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The Benefits of Using Drama to Teach English | Teaching English Games. The Unmistakeable Benefits of using Drama with Children Learning English Introduction It is unlikely that anyone would disagree that the most effective way to teach ESL children is to provide them with opportunities to learn English in the context of everyday situations with the emphasis on communicational skills. By the end of this article I am sure that you will agree that drama is the ideal technique to use to achieve this. Some of the aspects we will be looking at include: Children's natural proclivity for drama and some of the reasonsWhy teachers are nevertheless hesitant to use this method of teachingThe role drama can play in language learningThe problem of motivating children to learn and how drama can helpChoosing suitable playsSome tips for preparation & performance Drama and children – a winning combination Anyone who has worked with young children knows that they learn chiefly by exploring their world using their imagination and engaging in pretend play.

Drama and language. Clever Ways To Teach Mindfulness To Children. By now you'll have heard about the many benefits of practicing mindfulness. Defined as a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique -- mindfulness can reduce stress and anxiety and even minimise inflammation and prevent disease. So when should a person start practising mindfulness -- what is the right age to get started? The answer is it's never too young to get started!

Mindfulness in kids can boost mood and self-esteem, encourage positive behavior, aid academic learning, reduce anxiety and help with conflict resolution. While it's not very realistic to expect a child to sit still for a 30-minute mediation session, there are nifty ways to include mindfulness seamlessly into children's routines. Check out the below infographic for 15 methods that are easy and importantly, fun. Ozicare nfographic from Ozicare. HuffPost AustraliaFollow On. Top tips for trainee teachers: Use your first lesson to set the rules | Guardian Careers. I have basically been a bit of a bitch the last few days. I've met eight new classes and shown little mercy.

I was too soft when I got to know classes in my training school and consequently struggled to establish my authority, so I didn't want to take any risks this time. Firstly, I lined the class up in silence outside the classroom: "No leaning on the wall, please". When I let students into the room, I asked them to line up at the back before I sat them individually and alphabetically. This threw them off a bit and let me match names to faces. I really am shocking with names so I take the register making eye contact with each student. The alphabetical seating helps too, as does trying to memorise a handful of names from the register while students are doing a task in order to nonchalantly call them out later on in the lesson.

In the meantime, if anyone has appeared even a little disruptive I have challenged it instantly and sternly. I only briefly talked through my expectations. Using Video in the Classroom | ELT Experiences. March of the Penguins; Topics: Science; the Environment; Helpful Background: The movie is a documentary and provides its own factual background.

A number of websites provide concise information about Emperor penguins. These include: Creature Feature: Emperor Penguins by National Geographic; Animal Diversity Web article on the Emperor penguins; Antarctic Penguins by Guillaume Dargaud; and Emperor Penguins by Barbara Wienecke, Phd. A number of themes run through the movie. If these are discussed with young viewers, the film can help to convey several basic concepts in biology. Despite losses caused by the harsh environment and by predators, the Emperor penguin population is relatively stable. There are between 20 and 40 Emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica. Like many other animals (including human beings) the survival of the species depends on social interaction between parents and among parents and chicks.

The survival of the colony also depends upon the social interactions among the group. The Southern Lights Southern Lights -- Photo from NASA. Free Jigsaw Puzzles - Jigsaw Puzzle Games at TheJigsawPuzzles.com - Play Free Online Jigsaw Puzzles. Sign up. Werfen/Stoßen. Klassenpinnwand by Education Group GmbH. BildungsTV - schule.at. ESL Games for the Classroom. Charades Divide and line up the class into two teams. The first student from each team comes to the front. The teacher whispers a word or shows a flashcard to the two students and they act it out. The first team to call out the correct word gets a point. E.g. sleeping, eating, playing soccer...

Clusters Play any music and have the students walk, skip, jump, hop, etc around the room randomly. Commando The teacher is the commando and gives commands to the class and/or individual students. Concentration / Memory Have the students sit in a circle. Conversation Relay Line up the students in two teams and have the last student in each team tap the shoulder of the student in front and have a conversation E.g.

Crazy Train Students line up behind the teacher in a choo choo train line. Dance Of The Ostriches Pair up students and attach a flashcard to their backs. Draw It Relay Divide the students into two teams. Find It The teacher holds up a letter flashcard. Mittelschulvorbereitung Englisch. DAS machen? - "Teaching gender" Im Mai 2015 erscheint im Transcript Verlag Teaching Gender? Zum reflektierten Umgang mit Geschlecht im Schulunterricht und in der Lehramtsausbildung (Hg.: Juliette Wedl, Annette Bartsch) Ein grundlegender Beitrag zu einer geschlechterreflektierenden Pädagogik, die Erkenntnisse der Gender Studies in Schulunterricht und Lehramtsausbildung umsetzt.

Wir haben für das Buch folgendes Kapitel verfasst: Lilly Axster/Christine Aebi: "DAS machen? " Auszüge aus dem Kapitel: Textliche und illustratorische Werkzeuge gegen Normierung und stereotype Darstellungen Bei der Konzeption des Bilderbuches und der Webseite wurde uns schnell klar, dass ein Buch zu kindlichen Vorstellungen von Sexualität auch ein Buch über Körperlichkeit und Geschlechterrollen sein muss. Transfer zu den Schüler_innen Alle sechs Übungen, die auch mit Stationen als Parcours aufgebaut werden können, sind praktische Versuche, der Zweigeschlechterordnung attraktive andere Modelle entgegenzusetzen.

Leichtigkeit, Humor und Interesse Zielgruppe. Die Reise nach Timbuktu. Die Reise nach Timbuktu Ein sehr turbulenter Ausflug! Personen: Spielleiter (kann auch mitspielen) Günstige Spielerzahl: 12 – 16 Kinder, Jugendliche Kategorie: Aktion, drinnen, Gruppe, Sitzordnung Material: · Lose mit entsprechend der Spielerzahl fortlaufend nummerierten Zahlen Durchführung: Die Spieler sitzen im Kreis, ein Freiwilliger sitzt in der Mitte. Der Spielleiter verteilt die Lose, die den anderen verborgen bleiben. Tipp: Da es bei diesem Spiel turbulent zugehen kann, sollten hinter dem Stuhlkreis möglichst keine Tische, Stühle oder andere Gegenstände stehen. zurück Quelle: www.unterhaltungsspiele.com © Stefan Neubert, 2003. www.stefan-neubert.de. Bewegte Spiele im Klassenzimmer | Spielmobil Spielefant Oldenburg.

Bewegung fördert nicht nur die motorischen, sondern auch die kognitiven Fähigkeiten. Kleine Spiele bieten sich hervorragend an, um den Unterricht aktiv zu beginnen, zwischendurch mal eine Denkpause einzulegen oder die Sinne spielerisch zu schulen. Dabei kommen die hier vorgestellten Spiele (fast) ohne Material aus. Zur besseren Lesbarkeit haben wir nur die männliche Form benutzt Alle „Anders“ ? GeburtstagsrundeDie Mitspieler werden aufgefordert, sich, ohne ein Wort zu sprechen, in eine richtige Reihenfolge nach den Geburtstagen im Jahr aufzustellen und zwar so, dass Tag und Monat stimmen. Indianer in der NachtEin Drittel der Mitspieler steht am Rand im Raum, das sind die Indianer. KarriereleiterDas altbekannte Spiel „Papier,Stein Schere“ erhält einige Zusatzregeln und schon habt ihr ein cooles Spiel für heiße Tage ! Die Kommandos werden ein paar Mal geprobt.

Laufende RechenmaschineNur eine kleine Vorbereitung ist notwendig. Schnapp ihn DirStellt euch zu einem engen Kreis auf.