Well i keep hitting the books, but i am going to have to contact Open Acadia again and see when the course is actually going to start. Mind you the last time i contacted them my application was still sitting on the desk, to be honest they had lost it and could not find it. I love my old homestead, please do not make me take my business somewhere else because you cannot process papers for an online course. Now to be fair this is the first time they have ever offered any of these ESL/ education courses online, but i guess im just sick and tired of waiting and i want to get a move on with it.
However the book is very interesting..man it is so hard to get back in the groove again, especially with recent distractions..but when learning that there are things that others taught me to be important that are really not that important at all..many preached the usage of methods to me, but it is actual teaching in the classroom that gives the teachers their ideas, not methods because methods do not address the broader context of teaching and focus on only one small part of a complex set of elements. Methods are replaced by pedagogy. Approaches are preferred to methods because they are seen as dynamic and subject to some tinkering as a result of one's experience and observation.
Pedogical approaches are one's approach to teaching language is the theoretical rationale that underlines everything happening in the classroom. Teachers are seen as technicans in the classroom. Teachers are supposed to diagnose the needs of their students and to treat the students with successful pedogical methods/ techniques and to assess the outcome of those treatments. We cannot assume that a teacher can assert that they know everything that there is to be known about language and language learning. One teachers approach is different from another teachers.
Methods are not a relevant issue with diagnosis treatment and asserting learners of foreign languages. An era of understanding a vast number of language texting context and purpose and an even larger number of student needs, learning styles and effective and affective traits. Teachers benifit from combining everything they do in well-established principles of language learning and teaching. Teachers will be less likely to being a prepackaged and ineffective method to bear and this is more likely to be a direct response to the students purposes and goals. Pedagogy and language is a dynamic composite of energies within a teacher that changes with continued experience in learning and teaching. We cannot assume that a teacher can assert that they know everything that there is to be known about language and language learning. One teachers approach is different from another teachers.
Oh..by the way..
Radio Acadia is back...
How does Old Man Robb feel about this? Well they have tried to bring it back a few times..this time they are focused on coming back in Janurary. I would like to see this succeed. everybody or well..a few people know the story about "Assume The Position" and it was alot of fun and people remember it fondly. The next year (2001-02) saw new management as the manager from the year previous had graduated and they would not allow any of the shows or people from the year before back and just hired all their friends and POOF! The station was out of business by the end of November that year. Why? Well my show and other shows had built an audience, some of the other talent had been on there for 3-4 years and had slowly built an audience up as well and people tuned in and the shows they had grown accustomed to were gone and replaced by a bunch of guys who did not follow CRTC rules and regulations which was back in the day 30% Canadian content and 30% new material to be played with each show and they didn't talk about anything related to the campus and played a bunch of rap music. As a result, Radio Acadia was gone. I went to Mount A in 2003-04 and brought "Assume The Position" to CHMA and it was a hit with people i knew, i believe word of mouth helps alot with the success of a show and now with Facebook, blogger, My Space and other sources there are even more places where people can find out about a show...i hope they succeed.