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a learning experiment

thanks to Bob Doran on flickr for his light experiment Earlier today the twitter-based #eltchat group were discussing experiences of, and opinions about, some “alternative” teaching techniques, namely the Silent Way, TPR (Total Physical Response) and Suggestopedia. I mentioned a method … Continue reading

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Every lesson tells a story part two

This post was first published as the second part of a longer post about using narrative in teaching and learning. Part one talked about encouraging students to “tell the story” of their lessons. This part talks about how I experimented … Continue reading

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Making waves?

This post is a very late contribution to  Jason Renshaw‘s  wandrous whiteboard challenge. The basic idea is to start the activity (and preferably the lesson) with a blank board and to ask the students to fill the board with whatever … Continue reading

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You’ve got mail

The email experiment continues …. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been experimenting with emails and extending  my classes beyond the classroom. In the first post I wrote about the experiment,  Every lesson tells a story,  I described how … Continue reading

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By the way … a guest post by Daniel Barber

I’m really please to be able to invite another “guest” to the blog.  Daniel Barber is  a teacher, trainer and co-owner of the Active Language Centre in Cádiz, where the two of us are sharing a class at the moment, … Continue reading

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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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