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Comment on My 3 favorite lessons for past perfect & past modals by Esmeralda

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 05:22:30 +0000

Hi Willy! Thanks for your ideas. I used the 2nd activity and everything went pretty good. My students were interested and they could infer how to use the past modals and practiced them.

Comment on Top 10 ELT books never written by ronmorrain

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 05:21:09 +0000

Thank you Willy. I have been waiting for #6 for years. In reference to #10, I hope that any EFL /ESL teacher who has been in this business for more than five years should have at least 5 great lessons. I especially target the gurus who preach - but cannot teach!

Comment on learners thinking by Diarmuid

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 17:50:26 +0000

Quite beautiful!

Comment on learners thinking by Fernando Guarany

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 12:45:44 +0000

Really nice post, Willy - a great reminder that we, teachers, never teach a 'group' or a 'class' but individuals with a whole universe of personality traits, feelings, ideas and desires. There's much more to teaching than applying (or abiding by) the method. Also a gentle nudge for teachers to put themselves in the students' shoes, keep their sense of plausibility active and fearlessly question the existing (un)pedagogies. "I refuse to be fed Grammar McNuggets for homework. Instead, I enjoy free-range extensive reading. My classmates don’t understand why; they think I’m lazy." As in life, so in the classroom: there's a tendency within most(?) societies to force everyone into a particular regiment. Similarly, in many educational contexts, if you don't conform to the expected behaviour, you're oftentimes labeled a rebel, a freak, a trouble-maker or simply outright lazy. "How can you have any pudding if you don't eat yer..." nuggets?! .

Comment on learners thinking by Scott Thornbury

Sun, 16 Aug 2015 20:24:53 +0000

Ye who teach, read this. Ye who seek to learn from they who teach, read this!

Comment on Pedagogy of Autonomy by Willy Cardoso

Tue, 11 Aug 2015 13:23:05 +0000

It is! Thanks for pointing that out. I've just taken a look at the table of contents and they match. However, I must say the English translation loses the 'poetics' a bit, or even the urgency, which I find in the original where every chapter/section starts with 'Ensinar exige...'

Comment on Pedagogy of Autonomy by Cássio Lacerda

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 12:45:02 +0000

Hello Willy, I am not sure, but I think this is the correct book that you looking for: I think pedagogy of freedom is pedagogy of autonomy ok? Best regards,

Comment on Initial teacher training: do they still teach PPP? by Olga Samsonova

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:13:29 +0000

Thank you for this. I vividly remember all the struggling and frustration of my CELTA course because I wasn't doing things in a structured enough manner. I then spent a couple of years feeling guilty about my "disorganized" teaching only to find out at DELTA that what had made my life so miserable as a trainee was actually "being flexible", "listening to my students" and "opportunistic teaching". I finished the DELTA with a distinction and some anger at my CELTA tutors who I'm sure had been trying to do their job well but ended up suppressing in my teaching style the very things that are the natural basis of unplugged teaching. Now I'm finally doing "strong" dogme without feeling guilty and the results are great, but I wish I'd started sooner! Thank you for voicing this issue and for training teachers to place the needs of their students above the "we've always done it this way" routines. Good luck!

Comment on Initial teacher training: valuing and creating opportunities for critical incidents by Initial teacher training: do they still teach PPP? | Willy Cardoso

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:27:38 +0000

[…] more or less from where I left it, here’s the second instalment of my IATEFL warm up. I’ll present this one in six […]

Comment on Initial teacher training: valuing and creating opportunities for critical incidents by The argument for long form teacher training | The Echo Chamber

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:34:24 +0000

[…] Willy has written recently about Initial Teacher Training (ITT) in preparation for his talk at IATEFL in Manchester in just over a fortnight’s time. What’s he on about then? Well, it’s about these ITT courses that exist in the ELT qualification collection (the CELTA being one of the main two starter quals along with the Trinity CertTESOL). And it’s about what could be wrong with – OK, maybe that’s a bit strong – what may be lacking in these courses. There isn’t the space to really learn how to react to what goes on in the classroom (emergent language, learning opportunities), nor much chance for critical reflection on practice. […]