Tagged: writing

Blogging – “What set you off?”

Blogging is something so valuable, especially for “education”. No longer are we reliant on “the expert” and the “paid”.  We can hear the voices of the many “grunts” like you and us. We can hear those voices and learn, change, respond, be engaged, in a...

Teaching and Poetry

The other day while doing some reading of others blogs, I came across a teacher’s blog post with poetry. I really love it when I fnd some poetry on a blog, even a blog about teaching! Poetry is a great way to “think” about ourselves,...

Writing Tips from Bukowski.

I’ve always loved Charles Bukowski. Though much of his writing is “off” when he hits it – he’s dead on. God like. I was reading today, thinking about the writing process and Bukowski’s wonderful poem, “IF I Taught Creative Writing” came rushing back to me....

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...

Teaching Writing – Activities and Ideas

“Writing is a way of talking without being interrupted.” — Jules Renard “ideas to get your students’ pencils moving” Download this post | Writing Resources |  Gif Lingua  Writing is and isn’t an easy thing to do in the classroom. Especially nowadays when students don’t have...

Teaching Writing – some online resources

Teaching writing isn’t easy but despite being a “high order skill” it is an invaluable thing for any student who will work in an all English environment. Or for any second language speaker who’ll communicate online (or by snail mail – people still do that,...

“Hanguel” – Korea to the rescue!

I’ve written previously on the important subject of Language Death. Every few weeks, the last speaker of a world language dies and with it, the whole inheritance/consciousness of a world’s people. We are so much less without that language — Wade Davis, a Nat. Geographic...

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