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Sorry… It’s Global Justice Again

July 22nd, 2014 · 2 Comments

This is a guest post written by Linda Ruas from the New Internationalist Easier English Wiki. If you have materials or ideas you’d like to share, please email me. I have often felt I need to apologize in some way for my wiki. Reading about breast-ironing in Cameroon, slavery in Mauritania, the feral rich in […]

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Tags: blog · global issues resources · lesson plans · reading · reflection

Green English – English Journal 100(3) – January 2011

June 19th, 2011 · No Comments

I just came across the January 2011 issue of English Journal (vol. 100, num. 3), which had the theme of Green English. The journal is aimed at middle and senior high school English teachers, but a lot of the ideas and activities are totally relevant to ESL or EFL contexts. Several of the articles discuss […]

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Tags: global issues activities · journals · k-12 · reading · reflection · the environment · theory · writing

How I Plan a Lesson

July 1st, 2010 · 3 Comments

I was recently asked in an email how I approach planning a lesson. At first, I struggled to put it into words. I don’t really think there is any one right way. For me, I usually approach lesson plans the same way I approach planning courses. I start from the big picture. What are our […]

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Education on Global Issues Spurs Engagement

March 4th, 2010 · No Comments

A new study just came out in the UK drawing a connection between learning about global issues and taking action on them. Global education also plays a part in increasing tolerance. The study suggests that people who learn about global issues feel more empowered to tackle them, rather than being overwhelmed by the extent of […]

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ESL/EFL/ELL Blog Carnival

August 7th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The latest ESL/EFL/ELL Blog Carnival has just been posted at An (aspiring) Educators Blog. There are a bunch of great articles by some really inspiring teachers. Topics include technology, curriculum, culture and more. Check it out!

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Tags: blog · blog carnivals · reflection · teacher tools · theory

Why I Blog

July 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I was invited by Karenne Sylvester to write a post of tips to new bloggers as part of an upcoming blog carnival. This isn’t something I’ve done before, but it offers a nice opportunity to share a bit of the rationale behind this site. This is not intended to be a list of tips for […]

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Greening an Intensive English Program 2.0

June 4th, 2009 · No Comments

A couple of years ago, in Hawaii, I worked on making my IEP more environmentally responsible. Now that I’ve been at my new job for a little while, I’m trying to get involved with some similar things here. First of all, let me say a little about the context. My IEP is housed within a […]

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Tags: administration · blog · global issues activities · greening an IEP · reflection · the environment

Teacher Training with Caribbean Social Studies Teachers

March 26th, 2009 · No Comments

I recently found out that I’ll be one of the teachers for a group of 35 or so Haitian and Dominican Social Studies teachers that will be coming here in July. I’ll be meeting with my group for three hours a day for four weeks. They’ll be attending classes at the Patel Center during the […]

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Global Issues — Week 1

September 20th, 2008 · No Comments

For now, instead of doing podcasts, I’m going to type up reflections of my current teaching and make materials available via the blog. It’s faster than making podcasts, and probably just as useful/useless. Plus, I can do it from work. 🙂 Week 1: Materials Used syllabus icebreaker general global issues discussion / freewrite activity vocabulary […]

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