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5 lessons for educators from “McFarlane”

A number of years ago I wrote a post titled, “5 lessons for educators from “The King’s Speech”.  It was well received and today I thought I’d write a few similar thoughts after watching the movie, “McFarlane“. I totally expected the movie to be a...

Lessons Designed By The Teacher, About The Teacher

Exercise and Treadmills.I strongly believe in getting teachers to use their personal lives to motivate their students (you don’t have to reveal all!) and also getting teachers to make their own materials for teaching. The two go hand in hand.So here is a Lesson In...

Teacher Burnout & Stress

One of my goals this coming school year is to be more personal in my writing/blogging. I know I am guilty of sharing precious little about myself. I pontificate, philosophize, condemn, encourage but in that, I share little of “who I am”. I don’t want...

Stories from the Trenches

If you’ve been to any of my training sessions, workshops, presentations – you’ll know I often start with a story  They are a perfect way to frame conversation and get us thinking about our teaching.  We are hard wired for narrative and I think for...

Reformation not reform

Last week I watched the “Reinvent Learning” roundtable with Howard Reingold. As I walked and ran on my treadmill (got in a good 14 k), I listened to the pronouncements of all the experts about what is happening or should happen in education right now....

The #1 Second Language band …..

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1.                                                        Outlandish   I spent part of the...

Memory Games and Generators

Over the years, I’ve found that one of the most popular of the simple games for studying language is the Memory Game. Here’s a sample so you know what I mean – find a nice list below. Basically, the students flip cards and try to...

My Blog Year in Review: Part 1

2011 was a big year for myself as a blogger. I blog for several organizations in addition to this blog (both this public one and the one on EFL Classroom 2.0). So I’m always shocked by my output – over 270 posts on this blog...

Being “Teacher Fit”

In a previous post, I talked about my latest brainstorm – a treadmill desk. Well, I got my new treadmill several days ago and have started in earnest. No more computer time unless I’m walking away! I’ve been averaging 10+ km a day, moving at...

Keeping Up …..

Just a short post. I’ve not been posting much lately, for a few reasons: A) been hard at work on several web projects and a redesign on EFL Classroom 2.0 B) Reading and looking at years worth of my old writings C) Building this –...

The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Teacher

Download the book of which this is the opening essay. “In the sunset of dissolution, everything is illuminated by the aura of nostalgia, even the guillotine.” It is that time of year, time to say good bye. Time to close books and put away pencils...

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