Author Archives: Reinvent English

About Reinvent English

An ESL teacher who sees a better way to teach English

Holidays Offer! Resources for Lesson Plans

The offer of resources for lesson plans has been expanded, so if you’re feeling creative over the silly season take advantage of it here http://reinventenglish.com/?page_id=317

Are you liberal, behaviourist, progressive, humanistic or radical in the classroom?

A very worthwhile look at your teaching style, I recommend any teacher to have a go.

“This is your personal report of your Philosophies of Adult Education using the Zinn Inventory. There are no right or wrong answers, and no one viewpoint is necessarily better than any other. The inventory is designed to highlight your beliefs and not make judgments about those beliefs.”

I major in humanism (93) with a progressive minor (86), a common coupling.

http://www.labr.net/apps/paei/

How computers change the way we learn

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20141022-are-we-getting-smarter

Key Takeaways

  1. Tech that adapts to student’s style of learning and thinking
  2. Creation of immersive and compelling environments e.g video games
  3. Social networks to increase student interaction
  4. DOWNSIDE How to learn grit?

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The battle of self directed learning

This is the battle I face preparing foreign students for mainstream university, most are so used to being spoonfed, even those who have already completed a tertiary qualification in their home country.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/blake-boles/give-high-school-students_b_6354654.html?ir=Australia