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Learning in a Hyperlinked World

2 quotes from John Holt to help you complete your task ’20 rules of the language classroom’

“The human animal is a learning animal; we like to learn; we are good at it; we don’t need to be shown how or made to do it. What kills the processes are the people interfering with it or trying to regulate it or control it”

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“The biggest enemy to learning is the talking teacher”.

Some thoughts and the 2nd week

I’d like to start this week’s entry with the notion, which regularly pops up in dogme group discussions: distinction between being prepared and being planned for the lesson. Checking other stuff in Edge (2002) (more…)

1st week

So. The first teaching week is moving slowly to its end and, I should say I was very happy to be back to regular teaching after a very long period of summer holidays. The students finally (more…)

First synchronous lesson

 

Today we had our first synchronous lesson via Vyew. Most of us were comfortably sitting at our home computers with a cup of tea, just Oleg was at work. (more…)

Scott Thornbury on doing a Dogme lesson

3 years ago, in my DELTA days I did Experimental Practice lesson and wrote an assignment on Dogme principles and I was really delighted to watch this recently recorded video as a message from my past:

Despite getting Destinction for that assignment, I think I was not able to give the rationale as clearly as Scott did it in this video: (more…)

What is a synchronous lesson?

Синхронный урок – это когда, открыв VC, Вы разговаривайте с учителем, делаете задания и сразу же их обсуждаете, т. е. все практически так же как и на обычном уроке, с неформальным общением и разбором “сложностей” английского языка. Синхронный урок – это необязательная часть обучения, но (more…)