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Tech Corner - iPads in the Classroom?
June 21, 2015

Flipboard I've recently been tuned into FlipBoard.  FlipBoard is a social network aggregation - a site that compiles "magazines" of topics in which you've indicated an interest.  I'm following Blended Learning, ESL, Innovation, Teaching with Tech, etc.  Flipboard then sends out its internet minions to scour blogs, news-sites, etc. for anything […] [READ MORE]

TESL Ontario Conference - Day 1
October 16, 2014
I've now been up and running for 15 hours straight.  Today's conference workshops have flown by.   What can I say about today?  I now recognize people from previous years.  I see faces I have only ever seen digitally (i.e. online).  While going down a huge escalator, I recognized Rob McBride from LearnIT2Teach going up the escalator beside me.  "You're Rob McBride!"  I shouted.  As the escalators rapidly sent us in opposite directions, he figured out who I was and gave a small wave. [READ MORE]

Sarnia Christmas Parade
December 16, 2011
Hello friends at TESL London. Several people have expressed interested in our latest community-building event, so I thought I’d also pass this information along to you. [READ MORE]

Enjoying the Fruits of Their Labour
September 11, 2011
ESL adults use realia, teamwork and their listening and speaking skills to prepare a salad. [READ MORE]

Defining Relative Clauses
April 5, 2011
I thought I would share a lesson plan I've recently put together to focus on the grammar target of defining relative clauses. I believe that the level of interaction, the required communication and the topic would be engaging and memorable for students of intermediate levels, and may perhaps work as a fun review for more advanced levels.