VERB TENSE REVIEW. One of the ways to make learning more effective is to transit from mechanical practice to more engagement with the target grammar or vocabulary focusing on the use of forms for students’ own production of speech or writing.
My today’s post describes an adaptation of the extended version of Noughts and Crosses (or Tic-Tac-Toe) that offers a higher level of challenge for students turning a tense review into a personally relevant and meaningful activity. For the game, students will need coordinate grids with each square defined by the horizontal axis (Simple, Continuous, Perfect and Perfect Continuous) and the vertical axis (Present, Past and Future). a 3×4 grid – for tenses in active voice, Grid 1. or a 6×4 grid for tenses in active and passive voice.
Grid 2. How to play the game: 1. 2. For Grid 1 The player who succeeds in placing three of their marks in a row wins the game. For Grid 2 The player who succeeds in placing four of their marks in a row wins the game. 2. Before the game*: Six Engaging End-of-Year Projects. I don't know about your students, but so many of mine, coupled with Senioritis, were done after state testing.
(The well had run dry, no blood from a turnip -- all those sayings applied!) TEFL Prague and Abroad: ESL Warmers and Games Using Improv - Mid to High Levels. Using Improvisational games/activities/exercises can be a lot of fun in the classroom and are great linguistic training opportunities.
Most activities in language classes deal with students presenting some kind of pre thought out discourse.
Warmers and icebreakers. Let’s Laugh! 10+ Resources & Activities for Inspiring Laughter in Your Class. “Laughter is more than just a pleasurable activity…When people laugh together, they tend to talk and touch more and to make eye contact more frequently.”
~Gretchen Rubin April Fool’s day is around the corner and it’s a great time to get your students laughing while learning. Laughter is healthy and gets us to relieve the stress of language learning. Many of these lessons deal with studying the language in jokes. Jokes are cultural. Joke Mingle. Engaging Students with Humor. Two Kinds Of People – A Getting To Know You Activity. As it’s the start of a new school year, I thought it was time to try out a new ‘getting to know you’ first lesson activity.
I came across the website 2 Kinds Of People which simply and beautifully portrays how easily the people can be separated into different groups. I thought it was a fun way to help the students learn something about each other, while giving them the chance to learn some very useful contemporary vocabulary and functional language. Here’s the activity plan… 1. Before class, print out (and laminate, if you can) the pairs of pictures. La evaluación en el modelo Flipped Learning + ABP. El modelo Flipped Learning propone desplazar la instrucción directa del profesor por la instrucción del alumnado en casa a través de lecturas, videos, etc.
De esta manera, el tiempo de clase aumenta y las sesiones con el alumnado se convierten en “talleres experimentales” en los que poner en práctica todos los conocimientos adquiridos de manera autónoma en casa. Por otro lado, el tiempo de clase debe llenarse de contenido puesto que las “explicaciones tradicionales” desaparecen. Personalised speaking. What our students bring to the learning environment is our richest resource.
But if the lives they lead are to be at the centre of the courses we teach, are we guaranteed that students will talk freely and be interested in what their fellow classmates tell them? The answer is no. So what are some of the main challenges we face when doing personalised speaking activities and how can these challenges be met? Two main challenges Meeting these challenges Teacher modelling Visualisation Setting peer listening tasks Sharing classmates’ real-life experiences Example activity Conclusion. The Language Classroom - What methods help us learn the most?
Ntl. Training Laboratories Education Vocabulary: U.S. Schools History of Education Daniel Schugurensky History of Education Blackwell Museum History of Education Robert N. Barger Educational Psychology course, tests / John H. Hummel Educational Psychology William G. How to get your students to speak 100% English. By David Martin This paper is written primarily for teachers who have unmotivated to semi-motivated students and want (more than anything) for their students to communicate in English from the beginning of the lesson right through to the end.
This would typically include most university, junior college and high school teachers in Japan. Your first reaction may be that this is an unrealistic goal, one that you may have presented to your students before, but a goal they have always failed to achieve. You may be in a classroom situation where the students speak 20-50% Japanese. Encouraging students to speak. By Paul Charles This article by Paul Charles aims to narrow the communicative approach into some practical steps towards successful speaking lessons.
Question: What would you suggest as a method of encouraging a student to speak, for example, when they are rather shy even in their native language? I remember GiddyGad once said that I can't make a student use the expressions and vocabulary they do not even use in their native language, and I agree. Sandy Millin: The big reveal.
Read Sandy's latest blog post on the use of ELTPics images. This photo would be great for practicing the language of speculation. It lends itself well to being revealed gradually, with students speculating based on what they can see in each version of the image, and providing reasons for their ideas. You can give them more or less support depending on their level and their confidence. Edutopia. I remember how, as a new teacher, I would attend a professional development and feel inundated with new strategies. (I wanted to get back to the classroom and try them all!) After the magic of that day wore off, I reflected on the many strategies and would often think, "Lots of great stuff, but I'm not sure it's worth the time it would take to implement it all.
" We teachers are always looking to innovate, so, yes, it's essential that we try new things to add to our pedagogical bag of tricks. But it's important to focus on purpose and intentionality -- and not on quantity. So what really matters more than "always trying something new" is the reason behind why we do what we do. What Research Says This leads me to educational researcher John Hattie, who wrote Visible Learning for Teachers: Maximizing Impact on Learning. Hattie has spent more than 15 years researching the influences on achievement of K-12 children.
Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking. Suggestions from educators at KIPP King Collegiate High School on how to help develop and assess critical-thinking skills in your students. Ideally, teaching kids how to think critically becomes an integral part of your approach, no matter what subject you teach. But if you're just getting started, here are some concrete ways you can begin leveraging your students' critical-thinking skills in the classroom and beyond. 1. Questions, questions, questions. Questioning is at the heart of critical thinking, so you want to create an environment where intellectual curiosity is fostered and questions are encouraged. 11 Multimedia Lessons to Inspire Change - Official Teach Blog.
This is the first in a series of articles to take you through some multi-media tools and ideas that can help your students to become confident learners by becoming confident thinkers. So many things can happen in a classroom in any one minute – have you ever thought of freeze-framing one instant in a classroom and going back to reflect upon how many teachable moments are present within this moment? How can we allow students to create their own moments in the classroom? Perhaps by encouraging our students to be responsible for their own choices, and by believing in them, we can create the impetus for growth, challenge and change. 35 ways to introduce your lesson topic. Are you fed up with using the same old methods to introduce your lesson topic?
Look no further! How to Promote Creativity in your Classroom? About ETR Community EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century. EdTechReview spreads awareness on education technology and its role in 21st century education through best research and practices of using technology in education, and by facilitating events, training, professional development, and consultation in its adoption and implementation.
5 Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom. The answer: in more ways than you could imagine. While Skype was not designed as an educational tool, it’s quickly becoming one as teachers discover the many ways it enriches their lessons and the lives of their students. 7 Ways to Boost Energy & Connect with Students from Ken Wilson - Teach ESL Online. Day 1 of IATEFL, Manchester – Ken Wilson didn’t accept our “Good morning” since it was, admittedly, devoid of energy. K-12 Education & Learning Innovations with Proven Strategies that Work. Manage Class Seating and Behaviour with Class Charts. 10 tips for creating a class agreement.
Working walls - not just wallpaper! So working walls –when used well they become an integral part of the learning process, used badly they become terrible wallpaper. Until this year, working walls were pretty much an unused tool in my teaching toolkit until I moved to a school which lives and breathes working walls and now I can’t imagine life without one. Free Classroom Guides and Educational Downloads. 50 Ways to Use Wikis for a More Collaborative and Interactive Classroom. Un truco para reducir un 75% el tiempo de corrección en casa. Hoy quiero regalarte un truco, pero en el fondo lo que quiero regalarte es tiempo, concretamente tiempo de corrección en casa. Como docente son muchas las horas que seguramente dedicas a la corrección de ejercicios en tu centro escolar y en tu casa. Pues bien, en esta entrada quiero darte a conocer un truco o una práctica que llevo a cabo en el aula y que me permite reducir un 75% el tiempo de corrección de un ejercicio de un grupo clase en casa.
10 características de una clase que ´funciona´ 3 Maneras (nuevas y simples) de mejorar tu docencia. Cuando se ha experimentado el aprendizaje en intervalos (spaced learning) en el aula, los y las docentes han reportado resultados muy sorprendentes. Este método consiste en repetir píldoras de contenido-información condensadas en tres ocasiones, con dos descansos de 10 minutos a lo largo del desarollo de una clase durantes los cuales se hacen actividades físicas (Dadas las limitaciones que podemos tener en el Instituto o Colegio, podríamos limitarnos a poner algo de movimiento en el aula durante esas pausas e, incluso, música; sencillamente, cambiar de actividad ya lograría mejorar la atención durante la exposición del profesor o profesora) Tu alumnado se animaría a cambiar con rapidez entre las tareas y actividades aumentando su capacidad multitarea y de concentración.
El viernes flexible es una sesión en profundidad para tutorizar el trabajo de alumnos y alumnas que presenten más dificultades o dejar más libertad a aquellos y aquellas con un ritmo de aprendizaje más avanzado. Uso educativo de los cómics y herramientas para elaborarlos. Teaching ideas. What Makes a Parent Love a Teacher. Guest post by Jennifer Gonzalez The note from Mrs. Lessons on Getting Adolescents Excited About Reading. Webenglish. Use them, share them, comment on them, and share my link in return.
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