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Put Downs

Published on August 14, 2014 by in Uncategorized

Put Downs Harry Truman once said that the more power and authority you have the easier it is to hurt someone. Knowing that to be true, I make it a rule to avoid sarcasm or any negative feedback to students in my classrooms. I have tolerated, even encouraged disagreement and debate, and even when the

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Using Improv to Teach Language

Published on October 18, 2013 by in Uncategorized

I had a great time last night at Vida teaching the intermediate English as a second language class. Several weeks ago I discovered a book by Matthew McMillion on using improv to teach foreign languages. I have been using his concepts for some time, but had hesitated to use his suggestion of simply giving a

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