much more fun when we have a lovable character … More Identifying the Problem and Solution with Sringeri Sriniwas
No idea how to entertain your group of suits? I have something great for you: teamwork in theory and practice plus… a treasure hunt! All students love it. It’s more casual, something different than usual (unless it’s your regular practice, of course), not to mention it brings up loads of jokes – and I’m sure … More Teamwork Tricks for Your Adult Classroom
You’re going to teach a foreign language to a group of business people. You know they’re demanding and ‘fussy’ because they were shaped to go for quality and innovation. What materials would you consider engaging? A sophisticated article on the economy? But they’ve already skimmed one during their lunch, sighed a few times thinking where … More Get Unconventional in Your Adult Classroom
I must share this great idea for your Business English class; we had so many laugh-out-loud outbursts, and the conversational part was so engaging! I’m going to make it brief and clear since this is what your busy students love, plus unconventional and effective, of course. Bearing in mind those core business values, I highly … More Business Angels or Elves?
Classroom debates might be a lot of fun – provided that the subject is fun itself! It might not be so fun solving the problem of global warming or discussing ethics of euthanasia – you do not want to bore your students to tears, do you? Having agreed on that, I reckon, you and your … More Classroom Debate – The Power of Witty Argumentation
At BookBox, we felt that learning to read and pronounce words were not enough. We started looking at taking the project ahead by offering many more features such as “read yourself,” “slow play” version of the story that allows you to read the story at a slower pace, and an extensive vocabulary—a meaning for every … More BookBox’s Story Related Activities and Games