Archive for November, 2010


Posted by Anne on November 11th, 2010

No blog until the new year. Bye!

What does training cost?

Posted by Anne on November 8th, 2010

I just got off the phone with someone who called asking what training costs. I find the price level here in Potsdam hard to gage. On the one hand, the prices I see are in fact very similar to Munich, and our rent here is actually higher than what we paid there (we were pretty […]

Mike and the Mechanics: Over my shoulder

Posted by Anne on November 7th, 2010

Anna Pires, who seems to share all my tastes in music, got this tip from Dave Tucker: “My students think I rock when I do ‘Over my Shoulder’ in class” she says. Of course! Coming up next in my backoffice skills classes too, to get people moving through that tired patch in the afternoon. Thanks […]

Documenting takeaways on a flipchart

Posted by Anne on November 7th, 2010

Last week I experimented with glueing paper onto a flipchart. As we progressed they drew pictures and I wrote up cards as props to hold and tell stories or explain concepts. Glueing the cards in place was the last step, defining what they were supposed to take away. Then we flipped back through in sequence […]

The BE/ESP Blog Carnival

Posted by Anne on November 2nd, 2010

photo: S. Hofschlaeger / This roundup of blog posts written by BE/ESP teachers, teacher trainers and materials writers includes personal professional blogs and regular or guest posts for a magazine or publisher. Written for two separate target groups, viz. learners vs. peers, their purpose varies widely: to reflect on personal development to share materials […]