Instruction

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

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

Brawling in the Classroom

When it comes to the classroom, the most common activities tend to either be puzzles or races. In both of these cases, the amount of

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

Simplification

The reason most kids don’t like school is not that the work is too hard, but that it is utterly boring – Dr. Semour Papert

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

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

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 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

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?

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.