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A Lesson From The Best: A Trinity of Top Public Schools

Best Practices in Public Education, everyone is interested in knowing what the best schools are doing. What are students doing? How are they doing it? Why not let the students themselves tell the story? Check out the videos produced by … Continue reading

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Desiderata: Things to be Desired ~ #CCK11 #ELTchat #Edchat

‘Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, … Continue reading

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Connectivism Already Happened: Practitioners – Let’s Explain It… Now – While We Still Have A Job… #CCK11 #ELTchat

Connectivism, the practice already happened. Let me repeat that, “Connectivism already happened.” Educators, around the world, have moved forward, integrating technology into practice. The members of my PLN, all of my diverse PLN entities, are using technology, for their own … Continue reading

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Goal 10: Plant A Seed of Belief #30Goals: The Little Drummer Boy

I just watched Shell Terrell on an amazing video for this Goal, number 10. I admit that it was very touching, and inspiring, to hear her testimony of what faith could do, can do, and has done, not only for … Continue reading

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The Non-Native English Speaking Teacher: TEFL? Teaching? A Profession?

PREAMBLE: There are moments in history when time stops, and for a moment, the Earth stands still on its axis. The profession of TEFL and Teaching, worldwide, finds itself in just such a moment. The Earth itself seems to be … Continue reading

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Connectivism: A Theory of Learning for a Digital Age: A Letter For Elise #CCK11 #ELTChat

Hi Elise, I liked a lot of things in your lovely post. I am a great one for “voice” and I listened to the “voice” present in this post of yours. You (like me also) have looked at the criticism … 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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The Wedding Singer: Would You Let This Woman Sing At Your Wedding?

Sweeter than heaven, hotter than hell. Sounds like something I’d say to my wife, Gaby, since both comments describe her perfectly. But come on, as a wedding song? I mean for seduction, anticipation of pending passion, perfect – but as … Continue reading

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Does The Language We Speak Shape How We Think?

Does the language we speak shape how we think? I find this question to be an intriguing one. In fact, it was recently the subject of a lively debate at the Economist news magazine. Now, I speak three languages rather … Continue reading

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Teaching Challenge: Voodoo Economics

After looking at this video for three consecutive reruns, and laughing so hard that my sides are still hurting, I had a sober thought. What could be done to change this video into a positive example of teaching (and learning)? … Continue reading

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