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Month: March 2011

Teacher training and Development

My Blog in the Clouds

<![CDATA[A quick and fun mini blog challenge by David Dogson in his blog post here – I fed my blog URL to Wordle and Tagxedo and look which words they have gone for! Here is my blog in the clouds! I still can’t embed this Tagxedo properly to show the words animated! (See comment in…
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Are you ready to go beyond your comfort zone?

<![CDATA[ Once an English teacher has put a few years of experience under their belt, they often come to a point in their teaching career where they are beginning to feel the need for further professional development. This is a stage akin to the intermediate learning plateau that learners of English as a foreign language…
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Getting teens to keep talking

<![CDATA[The noontime #ELTchat on 09/03/2011 focused on how to motivate teens to extend their speaking activities, so as to go beyond “I agree” “I disagree”. A numbers of issues was raised such as motivation, being relaxed, students’ silence etc. This summary was contributed by Anastasia Kararoudi – @tasoulazac on Twitter and although she is new…
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Helping colleagues with teacher-burnout

<![CDATA[ Last week’s #ELTchat focused on teacher burn-out and here is the summary contributed by Priscilla Santos @teacher_prix on Twitter! Many thanks, Priscilla:-) #ELTchat Summary March 9, 2011. How can we best help burnt-out colleagues? How do we help them get their enthusiasm back and encourage sharing and support? The chat was kicked off by…
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