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#Edcamp Santiago: The “Open English” Phenomenon (Fluency Guaranteed)

Edcamp Santiago This book tells the story of EdCamp Santiago. EdCamp is a R(E)volution in professional develoment. It is free, participant-driven, conversation-based, democratic PD for teachers, by teachers. There are no plenaries, no publishers book displays, just teachers talking to … Continue reading

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#Edcamp Santiago: Mob Rule Learning: Camps, Unconferences, and Trashing the Talking Head

http://www.eventbis.com/edcamp Librarian and Blogger Michelle Boule Challenges the Stale Traditions of Conferences Medford, NJ (PRWEB) October 31, 2011 Information Today, Inc. (ITI) announced the publication of Mob Rule Learning: Camps, Unconferences, and Trashing the Talking Head by author, blogger and … Continue reading

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P is for PPP: Scott Thornbury Explains, You Respond

Scott Thornbury debates the pros and cons of a “presentation-practice-production” language teaching model. The P-P-P is the method of teaching that most, if not all, novice teachers are trained to use. In my case, it was true. It gives you … Continue reading

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Reflection on Professional Development in a Principled Way: P is for Practised Control

Source: An A – Z of ELT (Scott Thornbury’s blog) http://scottthornbury.wordpress.com/2011/05/29/p-is-for-practised-control/ Every week, early on Sunday morning, there appears with regularity an intriguing, engaging, informative blog post by Scott Thornbury on his blog, “An A – Z of ELT. Today … Continue reading

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Time To Teach Teenagers: What A Beautiful Day!

What a beautiful day in Santiago, Chile! The sun is shining brightly and it is hot, the middle of summer, the skies are as blue as can be, and not a single cloud on the horizon. And yes, get this, … Continue reading

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Open Social Learning: Connectivism, As Practiced By A Teacher of English as a Foreign Language

Hi my friend(s). I’m writing this piece to follow-up my last post. Briefly, that post was a response to my friend Marisa Constantinides, who asked her PLN to provide her with our views on using FaceBook as a PLN tool. … Continue reading

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Berlitz: The Birth of the Native Speaker Myth

Birth. New Life. Beginnings. The magic, mystique, and magnificence of creating something that we hope will be greater than ourselves. The Berlitz “method”, the precise moment of its birth, is a story best told by Berlitz. Travel back in time … Continue reading

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