I've not been poking around the blogosphere that much lately, but I got some time this morning and wanted to share.
First of all, from my colleagues . . . Tanja writes an amazing blog and here's a great post about turning hate into love, and another with great suggestions for teaching ABCs to young learners. Troy shares a great tip for tidying up around the house and a wonderfully simple take-off on musical chairs that will help you and your kids review colors and any other vocabulary you like.
And a belated thank you to a couple of great teachers for mentioning Super Simple Songs on their blogs. Patrick Jackson is the force behind the wonderful Potato Pals series and we got a chance to see him in November at the ETJ Expo in Tokyo. We also a chance to talk with Setsuko Toyama, co-author of the English Time series and a fantastic teacher trainer. I've seen Setsuko present many times over the years and I always leave with ideas for making my classes better. She had a few nice things to say about Super Simple Songs as well. Thank you!
Patrick and Setsuko will both be taking part in the Oxford University Press "Teaching Children Confidently and Effectively" tour in cities throughout Japan. I'll be attending the event Saturday in Yokohama. I highly recommend their presentations.