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Agree or disagree (and why?) Scaffolding discussions for quiet students Some of my new classes this term have students who either whisper, speak in L1 or stay completely silent during speaking activities (even at int/upper int level).

Agree or disagree (and why?)

Part of this reluctance to speak seems to stem from having no knowledge or strong opinions about the topics being discussed, or not having enough time to think about an answer before a more confident student dominates the conversation. This activity was designed for quiet and shy students by helping them start from expressing a single opinion to engaging fully in a debate. Emotional Intelligence. Conversation. ESLAmerica.USTHE ENGLISH LANGUAGE WEBSITE WHERE EVERYTHING HAS SOUND!


American English Teachers for You Beginning ConversationsBeginning Low Phrases for Conversationeslgold.comBeginning High Phrases for Conversationeslgold.comEnglish Speaking Basics Italkenglish.comEnglish Speaking Basics II talkenglish.comEnglish Speaking Basics IIItalkenglish.comBasic English Listening Lessonstalkenglish.comA Fun 56 Creative Ways to Get to Know Your Class.

I recently attended the Building Learning Communities conference in Boston where I collaborated on a list of the top ideas to get to know your class with 5 other outstanding educators, including Catlin Tucker, the author of a fantastic blended learning and technology blog that you should definitely check out.

56 Creative Ways to Get to Know Your Class

Below is the list of ideas for getting to know your class that we started during the NoTosh crowdsourcing workshop and that I continued with the OLE team. I want to hear your creative ideas for how you get to know your students each year. Help us get to 100 and post your ideas in the comments. I’ll add to the list along the way. The Process. Accept Yourself as You Are, Even When Others Don’t. “What other people think of me is none of my business.”

Accept Yourself as You Are, Even When Others Don’t

~Wayne Dyer “You’re too quiet.” This comment and others like it have plagued me almost all my life. I don’t know how many times I’ve been told that I needed to come out of my shell, to be livelier, or to talk more. As a child and teenager, I allowed these remarks to hurt me deeply. When I did, the response was often, “Wow! What Annoying Situations Teach Us About Ourselves. “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to a better understanding of ourselves.”

What Annoying Situations Teach Us About Ourselves

~Carl Jung He was shorter than me with a mustache, and he was positioning himself in front of me, but just off to the side of the line. He was traveling with a young teen, probably his son. I knew that when the line moved, he would take one assertive step and insert himself and his kid into the line ahead of me. I sneaked a look at his boarding pass and it read B53. I checked in exactly 24 hours before the flight, specifically so I could be in the A group. Not only was he butting, he wasn’t even an A. 10 Brilliant Social Psychology Studies. Ten of the most influential social psychology experiments.

10 Brilliant Social Psychology Studies

“I have been primarily interested in how and why ordinary people do unusual things, things that seem alien to their natures.Why do good people sometimes act evil? Introversion. Resident Assistants. Ice Breakers. Ice breakers, warmups, energizers, and motivators for groups. All groups need ice breakers, warmups and energizers at some time or another.

ice breakers, warmups, energizers, and motivators for groups

Here are a number that have been successfully used for over thirty years with many different kinds of groups. You can modify most to adapt the characteristics of your group. When groups first meet, there is often some fear about what may happen. This is true even when many know each other or have attended group events before. Many of these exercises can put a group at ease and build trust . If your group is new, make building trust a priority for the first few meetings by using one or more of these exercises.

Some of these encourage more intimacy than others, coming from the heart (feelings) while others are more for what they think (cognitive). 1. Start by saying you want them to answer four questions: 1. Icebreakers to Inspire Communication : Eslflow webguide. Icebreakers.pdf (application/pdf Object) Ice Breakers, Energizers, Openers, Closers, Stories, and Activities for Training and Presentations. Ice breakers, energizers, and activities heighten the effectiveness of training sessions when targeted to the training, speaking, or facilitation topic and the needs of the learners or participants.

Ice Breakers, Energizers, Openers, Closers, Stories, and Activities for Training and Presentations

Check here for the best ice breakers on the Web. My Best One Word Ice BreakerThis is the most simple, yet effective, ice breaker that I have ever used. It is endlessly adaptable for any meeting, team building or training session. Learn more. Speed Meeting IcebreakerLooking for an ice breaker that will help your participants connect quickly? Tpp-training2-energizers-icebreakers.pdf (application/pdf Object) Icebreakers. Classroom Icebreaker Activities. Check out these articles on everything from preparing for the first day to dealing with homework woes, coping as a new teacher and ensuring smooth sailing for substitute teachers.

Classroom Icebreaker Activities

Icebreakers, Warmups, Energerizers, & Deinhibitizers: Activities for getting groups going. Ice Breakers (Icebreakers) from GamesRA Contributor2014-09-18T09:47:09+00:00 Whether you need an activity for a staff meeting or a teambuilder for your floor, this section of the site provides you with ideas and instructions to help energize groups and bring people together!

Ice Breakers (Icebreakers) from

Do you have a favorite icebreaker or teambuilder? Please share it today! Ice Blocking Posted by: RA Contributor Category: Ice Breakers, Program Ideas, Reviewed, Social/Community Building, Team Builders Submitted by Name: Michael School: University of Idaho Description: This program is a way for you just to get a bunch of residents together at the beginning of the year… Continue reading »