Category Archives: Diary Entries Newbieness

If you liked D of a NCT, you’ll like…

…my new blog: http://muddlesintomaxims.com/! I know it’s been a while, but I thought I’d just post this here in case anyone who hasn’t seen my new blog might like to follow me over. Followed this? Go over and follow that! 🙂 … Continue reading

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Questions about Running Feedback Sessions

Originally posted on Wednesday Seminars:
Introduction I recently worked on an intensive two-week course for teacher trainers. 33 teachers from Lebanon were learning (about) trainer skills, qualities and thinking. Each of them in turns experienced leading one group feedback session…

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5 Brief ‘Bottom-Up’ ITT Notions

(ITT = initial teacher training, CP = course participant, T = trainer, S = teaching practice class student) Below are five simple alternative imaginings, each followed by how it’s generally done on the CELTA I work on (btw, this is … Continue reading

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‘3XP’ is a great idea/reminder…

Click to access guzik-3xp.pdf That’s all for now ;P

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CELTA grads & Local ESOL Jobs

I post open positions in local ESOL programs to the ‘Boston ESOL Job Shouts’ page of this blog semi-regularly. I announce and link to these posts on our private online network for current and former CELTA trainees hoping to spark interest … Continue reading

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‘Fly High Pecha Kucha’ Redux: What Makes Me Me in ELT

I threw together a recast/redux/rebirth of my online Pecha Kucha from the iTDi MOOC on WizIQ last month. It’s Pecha Kucha presentation as VoiceThread! Feel free to comment if you’re on VT. I made it as a ‘first thought, best … Continue reading

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The silent class

Originally posted on livinglearning:
Week after week and class after class, they sit silent. When they are called on, they sit silent. When they don’t understand something, they sit silent. When they understand perfectly, they sit silent. When they have…

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‘Preflective Lesson Prep’: My iTDi MOOC Presentation

Preflective Lesson Prep: Ideas & Inspirations This is a follow-up post to a webinar I did with iTDi during their ‘Summer School’ MOOC on WizIQ. You can see the full list of all the MOOC presenters + presentations here. Below, … Continue reading

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Connecting speech to written words

Originally posted on ROSE BARD – Teaching Journal:
Connecting what you hear to how it is written through dictation Instead of making students copy from the board or give the sentences already written down, how about dictating them? Photo taken…

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Unfortunately…

Life-ing > Blogging I’ll be sure to rectify this next week! A week off…and I’ll be out in the country, but with strong wifi 😉 A much needed, perhaps even much deserved, break! So, see y’all soon…lots to post, actually. … Continue reading

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