What Makes a Teacher Unforgettable?

Be-unforgettable

We have just completed this September’s 5-Day Intensive training course in Florence with some amazing teachers from around the globe, all with different backgrounds and teaching experiences. It was great fun!🤩 I’m always super excited about meeting new groups and I usually start the first day of each teacher training course with a simple question:…

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Game of the Week – Count and Balance

Kids English Theatre

Sometimes the simplest games are the most fun. Count and Balance (suitable for children 4+) You’ll need your trusty magic wand for this game. – Have everyone standing in a circle. – Explain that they are going to count to 50 (10 for younger children) standing on one leg with their eyes closed! – If…

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Start Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

Kids English Theatre

While I was studying acting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (over 25 years ago!) my tutors were exceptionally demanding and would constantly push me out of my comfort zones.😱So much so that I vividly remember once, walking down the street at the end of a particularly disastrous movement class with tears rolling…

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The Power of Praise and Encouragement

Kids English Theatre

I have to laugh when parents sometimes tell me “ Miranda, I’m sending my child to you because he/she hates English!” Thanks very much! It’s not ideal starting sessions surrounded by frightened little faces, who already have preconceived negative vibes about language learning. But, when it happens and I know I have a tiny window…

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The secret to teaching children English

Kids English Theatre

If you have an after-school program or you’re planning on opening one soon – one of the biggest challenges you’ll probably face is getting new students to enrol. Years ago, when I first started teaching children in Italy it was simple and effortless getting new students mainly because there were few (if any) after school…

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ESL Drama Game – Flashcard Limbo Dance

Kids English Theatre

Children get restless and fidgety when they have to sit still for long periods of time, especially around this time of year. The ⚡️Flashcard Limbo Dance⚡️ is an ideal way to revise vocab and get children physically active and emotionally engaged learning and speaking in English🇬🇧 Materials needed: – A Bamboo stick (alternatively: broom stick, elastic or…

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New Kids English Theatre Certified Teachers

Kids English Theatre

One of my favourite pics 🌺 from the last  teacher training course. Participants concluded the 3-Step program by learning how to stage and organise a performance with young English language learners. Scripts, costumes, props and make-up were a few of the many topics covered during the weekend. 🎊🎉Big congratulations🎊🎉 also go to the freshly qualified Kids English…

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