A question or two of #dogme; I respond to Adam

This is new for me: the first time that a comment on a post has directly led to the writing of another. If you read my last post, you’ll know that I favour an unplugged approach in the classroom, wherever possible getting the input coming from the language the...
My post-plan today

My post-plan today

At the dogmeholics anonymous meeting… My name is Mike Harrison, and I didn’t have a plan today… No, I had no plan. Aaaah, you were just winging it, weren’t you, Mike? Isn’t that what dogmeticians do – no plan, irresponsible and...

Circling the square

There’s one concept I really like about taking an unplugged approach in my teaching: doing away with linearity. For one thing, going in a straight line from one position to another just isn’t very interesting, even if the journey is punctuated by such...
On pets and sensing an opportunity

On pets and sensing an opportunity

I currently spend my Wednesday mornings and afternoons with my Entry 2 students. It’s quite interesting, as I haven’t usually spent a college day with the same group of learners (apart from a three week stint I did at another language school and some...