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Category Archive: Materials & Activity Design
The 8th Std Gujarat State Board book best described by its working title, “Writing about Writing.” Read on
This final video in the MEET series shows the same students receiving a traditional lesson followed by several lessons using … Read on
Early in the year, I wrote about having to cut much of the content from a new textbook I’d written … Read on
The first MEET video was an introduction to the MEET program techniques and to the materials that became Bridges. As … Read on
Back in May, I wrote about the connection between Bridges and the MEET project. Essentially, the MEET (Mobile Education for … Read on
While I was working on Bridges, it became clear that the classroom conditions were such that teachers and students would … Read on
This semester at H.M. Patel Institute of English Training & Research, the ELT faculty is working to integrate classes so … Read on
In India, employers, CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education), NCF (National Curriculum Framework), many tertiary institutions and schools, and the … Read on
Bridges will be distributed free of charge to teachers and students who sign up on the website. The book is designed to support teachers as they help students bridge the gap between understanding English and producing it. Read on
MEET – Mobile Education for English Teachers is a federally funded grant project to provide teacher training materials via MicroSDs … Read on
This is a revised and shortened version of an earlier post. I recently wrote a textbook for the state of … Read on
In the fall of last year, during my first year as an English Language Fellow, I was asked to consult … Read on
I’ve written a lot of activities lately for primary level. In my work with the Gujarat State Board of School … Read on
In the last post on materials design, I introduced a new textbook pattern that aims to provide teachers who may … Read on
One of my favorite projects in Gujarat has been consulting with teachers of English-medium primary schools in the design and … Read on
We all know that much traditional teaching has been very teacher-centered. In India, students of the past have been taught … Read on
We all want to believe that our students are learning something when we teach. When some beginning teachers write learning … Read on
In the first post introducing my 7Sentences template, you’ll find a written explanation of the seven sentences.
I don’t do a lot of posts on grammar teaching, mostly because I don’t do a lot of grammar teaching. … Read on
Creative writing can inspire new vocabulary production and enjoyable language practice for learners of all ages and levels. I’ve used … Read on
I’ve already written about the need for teaching critical thinking along with English language proficiency. I’ve done a good many … Read on
Pre-service teachers hear a lot of terms for describing lesson planning. They might be told to divide lesson plans by … Read on
One of the issues I’m learning about in India is that some employers feel there is a gap between the … Read on
If you learned a secondary language after childhood, you may remember learning new words every day… at first. But, if, … Read on
I first started creating my own crossword puzzles for students when I noticed one day that my class of beginning … Read on
One of the best students I ever had was Rosie… not her real name… because she’s not a real person… … Read on
In 2008, I taught low level speaking and pronunciation classes to a wonderful group of Korean military men. They were … Read on
Although I’m a huge proponent of Jenkin’s Lingua Franca Core ideas and a view of English as a World English … Read on