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Noise Pollution: National Geographics’ Geo-Inquiry Process with Young Learners (FULL Unit SAMPLE)

Hello, my dear educators! This post will be a full noise pollution SAMPLE unit designed in the National Geographic Geo-Inquiry course. Why did I choose noise pollution? Because noise pollution is definitely no bueno, and many people are not even aware it exists, let alone children. This unit is one of the units that aims …

Ins and Outs of Being an English Teacher: The Drive Home with Harry Waters Podcast Recording

Hello, my dear colleagues! This will be a super short post! I want to share a podcast link from the Teacher Talk Radio when I was Harry’s guest! We discussed how we became teachers, how do I make my online and face-to-face classroom more sustainable, and how do I use storytelling to develop environmental literacy. …

5 Reasons Why it’s Important to Teach Kids About Environmental Issues + Problems & Solutions + Podcast

Environment. Such a scary word, right? Why do we feel existential dread whenever we hear someone mention the word ‘environment’? The answer is very simple – we know how polluted nature is, so mentioning this word makes us feel something I like to call ‘global guilt’, and some people even feel environmental anxiety. Overcoming the …

Water Pollution Science Experiment (ESL) and Dramatization: Dress up Like a Scientist, Part 1

Science experiment in my ESL classroom?! Just what are you talking about Alice, we already have enough work as it is! Of course, this is the reaction of most teachers, but please don’t dismiss it before you even tried it because the power of contextual learning through simple, relatable science experiments is immense. I am a massive …

Simple Storytelling (Speaking) Activities for (Very) Young Learners + FREE Story cube

Hi, my dear colleagues! In my mind, in Methodologyland, there is a constant shortage of interactive storytelling activities, especially ones that involve speaking. It’s even more daunting if you are teaching very young learners who cannot read or haven’t even been introduced to sight words, so I usually use a story cube with VYl! This …