Month: October 2018

Become less distracted… Stay focused on those priorities!!

Paying closer attention to the ultimate goal and make the train of thoughts be organized, then no matter how many tabs you open, you would not be distracted but staying focused on effectively achieving a goal. When I was working on the group presentation last week, over 50 chrome tabs were opened, but this alleged multitasking did…



Due to the limitation of the age, any theory may go rigid

After Neil Postman (1985) warned that “whether particular technologies teach students their ABCs and how to count is of minor importance compared what they teach students about learning and schooling, technology has experienced a significant change and continues to progress with an astounding pace. Technology is not constrained to the entertainment anymore, it has accelerated…



Extensions provide more opportunities for both me and students acquiring authentic English

In order to improve students’ English proficiency and accuracy, I am always seeking those authentic materials to enhance this process. When it comes to learning English, there will be a notion that learners are supposed to simulate those speaking or using authentic expressions. As I mentioned in my last post, there is less opportunity for…



What types of teaching and learning are best explained by constructivism

After completing my readings, I identify my teaching philosophy as constructivism. Looking back at the beginning of my teaching career, I was striving to integrate constructivism learning philosophy into my classroom. As quote by Peggy A. Ertmer and Timothy J. Newby (cited in Bednar et al., 1991) “An essential concept in the constructive view is…