What do I mean when I say Interpretive ESL?

I used to call it Improvisational ESL when I was referring to the actual classes. This was probably because I was teaching my students the fine art of improvising in English. Interpreting: Finding alternatives to traditional thought I didn’t want to feel trapped by the accepted interpretations of my work as an ESL teacher. I was not … More What do I mean when I say Interpretive ESL?

Missing In Action?

I kind of feel like I owe someone (out there) a quick explanation of why three months passed without any posting on the blog. Actually, this blog resided somewhere else. It was one of those blogs that no one bothered to look at besides friends, mainly because I was loath to spend time on social … More Missing In Action?

Dealing with Poor Behavior in Your Classroom

Though there are many behavior challenges teachers have to face in the classroom, three stand out in my classes that I have often had to overcome. These challenges can be listed as: Speaking out of turn or speaking all the time Distracting or annoying behavior during class time Refusal to participate in classroom activities These … More Dealing with Poor Behavior in Your Classroom