Tagged: personal

Listening – UGC (User Generated Content)

The whole world is the English Language Teacher’s oyster. Nowadays, with the proliferation of technologies and especially the internet – we don’t have to use the staid old materials of “usually” dried up, old white men who write textbooks and run up publisher’s expense accounts....

To The Unknown Teacher

These few meager, to the bone words, go out to all the teachers who are “unacknowledged”, under the radar in their magnificence. I’m sure we can all name many of them. They support us, encourage us. They don’t make a big splash, aren’t particularly memorable...

School starts tomorrow!

Yep, time to get serious, school is starting! In keeping with this year’s promise to be more personal on my blog, I have some news of my comings and goings. I’ll be starting to teach at the university I attended for my own B.Ed. After...

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 –...

Chopping Wood (as a metaphor)

I’m returning to my home and native land Canada in a few weeks and I’ve been thinking incessantly about “chopping wood”. Chopping wood isn’t easy! Most city folk who try it, look like bumbling fools. Even if they manage to do okay, they last only...

The Power of the Personal

I just read this amazing blog post about the best things a blogger can do to be successful. Amazing! (thanks Larry F.). I’d love to sit down and have coffee with this guy. He hits many nails on the head and the point that most...

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