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04 Apr 2014

Dear Elena, I know how worried you are this August because you are a university graduate now and in just a few days you will set off on...

26 Mar 2014

Spring to me doesn't mean flowers in bloom, it means conferencing.

28 Feb 2014

“When the student is ready the teacher will appear,” goes the faked quote wrongly attributed to Buddha.

26 Feb 2014

Mr Gregory came to us at the right time.

26 Feb 2014

When I started writing this post I was thinking about the English language teachers who have influenced my life both professionally and...

02 Feb 2014

Every so often, running along the streets of my town, I hear that unmistakable beautiful voice, that inimitable intonation.

17 Jan 2014

Perhaps the quality above all others that makes a good teacher is the ability to reflect on what, how and why you do what you do in the...

07 Feb 2011

One great way to keep up to date with what's happening in ELT or get new ideas for you classes has always been the conference.

  • I also remember how you cried when your mum insisted on your becoming a teacher and you wanted to major in interior design. Well, if it makes you feel better, I'll tell you a secret: you will love your job! There are a few more things you should...
  • Spring to me doesn’t mean flowers in bloom, it means conferencing. I’ve been thinking about whether I could generalise the way I watch conference presentations to then come up with a list of things I think are good to keep in mind, which can maybe...
  • Although I’d just accepted that the line was straight from the mouth of the Buddha himself, my teacher, the poet Cid Corman, taught me the truth, and did it with little more than a wave of his hand, a gentle laugh, an ear-to-ear grin, and another...
  • I was 14 and studying at Raffles Girls Secondary School in Singapore. Our English Literature teacher had gone on maternity leave, and Mr Gregory had come to take her place for three months.It was also around this time that the film 'Dead Poets...
  • I wrote down a couple of names but then I realized my teaching persona has been shaped by teachers of other subjects as well. No matter what they teach, their role is crucial because teachers lead students through the arduous journey of learning....
  • AN INFLUENTIAL TEACHER. Nina MK, Ph.D.
  • If reflection is indeed the key to successful learning for teachers, then blogging is one of the most valuable tools available to us.Ten years of blogging
  • They provide us with the opportunity to meet other teachers face to face and benefit from the knowledge of teacher trainers, authors and experienced teachers. Sometimes, this happens through large events that last an entire weekend and sometimes, it...