Hello, and thanks for dropping by.
My name is Pamela Young. I’m an educator, freelance writer, promoter of women’s solo travel, and most recently, a supporter of visual artists.
At a glance, each of these vocations may seem to be distinct. However, in my life, they are intertwined, creating a work tapestry in which one passion has fed the others.
I am based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, but my career has taken me across Canada and around the world, helping me to recognize and incorporate intercultural differences into my work approaches.
Coffee? Tea? Here you go. And be sure to help yourself to a cookie or two. They’re homemade and warm from the oven. Enjoy as you tour the site.
How to Pronounce Knife: A reading choice for your adult English language learners and upgrading students
“Rikki Tikki Tavi? Really? The instructors can’t find literature that’s more relevant to our students’ lives than that?” The psychologist who worked with me at a college that specialized in adult language and literacy education shook her head. She was right. The Rudyard Kipling children’s story about a talking mongoose who fights a cobra toContinue reading “How to Pronounce Knife: A reading choice for your adult English language learners and upgrading students”
A professor from China who was participating in my English-medium instruction program at the U of A was telling me about his observations of a business administration class. The U of A business faculty uses team-based learning, in which students are given responsibility for their learning, working together independently from the professor to achieve aContinue reading “DIM Your Doubts About Using Activities in Your Classroom – Part 3: Monitor”
Quick question: What are the two most useless questions that teachers ask their students? Answer: Read to the end of the post to find out. The answer has a lot to do with why the classroom implementation of activities can go awry. In my last post, I gave some tips on designing classroom activities. TheContinue reading “DIM Your Doubts About Using Activities in Your Classroom: Part 2 – Implementation”