Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Links for TD Session

For those of you on the ELC staff that attended my TD session about blogging, here are links to the blogs and webpages I showed you:


Tutor Blogs

Tech ELT Blog

TEFLtastic with Alex Case

Jo Kent's Blog - BBC Learning English

Robert Johanson's Reading and Writing Fall Blog

Class Blogs

Bee Online

Student Blogs

Studying English Blog

Websites for creating blogs



Live Journal




Articles on Blogging

A Blogging Good Idea

Blogging for ELT

Weblogs for Use with ESL Classes

Sunday, September 23, 2007


A friend of mine in Houston has just started his own company, Linguaedge. Here's a link to their website:


They offer English courses, as well as TESOL teaching certificate courses.

Monday, September 17, 2007

New Listing on Alta Book Center website

Recently my book, The Creative Classroom, has been listed on the Alta Book Center website. If you go here --- http://www.altaesl.com/Detail.cfm?CatalogID=12848

you can read a short description of my book.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Creative Learner Centred Teaching

Just a few weeks ago, I got an e-mail from Russia. The author was a teacher trainer from Yarslavl, Russia who also is a project coordinator for an organization called Creative Learner Centred Teaching. She said:

" I am really happy that I got your book The Creative Classroom: teaching languages outside the box just before the training for teachers of English of our region (start on August,20). We (team of trainers) are greatly inspired with your ideas on using creativity training activities. We are designing training materials at the moment and plan to try many activities from The Creative Classroom with our participants. "

It's great to hear from one of my readers. She sent me a report on one of her teacher training workshops, along with some copies of handouts. It sounds like they had an incredible experience . They wrote poetry, did some mind mapping, discussed creative and critical thinking, and they even played something called newspaper bingo (I'd love to know what that is!). I wish I could have been there.

If you are interested in learning more about Creative Learner Centred Teaching, I refer you to the CLCT website: