I've already written many reviews about websites for learning how to type. They are quite handy and also teach students a little English keyboarding at the same time - a vital skill.
Here's an addition - Letter Bubbles
It isn't too…Continue
I spent a large part of a wonderful day stuck in the car. Thankful, saved by a wonderful interview with Slavoj Zizek, philosopher and iconic social critic. Catch the same interview here.
What I love about him besides him irreverence (laughed like crazy when he said that 50% of the movies he's written essays about and reviewed, he never watched!) has to be his accent. Love it! As a language lover, I love…Continue
We all realise how essential it is for everyone, especially children, to learn to focus on the positive side of their lives. A child who learns to do that from an early age is more content, effective in dealing with challenges, a better friend and partner in life.
Being deeply persuaded of the benefits of boosting positive thinking among our students at a time when everything around them seems to cause the opposite, we have started a…
It is vitally important that we build the skills of digital literacy in ourselves, our families and our students. At this time, when there is so much growth in dependence on the Web as the primary source of knowledge and information, everyone needs to understand how to value and how to interpret what they see online, as well as how to find the best of what is available in efficient ways.
I was fortunate to be an education student at a time when much initial work…
I just finished up my school year, sending off a new group of teachers into the possibility that is teaching / education. This year in my course, my students did some reflective journal writing using my book Zen And The Act Of Teaching.
I spent many happy afternoons reading their amazing entries about their lives in the trenches (while watching March Madness basketball - got to be…Continue
A place on the Internet for teachers to share IDEAS about learning and teaching English as a Foreign Language. …
A site run by a French teacher of English with an amazing collection of animations.Here's the link.
One of my faves can be used as a writing or speaking task, retelling the story behind it.
I sent this email today to respond to a posting about a principal who threatened a family with serious consequences if they stood in the way of their son completing a standardised test. The original post is here:…
I posted the following comments to an excellent article entitled "Teaching Counts" which was written by David B. Cohen on the InterACT blogsite: …Continue
Previously, I've written at length on this topic, on my public blog, comparing the book and the video as teaching / learning tools. It's a complex issue.
Here, let me lay it on the line and lay out the major…Continue
Wow, time flies - almost spring (where I live) and my courses are winding up. Now making some promises to start blogging again. Been taking a break, much needed but now feel really charged up / rejunvenated and ready for some thoughtful posts about TEFL, Education and the new technological environment we are swimming…Continue