Sunday, February 26, 2012

Week 7 - Learner's autonomy, one-computer classroom, signing up with a partner...

Last week was carnival in Brazil. It ended on Wednesday, and I went back to work on Thursday, after 12 days off...
Classes have already started ... Lots of new students to get to know, lots of activities to prepare, but I feel really good and motivated. Happy New Teaching Year for me! And with the new year, my new year
resolutions: make teaching never seem like "work", although it is (hard)work; make technology become more and more an ally, send an article for being a presenter at BRAZ-TESOL Convention, that will be hold in Rio de Janeiro in July 2012 talking about... t-e-c-h-n-o-l-o-g-y.... WOW, ambitious!

I was deeply involved in the discussion about learner's and teacher's autonomy. For me, there is no way out: or we and our students become autonomous, or teaching and learning will get more and more limited and  meaningless.

The one-computer classroom is a subject that attracts me, since I know that only a few language schools in Brazil have individual computers for the teacher and students.

I would like to thank Diana Melissa Ramos Vaeken for accepting my invitation and becoming my partner for helping me in the project task... I'll try to help you too, the best way I can. Count on me!

Hugs from Brazil!

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