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Day: December 2, 2009

On Afghanistan

Frankly, I have no idea what we should do there, but I do have some reflections that might help put things in something like a perspective. First, if you are pro-democracy, you are pro-western. Everybody knows that democracy was a concept developed by the Greeks and one which very few societies or communities have bought …

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Teaching Grammar in Today’s Classroom

Here’s a fine video of a discussion about teaching grammar in the classroom: three brief, insightful lectures by experienced and witty veterans of the grammar wars. (here’s the link: http://juergenkurtz.wordpress.com/2009/11/02/teaching-grammar-in-todays-classroom/ – for some reason WordPress was not letting me create the hidden link. Sorry.) Hat tip and thanks to Jürgen Kurtz, Karlsruhe University of Education, …

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