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Why Do I Blog?

“I knew that I had a facility with words and a power of facing unpleasant facts, and I felt that this created a sort of private world in which I could get my own back for my failure in everyday life.” ― George Orwell, Why I Write...

A Hierarchy of Classroom Needs

I just got home after a morning of observing two classrooms. One was wonderful, a place that all students would long to be in. One was dreadful, a place that students would only just barely tolerate and where one student actually said, when asked to...

Dogme revisited

This morning, sat down and had some “my time”.  Went through a number of my hundreds of notebooks full of philosophy, essays, poems that I’ve been collecting over 4 decades.  A lot of stuff buried in these books but was surprised to pull open about...

Edublog Awards – My thoughts.

I’m a competitive person so this post is REALLY hard for me. I’m the kind of guy who will compete to see who can stand on one leg the longest. I’m hyper competitive and work hard because I love doing so but also because of...

TEFList – a new kind of ELT job site

TEFList – a new kind of ELT job site

It is done, real and out there – finally after almost 2 years of pecking away, TEFList is launched. I’m giving all my blog readers an early peek. The official launch is Sept. 1st and that’s when I’ll start a slow marketing blitz to get...

The Teenaged Language Learner

  Teenage Second Language Learning Why they are different and why that matters [see  my workshop materials for teaching teens – here. / Also this post is a reply to this post- The Captive Mind] The best substitute for experience is being sixteen.    ...

Contribute to the next blog carnival!

The 17th ELL / EFL / ESL Blog Carnival is approaching (hosted by Mary Ann Zehr) and why not think of contributing a blog entry? Go HERE to fill out the form and submit – or see Larry Ferlazzo’s post. You can see all previous...

Doodle 4 Google logos

Doodle 4 Google logos

Doodle 4 Google is a cool K-12 competition where schools and classrooms send in their art “rework” of Google’s logo and try to win prizes. I got thinking about this wonderful concept today and how it can help us teachers teach English. Decided on putting...

The “subversive” teacher

Are you a subversive teacher? A teacher is that rare individual who coaxes the existing knowledge systems of his students out of hiding, drags every last tentacle of the monster from the depths into broad daylight, hoses off the slime, wrestles it to the ground...

Project Peace Marches On!

Project Peace Marches On!

I’ve recently started to promote Project Peace more… Reaching out to organizations, getting friends to make some tunes, entering PP into some competitions. Why, you may ask? Well, I’m really overwhelmed by all the teachers that have participated over the last 6 months in this...

The Special Olympians in our Schools!

The Special Olympians in our Schools!

The longer I am teaching, the more time I spend thinking and living the “teaching life”, the stronger grows my belief in inclusion. Meaning, classrooms of whatever specialty/level should be open for all and it is up to the school/community/teachers/students to adapt and accept this...

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