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The Gorilla in the Classroom

The Gorilla in the Classroom

Before reading the following blog please take a look at the video below and follow the instructions it gives. The selective attention test shows how,

The Sawyer Effect and Motivation

The Sawyer Effect and Motivation

For those of you who don’t know the story of Tom Sawyer white washing the fence you can read it here. In the story Mark

Hard Fun

Hard Fun

Have you ever done something where you looked up afterwards and thought “where has the time gone?”; an activity that you found incredibly challenging but

The Fluent Fool in EFL

The Fluent Fool in EFL

Many EFL classrooms around the world are filled with what Bennett calls fluent fools. While these students are often very gifted in the English language,

Is Your Class A Game?

Is Your Class A Game?

“People learn through play” is a statement that almost every teacher, psychologist, educational theorist and even politician can agree on. Play teaches a wide range

Bright Spots in the Class

Bright Spots in the Class

It is sometimes too easy for teachers to see the bad behavior of their students. We can notice a student who is distracted, or not doing

Why Study Games?

Why Study Games?

In the academic world this question pops up fairly regularly. It stems from the view of games as pastimes and inconsequential in comparison to the