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TESOL 2013 – Environmentally Responsible Program Administration

March 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

In this session, we talked about ideas for greening an English language program. I shared my own experiences, dividing my time between the areas of curriculum and resources. Here is the presentation I gave. Below, you can find links to the various materials I discussed. A good place to start is a project I undertook […]

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Tags: blog · global issues activities · Global Issues class · greening an IEP · presentations · service learning · TESOL 2013 · the environment · vegetarian / vegan · vocabulary

Global Issues — Weeks 5-7

November 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Materials Used: Final Project Topic and Action Ideas Final Project Rubric Pay It Forward Questions More Topic and Action Ideas World Changer Interview Each Tuesday, students led reading circle articles. In addition, on the Tuesday of week 5, I introduced some ideas for final project topics and actions. For homework, I asked them to write […]

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Global Issues — Week 4 — Financial Crisis

October 20th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Materials used: Reading Circle Peer Evaluation Sheet Financial Crisis Timeline Activity Financial Crisis Lesson Handout Financial Crisis Readings On Tuesday, we did the first reading circle. I was pleased to see that it went well. I had done this with a global issues class I taught in Hawaii, but at that school reading circles were […]

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Tags: blog · ESL activity · financial crisis (2008) · global issues activities · Global Issues class · lesson plans · poverty & wealth

Global Issues — Week 3

October 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Materials Used Glassbooth Handouts Agree / Disagree Handout Where Do They Stand Handout Last week, I decided to cover election issues with my class. Students had expressed an interest in politics, and it seemed like a good time for it, and also a good way to introduce a variety of global issues fairly quickly. Before […]

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Tags: blog · ESL activity · global issues activities · Global Issues class · global issues resources · lesson plans · politics

Global Issues — Week 2

September 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Materials Used Reading Circle Assignment Sheet Reading Circle Demo Miniature Earth / World Wealth Handout Miniature Earth, a neat, short video that contains a lot of demographic information on the world, and touches on issues such as wealth and education. Students seemed to enjoy the video very much. We watched it a second time, and […]

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Tags: CALL · ESL activity · global issues activities · Global Issues class · lesson plans · poverty & wealth · reading · speaking · video · writing

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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Tags: blog · consumerism · ESL activity · food and hunger · global issues activities · Global Issues class · lesson plans · reading · reflection · the environment · visual prompts · vocabulary