Doing things differently- Practical Pedagogies conference, Toulouse

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  • Items in a pencil case, numbers, alphabet, word based work, animals + agreements. For more mature yr 7s how thrilling is this?
    By end of first term how useful do they feel the subject is
  • Photo of the books, ShelterBox Challenge, photo of project celebrations, videos on blog (environ)
  • Film screening photo
  • Photo of the books, ShelterBox Challenge, photo of project celebrations, videos on blog (environ)
  • Discuss- what methods do delegates have for decreasing the impact here- eg listening transcripts
  • Discuss- what methods do delegates have for decreasing the impact here- eg listening transcripts
  • Adjusting confidence markers
  • Photo of mindmap
  • Wordle
  • Use of Quizlet, Memrise and G Classroom
  • Use of Quizlet, Memrise and G Classroom
  • Duplo and Jenga
  • Photo of James working
  • Photo of James working
  • Photo of windows
  • Doing things differently- Practical Pedagogies conference, Toulouse

    1. 1. For more ideas www.chrisfuller.typepad.com To chat things over @chrisfullerisms To discuss and ask questions Chris.fuller@route39.org.uk
    2. 2. “It may sound obvious but the first step in encouraging high-quality student work is to have assignments that inspire and challenge students” Ron Berger, An Ethic of Excellence, pg 65
    3. 3. School ethos - Project Based Learning - Overview planned in conjunction with other departments - Student-lead learning - Making mistakes and re-drafting - Opportunities for creativity but based on thoughtfulness
    4. 4. Capture the attention - Cognitive stimulation!
    5. 5. Who’s to blame for climate change? Life after a disaster San Fermín graphic novel Design 21st century school for rural Bolivia Design + publish a travel guide Uruguayan drug legalisation A few projects we run
    6. 6. Capture the attention Project celebration evenings ShelterBox Spanish Challenge Immigration guides Materials on blog
    7. 7. Celebrate success
    8. 8. Capture the attention Tweet your succeses
    9. 9. Capture the attention Parent support evening - Phonics - Running dictation - Peer mark + exploit - How to support
    10. 10. Capture the attention Decrease the fear Listening = scary Speaking = v, v scary
    11. 11. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 araña elefante idea olvidar universo cerdo ciclista casa 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 coche cucaracha gimnasia hamburguesa jardín España zumo guitarra llavequiero
    12. 12. Capture the attention Decrease the fear Listening = scary Speaking = v, v scary Use of transcripts Answers in a phonics grid
    13. 13. Being Bob - Work with a partner No sé = I don’t know No puedo = I can’t Preguntas: • ¿Qué te gusta hacer en tu tiempo libre? • ¿Si tuvieras más tiempo libre qué te gustaría hacer? • ¿Si pudieras, preferirías hacer deporte o una actividad en casa? ¿Por qué? 1 student says the English + other student translates. If partner can’t translate, swap roles
    14. 14. Capture the attention Decrease the fear 1) Primero en el alfabeto 2) Segundo en el alfabeto 3) Tercero en el alfabeto 4) Cuarto en el alfabeto 20 minutos
    15. 15. www.edpuzzle.com Decrease the fear
    16. 16. www.edpuzzle.com Decrease the fear
    17. 17. www.thisislanguage.com Decrease the fear
    18. 18. 1) A asks question 2) B answers then asks partner 3) A answers question 4) Rock, paper, scissors 5) Evolve / devolve Decrease the fear
    19. 19. Decrease the fear - Confidence tracking during a session (3 cards on walls- not much confidence, some confidence, lots of confidence)
    20. 20. What do students want to say? - Students mindmap + suggest content for the unit
    21. 21. Transferable knowledge- health and food You have 10 minutes. Write a bullet pointed list of things that you already know which will also be useful for describing the topic of health and food. Write the English and Spanish Ejemplo: • Me gustaría – I would like • Odiaba – I used to hate • probar – to try • la comida – food • porque – because
    22. 22. www.wordreference.com You have 20 minutes to… Create a vocab list of at least words for yourself on the topic of “food”! Write the Spanish and the English This must include… • 10 items of food- include whether it is masculine (nm) or feminine (nf) • 5 infinitives (AT LEAST) - words that in English begin “to…” eg “to drink” In Spanish these end in –ar , -er or -ir • opinions eg “healthy” I have a list of 9 words- if you get more than 3 of them you get a reward… 20 15 10 10 8 5 5 4 3 5 3 2
    23. 23. Wordclouds to extract key words, especially when supported by prompt sheets to find certain words.
    24. 24. Getting ahead Google Classroom Memrise Quizlet (Live)
    25. 25. Mistakes are healthy
    26. 26. What tenses are important for beginners? Present S future Future Conditional Preterite Perfect Imperfect What could beginners use them for?
    27. 27. Verb walking 1) Card sort into categories (without telling students what the categories are) + explain their choices 2) Categorise into a tense grid 3) Call out verbs from the grid, each tense has a points score (eg present = 0 as it is neither past nor future, pluperfect = -4), students take the correct steps forward / backwards
    28. 28. Less in book, more smiles
    29. 29. Building student understanding of criteria For this draft I need to work on:
    30. 30. Developing target setting
    31. 31. dos estrellas un deseo • • • • • • • • • •
    32. 32. Peer marking to criteria + looking for key elements
    33. 33. Students propose the criteria
    34. 34. Building the profile
    35. 35. Expert workshops
    36. 36. Real experiences - PE teaching + fixtures in Madrid
    37. 37. http://bit.ly/Shelterboxchallenge
    38. 38. Your project brief Exeter City FC is interested in signing a 26 year old French striker on a free transfer. Leyton Orient and York are also both interested. He left a Ligue 2 club at the end of last season after 4 years, scoring 56 goals in 148 games. He is married with 3 children (aged 7, 5 and 2) Exeter iPad project
    39. 39. Your 2challenges today Challenge 1 • Create a multimedia video in FRENCH to attract the striker to Exeter City- no longer than 2 minutes. • This video will be uploaded to a blog www.europeandayoflanguages2013.wordpress.com • The video with the most views by 12 midday, Wednesday 2nd October will win. Exeter iPad project
    40. 40. Your 2challenges today Challenge 2 • Create a separate, different presentation in FRENCH to lure the player in person- no more than 3 minutes. • You will be presenting this in front of the other teams at 1.00 THIS AFTERNOON. • This must be business-like. You will be cut off at 3 minutes and all team members must speak. Exeter iPad project
    41. 41. Still worried they’re staring out the window?
    42. 42. For more ideas www.chrisfuller.typepad.com To chat things over @chrisfullerisms To discuss and ask questions Chris.fuller@route39.org.uk

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