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Compleat Links Volume 3, Issue 2 (June 2006)

Compleat Links is an online complement to Essential Teacher. This section offers original articles, interviews, and other content thematically linked to Essential Teacher.

Access the Latest Compleat Links Volume 3, Issue 2 (June 2006) Documents:

  • People over Policies 
    David Cassels Johnson argues that, even in the wake of the U.S. No Child Left Behind Act, educators have some room to interpret the legislation and practice sound language pedagogy for English language learners.
  • Why Drawing Belongs in the Adult ESOL Classroom 
    using drawing to relax students, create community, and stimulate writing and conversation has transformed Hillary Gardner's adult ESOL classes.
  • Building Boats, Confidence, and English 
    Six middle school ESOL students, taught by Mary Libby and Geoff McKonly, learn personal responsibility, communication, diligence, abstract thinking, constructive group dynamics, and self-confidence as well as English in the Marine Education Initiative.
  • Variety-Bound English in the EFL Classroom 
    Alan Rosen asks: Is it in students' best interest for native-English-speaking EFL teachers to select materials that reflect their own variety of the language?
  • Grammatically Speaking, June 2006 
    Richard Firsten (Grammatically Speaking) answers questions about changes in the use of ordinal and cardinal numbers, and poses another Brain Teaser.