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I tried to help my kids have a great school year by helping less. Here’s what worked and what didn’t. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Last year, Jessica Lahey, mom, teacher and author of The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go so Their Children Can Succeed, gave me the permission to stand down and provided me with the push I needed to send my older son into the wilds of middle school without me hovering, smothering or freaking out. [5 ways to help your kids have a great school year. Hint: don’t help them.] Of course, his lucky younger brother got to reap the benefits of having a mom who’s been there/done that, which made me a much mellower fourth-grade mom the second time around. What went well: I didn’t rescue them (much). I backed off, and they rose to the occasion. I did not obsessively check my middle schooler’s grades online—and to be honest, it was quite liberating. Occasionally, however, a teacher wouldn’t get back to him, and he’d be more inclined to drop the issue than press for an answer and seem rude. What didn’t go so well: What I’m going to work on this year:
One To One Teaching Activities « ESL Treasure People watchingGo for a walk outside or look out of the window and analyses passers-by. Have your student create crazy stories about people and be creative. Picture analysisTake in pictures for your students to analyses. DialoguePrepare some dialogues or co-write some which are relevant to the topic of your lesson. Reading comprehensionUse reading materials in your one to on lessons. HangmanThis is a classic word game whereby you think of a sentence, set out the underscores on the paper where a letter goes and have them attempt to guess the phrase. Word cardsPrepare some word cards to make sentences with. BattleshipsGive your student a blank piece of A4 paper. Use the relevant vocabulary according to your grammar point. BrainstormPick a theme or grammar point and brainstorm examples and ideas together on the board. Vocabulary passSet the topic, you say a related word then they say another, keep going backwards and forwards. Family treesTeach your student the terminology for family.
multiple uses of newspapers & magazines for ELT | TeachingEnglishNotes Newspaper fire orange (Photo credit: NS Newsflash) I love using real things for teaching English. By “real things” I mean something from real life – and not something specially developed for learning or teaching. Talking about the newspapers, their use in class (and outside too) is limitless. Newspapers can be used for: jigsaw reading (in a group, assign each student a small extract, then ask them to report on their part and put all the parts into the right order/ for one-to-one putting the parts into the right order would also work greatly) reading-and–retelling-and-discussing (very close to real life – when you read a newspaper in your language, you would often discuss what you’ve read with your friends or colleagues) scanning, finding the most interesting bits and extending on them (to be honest, that’s what I usually do with newspapers in English and in my native language- I scan the headlines and read only what catches my eye. Like this: Like Loading...
Teagreen added: The Lesson Planning Checklist - ELT Connect When I first started teaching, I spent HOURS planning one solitary lesson! I couldn’t comprehend how a teacher could work full-time hours with all the planning you had to do. Eventually this got easier; my lessons plans got shorter as my teaching became more instinctive, yet many times I felt that I didn’t really get to the heart of my lesson. The students didn’t spend the bulk of the lesson grappling with my main lesson aims. Nowadays, I seem to have gone full circle with lesson planning. So I had a think about what questions I ask myself when I plan a lesson. Lesson Plan Check List: Timetable fit: What did I/my partner teacher do previously? Demand High Teaching…..read more! How can I push my students to upgrade their language and improve their skills? By Cheryl Malanek
5 Ways To Use Word Cloud Generators In The Classroom Photo Courtesy of flickr and Sue Waters The popularity of word clouds remains pretty constant in education, and it’s not difficult to see why. They’re a great way for students to distil and summarize information. They help students get to the crux of an issue, sorting through important ideas and concepts quickly in order to see what’s important. And “see” is the operative word here, because word clouds are certainly nice to look at. They speak fantastically to humans’ affinity for the visual, and are particularly useful for visual learners. However, it’s important to remember that the process of creating word clouds is just as important as the resulting resources. How to Use Word Clouds with Students Far from just an assessment tool, creating word clouds can be useful in promoting critical thinking, relationship building, and even as a great kick-starter. 1. As educators, we’re well aware that words are the building blocks of comprehension and cognition. 2. 3. 4. 5. What’s Next?
Add Speech Bubbles To Photos - phrase.it My Valentine - A fun lesson for Valentine's day I discovered the song 'My Valentine' by Paul McCartney this week and thought it would be perfect for a Valentine's day lesson. The song is so romantic ♥ My lesson ended up being rather funny and very lively, I hope your students will enjoy it as much as mine did :-) Level: IntermediateLesson activities: Talking about Valentine's day, using sign language to learn vocabulary, listening practice and fill the blanks exercise. Warm up questions: 1. Task 1Tell students that you are going to show them a You Tube video of a song by Paul McCartney called 'My Valentine'. Task 4Hand out the 'fill the gaps' exercise, play the song again from the beginning and get the students to complete the missing words. Task 5 - DiscussionDiscuss what the general meaning of the song is. Quick quiz - Look at the lyrics and:1. Happy Valentine's day ♥