By Danielle Meyers, Masa Israel Teaching Fellow in Be'er Sheva
A handful of Israeli fifth graders file into a small room and choose their seats at one of of two-top tables in front of them.
I smile at them with a million dollar American smile. "Welcom to English class!" They shyly smile back, knowing they've been specially chosen to take part in my classroom activity. In about 30 seconds, I came to the realization that I had the honest and full attention of these adorable kids. They were hooked form the moment they heard me speak English.
Fascinated by all things pop culture and digital, the children I teach are overwhlemingly curious about things involving English-isms. Questions of Ariana Grande, the IPhone 6 and Instagram flutter through the classroom as I try to draw order and start a productive lesson.
Although they are...