Teaching the teachers: making the case for ICT skill development — Mostly teaching, always learning.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Pn3T2NhXEsw?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent The first time I ever used a computer was in 1997. A classmate in high school has a PC and he invited me to come watch chat with some friends on mIRC. (click on this link in case you have no idea what I am talking about or you want a trip down memory … Continue reading Teaching the teachers: making the case for ICT skill development — Mostly teaching, always learning.

21st Century Slaves

In my first year of University, I did a unit called "Learning in the 21st Century", dedicated to incorporating Information and Communication Tools (ICT) in educational practice. We had used Pinterest to communicate relevant pins that we could aid in delivering a lesson, we created Prezi's to facilitate learning and produced a Powtoon, to link … Continue reading 21st Century Slaves

The Benefit Mindset: Embracing the We in Me — Robert Ward’s “Rewarding Education” Blog for Teachers and Parents

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” (John Muir) Fundamental separation is an illusion. Disconnection—not just between human beings but between all life forms—is a lie. Separation will always lead to unhappiness and disaster, for both the individual and the group. Essential sameness, […] … Continue reading The Benefit Mindset: Embracing the We in Me — Robert Ward’s “Rewarding Education” Blog for Teachers and Parents

Enabling students to become autonomous learners of vocabulary — Oxford University Press

Teaching words I taught English as a Foreign Language for many years in Japan and also for a short time in China. During my time as a teacher I always tried to focus on teaching words. I did this for a couple of reasons. First, in my experience as a foreign language learner, I saw […] … Continue reading Enabling students to become autonomous learners of vocabulary — Oxford University Press