About This Site
Welcome to Walking Stick Blogger (WSB), a work in progress.
My name is Glenn Groulx, the owner of this blogging site. Over the past 10 years, this blog has been acting as an archive for earlier work, and as a platform for showcasing new directions of learning and application in education. It serves as a portfolio for current and past professional activities, learning projects, previous academic work as well as an overview of workplace skills I have developed as an ESL instructor, an adult literacy educator, essential skills for the workplace and employability skills.
Current Academic and Professional Interests:
Since May 2018, I have been facilitating a non-formal English language study circle for newcomers which provides an alternative to formal instruction for assisting newcomers to practice English in a number of contexts within a supportive group.
(2019 – Summer) – non-formal learning; using drones for ESL instruction; learning through play
(2019): enabling self-directed language learning using blogs; transformative learning, non-formal second language learning theories; fostering extensive reading, developing essential skills for new immigrants; methodologies for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL); effective facilitation techniques of conversation circles, and developing English language study group activities.
(2018): adult basic education; Canadian Adult Reading Assessment (CARA); designing courses with Moodle; Structure of Intellect (SOI); brain gym, and developing foundations adult literacy programs.
(2017): Quantified Self; facilitator of ESL (English as a Second Language); Curriculum Developer, Essential Skills Assessment and Training, employment transitions, computer skills development, Literacy advocacy; hiking and personal fitness
(2014) edu-blogging, facilitating autonomous, self-regulated learning, immigration issues, settlement and integration, e-learning, ESL (English as a Second Language), protean careers, transformations, and liminal change, life-work balance, career development; lifespan transitions, personal blogging, and community development.
I have been applying my experience as a blogger to creating a reflective learning blog, a blog intended to discuss issues and demonstrate the use of blogs for adult ESL educators and learners. Its focus is on documenting my learning paths as I seek to find out more on how to use blogs for a variety of educational settings.