"We don't write materials for our sessions. There are paid professionals for that, instead we design them" said my trainer.
Now imagine you wish to plan a training session based on an in-class experiment, won't you need to build on what you already collected during the experimental practice?
"Research the topic you want to give a training session about, then copy the necessary documents and design how you wish to present it. you may wish to design them in a fill-in gap form, a loop, a jigsaw reading" said one of my colleagues.
This post is a reflection on a previous experience of assessing a project that was relying heavily on creativity.
It was in celebration of the international women's day that we at Al Azhar English Training Center started a poster competition to celebrate it. The competition was to create a poster around a female role model who had an impact on society, which was two weeks before the 8th of March and it was open for all levels.
I have been in your shoes 3 years ago. I would go to the teaching centre give classes all day and return home at night so drained to reflect on anything or prepare for the next day. Before I even knew it ,6 years of my life have passed and spent on teaching with no real awareness or a sense of development.
If you work in Egypt, then you either work for the public/private sectors and either way the school/centre you work for rarely invest on its staff development. Hence, you should learn to develop yourself .
Critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication are the ( 4C) first idea that comes to mind when talking about 21 century skills. There are various means of integrating these skills into the classroomز
Today, I am sharing my experiment with the use of "Extensive Reading" (ER) as one of the methods to integrate 21 century skills into our ESL/EFL classrooms. I will first share the Methdology then my experiment with this methodology and a guide of how to apply this Methdology to integrate the 21 century skills into your classroom
" so how can I plan this lesson using the TBL approach" Said Ms.Y
" easy, pre-task, task, report, analyze and maybe add a practice at the end just to test the students" Said me
"God, I never know the name of the approach I am using.I just teach the what and how I see right"said Ms.Z
That conversation took place yesterday where I and other 30 qualified teachers holding the Cambridge TKT 2014.
To apply this approach there are 5 main steps that you will need to follow but not always in the same order.
1-Ask the right question: this should start lots of brainstorming among students. For example, “How can you guys use these flip charts for learning all through this term?"
2- Show them samples of a previous class work: this should help them borrow, modify, or generate other ideas
3-Divide into groups: let students choose their own team, they know their own dynamics.