Thursday, November 26, 2009

The book is out!

After a long wait, my second book, Provoking Thought, is now in print. I received my first copy a few days ago through the mail, and it is available through Amazon. I'm looking forward to seeing how my title does on Amazon.

You can see here a picture of me with my book, standing in the hallway outside the Department of Applied English at Kainan University.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

two ads for Provoking Thought

In order to promote my new book, PROVOKING THOUGHT, I've put together a couple of short ads to get the word out. Here they are:

Provoking Thought ad 1

Provoking Thought ad 2

(Thanks to and for their assistance with the two ads!)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Creativity in ELT

Last night, I discovered this wonderful article on creativity and teaching:

The art of being creative

written by Marisa Constantinides. A well-written piece on how we can develop into more creative teachers. If you are interested in teacher training, you might also want to read her blog post over at Kalinago English:

How to Become an ELT Teacher Educator

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Positive Psychology and ELT

I found a link to the following site on ELT News:

ELT and the Science of Happiness

which contains some interesting reading and activities. It's the creation of Marc Helgesen. I'm always looking for activities that involve an element of psychology, so I think this will be worth trying out in some of my classes.