Category Archives: ELT Online Newbieness

“Where are all the unplugged teacher trainers?”…

…Anthony Gaughan asked, in this fascinating post (back in January) on his blog, here: http://teachertrainingunplugged.com/where-are-all-the-unplugged-teacher-trainers  It’s an excellent post and the comment thread it sparked off, too, is full of engaged and engaging discussion. Back in February (as I was just beginning … Continue reading

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To Mumble Thougtfully: An ELT Podcast Appearance

Hello! I’d almost forgotten about this. “This” being sending in a little audio clip of me speaking about how I respond to the odd ‘bad lesson’ as a reflective teacher in ELT. That was last Feb (when I was still … Continue reading

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*Extremely* sleekly designed TEFL courses…

My god! —> http://www.tefl247.com/

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Jack C. Richards’ Response REDUX

[I posted the below previously with the second segment containing his reply in a comment. I wanted to get both together in a post though. So here goes…]  *Metacognition, before we start, is just a fancy word for ‘knowing that/what you’re … Continue reading

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This tweet is proving popular…

…and by popular, I mean it has a ‘retweet’ + ‘favorite’ sum of above 5! That never happens! ;P

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How students can improve their fluency

Originally posted on TEFLtastic:
… including things that they can do while and just before speaking, things that they can do while studying on their own, and things they can do with a teacher or conversation partner: 57 ways to…

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Accuracy & Fluency w/ Ur and Thornbury

From itdi.pro…just starting up webinar #2 now on a glorious Sunday morning here in Arlington, Massachusetts.

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Just a Super-Efficient & Smart Explanation of the ‘Schwa’

Can’t embed the video here, but here’s the linky: http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/0054-schwa.html And a screenshot:

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Inquiring re: the role of metacognition

Metacognition = just a fancy word for ‘knowing what you’re knowing’ / ‘learning what you’re learning’ I suppose. Jack C. Richards is this week’s Cambridge English Teacher consultant and he’s chatting about teaching grammar. Below is my post to the … Continue reading

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What about the CELTA, newbz?

Readers of my blog may wonder what’s going on in the realm of the central topic/animus of this blog, the CELTA course. I’ve been posting these #ELTontheMTA things and such. What of the ‘newbie’s diary’? Well, it’s actually on the … Continue reading

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