OODA loops in EFL teaching: a lesson plan about gaslighting

read the article in La tercera here https://www.latercera.com/paula/que-es-el-gaslighting-el-abuso-que-radica-en-hacerte-sentir-loca/

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

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 walley@up.edu.mx 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

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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