Free children’s books

free children's books

Many parents have asked us for children’s books that are available with the click of a mouse. Here is our shortlist of free children’s books. It includes a wide variety, ranging from graded readers, to colouring books, to PDF downloads, to extra activities such as games and workbooks. 1– Free children’s stories No need to … Read more

Readymade lesson plans for celebrations

lesson plans for celebrations

Whether you are a teacher or a parent, here are some wonderful, easy to use, readymade lesson plans for celebrations held around the world.   Ramadan and Eid As Ramadan just started, you might want your students to practice vocabulary or do some hands-on activities related to this month. Here are some excellent links: … Read more

Mixed ability classes know-how

mixed ability classes

How can students work together while learning at different speeds and working at different paces? How can a teacher manage a class to ensure overall understanding, while giving everyone a chance to shine? Here is some guidance for teaching mixed ability classes: Step 1: Know your students Take time understanding their strengths and weaknesses beyond … Read more

Free teaching materials and courses

free teaching materials

The Internet is full of original games, activities and exercises, all ready to help you with your teaching and learning. Here is a great list of free games and activities for adults and children. They can be used by parents or teachers to make your children’s or students’ quarantine/self isolation a bit easier to bear. … Read more

10 Platforms for online learning and teaching

platforms for online learning

As schools around the world are forced to move to online learning and teaching, here is a list of sites some schools around the world report using: 1–Google Classroom seems to be the most popular and has great feedback They have a section dedicated to the present situation, where teachers and IT staff receive … Read more

Common traits of GREAT schools

great schools

Whether you are a teacher trying to get hired or a parent looking for the best school for your children, here are 6 traits all great schools have in common. They guarantee you a great employer and an amazing school for your children. 1–They have clear policies. These policies include staff related responsibilities and support, … Read more

What do students expect from online teachers?

online teaching

For one reason or the other, online teaching/learning is booming. Hundreds of platforms recruit teachers, especially English teachers, to teach online to students around the world. Due to the latest health scare around the world, thousands of children in various countries are trying to keep up academically while learning how to use EdTech. What do … Read more

What makes a great teacher?

great teacher

Teaching encompasses a variety of qualities and skills. These range from knowledge of subject matter, to enthusiasm no matter which time of the day, to caring no matter how difficult the student might be, great classroom management and good communication skills. And these are just a few. Here are some characteristics which great teachers demonstrate: … Read more