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World Journal of Education

August 27th, 2011 · 2 Comments

I just added this new journal to my page of journals and article collections. Though not focused exclusively on English language teaching, The World Journal of Education featured several articles on ESL/EFL and sociolinguistics in their first issue, including this one by Carlous Muluh Nkwetisama looking at the perception of English teachers in Cameroon towards […]

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Tags: blog · journals · the environment · theory

Green Theory and Praxis: The Journal of Ecopedagogy

June 21st, 2011 · No Comments

In case you can’t tell, I’ve been on a bit of an academic article kick recently. I just found a new journal: Green Theory and Praxis: The Journal of Ecopedagogy. There isn’t an ESL / EFL focus, but a lot of what they discuss fits well within content-based instruction or critical pedagogy. Their archive is […]

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Tags: blog · climate change · consumerism · environmental justice · environmental racism · global issues resources · journals · the environment · theory

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

(Free) Green Teacher Webinars in May

May 6th, 2011 · No Comments

This month, Green Teacher is offering a series of free one-hour webinars. All of these events begin at 7:30 PM EST. May 10 : FROG SONGS: Poetry and Essays, Field Ecology and Entomology – “Learn to use haiku to teach entomology. Learn to use poetry to help students write clearer more exciting essays. This simple […]

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Tags: blog · global issues activities · global issues resources · k-12 · teacher tools · the environment · theory · water · 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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Tags: blog · ESL activity · lesson plans · reflection · theory

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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Tags: blog · global issues resources · reflection · theory

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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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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Spiritual Dimension of Sustainable Development

February 18th, 2008 · No Comments

The latest issue of the Solidarity, Sustainability, and Non-Violence newsletter is out, and it addresses the Spiritual Dimension of Sustainable Development. This is a point of view that does not often come up in my classes, and might strike a chord with some students. I particularly liked the article Spirituality of Spiritual Development. It opens […]

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Tags: blog · consumerism · cultural issues · global issues resources · journals · the environment · theory

Do Schools Kill Creativity?

February 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

This talk by Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for an education system that nurtures creativity instead of stifling it, and could be used as part of an activity on changing education.

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