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This month I've had my head full of "spring" and in particular that spring 40 years ago in 1968 when students around the world became very "educated" and aware and sought to change things for the better. I didn't live through that spring and I don't condone everything that happened then BUT it was something I feel…Continue
Exemplary Teacher’s Websites
What makes a good classroom or course website? Are you thinking of starting your own (I think you should be, it is…Continue
I am writing a short article to be published on a magazine for EFL teachers in Israel. It is about blogs. I thought I might write a few things that I intend to have published on that article, just to see if you, colleagues, think that I am on the right track.
I will just post here a few of the things that I have already prepared. The article (I have submitted a first draft which may be edited) is a bit longer.…Continue
I've always wondered what is the "je ne sais pas quoi' , that magical quality that great teachers have.
Is it simply their passion? Is it their knowledge? Is it their commitment and personal…Continue
Whatever the subject, I believe that stories should play a vital role. We are hardwired to learn through stories and more importantly to "embed" within our subconscious mind, the lessons and learning of life, by way of story. Wisdom is a story.
I have used stories in the EFL classroom and especially funny stories (there are some good ones in my teaching folder, about 25 simple ones. ) I have also had a lot of success using folktales and they are especially effective…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