Monthly Archive for: ‘February, 2011’

Why Are English Teachers So Unteachable?


My headline is intentionally provocative. Sorry about that. I’m sure there are plenty of humble, teachable English teachers in the world. I just seem to encounter a lot of particularly pugnacious ones. Maybe a blog like this attracts the stubborn ones in unusually high numbers. If you are an English teacher who is open to new information and willing to change both …

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SAT Word #2: benevolent


Remember, simple memorization without context has only limited, short-term value for expanding your vocabulary. Do as many of the exercises …

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Video Post #1: Memorizing Linking Verbs


Grammar video lesson: How to memorize the auxiliary (helping) verbs.

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The Sentence: Good to Great


My friend and writer David Sims recommended an interview of Louis Markos about finding and writing great sentences. Markos says the following …

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Best Tip Ever for Teaching Writers


To a young writer, pointing out what is excellent is just as helpful as pointing out errors.

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