This morning, I got up, made my coffee, and sat down at the computer to see what had happened while I was asleep. On Twitter, I saw a message from Christopher Wilson:
I wasn’t very familiar with Christopher’s blog, so with my second cup of coffee I headed over to ELTSquared.co.uk to take a peek and discovered that he has already collected favorite posts from the blogs of two teachers I really admire, Jason Renshaw and Josette LeBlanc for his #oldeltpost meme. (If you aren’t sure what a meme is, you can learn more about it here, but basically it’s an idea or topic that is shared online, often using a hashtag like #oldeltpost.)
Wow! What a great idea!
Someone was kind enough to nominate Teaching Village for this same treatment. Now it’s up to you. Do you have a favorite post? If so, here are the guidelines for sharing it (taken from Christopher’s blog):
Step 1: Visit Barbara’s blog
Step 2: Find a great blog post (this could be one you found in the past, one of the recent ones or you could use the tags/search features to find one)
Step 3: Send a link to me (and everyone else) by either the comments section (go here). On twitter with the hashtag #oldeltpost and @mrchrisjwilson
Step 4: In a weeks time I’ll post all the links together on this blog.
Step 5: Suggest another blog to do the same to next month.
I must admit, I’m quite curious to see which posts you have enjoyed since this blog started in 2009! Be sure to share the link to your favorite post as a comment on Christopher’s post about this challenge, not in the comments here
While you’re visiting ELT Squared, why not subscribe to the blog so that you can be sure to receive future posts about old ELT gems — I have! It’s a great way to get a list of recommended reading. I’ve been enjoying revisiting old treasures on Jason’s and Josette’s blogs, and look forward to seeing more. Actually, I’ve had a great time browsing Christopher’s blog this morning, and am happy that this Twitter meme introduced me to a great new blog. I love morning surprises like that!