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16
JUN
2018

Dwelling in Possibility: The Benefits of Intensive Reading for ESL Students

“A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day.” ―Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), American poet What are the benefits of intensive reading for ESL students? How can reading for pleasure spark teachable moments in the English classroom? Reading can...
29
MAY
2018

Review: What Should Every College ESL Student Know?

“The most important thing we learn at school is the fact that the most important things can’t be learned at school.” —Haruki Murakami (1949–), Japanese author What should every ESL student know? Beats me. “One size fits all” philosophies often seem a bit strange to me. Can...
23
JUN
2017
College Students Sitting At Table Having Discussion

Review: Clear the Way for More Good Teachers in Higher Education

“The mind is not a vessel that needs filling but wood that needs igniting.” —Plutarch (45 – 120 AD), Ancient Greek essayist and biographer What is the biggest threat to the higher education system? Rising tuition costs? Declining student enrollment? Lower academic skills? Or, is...
30
SEP
2016
Students at computer

Teaching Matters: Email Etiquette Part 2

  Embed from Getty Images   “Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know.” —Daniel J. Boorstin (1914–2004), American historian Reviewing email etiquette in the classroom remains an essential challenge for English teachers. We must prepare English...
27
SEP
2016
Student and teacher at computer

Teaching Matters: Email Etiquette, Part 1

Embed from Getty Images “They know enough who know how to learn.” —Henry Adams (1838-1918), American historian Email has become a part of our daily life in the 21st century. We send so many emails that we sometimes forget the difference between casual and more formal types of...