Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Something we love to hate

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Rihanna and Ne-yo's musical collaboration reminded of the Americanism used to talk about a recurring annoyance: A PET PEEVE.

According to dictionary.com, the term is used to ironically refer to something or someone that always gets on our wrong side. No matter how hard we try to be patient or understanding, the situation or person is sure to drive us crazy.

The fact that it's ironic makes a little more sense now; after all, pets are usually not supposed to be annoying, right?

One of my pet peeves is when people don't get rid of their litter, especially when there is bin or waste basket nearby.

What's yours?  

Monday, July 4, 2016

Learning prepositions physically

Imagine if we could learn a language by actually doing it? Watch the video with the audio off. What other prepositions could we learn like that?

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Trial and error

Like anything in life, learning demands persistence, courage and patience. Newton probably knew this better than anyone else.

Monday, February 29, 2016

I'm in my write

Teachers need to write. What about? The lesson that flopped? The student that never hands in homework? That coordinator who usually has nothing to say?

Teachers are not authors. Who wants to their stories? The supervisor? The parent? The student?

Teachers don't have time for writing. When would they? On the commute? In a line waiting for food? In the still of the night?

 The recent educational chat called #whatisschool brooched the subject of teachers' writing - the whys, the hows, the whens, the whats and the whos.

Writing is probably of the more powerful tools for a teacher - it stimulates reflection about what goes on in the classroom and about life out of it as well, as we constantly think of letting the world into our walled gardens.
 It should also help us to look forward and not just look back.

 Writing varies in its forms and styles as much it varies in content and audience. But without the second, it becomes words thrown to the wind. John Helgeson's tweet about writing reminds us of these points.