Posted by Sulaiman Jenkins
As the co-teacher, my role is to enter the room and provide access to content for second grade English Learners in my care. Since ELs in the general education classroom might be working on a variety of different subjects, I need to prep my understanding of units and be ready to think on my feet and come up with some general strategies. Let’s look at entire units ahead of time with three lenses in mind; Language Demands, Language Opportunities, and the Essential Third.
Posted by Ingrid Mosquera Gende
People nowadays don´t write as before, the whole idea of writing has changed. We have to find new ways to motivate our students towards writing. And it is not an easy task.
Most of our students find it hard to write, even in their mother tongue. The task acquires incredible proportions if we ask them to do it in English. Many of them will write in their mother tongue first and then translate it: a decision that always results in a disastrous Spanglish text.
Posted by S.Akilandeswari
Every lesson needs to be planned thoroughly for the objectives to be achieved.
Plenty of writers have incorporated maps to their stories so that the reader could create a more definite idea of an area, consider distance or follow a permanently moving plot in an easier way.
My teenage students always loved it when I included poetry in our English lessons. (I am using the past tense because now I work as a teacher trainer ).
In my view, there are two essential factors that we should take into account if we want poetry to be both enjoyable and enriching for our language purposes.
Posted by Alexei Kiselev
For any teacher working freelance it might be a serious challenge to evaluate the effectiveness of their course without peer supervision and control. It is vitally important to develop methods enabling them to see whether they are leading the students in the right way or may have already gone astray.
Posted by Peggy Sharma
The insistence from my end is always on enjoying the process rather than getting bogged down with the grammatical details. I ensure that the learners embed themselves in the language and are able to confidently hold a conversation (depending on their level).
All students are different from each other. We are all different from each other: different personalities, different tastes, different hobbies, different backgrounds, different dreams or different learning styles.
However, when we enter our classroom, we tend to bring one size fits all activities with us. Therefore, it will be difficult to reach all our students, either from a motivational or from a language level perspective.
Do you want you know if your students have understood what you have just explained?
Do you want you know if they are having fun or if they find the lesson appealing?
Just look at their faces and their body language and you'll know!