Long time no post, too. Well here I am posting after avery long lay-off. Let’s just get right into it.
I hope, dear reader, that things are going well or as well as possible for you.
I am doing very well considering *gestures* all this . I’m fine and good.
There is so much happening in the world which makes what I might want to write on this blog feel extremely trivial.
Listicle is considered a spelling mistake by WordPress or Google or whoever I’ve got doing the spellchecking here. You can probably guess the first suggestion. If you can’t guess all I will say on this very clean ELT blog is that it’s more like testes than tests.
Get it? Because it’s an ELT blog I mentioned assessment.
Perhaps I erred. It seems like the first spelling suggestion is legalistic. Anyway.
This one of the worst listicles ever because there is not even a theme.
I think I once told a friend that the key to getting back into blogging was to just post something and build the momentum from there. I suppose this might contain some truth. Let’s see.
Point 4 is something of an excuse for this long layoff from blogging but not a particularly interesting or compelling one.
But I mean, really, does anyone care about what I think about the finer points of pre-teaching lexis in a reading lesson? (Rhetorical question).
While I have not been blogging here I am the editor/curator of the New School TESOL blog, Uncharted TESOL, and there have been some great posts there lately (with more to come, in fact).
This new “block” business on WordPress sort of sux takes some time to get used to. This is not an excuse for not blogging at all. Just an observation.
I wrote/revised three abstracts for a conference today. That seems like a lot. I didn’t see anything about a maximum on the website.
It might eventually turn into a blog post someday but I was 0/2 for this same conference in terms of acceptances last year. To be quite frank it was a bit of a blow to the old ego as I’d been on a nice streak of acceptances.
I get the sense that the conference organizers for this particular one want super hyper practical stuff and I guess that is not really my interest at the moment, especially in terms of sharing some hot new idea and then giving participants a chance to practice or something like. No disrespect or shade to the organizers or those who are into that sort of thing.
Note to self: Go ahead and update that about page soon, big fella.
This is the sort of hard-hitting breaking news you read this kind of a post for. Only two abstracts are allowed to be submitted for that conference and now I need to decide which one to cull. That was fun. (I had a feeling only two were allowed and I was feeling sort of unethical about sending three anyway.)
I am thinking that I will cut the abstract that seems least fun to me and least like the one I want to do. Uncoincidentally, I also think it would be the most likely to be accepted.