Cultural Background Ask any Filipinos about Pukpuk Palayok or Hampas Palayok, and chances are they played it or saw it played at least once during their childhoods. The game is so immensely popular that any celebration or town fiesta is not complete without children (oh yes, sometimes adults) playing it. Having been colonized by the [...]
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I had planned on taking a bit of a break from creating quizzes based on blogs by members of my Personal Learning Network. Then Anne Hodgson (one of the members of said PLN) sent me a message on Twitter, telling me about an upcoming event in Germany—ELTAS Tech Tools Day. Now, I would do just [...]
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If you missed the first part of this article, start here Previously, I outlined how much I’d been changed as a teacher by the realization that language students would benefit from a lot of the instructional practices of “special” needs teachers. Accommodations and modifications of content, behavior, use of models, explicit teaching of learning strategies, [...]
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Over the length of my teaching career, I’ve changed in many ways. I think my journey mimics that of a lot of other ELT teachers. 1. I have slowed down my delivery and instruction considerably. I used to just screech and scream through content. Now, I relax and pause a lot. I take time to [...]
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Part of the series: My Personal Learning Network Congratulations! Anne Hodgson Janet Bianchini Sue Lyon-Jones Michelle Worgan Catherine Dorgan Sabrina Share the post “What You Can Learn from my PLN Quiz #5 (July 9th)”FacebookTwitterGoogle+
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Part of the series: EFL Makeovers July 7th is Tanabata, or the Star Festival, in Japan. Legend says that Orihime (a weaver, represented by the star Vega) and Hikoboshi (a cowherd, represented by the star Altair) are allowed to cross the Milky Way to meet each year on the seventh evening of the seventh month [...]
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Part of the series: My Personal Learning Network This past week, some readers let know know that one of the links was broken in my post for PLN Quiz #4, and others let me know that they couldn’t access the quiz website. I appreciated the time they took to 1) try and take the quiz, [...]
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