The gateway to adventure

This post first appeared in the Cultura Inglesa Teachers’ Portal blog post section. It refers to three other texts written by colleagues. However, I felt that the reflection was something that might be relevant to other teachers as well. So, I decided to share it on my own blog. ————————————————————— A couple of weeks ago…

On risk taking as a teacher and jumping in the deep end

I’ve recently run a number of TD sessions which show or “teach” teachers how to deal with specific new skills, or how to work with a new age group or try something out they may never have done before in class. The sessions were on teaching young learners, or on using tablets in class, or…

A Space for Stories: Stories in Space

  If there’s one thing that’ll make me stop what I’m doing and just listen, it’s when someone starts telling a story. The act of listening to a story is possibly something that takes me back to my childhood and that may explain my fascination for stories. Storytelling has always played a key role in…

Deconstructing the learning/teaching space

This text was initially written for the Editorial page in the Cultura Inglesa Teachers’ Portal-August 2013. Since posting it, I felt the need to add a few elements to the text itself and so I’ve posted it on my blog in an extended format. We as teachers have become so used to the four walls…