Blog It’s funny, because the more successful your school, the less time you’ll actually have to listen to your students. Language schools rely very much on volume. Groups have a minimum requirement size, and anything on top is usually margin. So often it’s a “let’s pack in the students and worry about the rest later” mentality. The same is true of good marketing. Of course this is a misnomer. However, it is also very important to understand that listening, however good you are at it, is also a technique. Speed of response You have a thousand things to do today. Wrong. I’d argue that there is nobody as important as your next student. Secondly, one of man’s biggest fears is not feel important. “Yes, but I can’t find the time to do it, Joss” I hear you scream “I can’t hear myself think, let alone call back everyone immediately”. My advice is to always plan time in your day to respond to enquiries. Prepare yourself before calling Active listening Oh god, what does that mean, I hear you cry.
Teacher Training: Web Resources for Staff Development A first year teacher feels overwhelmed. A principal needs an evaluation rubric for integrating technology. You're looking for a listing of summer workshops for teachers in your area. Where do you turn? Educators are well known for the mountains of manuals, memos, policy statements, and other paper resources stacked up in their offices, but the next time you need staff development materials, you might want to try surfing the Web instead of rooting through those teetering paper mountains. Web based resources save time. Still need convincing? NSDC Staff Development Library The National Staff Development Council provides dozens of training articles and tools, available to both non-members and members. Many of the recommended resources contain links to other Web sites, which link to others, and so forth. Use the Favorite (Internet Explorer) or Bookmark (Netscape Navigator) feature of your browser to save a URL before you leave the site. Happy surfing!
Tecnologie e CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) in un percorso internazionale di formazione online per docenti – BRICKS a INDIRE, Roma, firstname.lastname@example.org b ITI Giordani Striano, Napoli, email@example.com scarica la versione PDF del lavoro L’uso pervasivo delle tecnologie nella didattica quotidiana, divenuto ormai elemento imprescindibile nella progettazione del docente di ogni disciplina, ha inevitabilmente comportato un ripensamento delle modalità di insegnamento delle lingue straniere, nonché dei contenuti disciplinari in lingua straniera secondo la metodologia CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning). Il contributo descrive una iniziativa di formazione gratuita online in contesto internazionale promossa dalle autrici tra il mese di gennaio e febbraio 2016, che ha riscosso l’adesione di circa 5.000 docenti e formatori di tutto il mondo. CLIL e tecnologie La metodologia CLIL è entrata a far parte degli ordinamenti scolastici italiani con la Riforma del secondo ciclo, che l’ha resa obbligatoria in tutti i licei e istituti tecnici. Week 1 (10-17 Gennaio, 2016) Brainstorming Surfing the net
The Global Read Aloud netAbras Dimitris Tzouris edWeb.net - Cookies Required Check out one of our most popular webinars below! Emerging Tech is a professional learning community (PLC) where school librarians can explore all the ways to integrate technology and 21st century learning into school library programs. The community hosts free monthly webinars and live chats presented by Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian at New Canaan High School (CT). Online discussions provide an easy way to continue the conversation and share ideas and experiences with peers across the country, and around the world. Upcoming Webinars Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 5 p.m. Presented by Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT, Mark Ray, Chief Digital Officer for Vancouver Public Schools and Sara Trettin, Open Education and Digital Engagement Lead Office of Educational Technology US Dept of Education Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 5 p.m. Presented by Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT
Home Teaching ESL Online Teaching ESL Online | How to Teach English Online Podcast 434: Discovering Useful New Ideas as a Connected Educator (October 2015) This podcast primarily features a recording from the October 22, 2015, OACTE, OEQA, OATE Fall Conference in Edmond, Oklahoma, held at the University of Central Oklahoma. The recorded session was my breakout presentation titled, “Discovering Useful New Ideas as a Connected Educator: Tips for Using Flipboard, Pocket, Twitter and Nuzzel.” Check out the podcast shownotes for links to my presentation slides (shared as a Google Presentation) and other referenced links and videos. Access that website using the shortened URL wfryer.me/ideas. The introduction of this podcast includes some reflections on the 2015 Write Well, Sell Well Conference in Oklahoma City, on October 22-23, 2015. Referenced websites from the introduction are also included in the podcast shownotes. Shownotes: