Melissa starts our new series with a bit of humor. Then, over the next few weeks, we’ll consider learner ownership from different perspectives, including the Master Teacher’s.
Bobby Parrish joins us
today with some thoughts on what it means to be a teacher who follows the Master Teacher. Drawing on some recent experiences, he encourages us to trust.
In our efforts to make language practice authentic, we may need to consider our approach to teaching listening. Bradley Baurain offers some inspiring ideas and practical advice about helping students listen for understanding and also to relate.
While attending this year’s TESOL convention, Shoshannah Hernandez heard about connections between affect, learning, and survival On that Good Friday, she saw deeper links between this research and a greater love. Pentecost seems an appropriate time to consider these connections.
Two heads aren’t always better than one, but often they are, and sometimes, three or four are even better. Carolyn Stent explains.
Why do activities sometimes fail? Perhaps it’s a lack of attention to details, or as Bridget Watson explains, the right kind of details.
Last week we talked about letting go. One thing we may need to release is our right to talk. In fact, as Patrick Seifer explains, when using activities to teach, we may find that for teachers silence is golden.