Tagged: opinion

Musical Appreciation Lesson/Day

Music is a wonderful way to get students learning English and producing language. See all our resources about music HERE. Also, see Rachel’s lovely post on the same topic, only using music videos! This lesson is very teacher friendly and can be used with guidance,...

Twitter – Love it / Hate it!

Twitter – Love it / Hate it!

Okay, it has been 6+ months (and 1,200 tweets later)  that I’ve been on twitter and prompted by a discussion I had with my  Practicum students about this medium (I was urging them to form/make their own PLN) – I have to speak out. I...

What is “education” all about?

Lately, I’ve been “evaluating” a lot of teachers for the new “Teaching English in English – TET program. Been rather frustrated along with many teachers and I really needed some inspiration today. I got it in this STERLING essay by a Korean writer. He really...

Technology liberating Teachers

RSS to PDF = Print your Blog! Interested? View more HERE. Also – watch US Now for a fuller description of how technology can empower people. As teachers, we are by default in many cases, operatives for publishers and textbook makers. We truly are! The...

The Writing Process vs the Writing Product

During my own teacher training and in my professional development throughout the years, whenever “writing” as a skill comes up — inevitably all the talk is about “The Writing Process”. While I do believe in some ESL settings and in many L1 classrooms, the writing...

Africentric Schools – A brilliant idea?

I heard whispers of this when I was leaving my Public School teaching job in Toronto 4 years ago. But I never thought it would become a reality. Low and behold it did! What am I going on about? Well, Canada’s first “Africentric” school, rubber...

Teaching English and In the Line of Fire

I’m sure you’ve all heard the news of the shooting at the American Civic Association, N.Y. A lone gunman Jiverly Voong, an immigrant, slaughtering 13 people, many fellow English language learners. I taught new immigrants for a number of years, for the Canadian government. Some...

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