Teaching Young Children About Bias, Diversity, and Social Justice When my daughter was three years old, I taught her the word "stereotype." She was just beginning to string words together into sentences, had determined that pink was definitely not her favorite color, and asked (demanded, actually) why all the "girl stuff" was pink and the "boy stuff" was blue. Because there's no three-year-old version for a word describing why colors are gendered in our society, I figured that planting the seed might yield fruit soon enough. And somewhat surprisingly, I was correct. Who's Different and What's Fair As a society and within our educational institutions, discussions about bias, diversity, discrimination, and social justice tend to happen in middle and high schools. However, young children have a keen awareness of and passion for fairness. Racial identity and attitudes begin to develop in children at a young age. The good news is that bias can be unlearned or reversed if we're exposed to diversity in a positive way. 5 Elementary Strategies 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Giving Opinions Four Corners ESL/EFL Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 25 Minutes In this fun class activity, students practice expressing and defending their opinions. The teacher places a different sign (Strongly Agree, Agree, Disagree, and Strongly Disagree) in each corner of the classroom. Then, the teacher reads a statement that requires the students to give an opinion, e.g. Celebrities earn too much money. Four Corners.PDF Our Opinions ESL/EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 40 Minutes In this productive teaching activity, students practice expressing and giving reasons for opinions, and writing simple sentences summarizing the results of a questionnaire. Our Opinions.PDF How to improve your English ESL/EFL Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 30 Minutes This engaging teaching activity helps to teach students how to express opinions and ask others for their opinion. How to improve your English.PDF I Think That ... I Think That....PDF The Cycling Holiday The Cycling Holiday.PDF
Controversial statements: do you agree or disagree? | Teach Like A PCV What we believe, and why do we believe that? This lesson confronts advanced speakers and high school students with controversial statements which they must consider and agree or disagree. Objectives: Students will be active throughout the entire lesson.Students will lead discussion and debate.All students will present a personal opinion to the rest of the class.Students will be able to clearly state and define their personal opinions on controversial topics.Students will work in teams to establish a clear, defined presentation. Time: One 50-minute class period. Material requirements: blackboard; the list of controversial statements below. Part 1 Begin by writing a statement written on the board. Continue along this same vein. Part 2 Break the students up into groups of 3-4 and give each of them a controversial topic. Part 3 Like this: Like Loading...
The beginner’s guide to Chromebooks in the classroom - from Jennifer Carey This post first appeared on Daily Genius. In 2014, Chromebooks surpassed iPads in the world of education. There are a variety of reasons for this: economic needs, more “laptop like” feel, and the ubiquity of Google Apps for Education in schools. Unlike iPads, there is no single manufacturer Chromebooks. One of the biggest shifts for traditional computer users is moving away from the concept of installing software to have available while offline. Another shift that can be an initial struggle for new Chromebook users is transitioning to a wholly web-based system. You don’t have icons, a finder menu, or a start menu on Chromebook. As with all tech tools, the best way to learn to use a new device is to play with it and create! The Chromebook ClassroomGoogle & ChromebooksGoogle & Web Tools in the Student-Centered ClassroomAnd More! View the Full Course Catalog at ettsummer.org Related Office 365 on the Web & on your Chromebook! This post first appeared on Daily Genius. May 19, 2015 In "Blog" Save
Precious Children: Diversity in the Classroom In our increasingly pluralistic society, it is important to raise children with a greater awareness of others around them, especially those who are different. These articles provide suggestions on promoting racial and cultural awareness at school and at home: - Activities that Promote Racial and Cultural Awareness - Dealing with Insensitivity to Physical, Racial, or Ethnic Differences - Teaching Young Children to Resist Bias - Celebrating Holidays in Early Childhood Programs - Linguistic and Cultural Diversity - Parents' Tips: Helping Your Child Learn Responsible Behavior
Intro to debate Digitala prov 4 Ways to Use Chromebooks in the Classroom – Pear Deck Note: This is a guest blog post by John R. Sowash, author of the new book, The Chromebook Classroom. Read through to the bottom for more information on John’s book include a chance to win a free copy! Technology is a great classroom tool. When used effectively, it provides teachers opportunities to challenge students in new ways. Students do NOT need to sit in front a screen all day, however, The effective use of technology mixes digital, face-2-face and hands-on activities into a unique blend of experiences that help students firmly grasp deep learning concepts. While the title of this post says “Chromebooks” these strategies can easily be applied to iPads, PCs or any other classroom technology. Large Group Exploration This is the classic classroom tech scenario- every student has their own dedicated device. Just because students have their own device does NOT mean that they are all doing and creating the exact same thing. Project Ideas: Suggested Tools: Small Group Projects Mini Lessons
Literature Circles | Teaching Knowledge Test Prep Reading is a complex activity and we know that many of our learners are not accustomed to reading in their first language, let alone reading in the target language. When we create a collaborative communicative context for students to work on subskills in the target language, we begin to promote not only reading subskills, but we also promote collaboration, speaking skills, writing skills and listening skills. It is difficult to work with any language skill without integratiang it. Working with just one skill causes language to be unnatural and out of context with the other language skills. Literacy circles gives students authentic reasons to communicate, provides a supportive learning environment and breaks down the tasks that students must do in order to practice and become proficient at reading skills. Look at the Literature_Circles written by past students of the TKT course. And now the big question: How would you use them in your classes? Like this: Like Loading...
Teaching Your Students How to Have a Conversation I was recently in a third grade classroom and was struck by the presence of rules that were posted for how to have a conversation. The poster said, "Each person must contribute to the discussion but take turns talking. Ask each other, 'Would you like to add to my idea?' or 'Can you tell us what you are thinking?' Ask questions so that you understand each other's ideas. Having visited many middle and high schools, I think these same rules could -- and probably should -- be posted there as well. Maybe you have also observed how common it is nowadays for students to not know how to have a conversation. 8 Tips for Speaking and Listening While it is impossible to know all of the reasons, there is no doubt that learning to listen and talk is an extremely important way to broaden knowledge, enhance understanding and build community. 1. Make a point of having one-to-two minute interactions, one-on-one, at least a few times each week with students who struggle conversationally. "Really?"" 2. 3.
Uppdateringar - I lööve IT, Kahoot goes GhostMode! När ens favoritverktyg får uppdateringar som gör att man får det stora leendet och förbannar att terminen snart är slut, då är det bra! Två verktyg som jag måste skriva om är; Mentimeter och Kahoot. Vi börjar med Mentimeters uppdatering; Nu är alla olika alternativen, för att svara på, gratis! Tidigare var det multiple choice och open ended som gick att använda gratis, men nu kan man även använda de andra; scales, 100 points, dual axis och who will win. Och nu till den bästa uppdateringen; Kahoot har fått ett GhostMode!!! Denna nya funktion gör att man kan se poäng hos tidigare deltagare, som då också är med i tävlingen. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Men hur gör man då? 1. Genom att trycka på det lilla spöket med texten "Play again" 2. Du hittar också "Play again" så att du kan starta om samma spel, fast i GhostMode om du vill att dina elever ska tävla mot sig själva eller andra av dina elever. //Camilla, börjar redan nu spåna loss inför nästa läsår.
How to Use Chromebooks in the Classroom Internet-connected devices have become an indispensable part of the modern classroom, and an ever-growing number of educators are turning to Chromebooks as their go-to education device. Chromebooks, which are small, web-connected laptops running Google’s Chrome operating system, have recently outpaced Apple iPads and Microsoft devices as the most popular classroom mobile technology. Although only accounting for 1% of devices sold to schools in 2012, Chromebooks have quickly become a teacher favorite. In 2015, more than 4.4 million Chromebooks were sold for K-12 education, accounting for more than half of all devices purchased by schools, CNBC reported. Estimates are only higher for 2016. The low cost, small size, and mobility of Chromebooks makes them more practical and attractive for many educators than other mobile devices. How Chromebooks Work Chromebooks look like a laptops, function like mobile devices, and have the advantages of both without many of the costs or problems.
Honoring Our Families' Immigrant Narratives As we navigate a political landscape that is too often hostile toward immigrants, it's a good time to remember that the vast majority of us are here as American immigrants. The Power of Storytelling Recent anti-immigrant rhetoric in the news is disheartening and infuriating, and it urgently pushed us to address these issues in our high-school classrooms. As educators, we felt it was our responsibility to provide students with an outlet and counter-narrative to the dehumanization of immigrants and, recently, refugees. With this context, we wanted to create an experience in which the power of storytelling could be used as a vehicle for empathy, community, and great writing. We are ninth-grade English and history teachers at a small California charter school that serves many first-generation students. More notably, the task privileged students whose families are recent immigrants or who had personally emigrated here themselves. Creating the Narrative 1. Resources: Asking Questions Skill Rubric
useful interview expressions game useful interview expressions: Practice useful interview expressions game using this ESL fun Game.This game is also excellent for classroom teaching. Teachers can engage students in a classroom vocabulary or grammar review. It is suitable for intermediate and advanced esl learners. Games are great for motivating students to learn. More Games