Monthly Archives: September 2010

The story continues

A few days ago I wrote a post  about how I’m using email with one of my classes as a way to extend our lessons, and the learning process,  beyond the classroom.  In that post I looked at the summaries … Continue reading

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Every lesson tells a story …

[This post was initially written in two parts. Part two, which talks about using stories for teacher observations, can now be found here. ] I recently started a course with a class of intermediate, adult students.  One of the things … Continue reading

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The Day Nothing Became Everything – a guest post by Cecilia Coelho

I’m really pleased to be able to introduce my first guest to the blog, Cecilia Coelho, a teacher and trainer working in Brazil.   She, too, took the English Raven challenge.  And here’s her “close up” on how she took the plunge.  Thanks, … Continue reading

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Taking the plunge

This post was inspired by an English Raven challenge.  (See also What’s your approach called? Mine’s called SLIL for the result of an earlier challenge 😉 ). Jason Renshaw, on his superb blog, challenged teachers to take on an “upside-down, inside-out” approach … Continue reading

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a conversation about twitter

Sitting at the kitchen table, checking tweetdeck. I liked the questions and where they led us, and the outsider’s view on my new (ish) obsession 😉 C = me S= my eight year old son S Why’s your photo on … Continue reading

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linguistic identities 2 – a postscript

(Scroll down a couple of paragraphs for part one, or click here. ) So, our visitors have gone, and so have the Yorkshire accents.   It didn’t take long.  Within about four hours of saying a teary goodbye to their (now) … Continue reading

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