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Try This!

Do your students hate writing? Try infographics instead! EFL teachers in Mexico and elsewhere, require a certain understanding of their student’s educational background, the host country’s educational philosophy, and the vox populi of the country. In many places, some things take on more value and meaning when it comes to education in general and language… Continue reading »

How I Am Bringing VR to My EFL Classroom

How I Am Bringing VR to My EFL Classroom

guess this thing is still in an ‘Alpha’ state, which is too bad, because for me to use this effectively it needs to work without surprises, without glitches and without unforeseen ‘improvements’. It’s hard enough for a teacher to use, so just imagine what these little annoyances will do to a roomful of impatient teens and young adults who want to be amazed with technology, not frustrated by it. Yes, quite a litany of complaints, but I do hope it gets better, Mozilla, if you’re listening…?

Not Business(cards) as Usual

Not Business(cards) as Usual

Part I. Using THEIR  smartphones for YOUR class assignments:  Augmented Reality. The Talking Business Card Preface to this lesson:  I don’t know when I gave up.  I just did. Students busily thumbing away on their smartphones, snapchatting when they should be participating, candy-crushing when they should be reading, selfie-making when they should be communicating in… Continue reading »

TESOL Colombia Presentation: Creativity as Context

We will be off to Colombia and will be presenting on the 13th of May at the Universidad la Sabana in Chia, Colombia.  I can’t wait. Here’s what we will be talking about Creativity as Context and Objective in the EFL Classroom Our presentation material and handouts Abstract: Studies have shown that innovative teaching strategies,… Continue reading »