English “language learning activities must be related to the...– Hong Kong EDB English Language Syllabus I’ve been told several times that I’m not following the Hong Kong syllabus. In light of this quote, I can’t understand why.
How to Keep Kids Engaged in Class →
Good reminders on small tactics for student engagement unitclass: 1. Start Class with a Mind Warm-Up 2. Use Movement to Get Kids Focused 3. Teach Students How to Collaborate Before Expecting Success 4. Use Quickwrites When You Want Quiet Time and Student Reflection 5. Run a Tight Ship When Giving Instructions 6. Use a Fairness Cup to Keep Students Thinking 7. Use Signaling to Allow Everyone...
Teaching and Learning in Hong Kong - Ethnic Minority Students Here I am with my students! A peek into our day to day work.
Hong Kong Identity, Racism, and Consumption →
this is an interesting take on “racism” in Hong Kong. i think the D&G fiasco is about more than just race and consumption. from hong kongers with whom i spoke i gathered that it was about asserting who is “local”, as well as making claims to public space against a retail entity. i would even go as far as to say the protests against D&G were not so much about losing...
A world that like myself never stands still. This is how I’ve come to understand...– A teacher is always a student.
I couldn’t go to school yesterday, but I still co-taught a class from home through video chat. I loved it!
Grammar is power. Grammar invests EFL teachers with transmittable knowledge,...– Scott Thornbury on the teaching of grammar in the teaching of English as a Foreign Language. I definitely see how some teachers use grammar for the purpose of their power and the oppression of students. http://www.thornburyscott.com/tu/Power.htm
My Multicultural Curriculum in Hong Kong
Here is some of the work I have been doing with my students. I have been working on this for a parents’ day presentation. Click on the little box below if the slide show is not pre-loaded.
Dogme teaching pedagogy →
In my university classrooms, I’ve been advocating for teachers to reconsider how much they really need their textbooks. In fact, in my own secondary school classrooms, where my students all learn through English (their second or third language), I have already done away with them. This has led some teachers to question me. “How can students learn without a text book? How can they...
Its the same all around the world: [VIETNAM] For more than a decade, Nguyen...– IRIN Asia | VIETNAM: Boosting education for ethnic minority children | Vietnam | Children | Education (via teachersworldwide)