I don't know if this word even exists in ELT, it's probably called 'self-reflection' or something similar. Terminology aside, this is what I've tried to do more consistently in the last few months: consciously noticing and if possible reflecting on... Continue Reading →
After five days in Riga, Latvia, for the Eaquals International Conference, I share some thoughts as a first-time conference goer and presenter.
I know, this post might be a bit cheesy, but today I feel positive so I'd like to share with the blogosphere the reasons why I love teaching, and particularly teaching English in a language school (as opposed to teaching in a primary or secondary state school). Here is goes.
Since English is my L2, I've started noticing how I retain new vocabulary since I think I can learn a lot as a teacher from this. Read this post to find out what I noticed and see if it is similar to your own experience of learning a second language.
Stemming from the news of a school apparently substituting punishment with Mindfulness practices, a range of articles and commentaries have been written in the past few days on the effectiveness of so-called 'Mindfulness' for teachers and students. Since I have been growing fond of Buddhism in the last few months, and I have read more than one book on the topic, I would like to add my two cents.