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My 11 from '11


<![CDATA[Am taking up  Adam Simpson’s challenge, well, not really a challenge, more like an invitation but such a nice way to look back at what I have blogged about this year.  Adam said, “Choose the best 11” but I must confess I don’t write as many posts as all that. Some people seem […]

My Blog in the Clouds


<![CDATA[A quick and fun mini blog challenge by David Dogson in his blog post here – I fed my blog URL to Wordle and Tagxedo and look which words they have gone for! Here is my blog in the clouds! I still can’t embed this Tagxedo properly to show the […]

My Hidden Gems


Dear Blog Readers, This a post in response to  a challenge set by Jason Renshaw (English Raven) to all  fellow bloggers, to bring out and highlight our blog’s hidden gems, in other words, posts  we really enjoyed writing or which engaged us and our readers in conversations that we thought […]

Writing: Fear and Loathing in the Classroom


by Alexander Makarios Each and every time EFL learners hear the word “writing” a number of grim thoughts suddenly crop up in their minds.– Teachers know that, better than anyone else – even the learners themselves. Imagine the following scenario: You have  planned a perfectly staged lesson, have brought in […]

The Usual Suspects


This blogpost is addressed to my own locale, teachers in Greece.  If it looks like an attempt to influence people, you are right, it is!  Some of the comments may be true of other places on the globe – wherever you are, I would love to read your comments! Who […]