In the US, they call it Duck Duck Goose. In Bulgaria they call it Pesek, while in Ghana they call it Antokyire. Children across the globe call it many different names, and in the Philippines we call it Iring-Iring. Iring is a Bisaya (Filipino vernacular) word for cat. Share the post “Cat and Mouse: Reinvention [...]
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I was in Okayama last weekend for the OUP Teaching Workshops. Okayama is famous for several things, including a story many of you know (at least in translation) and a food enjoyed by the main character in that story. Finding the name of the story and the name of the food is your webquest for [...]
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This Valentine’s Day, since all the chocolate in Japan goes to men, I’m enjoying spending some quality time with the longest (non-family) relationship in my life: teaching. Share the post “Teaching: a love story”FacebookTwitterGoogle+
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What do your students call you? Does it matter? Share the post “What’s in a name?”FacebookTwitterGoogle+
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This morning, a friend shared this video on facebook. It’s one of the entries for the Fun Theory award, which recognizes ideas and inventions that prove that fun is the easiest way to change behavior for the better. Wouldn’t you want to take the stairs if they were this much fun? Of course, I immediately [...]
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Part of the series: Teaching and Learning in Second Life You may have heard about Second Life . I actually hadn’t heard of it before I saw the course description for a TESOL EVO workshop on Virtual Worlds and Language Learning. Considering that I thought an avatar was a diety in Hindu Mythology, I think [...]
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This year Try something that makes you feel foolish. Something that guarantees you’ll make mistakes. Something that frustrates and overwhelms you. In other words, do something that helps you remember what it feels like to be a beginner. Share the post “2011 Challenge: Become a Beginner (again)”FacebookTwitterGoogle+
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It’s the last day of 2010, and a good time to reflect on the year that’s nearly done. This is the 110th post since I began this blog in June of 2009. I know that’s not a lot compared to really prolific bloggers, but it’s enough to thrill me. I began [...]
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You can read the first part of this post here. The outline of the presentation with all the links can be found here. Moving on to the second challenge all teachers around the world need to face at some point, I am going to refer to the constant use of books or anything that comes [...]
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Branko M., Assistant Professor of American Literature of the English Department (Faculty of Humanities in Serbia), has been so kind as to give me the opportunity to present in a webinar some of the challenges teachers worldwide need to face if they wish their teaching to result in efficient learning on the students’ part. Although I feel [...]
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