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(Updated on 11/06/2016)

 

 

  • School Holidays
    "This is a lesson that can be used as you near the end of term and everyone is looking forward to a long break from school. Students will look back at the academic year that is ending, brainstorm vocabulary connected to holidays and do a class survey. They will also look at holiday jobs and read about holiday trends in the UK. Finally, students will plan their ideal school holiday in groups."
    (teachingenglish.org.uk)

  • The world needs 69 million more teachers (October 06, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "A report from the United Nations (UN) says the world needs another 69 million teachers by the year 2030."

    Try the same news story at these easier levels:   Level 0Level 1   or  Level 2
    Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords,
    hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)
  • My last-of-this-school-year New York Times interactive (by Larry Ferlazzo) "for ELLs is about reflecting back on the school year.
    Student read about the importance of reflecting on their feelings, choose the correct definition of three words,
    and write about their best moment in class during the year.
    "
    (learning.blogs.nytimes.com)

 

  • School teaches baby orangutans survival skills (February 10, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "Baby orangutans in Indonesia are going to school to learn skills like finding food and making a nest.
    The school hopes the skills the young apes learn will mean..."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)

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  • 600 students expelled for cheating (March 23, 2015) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "Authorities in India's Bihar state have expelled around 600 high school students for cheating in their 10th grade examinations."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)
  • School children punished over wrong trousers - a lesson with audio (September 08, 2014)
    "A school in Britain has apologised to more than 50 students for punishing them after they wore the wrong trousers to class."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)
  • "Lots of school activities, including games, videos and flashcards, and children can write about their school on our School Your turn."
    (learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org)
  • In the Classroom
    "An American English elementary lesson, teaching vocabulary of the classroom."
    (One Stop English)
  • Parents punished if kids late to school (June 10, 2014) - a lesson plan with audio
    "Parents in the U.K. face being punished if their children are continually late for school in a new crackdown by the education secretary."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)
  • Little Man Tate: Privileges for the Gifted - a lesson
    "This movie is a classic. It is a turning point on movies about people with special needs and gifts. Definitely worth-seeing!"

    (warmupsfollowups.blogspot.fr)

 

  • Finland has world's best education system (November 29, 2012) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "A new report into world education shows Finland has the best system. The global study is called ''The Learning Curve'' and is from the British magazine 'The Economist'."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)

 

  • Teacher on trial for attacking student (29th April, 2010) - a lesson plan with audio
    "A teacher in England is on trial for attacking a teenage student with a metal dumbbell.
    Peter Harvey, 50, is facing charges of attempted murder for the attack..."
    WARM-UPS : TEACHERS / TEACHING / CAREER / BENEFITS / DISCIPLINE
    (breakingnewsenglish.com)

    Teacher who attacked pupil with dumbbell should never have been put on trial, says judge
    "A teacher who bludgeoned a disruptive pupil with a dumbbell walked free yesterday when a 'common sense' jury acquitted him in minutes." 
    (dailymail.co.uk)

  • Misbehaving Students Punished with Mozart (January 20, 2012) - a lesson plan with audio
    "Mr. Walker (the Headmaster) says his main aim is to stop noisy pupils spoiling lessons for well-behaved students who want to study."
    WARM-UPS : SCHOOL PUNISHMENTS / DETERRENTS / GOOD STUDENTS / SCHOOL HATES / STUDENTS

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)



    Pupils forced to listen to Mozart
    "Detentions where pupils are forced to listen to classical music are an effective deterrent against unruly behaviour, a head teacher has found."
    (BBC)

  • Parents Face Fines In New School Rules (June 30, 2009) - a lesson plan with audio
    "British parents could soon face a fine and prison if their children misbehave at school. Britain’s government wants to introduce tough new laws
    to improve discipline in schools."

    WARM-UPS : School rules / Punishments / Fines
    (breakingnewsenglish.com)

 

 

  • Bullying.
    "I suggest the use of the documentary by Michael Moore, "Bowling for Columbine", but if you can't find the movie,
    you can skip it and go straight to the "bullying" part."

    Created by Maitê Oliveira from Brazil.

 

 

  • The Copy By Paul Jennings (a British humorist 1918 - 1989)
    "Like most of Jenning's tales it centres on a hapless school student who, in this case, tries to find an ingenious way to shake off the bully who has been tormenting him and, at the same time, keep his girlfriend. His friendship with an eccentric inventor leads him into an unexpected adventure."
    - with pre-reading activities, reading activities and after reading activities.

    (British Council)
  • Eminem wins bully lyrics case (April 17, 2005)
    - a lesson plan
    with "news article, listening (MP3 file) , podcast, communication activities, pair work, discussion, reading and vocabulary exercises."
    (Breaking News English)

 

  • Bullying an epidemic in the U.K. (November 21, 2005)
    - a lesson plan with "a news article, listening (MP3 file) , communication activities, pair work, discussion, reading and vocabulary exercises."
    (Breaking News English)


  • Education - a lesson proposed by Randall S. Davis with :
    - "a list of commonly-used vocabulary with a recording of the words in RealMedia format.
    - a short quiz to test students' comprehension of some of the words,
    - a Follow-Up exercise for expanding students' use of the vocabulary in a conversation with a partner or group."

    (esl-lab)





  • School subjects - a lesson proposed by Randall S. Davis with :
    - "a list of commonly-used vocabulary with a recording of the words in RealMedia format.
    - a short quiz to test students' comprehension of some of the words,
    - a Follow-Up exercise for expanding students' use of the vocabulary in a conversation with a partner or group."

    (esl-lab)

  • Kids in British Schools
    "consists of 10 self-contained tasks that highlight various aspects of British school life."
    (Jürgen Wagner)

 

  • Pledge of Allegiance - a lesson plan (hubbardscupboard)





  • Classroom of the Future - A scenario designed by Jean-Marc Gébelin (Ac. Grenoble)
    - with worksheets, listening, a video...

    (websidestories)