"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.
"Interesting question. I tend to agree with the camp that questions the format used in most schools today with the one size fits all presentations rather than working on individual's needs for development. That being said, I can understand how…"
As a society, we place a premium on innovators and entrepreneurs. They are admired, or for some revered in Business, Politics, and even Education. The reason for that bias is that innovators and entrepreneurs are scarce commodities. Most people are employees and not entrepreneurs. There is nothing wrong with that. Most people follow trends; they don’t start them. There is nothing wrong with that. Few people lead while most people follow. Again, there is nothing wrong with that. On the surface…See More