Archive by Author | MarkHersh

Games in the Classroom – pro or con?

By Mark Hershey Mark Hershey has lived and taught in Asia for over a dozen years and is currently teaching in Vietnam. He has a Master’s Degree in TEFL and is especially interested in theories of learning. One of the first workshops I attended in language teaching could easily have been called “Language Teaching Through […]

So you want to improve your writing? Some suggestions for students

By Mark Hershey Mark Hershey has an MA in TEFL and has been teaching in Asia for over a dozen years. He is especially interested in theories of learning and the discovery process. I once went to a professional basketball game between the Seattle Supersonics and the Boston Celtics. I arrived a couple of hours early. After […]

What principles guide your teaching practice?

By Mark Hershey Mark Hershey has been living and teaching in Asia for over a dozen years.  He is especially interested in theories of learning. I had no idea what I was doing the first time I walked into an English as a second language classroom. On that day I was volunteering to substitute for […]

Confessions of a critical thinking teacher

In this article, Mark ponders his own lapses in his critical thinking outside of the classroom and wonders how often the rest of us fall prey to ‘The Conjunctive Fallacy’. By Mark Hershey The other day I was in a Japanese restaurant, staffed with Vietnamese waiters. When I sat down, I asked for water in […]

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