Education and technlogy

After several months of repose, here I resurface

This is my first blog entry in about 10 months. The other posts before this one were imported from my other site that I decided to close due to technical reasons. My promise  I am not making an oath, but I solemnly promise (myself and my audience) that I shall take this blogging exercise seriously. I believe I have a… Continue reading After several months of repose, here I resurface

Education and technlogy

Teaching, learning and the digital revolution

Is it just a wave that will die over time? I can see a good number of us (for whom digital technology is a foreign culture) cringing at the sight of the word technology. But there is no need to fret: teachers in the 21st century should be prepared to learn from their students especially with regard… Continue reading Teaching, learning and the digital revolution

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Warning! The following content might be harmful to sensitive audience.

Of disclaimers and keeping the peace in the classroom This tagline became very much alive in my teaching experience. There are no boundaries in terms of what topics can arise during discussions in a language class.  If we have to inspire our students to be as imaginative and creative as possible especially with regard to creative writing, then it… Continue reading Warning! The following content might be harmful to sensitive audience.

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Caught red-handed and Pleasantly Guilty

This one is about autonomy in the classroom. Is it a given? The most memorable lessons in my career as an English language teacher were those that involved lots of talking (by students) and playing language games such as Scrabble and crosswords from Drum Magazine. Somehow I had managed to get away with the "mischief" until one fateful day...… Continue reading Caught red-handed and Pleasantly Guilty