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Let’s toss out technology and talk media

I’ve been following the various ELT blog posts on technology the past few months. Quite aghast at the level of a) fear about technology b) misconception about what “tech” is c) belief that technology is either good or bad. What I would propose is that...

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Zen and the Act of Teaching

A few schools have purchased this book – I think that is an accomplishment. I’ve had innumerable conversations about the contents and a few people will be mentioning in forthcoming reflective teaching books. Here’s the book in presentation format (click the photo). It’ll give you...

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Einstein: Ideas and Opinions

I’m still going through and wiping down (cleaning) all my books and shelving them. It’s a long process because I continually keep “taking a break” and sitting down reading and reliving old memories. Yesterday, came upon Einstein’s “Ideas and Opinions”. A book given to me...

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Staying Alive

I’ve recently made some changes on EFL Classroom 2.0 and just want to post here on the public blog, those changes and more importantly, the thinking behind them. EFL Classroom 2.0 is now a “Supporter” based site. This means that some content is only available...

The #1 in ELT – relives!

The #1 in ELT – relives!

Just a warning and heads up. I’ll be reloading and reinvigorating the #1 in ELT series. A way for teachers to go directly to the “gold” in our profession. Here’s the last edition that I’ll be adding to. (download by hitting the button on the...

To My Readers

To My Readers

I’ve been busy making the more “substantive” things I’ve written over the last few years available in a book. It took a long time to edit but I wanted to do this because so much great content has gotten lost amid all the short posts,...

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The #1 …. (teacher in Canada)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. David Suzuki There are many great teachers in Canada. Are and have been. However, despite my love of Northrope Frye and having grown up on his intellectual bread – I have to voice without...

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The Blues, New Orleans, TESOL

I’m just on my way home from a great conference in New Orleans. Refreshed by many conversations with fellow teachers (but have lost my voice!). The small talk and conversations were even more important than any of the presentations I attended or gave. Really and...

Being a teacher during a disaster

Being a teacher during a disaster

The recent tragic events in Japan have brought back memories of the 2005 tsunami when I was teaching grade 4 at Rose Ave. P.S. in Toronto. I’ve previously written about this multicultural school and the impact it had on my own teacher development. The tsunami...

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TESOL New Orleans 2011

Just a shout and quick post about TESOL New Orleans 2011. I’ll be there and it should be a great time of learning, laughing and listening in the “Big Easy”. I’m looking forward to all the presentations and a busy 3 days, March 16th –...

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22nd EFL / ESL / ELL Blog Carnival

EFL Classroom 2.0 will host the 22nd EFL / ESL / ELL Blog Carnival April 1st. Submit your entry in our handy Blog Carnival Submission Form. There will be special prizes to all entrants and the entries will get special attention on FB – Facebook....

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For the video minded….Teach | Learn

Sorry to keep harping, but made this rather quickly and amateurishly but alas, it IS from the heart. A 4 min. review of the textbook I wrote. Here are the samples / links to view at your leisure.

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My own “Egyptian” moment

“He not busy making his students come alive, is a busy not teaching, a busy dying”. I’ve been watching the events in Egypt with intense sentimentalism and empathy.  An extreme desire and understanding. You see, I’ve seen it before and don’t want it to turn...

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Viva la (textbook) revolucion!

I’ve been, like I’m sure many other have, watching the ongoing events in the Middle East with sheer fascination. The power of normal people to say – “we aren’t going to take it anymore”. The invigorating energy given by technology to inform and empower the...

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Coming Soon

Teach – Learn is almost ready! It will be here soon and to be used and enjoyed instantly with students. 36 complete “student created content” lessons with an abundance of extra materials / blackline masters and clickable online lesson extensions / ideas.  Also, an online...

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Interview with myself

{ I think this a great reflective activity for any teacher. Going to make this  part of the curriculum in some of my future courses, for sure } What subjects have you been teaching? What types of students do you have? I’ve been teaching TESOL,  both...

Affordable, “on the go” eteaching

Affordable, “on the go” eteaching

Previously, I wrote and got a lot of great feedback (thank you those who responded!) about a video conferencing system I was creating and making available. Well, finally it is on the horizon…… I think it quite timely given that Dimdim is being wiped from...

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