Category: Talking Points

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Talking Points January 2014

New Year Talk on the Potential of E-portfolio Kay Irie and Rachelle R. Meilleur in dialogue Kay: あけましておめでとうございます!Happy New Year! It’s exciting to start our monthly dialogue on Talking Points at the start of...

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Typhoon Aid for the Philipines

Below is a list of contact information for some organizations that plan to provide relief to victims of the typhoon, called Yolanda in the Philippines. This list is from The New York Times, which...

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Talking Points September 2013

Gearing up again: Reflection and goal-setting Alison: The summer is over and it’s time to get ready for the second semester. For me, this time of year is very important for reflection and goal-setting....

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Talking Points August 2013

BOOKWORMS 2 Alison: Last month, Chika and I were talking about how, as bookworms ourselves, we strongly believe that extensive reading can play a very important role in our students’ language development. As I...

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Talking Points July 2013

Bookworms Chika: Recently, I introduced one of my classes to extensive reading using the Oxford Reading Tree (ORT) series. We started by reading one of the beginner-level stories together in the class. The Haircut...

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Talking Points June 2013

Opening Doors to Professional Self-Development Alison: With the rainy season upon us, the spring semester is now more than half-way done. I find that there is no better way to restore my flagging energy...

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Talking Points, May 2013

Memorable, Meaningful Memories Chika: For this month’s discussion, Alison and I have chosen to talk about the teachers that made the strongest impressions on us when we were students. Reflecting on my student life,...