"Hi again. I'm wondering if this Ning group is active or not, since I haven't seen any posts in the last week.
I don't plan to post multiple times per day here, but it would be pleasant to share some experiences, thoughts, ideas,…"
"I'm brand new to Ning and the PLN, so please be gentle! However, I've been teaching ESL and EFL now for about six years in Korea, Brunei, Australia (my home), briefly in China, but mainly in Taiwan.
I'm looking forward to sharing with…"
"Thanks Tom! Couldn't agree more, Twitter is like a great staffroom where I meet these amazing educators. I gave it a try in July last year and I'm still overwhelmed by its possibilities. For those who doubt its usefulness, here is a great…"
I am going for my doctorate at Argosy University. I am taking a course in Human Resource Management that requires an interview from an ESL administrator. Could you fill out my 5 question, 15 minute survey.
The survey delves into how ESL administrators or instructors meet the academic needs of their students when their primary language is not English? What legal issues do they face with their students in their educational institutions?
Results of the survey will satisfy partial requirements of a doctorate in Educational Leadership.
The doctoral studies are on management practices that could help the United States' schools meet the No Child Left Behind requirements.
I just read your article at Barbara's blog. Let me tell you, I strongly agree with you in relation to "language should work as a vehicle for learning, as opposed to being the learning objective by itself" as you say.
Congratulations and wishing you lot of success.
Maya Angelou was right; "people will never forget how you made them feel".When was the last time you read something and felt really worried or annoyed by it? Maybe it was a text, or an email? Perhaps a post on Facebook or a Tweet? Or even a blog? And reading it gave you an instant reaction. You might have felt angry, or frustrated, or thought to your self, “What a cheek”. You might even have laughed out loud. When did that last happened to you?It’s only wordsHow can written words evoke feelings…See More
"At the school level, I think teachers need to set the agenda for PD. Most often it is district mandated or admin-selected. If teachers could choose the content, or arrange for different options, I think that would really help invest…"
"Your words "any chance to interact with more experienced teachers" are very relevant, I think, to all levels of education and professional development. Self-selected and self-driven are important too, but sometimes we need the…"
"Sara- I have taught in a younger preschool classroom and used a more emergent, self-directed approach to handwriting. We used some of the HWT materials but never worked straight from the curriculum.
I am, however, very well versed in using…"