Justification and teacher note: “Gaslighting”. How many times have you heard that term in the last year? A quick trip to the Google Ngram viewer reveals that the term ‘gaslighting’ has been used more often in the last 6 years than in the entire time that the word has existed. Over 500% more recently than… Continue reading OODA loops in EFL teaching: a lesson plan about gaslighting
Pt 3. Being vs. Doing: Boyd, innovation and entropy
In Mexico, one of the political parties is called the Partido Revolucionario Institutional,(PRI) The party of institutional revolution. One wonders how a political party can be both revolutionary and institutional, but that’s what the party calls itself. Mario Vargas Llosa famously called the PRI government of Mexico a perfect dictatorship. And so, this ‘democratically’ elected… Continue reading Pt 3. Being vs. Doing: Boyd, innovation and entropy
OODA(L)s of Fun: Maneuver Warfare, Innovation, and the EFL Classroom, Pt II. A prototype class
Think of your students as reluctant allies
OODA(L)s of Fun: Maneuver Warfare, Innovation, and the EFL Classroom Pt1
Like all good things for innovators, there really is no such thing as “simple”, only simple explanations for others to digest.
Improvise, Adapt, Overcome
It may seem cliche, this “Improvise, Adapt, Overcome” idea. It’s been a meme, it’s part of the Marine Corps. code, and I remember it from my Army days as Army 21 the ‘forward’ looking military philosophy circa 1985. It is where we are at the moment, and in that spirit, I present how I improvised,… Continue reading Improvise, Adapt, Overcome
You, too, can be creative!
Becoming More Creative Originally published to Linked-In February 2020 Wade Alley. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Be creative! Think outside the box! Be different! Teachers and parents often exhort their kids to think and work creatively as if by magic creativity will flow. In my professional experience, administrators and coordinators from the top to the bottom have… Continue reading You, too, can be creative!
From Crisis To Opportunity
This post originally appeared on Linked In, March 2020 From Crisis to Opportunity: Online education and the chance to change how you teach forever. Last week my university went from the 19th century (or earlier) model of education to a deep into the 21st century unknown. Just like many other institutions we had to switch… Continue reading From Crisis To Opportunity
Not ready to go back
As Horace said, “pale Death visits with impartial foot the cottages of the poor and the palaces of the rich.” We have a COMMON EXPERIENCE, A COLLECTIVE MEMORY, a chance to embrace each other as equals…if we choose to.
Out with the old, in with the bold.
So, we are back to publishing. In with the new and out with the old. No one was reading the old stuff anyway. I will reproduce some of the things I did before, but for now it’s time to move forward.
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