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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 …

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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... …