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loop or lope?

  a new fixation continued … In my last post I wrote about the books I’ve been reading with – or rather alongside – my 10 year old son and the insights we’ve shared into how we “grow” language through reading. This … Continue reading

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Here is another collaborative story writing idea (see also Urban Tale and Early Mornings).  I first used it with a class of teenagers.  They responded well to the topic and the structure and the shyer students enjoyed the “mask” that … 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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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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