Tag: Materials Evaluation

Training and Development for Teachers and Learners

Thinking about Discipline – Part 1

<![CDATA[  This is the first part of a short series of blog posts on the topic of Discipline.  My first encounter with discipline problems was in my very first year of teaching – untrained, naive, ignorant as I was, I had to deal with two major crises: The first one was the appearance of two…
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Making a Machinima in Second Life – in 19 Steps

<![CDATA[For the next few weeks I will be working and helping moderate the MachinEVO course in Second Life, one of the TESOL EVO courses. We are all hoping to learn how to record Second Life and to create recordings which will be useful to our language learners. There are already more than 110 participants 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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The SEETA Reading Course – A free online course – 27 February – 5 March, 2011

Since Sunday the 27th of February, I have been ‘teaching’ this online course focusing on reading skills development on the SEETA Moodle platform. I was extremely happy to have been asked to run this course for SEETA (South Eastern Europe Teachers’ Associations) as this is the first time I am running an asynchronous course on…
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Animating your Coursebook

<![CDATA[ Made with wordle.net What is the secret message in the Wordle above? Have you guessed it? If you are pretty happy following your coursebook page after page and exercise after exercise without omitting anything, then this post may read somewhat strange to you. If on the other hand, you have spent the best part of every book…
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Don't forget the Pedagogy

<![CDATA[N.B. In using the term “pedagogy“, I am subsuming “andragogy” as well, the principles of educating adult learners. Every day I read about lots of new applications on twitter and in all the blogs there is a plethora of posts about these new toys. Suddenly, we have all, miraculously and, it seems overnight, turned into…
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Working with Coursebooks: Gathering Intelligence, Making a Choice

These are the handouts from a talk I presented to the members of TESOL Greece in 2007. I have copied-pasted them directly from Word so the layout may not be fantastic but I have posted it here so that members of a recently started googlewave may copy and collaborate on in order to create/generate a new…
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