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The Explorer In The Classroom

The Explorer in the Classroom

Richard Bartle defined 4 types of players and how they enjoyed playing MUDs (precursors to the modern MMORGS). For a discussion of how these types

Homework And The Grind

Homework and The Grind

One of the elements that is highly frustrating in MMORPGS is the grind. It can be summarized as the (seemingly) pointless activities that the players

5 holiday gifts for the EFL/ESL teacher

5 holiday gifts for the EFL/ESL teacher

With the holidays fast approaching I wanted to share some gift Ideas for the EFL ESL teacher in your life. (Remember that you can always

Players In The Classroom

Players In The Classroom

A Multi-player online (MMO) game is very similar to a modern day classroom. They are both created environments with different ways to interact with material

Talking To Someone New

Talking to someone new

We have all been there; doing an activity in class that’s going really well. The students are engaged and talking—until we ask them to change

Idioms And Classroom Management In Asia

Idioms and classroom managment in Asia

You can learn a lot about cultures by how they chose to express themselves through idioms. The metaphors captured by the idiom often can give

Book Review Pride Of Baghdad

Book Review: The Pride of Baghdad

Based on a true story, this graphic novel follows the path of a pride of lions as they escape from Baghdad Zoo, and the struggles that they experience in living free.

The Importance Of Randomness

The Importance Of Randomness

Teachers work very hard to remove randomness from classrooms, either through organization of time, activity or the direct assignment of groups to undertake the activity. A classroom is often only seen as effective when the random elements are minimized. But is that always the best option?

Solved Games And Boring Worklives

Solved Games And Boring Worklives

The more a job inherently resembles a game …. the more enjoyable it will be regardless of the worker’s level of development Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi, Flow,

Random Thoughts On An Autumn Day

Random Thoughts On An Autumn Day

Learning is very similar to the wind if you are experiencing it you can feel its effect but if you are removed from it like, say, a teacher, it is an invisible force acting on the landscape that you can only glimpse through a window.

Everybody Needs An Imaginary Friend

Everyone Needs An Imaginary Friend

Most beginner level books in English language teaching start with some form of basic introductions and then move on to everyday concrete expressions. This is in line with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) levels A1 and A2.