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Archive for February, 2011

Observation

Posted by Anne on February 11th, 2011

I’m looking for teachers who will be kind enough to let me observe them as a part of my diploma course. What I am supposed to do is design an observation tool, use it in class to observe teachers, and then inprove it. So the focus is not on evaluating your teaching, it’s on practicing […]

Proverbs by first-graders

Posted by Anne on February 8th, 2011

First-graders were asked to complete well-known proverbs. This is what they came up with. (Thank you, Joan, for the giggles.) Don’t change horses… until they stop running. Strike while the… bug is close. It’s always darkest before… Daylight Saving Time. Never underestimate the power of… termites. You can lead a horse to water but… how? […]

Cure: Close to me

Posted by Anne on February 6th, 2011

On and on about stress and anxiety and dealing with it: This is still an unbelievable video, the Cure falling off a cliff  in a wardrobe. Chris mentioned it on his blog in a comment on how having limited resources increases creativity. Can you use this to teach English? Of course. But teaching in the […]

Reading

Posted by Anne on February 3rd, 2011

The books for the diploma course have arrived, and what am I doing? After flipping through them, I go online to find lectures the authors have given. For example, I watched Stephen Pinker on Authors@Google talk about why we use swearwords. (This was to promote his book, The Stuff of Thought.) I’m procrastinating the inevitable, […]