Here is a nice presentation outlining 5 of the most broad philosophies of education and some information about educational philosophies.…Continue
I've been posting a lot lately about the best tips, advice, resources related to video in the classroom. Find these and more articles on my own thoughts about the importance of this powerful medium HERE.
I spent some time curating my…
Recently, we've added many, many video based lessons to our community resources.
Many of them are "silent" containing no words or spoken dialog. But don't fear, they are excellent to use…Continue
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I've spent thousands of hours giving workshops on using technology to teach. Exhausting but always practical and focused on allowing technology to be helpful and in the background as teachers teach and help…
Some of my own and others - videos for professional development. See the Teacher Training page of presentations…Continue
It isn't easy to get students speaking sometimes. But it is well worth it! It is truly the road towards a fluent, confident speaker of English.
I remember when first confronted with a "silent" class. They were really passive and not willing to speak. After lots of trial and error I finally came into class…
This post is further to my well visited …Continue
I've always been one of the guys screaming for a more student centered focus in language instruction. Especially with such a "human" and "deep" subject as language -- a social oriented subject -- this has to be the case. We learn language by social interaction - the research is unequivical on this point. If a baby has no social interaction or little, their language skills are…Continue
Browsing and surprising myself is something I do almost every day to rid myself of the tyranny of the web, a semantic 3.0 web that imprisons us by allowing us to see only what we might like or have an interest in.
To avoid this…Continue
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
50 Professional Development Ideas For The New Year
I'd like to share for the start of a new school year or semester - My best "Teaching Advice" blog posts. Meaning, posts giving teachers some advice about classroom or other practices. This complements my …Continue
[now view this as a Top 50 list]
One of the nice things about the small city I moved to recently, is that it has a wonderful theater downtown, minutes from my house. Every Sunday, they have a $5 showing and tonight they showed "The King's Speech". Great movie, highly recommend it despite my aversion to "period pieces", especially British ones! Go see it and if you are in the mood, think about the lessons that it might have for us teachers.…Continue
** Not your ordinary, endless list - just what's number 1.