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Request for suggestions about “500 Videos to see before you leave high school.”

20 Mar

Source: Request for suggestions about “500 Videos to see before you leave high school.”    I’d like to get suggestions.  Send links to   whatsapp +19546468246  you can text me, too.

Please help this student with English practice

25 Feb

Here is a link to a person who wants to practice English.   Many thanks to Crystal Pierre for volunteering to help contact Sheraz.


If you are a student in another country and you want to get help with improving your English (and you want to help someone learn some phrases in your language), then contact us.

If you want to be a volunteer, write to and let me know what type of contact (email or skype or whatapp) and help you want to give.

Be nice.










Procedures for recording your VOLUNTEER HOURS with BIB Penpals

11 Sep
Here are the procedures for high school students to get volunteer hours
1. Find people to write to in other countries
You can find people on
look for Steve’s “friends” (former students of English) at on Facebook.
I’ll “accept” you as friends and then you cna see my friends and write to them….  Look for Iñaki (such an interesting name)
2. Keep records of your email messages and chats.  If you chat on Skype, send a text message at the beginning and end of the chat to show your time involved.
3.  Send records to
THANK YOU.  Here are photos from Armenia… Davit send me these photos
0. Call 954 646-8246 ... if you are under 18 years old, it is a good idea for me to speak with a parent or guardian (an adult in your life) to confirm that this program is non-commercial and that you will be speaking with “good people.”
Best wishes
Thank you for reading so far down the page.
Mr. Steve
954 646 8246
You can learn more here

Steve McCrea. +1 (954) 646-8246 mobile.
Skype. SteveEnglishTeacher

A message to Young People in the USA: and Building International Bridges Penpals can expand your world

29 May

Building International Bridges was created in 2004 to carry on the work of Brooks Emeny.  Brooks was an early participant in People to People International, which was started by President Eisenhower.  Learn more at

The key observation:  Sometimes governments don’t communicate well.  At least with people-to-people efforts, the lines of communication can remain open between countries.

Brooks was a university professor and he visited Iran, Morocco, Jordan, Syria, India, and met professors in those countries.  That’s an example of a people-to-people connection.


You can connect with students in person or by Skype.
Make safe connections via
by following the guidelines: (1) Keep a parent or other adult in the room to monitor the skype calls


Guideline (2): if the other person is rude or “too friendly” or makes you uncomfortable, contact BIB Penpals and stop talking with the person.
+1 954 646 8246


The images on this page are from the website. The purpose of presenting these images to you is to encourage you to visit their website. is not affiliated with


Remember, only you can prevent negative experiences from happening. Smile, don’t give out personal information, use an email address that you don’t usually use…

If you visit, you will find these announcements.Image

USE COMMONSENSE when connecting with people you don’t know.

(If commonsense were common, we wouldn’t have to point out these tips)

a) don’t give out personal information, such as your address or phone number

b)  don’t travel to meet the other person

c)  don’t take risks

d) don’t sue the people who set up this website.  We’re teachers and we want to connect students to encourage  peer-to-peer learning

If you have the money, why not connect with

If you don’t have the funds necessary to travel, learn more about the penpal program via Skype and Facebook …

Here are examples of people who are READY to practice English with native speakers…. Let’s get started

21 Jan

This is a message to U.S. Teenagers (and others who speak English) — you can share your skill and gain access to the knowledge of culture and cities in Europe, Asia, South America and Africa.  It’s not easy and it’s not free:

1)  You need to listen (it takes patience)

2)  You must devote some time (and your time is NOT free)

REWARDS:  you get to “meet” online with interesting people like:

Learn more by going to this video channel


Request for suggestions about “500 Videos to see before you leave high school.”

16 Dec

I have a collection of videos that I want to share with students. I hope you can visit


Students in Florianopolis, Brazil


A video suggested by a person who visited my youtube channel


My brother recommends this website

I am a teacher of English and I also teach math. I ask my students to study the 12 global skills (based on the essential skills that Tony Wagner recommends)

I ask myself, “What videos should my students see before they leave high school?”

Perhaps you have some suggestions. What information should young people have? What videos can present useful information and stimulate thought in students? Can you think about some videos of your city or country that people in the USA should see?

Thank you for your time.

Steve McCrea
Fort Lauderdale
Skype SteveEnglishTeacher

I hope you will visit

Thank you for your time. I also hope you have time to click on my friend’s videos about the future of space.


I hope you will help me compile this book.

Can you print some posters?

Thank you for your time.

Steve McCrea
Fort Lauderdale

Please suggest some videos that are interesting to you.


A Skype text conversation with Davit of Armenia: A search for conversation partners

13 Dec

Here is a request from a student in Armenia

1)  he has some good suggestions for “history of Armenia”

2)  he really wants to study   I think he is 17 years old and already in university

he could be a good role model for students in the USA

c)  he wants to practice his English by talking on Skype with students and teachers in the USA

Can you help?  He is 9 hours ahead of East Coast USA

This conversation was at 11 am in Florida, so it was 20 hours (8 pm) in Armenia

his email address is

:03:45 Steve: how are your studies?

:03:54 AM] davitvanyan95: very well

:04:02 AM] davitvanyan95: i enterd university

:04:22 AM] davitvanyan95: i want to speak diiferent students and lecturer

:04:40 AM] davitvanyan95: please say they my skaype and they will call me


:05:05 Steve: perhaps you can create a group of students and I will get a group of students

:05:18 Steve: i will be meeting with a teacher on SATURDAY at 10:30 am in my house

:05:35 Steve: Maybe 10 am

:05:39 AM] davitvanyan95: i want to speak soo much

:06:01 AM] davitvanyan95: because i want to improve my speech and accent

:06:35 Steve: can you call me on skype at 19:00 hours on Saturday?

:06:44 Steve: I will have a friend who is a teacher and you can practice with him, too/


:06:45 AM] davitvanyan95: have you students ?can i speak with them right now

:06:58 AM] davitvanyan95: please say him email?


:06:59 Steve: I am very busy now  … but my friend Matthew has students.

:07:08 Steve: i can perhaps create a group of students to talk with you.


:07:13 AM] davitvanyan95: or adress skaype

:07:17 AM] davitvanyan95: ok want


This is what the Armenian language looks like. This is an excerpt from a transcription of Ken Robinson’s speech to TED Talks.

:07:47 Steve: i will give more students your skype address

:07:53 Steve: do you have facebook?

:08:53 Steve: my facebook is

:08:56 Steve: please find me.

:09:02 Steve: then i can connect you to my students


:09:50 AM] davitvanyan95: i find you

:09:50 Steve: another teacher is Dennis Yuzenas.  his father was from Lithuania.

:10:15 AM] davitvanyan95: can you write him skaype adress

:10:18 Steve: you can write to Dennis now and ask for his students to contact you.  he is a history teacher and maybe you can ask his students to learn about your coutnry’s history.   HOw about Turkey in 1912…

:10:40 Steve: yuzenas does not have skype…. but his students have skype.  Write to him directly.

:10:58 Steve: Many teachers are private with their email addresses but you can talk with Matt (my teacher friend) on saturday.  is that a good plan?

:00 AM] davitvanyan95: ok

:15:48 Steve: i will send you some youtube videos to see my friend yuzenas in the classroom

:15:48 AM] davitvanyan95: ok ask them to call me

:15:59 Steve: yes, i will ask them to write to you and ask their studnets to call you.


:16:37 AM] davitvanyan95: ok thank you

:16:37 Steve: I am looking for some videos about history.  Do you have a recommendation on youtube?   what are good videos about armenia?

:18:58 Steve: is this a good video?

:19:09 Steve: i want to find a good history of Armenia to show my students


:20:54 AM] davitvanyan95:


:22:26 Steve: excellent!   but i need to know if this is accurate.


:22:39 AM] davitvanyan95:


:22:41 Steve: do you agree with the information in wikipedia about Armenia?  Does the article tell the truth?


:22:50 AM] davitvanyan95: everything about armenian is true


:22:52 Steve: yes, the genocide that video will be important

:23:19 Steve: thank you I will show this information to my students.    What is your hope for the future?   What are the problems and what are the solutions for Armenia?


DAVIT:  Armenia is developing coutry

davitvanyan95: but our  country is  not so rich


This message  is for teachers and students in the USA.  Please contact Davit.  he wants to practice English by Skype.

you can start by finding him on FACEBOOK and by writing to his email address


This message is given to Dennis Yuzenas and Matt Blazek and Omar Vasile… please think about how we can get some students to contact Davit.

I’m also sending this message to Michael Mayo, a reporter who writes for the Sun Sentinel…  (a talented writer). 

Learn more at