Showing posts from September, 2014

Learn, Speak, Teach English

I think I may have stumbled upon a new thing about which to be passionate -- Teaching English as a second language.

Or to be more accurate, learning how to teach and whether I have the talent and temperament for it.

Tech week is coming up at our school, so several hours on a beautiful fall afternoon were spent trying to think of how to combine tech with a review of vocabulary words used for describing appearance and personality.

 One idea - have students create word clouds as a jump-off point for discussion. It's a "beginner conversation" class for adult. Will creating a word cloud get them talking?

It's a volunteer gig, a dry run, to see whether it would be worth shelling out money for school to get certified to be a real teacher.

Certification could lead to a job, which means a new source of income. Or it could lead to job and travel, which would be even better -- or not.

In the meantime, I'm having fun. I haven't quite gotten a handle on lesson planning,…