Stop Lecturing!

The lecture. I have no doubt that most of us remember many boring lectures in our years in high school and college. Some will say enduring such torture is part of learning, but I disagree.  In the internet age, we can hardly blame students for turning their attention to more interesting things, like their Facebook…
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What is so great about project-based learning?

What Is So Great about Project Based Learning? Project based learning.  We talk a lot about it.  Some educators say that students using project based learning outperform those who are taught by the standard (horribly boring) lecture method.  I am one of those, but what is so great about project based learning anyway? To answer…
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Using Projects to Teach English as a Foreign Language

Learning another language is a path to another culture. It can also be a complete waste of time, or at worst, incredibly boring. Of course, you want your students to be in the first group.  How do you do that? My answer is projects. Project-Based-Learning is very effective, and I've been teaching with it for…
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