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Teacher training and Development

The New Twitter and why I don't like it

<![CDATA[For months now, the "new" Twitter has been warning me that I should switch to that, because soon I will have to one way or the other. Today there was a severe warning You all know how I love Twitter and what I think about its value and role in forming my PLN!  And, on…
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Can you teach a Dogme Lesson on your Cambridge DELTA?

<![CDATA[This post is written in response and as part of a twitter conversation with Martin Sketchley – @ELTexperiences on Twitter. His blog post on his own Dogme observed lesson can be found at the end of this post. In the days before writing his experimental asignment for the DELTA course, Jonathan – my trainee of…
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#ELTchat – 99,052 Tweets and counting!

<![CDATA[  This is not the image a heartbeat. It’s the burst of energy of hundreds of tweets which are sent by the many ELT professionals participating in an online discussion called #ELTchat every Wednesday at two different times, at 12:00 p.m. GTM and  at 21:00 p.m. GMT. What is #ELTchat? Every Wednesday at 12:00 p.m.…
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Blog Challenge: Tradition Revisited & Revamped

<![CDATA[Inspired by the #ELTchat of November 10, 1020, here is a blog challenge to collect and learn how you use traditional practices in your modern innovative class The topic we discussed was: When you think of traditional ELT approaches, are they all totally bad? What are good things you can draw from each of them?…
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One Year of Blogging

<![CDATA[ I have great reason to celebrate: one year of blogging! Well, one year and something…. Although this post is rather late, mainly due to a really heavy teaching schedule in July and August, I have been thinking about it and writing bits and bytes whenever I had a few minutes. On the 1st of…
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Birthday Memories – Wallwishers are great!

<![CDATA[I loved my birthday wishes this year! Thanks to Shelly Terrell who was the instigator, my PLN gave me this wonderful memory of this special birthday. I was so thrilled at your words, music, images and thoughts that I wanted to save them all here and come back and look at them all again and…
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No Comments – a very short post

<![CDATA[A friend got me a little worried earlier this week – she said "I almost never have anything to add to your posts" and wondered what it is that others do to generate comments. Should I be worried? Is there something that I am doing wrong? If so, how can I do better? My worry…
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My Blog Reading Homework

<![CDATA[In his blog post A vast Pool of Human Knowledge, Neglected, Darren Elliott, like a true teacher, gave us all a little bit of homework for the weekend, which goes as follows: 1. Have a look through the archives of your favourite bloggers. You can usually find archives in the sidebar, click a tag or…
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It's Worth Taking a Look at this Blog

<![CDATA[I am delighted to have received this award, which is part of an initiative called “Vale a pena ficar de olho nesse blog”, which means “It’s worth keeping an eye on this blog”. The chosen blog has to copy the picture above, with a link to the blog from which it has received the award…
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Bridget Jones and my New Year's Resolutions – 2009

<![CDATA[  I have always loved the scene where Bridget Jones comes up with her famous 33 New Year’s Resolutions. What a great scene that was and I can’t remember how many nice lessons, by the way,  I have watched with trainees using this clip to teach this or that, sometimes the future, sometimes just to…
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