Rewarding Innovative Teaching: The Pearson ELT Teacher Award

In 1999, I had no idea I was about to start a life-long career in education. Having just left the Chicago Symphony Orchestra where I worked to raise funds from donors, I was really unsure of what to do with my life. While the CSO was interesting, I knew that I hated phone work making […]

Global Scale of English for Academic Purposes: Granular Insight into the CEFR

I really don’t know how this managed to get missed on my personal page, since I’ve been living and breathing this for the last year. In fact, this particular project is why I was in Korea. What I’m talking about is the Global Scale of English, or what I think of as the GSE for […]

Teaching with the Four Skills: An In-depth Review

  Of the two webinar sessions I completed, I really enjoyed this. I love everything to do with 21st Century teaching, but teaching around the four skills is equally important. Using the CEFR (and the 7 distinct skills in the CEFR) I explore four skills classrooms that any teacher could design. This session includes four […]

21st Century Skills in the English Language Classroom

Have you ever been curious what it is like to be in a conference session or classroom with me? Do you have an hour and would like to learn more about 21st Century skills? Well, I have a fun present for you. I had a chance to be a part of the Pearson ELT Webinar […]

Seoul, October 9th Recruiting 10 teachers for Workshop

I’m going to be very busy at KOTESOL doing a wide variety of things. One of those things? Running a morning workshop for Pearson that I hope some of you might be interested in attending. Right now I have two people confirmed, but I need 10 participants total. For you time, you get a 3 […]