If you glance over to the right hand column you can see the blog adverts that I put up last week and two faces looking back at you
. Today I’m going to tell you more about Kevin Stein and his blog “The other things matter.” [TOTM]
I first encountered TOTM when I was experimenting with a little app on my tablet that browsed different keywords, in this case teaching. Kevin had posted an article about a lesson he conducted without saying a word. I was captivated! It was bold, daring and actually worked.
Today’s piece, about a struggling student who he noticed and offered to help out of class, has perhaps been the most moving blog post I’ve read in a long time. You see I’m in a private school which charges fairly high sums for students to come. The students, or at least their parents, tend to have strong motives for learning and general aren’t the worse English students in the world. It really reminded me of the difference between teaching in a private and public education system.
A final reason to love Kevin’s blog is the fiction he writes [such as this post on measurements] with graded details of what levels they are appropriate for.
Kevin’s blog and his tweets have quickly risen to be some of my favourite on the old t’internet. This is in no small part due to Kevin’s honesty, experimentation and seeing his experience in teaching in a very different situation to my own. I highly encourage you to check out his blog, read some posts, leave some comments etc.
P.S. Once you’ve read through his blog why not find a post you like, or get a general impression of the blog and leave it in the comment section bellow, or even better on his actual blog.