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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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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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#CCK11 – The Connectivist Writes: A Jig-Saw Creative Writing Lesson #ELTchat

Our journey begins. Are you ready? The first step, for some, is the hardest step of all. The most difficult step. Are you thinking, what I think you are thinking? You see, I’m thinking, that you are thinking, that I’m … Continue reading

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Teaching Reading and Reading Well: The Connectivism Way #CCK11 #ELTchat

Teaching reading is hard work. I am certain that if we took a poll among Teachers of English as a Foreign Language, reading would be number 4 on the list of favorite skills to teach. Here is what my list … Continue reading

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A Visit From Socrates: Social Media & Education…Reasons 2B Fearful #CCK11 #ELTchat #edchat

Today we were treated to the Socratic Method by Neil Selwyn. Here’s how Wikipedia describes it: “The Socratic method (or Method of Elenchus or Socratic Debate), named after the Classical Greek philosopher Socrates, is a form of inquiry and debate … Continue reading

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“Explain It To Me Like I’m An 8-Year-Old”: Connectivism and Connected Knowledge (#CCK11)

Wow! The facilitator’s session was extraordinary. It was rich in content and interaction between facilitator(s) and participant(s). But let me quickly explain my absence in order to avoid the charge of hypocritical behaviour, namely, announcing loudly to the world that … 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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