I have always had a very cautious view about using a book to teach language. For many reasons which I'd like to elaborate on. I've had a few discussions recently about this, regarding new teachers and their need for a book. Most people advocate that a new teacher use a book -- or any teacher for that matter, use a book. I'm not so sure. I see the benefits and I myself as a beginning teacher enjoyed those. The structure, the ability to "seem" in control and perform as what…Continue
I teach my teachers a course on storytelling and part of it, I deal with Digital Story telling and especially getting their high school students to use their cameras, tech skills and tell their own stories. I have many examples on the video part of my site at www.ddd.batcave.net Stories are sssooooooo powerful and are in my opinion (and always will be) the nexus of teaching. Even science and biology are courses held together by this…Continue
I'm not much for nor into nationalism/patriotism or other forms of psychosis. But I do come from a particular part of the world and enjoy making fun of (light heartedly) of my own cultural "wrinkles". Particularly on Canada Day. So here's to cultural diversity, the fact which makes this world so much more fun and interesting....
Happy Canada Day, eh. Now I'm off to learn make love in my canoe.....
I really truly, madly deeply, believe in the power of education. Not as a way to knowledge but wisdom -- as a way of forming a proper relationship between yourself and that "outside". Tat tvam asi" , the brahmin might say, "That art thou".
Not to wax philosophically but I do think that as educators we should always carry this higher…Continue