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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,

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

Over-succeeding

As teachers we want to see our students succeed. We want to see them accomplish the tasks we put in front of them and answer

Better Homework Different Homework

Three people walk into a doctor’s office. The first person has a headache. The doctor hands him two aspirin and a glass of water. The

Student Choices In The Classroom

Sid Meier defined a game as “a series of interesting choices”. If what makes a game interesting are the choices that are available in it,

Cheating vs Smart Play

It is impossible to win a game and at the same time to break one of its rules. – The Grasshopper One of the major arguments

Fearful Students

Fearful students

Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear – Albert Camus In the ESL /EFL field, there is a lot of talk about reducing the effective

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

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.