Monthly Archives: October 2010

new series of posts on teaching & learning

I’ve decided to broaden the scope of posts here.  Lately, I think it is bordering on self-indulgence which I am starting to find annoying.  Since it is the holidays, it is also time for me to rethink my teaching strategies and consider a couple of things for experimentation.

I chanced upon a couple of videos tonight.  Raising student engagement does wonders for teaching and learning.   But I am not completely sold yet because I can’t seem to think of a practical application for now.  I’ll keep working on it.

Comments please if you think I can really use it as a teaching tool.

 

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this was my obsession

Your brains feel like it is constantly fried alive. On better days, you are proud to be like a doctor curing patients. On the not so good ones, you are a factory operator putting parts together. They just keep coming.  At the end of it, you wave the last one goodbye, feeling like a complete zombie.  You don’t even remember what you just read.

What most people will never ever see is:
1. the ever patient, eager and very teachable “patients”
2. some rather challenging questions they pose to you
3. the laughter that went in between the sessions
4. silly stories or jokes they tell you
5. touching surprises like food or a sincere “thank you”
6. the joy of seeing the sparks of a well-written essay that you have been waiting for all year long

Welcome to the world of EL consultations.

Before you think this is Strawberry Shortcake Land, notice how pale and tired my face was at the last consultation of 2010.

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ps: Nat Low, I am going to get you for taking this pic of me!

Posting from my BB

I just installed WordPress for BB and I’ve decided not to get a Twitter account for the time being since I can post directly from my phone. Perhaps until I figure out how I can use it for teaching in the future, then it’s on to Twitter.

Braindead tonight. To bed.

thank you for the music

Thank you for the wonderful times this year.

It is hard for me to put it into words right now.

Let’s run this last lap TOGETHER!

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