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Writing teachers have to develop their own methods


How can YOU teach writing effectively?

Posted: July 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

A series of choices called teaching


A decade ago, I made one big choice in life: I decided to be a classroom teacher.

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Ruminations on my life as a ‘nomadic’ teacher

Source: www.cowi.com

There was an abrupt halt to my early morning rituals on my last Saturday in Oman.

Posted: December 3rd, 2012 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

The teaching I do–now


This is the teaching expected of me now: Check students’ attendance without fail; ban trips to bathrooms lasting up to 20 minutes that, in effect, let students partly skip class; confiscate mobile gadgets when used in class; brace myself for random disruption of classroom activities by intruders; prepare weekly lesson plans; give students practice tests designed to achieve set learning outcomes; project an I’m-in-control-here stance; mark papers adhering strictly to rubrics; speak slowly and demonstrate my acting prowess to achieve a little communication; and be extra-patient.

Posted: April 29th, 2012 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »