02
NOV
2015
Joanna Colwell

Inspiration from a yoga teacher

A number of years ago I was feeling very stressed. I had a lot of tension in my shoulders and neck. At my wife’s urging, I reluctantly agreed to try a yoga class. There was a beginning class just starting up in our town in Vermont. I went, and I was glad I did, partly because the...
18
OCT
2015
Tennis

Silencing the inner critic

I’ve been thinking lately about the role of the self in teaching. It’s hard to be true to yourself in the classroom when you feel like you’re performing. On top of everything, that critical voice in your head is always telling you that you can do better. In his book, The Inner...
07
APR
2015
Teachers at a workshop in Castilla-La Mancha

Muchas gracias a todos

Thanks to all the teachers from Castilla-La Mancha who joined the State Department sponsored workshops in Albacete, Cuenca, Guadalajara, Ciudad Real, Thanks so much to all of the teachers in Castilla-La Mancha and Toledo. Special thanks to the bilingual coordinators. It was a...
12
FEB
2015

CLIL in Castilla-La Mancha

I’m looking forward to meeting elementary and secondary teachers in Castilla-La Mancha, Spain for a series of workshops on CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) between March 2nd and 13th.  I’ll be speaking in Albacete, Cuenca, Guadalajara, Cuidad Real, and...
10
JAN
2015

Intercultural Communication in Spain

Thanks to everyone who came to my talk at the American Space at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid on February 26th. I spoke about intercultural communication and language teaching and shared some ideas for how to help students deal with other cultures in the classroom.  Remember, if you...
07
MAR
2014

Upcoming Presentations at TESOL in Portland

Will you be at the TESOL Convention in Portland. If, so, I hope to see you there. Come and find me at one of the following presentations.   The Next Generation of Challenges in Authoring Thursday  3/27   1:00pm   CC B113 Christina Cavage, Nick Robinson, Lynn Bonesteel, Sarah...
06
JUL
2012

Try a webinar !

Earlier this year I had the chance to take part in an online professional development opportunity known as the Virtual Round Table Web Conference. Participants from all over the globe gave online presentations in a webinar format on subjects related to technology and language...