TLC: Teaching and Learning Cooperatively


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TLC: Teaching and Learning Cooperatively

  1. 1. Teaching and Learning Collaboratively T. L. C. Presented By Elana Cheshin and Sarah Cove
  2. 2. Teaching and Learning Collaboratively (TLC) In this short talk the speakers will share some of the benefits they have each experienced in teaching and learning collaboratively within various EFL contexts. Both speakers are experienced teachers, teacher trainers, and developers of EFL instructional materials. Educators sometimes find themselves isolated in their classrooms, having to cope with multiple challenges relating to classroom management, pedagogical issues, administrative and other challenges. Our experience has repeatedly taught us that a little TLC (teaching/learning collaboration) goes far in assisting educators in coping with challenges, and arriving at creative solutions that are the results of such collaboration. The power of synergy, where one plus one equals three, is something that all teachers and learners can benefit from. Wherever there are people, there is the potential to collaborate and harness this positive energy. The speakers will share from their own separate personal experiences working collaboratively with other teachers and with learners. They will also share their joint experiences as collaborative partners in the development of EFL materials. Suggestions for teaching and learning collaboratively on three parallel levels; teacher-teacher, teacher-learner, and learner-learner will be discussed. We all have much to gain through TLC!
  3. 3. 1. TLC = _________________________________ 2. Read these sentences. Work with a partner and paraphrase them. A woman without her man is nothing. ____________________________________________________ The spy saw the cop with the binoculars ____________________________________________________ Flying planes can be dangerous. ____________________________________________________ Visiting friends can be boring. ____________________________________________________ This story shows what evil men can do. _________________________________________________________ Did you gain a different understanding of the sentences? __________________________________________________________________ Did you reach a consensus about the meanings of the sentences? ___________________________________________________________________ How did you feel while working with a partner?
  4. 4. 3. Complete these sentences: When someone puts me down, I feel _____________________________ When someone shows confidence in me, I feel ______________________ When I show confidence in someone else, s/he feels _________________ and I feel ________________________________. 4. Write a word under each picture. _____________ _____________ _____________ 5. Three levels of teaching and learning collaboratively: Teacher-teacher ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ 6. Write the answers to the questions you hear: 1. _______________________________ 2. _______________________________ 3. _______________________________ 4. _______________________________ 5. _______________________________
  5. 5. Now listen again and discuss the answers with a partner. Do you want to change any of your answers? How many did you get right? ___________ Teacher – learner ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ Language experience: Think-aloud: Learner-learner ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ Paired reading: Peer assessment: (Link to an article) Find the Smiley: teach learn collaborate talk listen clarify
  6. 6. Additional resources: Teacher-Teacher Collaboration What Is Teacher Collaboration and How Does it Relate to Other Current School Practices? Upgrading School Support Programs Through Collaboration: Resource Coordinating Teams Learner-Learner Collaboration