In my work with EnglishCentral, I'm faced with a lot of judgement calls about video lessons and content on the site. While we want very topical, viral video content - the videos must also meet a lot of other criteria before being produced on…Continue
The future of language learning and teaching is visual, is controlled reality. So, I got to thinking about all the powerful ways…Continue
This past weekend was a great injection of Professional Development for myself and many of the members of my PLN.
The conference was a great buzz and I had the opportunity to attend some great presentations as well as act as a moderator to some of may favorite speakers!!!
Special thanks to Heike Philps for inviting me to moderate - a great learning experience in itself - and to all the other people who helped organize this great event.
Just a quick notification to members that I did a very casual and informal voice over of my presentation - Using Video In The ELT Classroom. Find it HERE.
Enjoy and the powerpoint below it can be used to get to the videos shown as examples in the presentation. …Continue
It is a real honor to be awarded the Best Blog post of the month by TeachingEnglish. Especially since it was voted on by fellow teachers! I'm not a big one for contests or competition in education but I'll take this one seeing it is from my peers and from an organization I…Continue
Benjamin Zander asks teachers everywhere to celebrate students' mistakes. They are evidence of learning and we should applaud them and clap for them. I know it sounds a little counter intuitive but through…Continue
I've done a lot of sharing of my resources over the last 20 or so years. Now much easier than before, stuffing handouts into big brown envelopes and it taking days/weeks to get to a needy teacher in teachbuktu. I'm a curator at heart, a homeless librarian.
So time to celebrate. Just got this message from Slideshare, one of the services I've used over the years. …Continue
There is one thing that too often gets left behind in all the post it notes stuck on the door of educational reform: Teacher - student relationships. Not enough do we hear the message that what education really is about is what invisibly transpires miraculously when a teacher and student connect, really connect.
All of us have had a teacher who really made a difference with us.…Continue
I posted this originally on my own blog here:
There are many possibilities for using word clouds in language courses. I've listed around 35 of them here with a few hints on what to do.
- preview a presentation or a…