Which Chinese Zodiac are you?

The legends  related to different cultures and regions is an interesting way to engage learners to enhance their language skills. Before Chinese New Year holidays, I encouraged my students to know about Chinese Zodiac Calendar and its origin through Chinese Zodiac Stories. Working with Zodiac sign traits description provides a great opportunity to widen learners’…

Storytelling, an approach to make kids smarter

Storytelling has been an integral part of our lives, we live with the stories and we love to be the stories. Since ages stories are being used by families and educators to transfer life skills, teachings and wisdom to children and grown-ups. Storytelling has gained a very special place in today’s era since its benefits…

Laughter Yoga in 4 easy steps

Laughter wellness does not mean humor! It means simulated laughter, not pressurized by brain. This fake laughter brings changes in the body that are beneficial for health. The best part is that fake laughter, if done with playfulness, becomes infectious by the end. So let’s try it once 🙂 My Experience with Laughter Yoga When…

Do you know why laughter is necessary for your children?

When did your kid laugh out loudly? If you have seen him do so it’s a good sign that he has stress releasing qualities in his nature, but if he’s seen worried, anxious or stressed over his tasks in the name of competition then it’s time for you to take a strong step. Studies have…

#1000Speak For Compassion—Writing and compassion

Writing has bestowed its priceless gift on me, and that is compassion. Ever since I started penning down my emotions it created new moments around me… where impossible became possible and doubts became clear. In other words it put a miraculous effect on me. My way of thinking changed; my mind reasoned and my heart…

10 useful tips for a writing classroom

It was my first day in my new school, and I had to teach writing to the students of 11th grade. It was a challenging task though I was trying my best to be as calm as possible. Whatever I anticipated appeared as a reality. The class was not willing to write out of choice,…

Journal Writing – a helpful ESL device

  Of all the English learning skills, writing is the most overwhelming of all. When a teacher steps in for teaching writing the whole class gets upset as they will now have to perform the monotonous tasks. Honestly speaking, in a class of forty there can be only three or four writers, but what about…

Citizens of Earth… by TPRF

In my previous post, I mentioned that ‘peace education’ should be the initial part of a human life because peace is a weapon that can kill the negativity prevalent around. If we arm ourselves with peace, it can cast aside our worries and brings us under joy. As the need for peace is increasing day…

Happy teacher’s day!

We all know that the solid educational foundation is an essential factor of our successful life. As Karl Marx’s  base and superstructure concept  is very important in the formation of  a human society, same thing applies on an individual’s personality. The school and college education builds a strong base of the student’s life, so the quality education,…

Teacher Talking Time (ESL)

In ESL teaching, Teacher Talking Time (TTT) is noted as one of the key problems to look out for, because the large amount of TTT automatically limits the Student Talking Time. In a class of 45-50 minutes if a teacher speaks without planning, it creates the false impression of the teacher being professional and talented,…