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Poem of the Day: Ithaca

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Watch your thoughts

Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become your character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny. Does anyone know who wrote these wise words? … Continue reading

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My affair with Web 2.0

The division between teaching and learning has been steadily blurring for me throughout my many teaching years. Being a teacher has made me into an ardent student. My collaborator has been Web 2.0, (a term coined by Tim O’Reilly in 2004), with its excess … Continue reading

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Why I like project-based teaching

Creativity loves constraints! ‘You can’t improvise on nothing, man; you’ve gotta improvise on something.’ Charles Mingus  In all my years of teaching, my favorite part was the project-based work. Projects make English teaching come alive. Projects stimulate the pupils’ curiosity … Continue reading

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“A Thousand Words”

“The world of man dances in laughter and tears.” Kabir (Mystic Philosopher 1398-1518) The Family of Man thousand_short    Word version of the Thousand Words Project (short)   Can you think of a photograph that holds special meaning for you? It can be … Continue reading

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Divergent Thinking in Projects

This is a presentation I gave to English teachers at the Training Center in 2008. It presents my attitude to project-based teaching and gives a couple of examples of the projects I did with my classes. Divergent thinking in Projects

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