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posted to TheTeacherJames on Mon 9th Sep 13
CrispyA couple of weeks I hosted a workshop at my school on the subject of parsnips. Parsnip is an acronym standing for the subjects that coursebook writers are allegedly supposed to avoid:PoliticsAlcoholReligionSexNarcoticsIsmsPork We had a really interesting ...
posted to TheTeacherJames on Thu 20th Jun 13
Last month Ann Loseva, a fellow teacher in Moscow, asked me to answer some questions from one of her students about North Korea. She asked me because I visited the country in 2010 and had written about it for the travel website Global Grasshopper. She had used ...
posted to TheTeacherJames on Mon 10th Jun 13
Just before the workshop...On June 1st, BELTA (the teaching association of which I am president) held its first ever national conference. We were delighted with how it went, the speakers were fantastic and the delegates were enthusiastic participants. Im already ...
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posted to TheTeacherJames on Mon 4th Jul 11
Note taking is one of the central tenets of Teaching Unplugged, and the more I try to practice it, the harder I realise it is. This is especially true in a one-to-one setting. I find it's particular tricky because I want to sustain genuine face to face conversation, ...
posted to TheTeacherJames on Wed 24th Apr 13
This post was first written as a comment on the blog of the Secret DoS. To read the interesting article that prompted it and the discussion that followed, including my original comment, click here. I have adapted the comment for this blog post.Conferences are ...
posted to TheTeacherJames on Fri 11th Jan 13
Below youll find a collection of short films with little or no dialogue, and a few simple ideas for how they could be used. If you decide to use any of these films, why not let me know how you used it so we can share your ideas with other teachers. To ...
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posted to ELT SquaredELT Squared | Exponential Professional ELT teaching Growth on Fri 26th Apr 13
I didn’t realise but my last weekly elt round up was actually my 200th post on this blog! I knew it was coming up but itsneakilysnuck past me whilst I was distracted by my Delta. It’s always nice to reach milestones and I was actually thinking of ...
posted to ELT SquaredELT Squared | Exponential Professional ELT teaching Growth on Mon 11th Feb 13
This month Iaskedyou to share your favourite blog posts by James Taylor (otherwise known as @TheTeacherJames)Thank you everyone who went over to James’s blog to find a blog post to share. It really means a lot and I can’t do this on my own.Your ...
posted to Teaching English in a Foreign Land on Mon 14th Jan 13
We're into the 3rd week of January 2013 already, here's some top ESL articles and blogs that might help or interest you.Carnival in Rio: Photo by venturistCarnival Time in Brazil! One of the best weeks of my trip round the world was experiencing the carnival ...