Tagged: people

Guess the Educational Thinker

I recently created for teachers and professional development, a directory of videos and readings on “Educational Thinkers”. It’s interesting to think of these “crazy ones” and get inspired by their own enthusiasm and dedication. Let’s celebrate them, as this famous video does. Take a look...

The #1 … (“personal” resource in ELT)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. Larry Ferlazzo Larry Ferlazzo does so much to help the wider English teacher community, I’m almost lost at how to begin….. With that in mind and with the thought that he is not as...

The #1 translated and subtitled video material

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. Get the full eBook 6 Billion Others 6 Billion Others is a video series of interviews with real people. All translated impeccably. They really teach us, through humans telling their own stories about fear,...

The #1 …… (person in ELT)

The #1 …… (person in ELT)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. Each student. One by one. Individual. Indivisible. Unique. Unparalleled in affect, effect and agency. What it’s all about. About him. About her. About a student. About Harry. About Jane and Jung Min. Not about...

A Story for Educators

Today, I’d like to share a very personal story. A story told at a University ¬†of Toronto commencement address in the 1980s (which year eludes me – I’m getting old!) by Gyorgy Faludy. My mentor – an Hungarian poet, writer, educator, thinker without equal. Read...

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....

Vgotsky – Insights upon insights

The teacher must orient his work not on yesterday’s development in the child but on tomorrow’s. – Lev Vygotsky At a lecture last week, I mentioned Vygotsky and several teachers were curious and asked me for more information. It got me thinking about my own...

Languages, Diversity and teaching our children

Pluralism is something we don’t think about too often but WE SHOULD, especially as language teachers, especially English language teachers. Part of our role, wherever we are, is to educate our students about the incredible diversity of this planet, cultural/linguistic. Educate our students to embrace...

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