Wednesday, 4 December 2013

sequential art

the comic book story and art in the book is crap but at least I love the idea of getting students to make their own.  So I had them draw 3 panels as a group and then I gave the beginning of a story to another team to finish.  Best activity all year.  This class was really creative.
This group really is one of my favorites.    Too many chairs but what are you going to do?

Monday, 2 December 2013


I like talking about the future with students.  How certain they are of something happening.  How we base our prediction on past events and how we try to follow in the path of a successful person hoping to be successful ourselves.  A few of my students are a little low for this philosophy though and when I was eliciting some ideas my first student's response of "SOLDIER" told me that the grammar and nuances of probably, might and "I'm going to +V"  was way over their heads. 
I like to draw out a timeline to encourage them to say when in the future and go a little farther than "after class".  Although in one class " I will hit him after class"  was funny as a girl said it about a big judo major and the next girl said she would kick him.  Really funny class.
Going to may be used for a plan but I had students saying stuff like "going to home after class"  LOL.  

Sunday, 1 December 2013

I read a post about an organisation ASIA TEFL and some guy said he saw a presentation there that left a bad taste in his mouth.  I looked around and found another presentation by the same woman.  I met her some time ago and just commented on the talk my ideas.  It was really helpful for me to consider a few of her ideas.

Besides watching that talk and commenting on it, I read about an op ed in the KT.  This guy is a piece of work.

Man I hope when I'm 85 I don't have to read out some crap like this.