The Great Debate: Media or Method? Part 1

Whether or not media influence learning? Just a brief terminology before we start; An instructional method is any way to shape information that activates, supplants or compensates for the cognitive processes necessary for achievement or motivation (Salomon, 1979). Media is the plural of medium, which in learning and training environments, is the means of communicating…

Rate this:

Kill Two Birds With One Stone: A techy get to know you activity

As teachers, each time we have a new class to teach, before the first encounter even if you are teaching in K-12 or in higher education, we prepare some get to know activities for our students. Thanks to the advances in technology, you don`t need to go far to get some first day activity ideas….

Rate this:

Poster Twitter vs. Online Twitter

‘Turkey blocked access to the social media website two weeks ago after users posted links suggesting government corruption. The government then also blocked access to YouTube following the leak of an audio recording of a high-level security meeting. The moves sparked international criticism and the ban was challenged in several Turkish courts, including the Constitution…

Rate this:

Kid President’s Pep Talk to Teachers and Students!

Kid President believes we’re all teachers and we’re all students. What are you teaching the world? Who are you learning from?   Ξ Ξ So.. What are your answers to these questions as teachers?  What are you teaching the world? Who are you learning from?   PS: This little awesome kid has a bunch of…

Rate this:

10 Reasons to teach English in Turkey

Hello there! It’s been a long time since I wrote a blog post. And I really think that it’s high time for me to start! This one you are about to read is a guest blog by dear Charlotte Jones who is  a content marketer and copywriter working for various websites. I hope you enjoy…

Rate this:

Teachers are from Mars, Students are from Venus 1

That was all I said to my students that day just before they started the activity. ‘USE YOUR IMAGINATION’ What was the activity? Well, the grammar point was ‘there is there are’. I handed out the worksheets, asked them to draw their ideal room and when they finished, they were to draw their partners’ ideal…

Rate this:

Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own

A lot changed in my life since October. I moved to Istanbul and started a new job at a university. So far I love what I am doing.. This quarter I taught English to Level 1 students. This was something new for me as I’ve never worked with L1 before. Some of them were true…

Rate this:

10 End Of School Year Activities For YL

Here in Turkey and I guess in some other countries as well, we say good-bye to school and welcome the summer holiday on Friday. We all had a tough year and ready for the summer! But before they start enjoying the holiday, I want my students to enjoy the last days of the school. So…

Rate this:

6Things in 6Questions: Starring Lindsay Clandfield

 Lindsay Clandfield Lindsay Clandfield is a teacher, teacher trainer and international author from Canada. He is the main author of  award-winning and critically acclaimed adult course Global (2010) and was a part of the author team for the popular Straightforward Series. Lindsay has won prestigious recognition for his writing, most notably for Global and Dealing…

Rate this:

Originally posted on Ken Wilson's Blog:
Yeditepe University in Istanbul will be hosting the With or Without Technology conference in a couple of weeks’ time and I’m very pleased to have been invited to give a talk there. I have been lucky enough to make working visits to Turkey more than a dozen times…

Rate this:

Sing For Your Mama!

Here are the 4 songs me and my students love the most! I Love Mommy (To the tune of:  Are you sleeping?) I love Mommy, I love Mommy. Yes, I do. Yes, I do. And my Mommy loves me, and my Mommy loves me. Yes, she does, yes she does. ♥♥♥ M-O-M-M-Y (To the tune…

Rate this:

Is it us or the students making the mistake?

TEACHER:    Millie give me a sentence starting with ‘I’. MILLIE:          I is.. TEACHER:    No, Millie…. Always say ‘ I am’. MILLIE:         Okay. I am the ninth letter of the alphabet. ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ When you look at the dialog above, you can easily say that the teacher made a mistake not…

Rate this: