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The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies

The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies
Listen to this article as a podcast episode: Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:22 — 53.1MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | When I worked with student teachers on developing effective lesson plans, one thing I always asked them to revise was the phrase “We will discuss.” We will discuss the video. We will discuss the story. We will discuss our results. Every time I saw it in a lesson plan, I would add a note: “What format will you use? The problem wasn’t them; in most of the classrooms where they’d sat as students, that’s exactly what a class discussion looked like. So here they are: 15 formats for structuring a class discussion to make it more engaging, more organized, more equitable, and more academically challenging. I’ve separated the strategies into three groups. Enjoy! Gallery Walk > a.k.a. Basic Structure: Stations or posters are set up around the classroom, on the walls or on tables. Philosophical Chairs > a.k.a. Pinwheel Discussion > Socratic Seminar > a.k.a. a.k.a.

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Do You Pose Questions That Invite Metacognition? - Learning Personalized Bena Kallick is a private consultant providing services to school districts, state departments of education, professional organizations, and public agencies throughout the United States and internationally. Arthur L. Costa is professor emeritus of education at California State University, Sacramento, and co-founder of the Institute for Intelligent Behavior in El Dorado Hills, California. Our ‘inner voice’ is what we use to reflect on what we do, how and why we behave in the way we do, how we critique ourselves and how we connect the knowledge, ideas, concepts and concept frameworks developed using each of our four learning systems. It is the voice that challenges us to strive further and the voice that condemns our foolishness.– Mark Treadwell,Learning: How the Brain Learns (2014) One of a teacher’s most important practices is designing and posing questions.

Materials design: criteria for IWB-supported language teaching There appears to be a clear need for a design framework that focuses specifically on IWB materials for language teaching. In response to this need, we have developed a set of criteria for the design and evaluation of IWB-based language learning materials. These criteria were developed during the teacher training and data collection phases of the iTILT EU project, and refined during the analysis and interpretation of the findings. These guidelines are intended to support teachers in their use of the IWB as an effective tool to integrate digital technology in the regular language classroom and in particular to a) enable the visualization and apprehension of concepts b) facilitate engagement with and understanding of complex notions, and c) enhance interaction and collaboration among learners. 1. Activities involve a communicative purpose, as opposed to decontextualised language practice 2.

The Other Pair This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short film by Sarah Zorik titled The Other Pair and the themes of altruism and empathy. Students watch a short film, write a story, and speak about a story. I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider buying my book Film in Action as the royalties which I receive from sales help to keep the website completely free. Language level: Pre-intermediate (A2) –Intermediate (B1)

16 skills students need to learn today to thrive tomorrow The gap between the skills people learn and the skills people need is becoming more obvious, as traditional learning falls short of equipping students with the knowledge they need to thrive, according to the World Economic Forum report New Vision for Education: Fostering Social and Emotional Learning Through Technology. Today's job candidates must be able to collaborate, communicate and solve problems – skills developed mainly through social and emotional learning (SEL). Combined with traditional skills, this social and emotional proficiency will equip students to succeed in the evolving digital economy. What skills will be needed most? An analysis of 213 studies showed that students who received SEL instruction had achievement scores that averaged 11 percentile points higher than those who did not.

Teaching Grammar through listening (English-as-a-foreign-language version) 1. Introduction In all of my posts on grammar instruction I have made the very important point that for grammar to be fully acquired it must be practised extensively through all four skills. However, this is not what usually happens, grammar practice occurring in most language classrooms predominantly through the written medium. Hence grammar is mostly read and written, but rarely processed aurally and orally. Of the four language skills, the one that is always neglected in grammar instruction is definitely Listening.

Documenting the Struggle to Desegregate Southern Restaurants Through COUNTER HISTORIES we also learn: Greensboro was not the first successful Carolina sit-in. Royal Ice Cream Parlor in downtown Durham, North Carolina, was the 1957 site of an early and important action, led by protesters from Ashbury United Methodist Church. Throughout the movement, church leadership proved key. Nashville, Tennessee, was the intellectual and logistical heart of the movement. More on that Amazing Clip of Ashley Hinton (Video) Over on the TLac Facebook page we posted an amazing video of North Star Academy’s Ashley Hinton using non-verbals to correct minor off-task behaviors while still teaching. The clip met with instant response. Meanwhile in a fascinating view behind the curtain of Uncommon‘s culture of constant improvement, I thought I’d share the following exchange between Joaquin Hernandez, who works on the TLaC team, and Yasmin Vargas, who’s Ashley’s principal at NSA. After we posted the clip, Joaquin sent a heads up to Yasmin to celebrate Ashley’s achievement and make sure everyone on staff knew we’d posted an exemplar video from her classroom. This is really important to us! Teachers deserve not only to learn from one another but to feel honored for their great work when their clips are used to share solutions with others.

English Vocabulary Quizzes Using Images a4esl.org English Vocabulary Quizzes Using Images Quizzes to Help You Learn and Review Vocabulary This is a part of The Internet TESL Journal's Activities for ESL Students 10 Educational Web Tools That Support Inquiry-based Learning September , 2015 As a learning strategy, inquiry-based learning is all about learners constructing their own understanding and knowledge through asking questions. Unlike traditional learning methods that focus primarily on drills, memorization and rote learning, inquiry-based learning is essentially student-centered. It starts with posing questions and directly involves students in challenging hands-on activities that drive students to ask more questions and explore different learning paths. In today’s post, we have assembled a collection of some useful web tools and apps that support the ethos of inquiry-based learning. Using these tools will enable students to engage in a wide range of learning tasks that are all driven by a sense of inquiry and questioning.

Language Learning Experts' Favourite Strategies in 2016 Language experts reveal their top language learning strategies in 2016 I can’t believe there are only a couple of days left of 2016! It’s been an interesting year in many different ways and I’m sure you guys have made a lot of progress in at least one area of your language learning. What’s a better way to celebrate the transition to 2017 than to gather advice from some of the most interesting language learners and bloggers out there. I’ve asked 17 people what their number one language learning strategy was in 2016 and here are their answers!

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How to Use the Concept Attainment Strategy Give me 5 minutes and you’ll have a new teaching strategy under your belt. Suppose you’re an art teacher. This week, you want to introduce your students to Impressionism, the style of painting used by artists like Monet and Renoir. Now, you could just give them the name of the style and a definition, then show some examples. Using a strategy called Concept Attainment, you could reverse that order. Instead of providing any terminology or any kind of definition, you could simply tell students that you’re going to study a new style.

exemples_progressions I am going to participate in a speed meeting to know my English classmates better. I will focus on personality, relationship, wishes and regrets. I am an inventor and I am going to take part in the “Best Invention of the Year” TV contest ! The best invention will be awarded a prize !

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