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Teacher training and Development

Thinking about Discipline – Part 3

<![CDATA[ Some Classic Mistakes In my first two posts in this series on Discipline, I mentioned some of the causes of undisciplined behaviour and a few proactive steps which I believe will help in creating a classroom atmosphere which promotes disciplined behaviour. In this post, the third post in this series on discipline, I would like to mention a…
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Thinking about Discipline – Part 2

In the first blog post of this series on discipline, I  looked at some of the causes of unruly behaviour in the classroom and got started on the path of what teachers can do proactively! I think that one of the best quotes I always remember, is one by my colleague Olga Gounis, an ex-TEFL…
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How to make things fall apart – A behaviour model for creating incompetence

<![CDATA[This post was originally written in 2009 on this blog which was very very new and had very few readers. I have updated it with two videos of a Pecha Kucha which was inspired by it and you will find them at the end of the post. Both post & original talk and PK’s are…
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Watching Young Learners at Work: From Practice to Principle

<![CDATA[This post is based on three activities on video with a young class in their first year of English videotaped as part of a training project for a course on teaching young learners.  Photo Credit: woodleywonderworks via Compfight cc Some information about the young class At the point of  being video-taped, this class of Greek…
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What kind of teacher are you? Are you in your students' "Hall of Fame"?

<![CDATA[The interest in the qualities of good teachers is not new. This post includes some thoughts on a study I conducted a few years ago with two groups of different learners (50 adults and 60 young learners between 11-13).  The adults who took part in this interim study were contacted by me directly. The young…
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