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<ul><li>This teaching life… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By … 國小 英語科任  Annie </li></ul></ul>
Happy Mother’s Day! <ul><li>Mama I love you </li></ul>
English competition Knowing your resources My resources Motivation Teaching   activities Classroom management The   outline
Knowing your resources Resources? Constraints?
A checklist for your teaching environment <ul><li>Yes for 2 pts. No for 1 pt. </li></ul>
English teaching is challenging! <ul><li>I have a subject classroom and it is for English teaching only. </li></ul><ul><li...
How happy you are as an English teacher?
<ul><li>“ Most often I prefer listening or talking to people who are working through various dilemmas. Perhaps this is bec...
About me <ul><li>6 years of teaching experience </li></ul><ul><li>24 sessions a week </li></ul><ul><li>33 students per cla...
Classroom management <ul><li>“ Classroom control is still educational rocket science. “ </li></ul>
Classroom management <ul><li>English class kit  </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Kids are always...
English class kit can save you time and energy of REPEATING… <ul><li>The log </li></ul><ul><li>The signs   </li></ul><ul><...
Classroom contract
Extensive activity
Classroom culture <ul><li>The expectation in class participation. </li></ul><ul><li>See how a 2nd graders’ teacher in Balt...
Classroom decoration <ul><li>Provide a rich print environment </li></ul><ul><li>Update them regularly </li></ul><ul><li>Th...
A classroom set up that goes with your teaching goals and activities
To reinforce and just for fun
Organize the flash cards
Categorize them
When the size is too big…
A process of try-errors <ul><li>英語闖關遊戲 </li></ul><ul><li>校內英語廣播節目 </li></ul><ul><li>E-pals </li></ul><ul><li>10 minutes </...
Good or bad, take it as a  learning curve <ul><li>Projects are time-consuming.  Do plan ahead! </li></ul><ul><li>Take note...
Daily routines <ul><li>Line up chant  </li></ul><ul><li>10 minutes for every activities </li></ul><ul><li>Start the class ...
Some chant to help kids focus <ul><li>T: 1,2,3, eyes on me! </li></ul><ul><li>S: 1-2, eyes on you! </li></ul><ul><li>T: Ha...
Music in the English class <ul><li>For the graduate- </li></ul><ul><li>Flying without wings - westlife </li></ul><ul><li>B...
Music in the English class (Cont.) <ul><li>Extensive activity </li></ul><ul><li>Phonics- </li></ul><ul><li>Categorize the ...
 
Music in the English class (Cont.) <ul><li>Why MTV? </li></ul><ul><li>To reinforce the language  </li></ul><ul><li>To buil...
Focus assignment <ul><li>Announce it in the very beginning </li></ul><ul><li>Post it where kids can see </li></ul><ul><li>...
Spice up the homework
 
 
 
 
 
Reading partner! <ul><li>Announce it in the very beginning </li></ul><ul><li>Stick it or loose it  </li></ul><ul><li>Be cl...
Decide the levels
Start from the very simple ones
School education means what? <ul><li>Let’s take a break after  this ! </li></ul>
英語 whatever 參賽心得 <ul><li>Before- </li></ul><ul><li>Involve the kids </li></ul><ul><li>Make the Planner  </li></ul><ul><li>...
英語演講參賽心得 <ul><li>After  </li></ul><ul><li>The more you see, the more you know. </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare for tomorrow. </l...
Judges’ comment <ul><li>Facial expression </li></ul><ul><li>The Hess model </li></ul><ul><li>Pronunciation & intonation </...
Spice up the classroom! <ul><li>Charade- demo it! </li></ul><ul><li>Music  </li></ul><ul><li>Some personal touch, some mat...
On air now…
Readers’ Theater <ul><li>3 golden rules </li></ul><ul><li>Break down the goals </li></ul><ul><li>Interrupt then continue <...
朗文 Welcome 3 年級 <ul><li>The rain, the rain, the sky is gray. Let's play a game. </li></ul><ul><li>The rain, the rain, the ...
The resources <ul><li>Eric Carl </li></ul><ul><li>Silverstein </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s sing, let’s chant </li></ul><ul><li>...
Motivation
Show them the beauty of your passion <ul><li>Why learning English is important for us? </li></ul><ul><li>What can you do w...
<ul><li>He who dares to teach must never cease to learn. </li></ul><ul><li>John Cotton Dana </li></ul>
Thank you for your attention!
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    1. 1. <ul><li>This teaching life… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By … 國小 英語科任 Annie </li></ul></ul>
    2. 2. Happy Mother’s Day! <ul><li>Mama I love you </li></ul>
    3. 3. English competition Knowing your resources My resources Motivation Teaching activities Classroom management The outline
    4. 4. Knowing your resources Resources? Constraints?
    5. 5. A checklist for your teaching environment <ul><li>Yes for 2 pts. No for 1 pt. </li></ul>
    6. 6. English teaching is challenging! <ul><li>I have a subject classroom and it is for English teaching only. </li></ul><ul><li>I have less than 23 sessions a week. </li></ul><ul><li>Most classes I teach have less than 32 students. </li></ul><ul><li>I DON’T have 6 graders’ students. </li></ul><ul><li>I see my kids at least twice every week. </li></ul><ul><li>I’m not required to attend any competition. </li></ul><ul><li>My classroom is modernly equipped. </li></ul><ul><li>I often have professional dialogues with other EFL teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>I’m professionally respected. </li></ul><ul><li>Most classes I teach have an even achievement in English. </li></ul><ul><li>I have at least 5 years of teaching experiences. </li></ul><ul><li>In general, I feel rewarded as a public school English teacher. </li></ul>
    7. 7. How happy you are as an English teacher?
    8. 8. <ul><li>“ Most often I prefer listening or talking to people who are working through various dilemmas. Perhaps this is because as I get older, I find myself stumbling upon more questions than answers. “ </li></ul><ul><li>- Christopher D. Sessums </li></ul>
    9. 9. About me <ul><li>6 years of teaching experience </li></ul><ul><li>24 sessions a week </li></ul><ul><li>33 students per class in average </li></ul><ul><li>17 classes/ 578 students in total </li></ul><ul><li>Teach 3 different grades- 2/3/6 </li></ul><ul><li>7 classes of 6 graders, 2 sessions a week </li></ul><ul><li>English classroom equipped with a laptop and projectors </li></ul>
    10. 10. Classroom management <ul><li>“ Classroom control is still educational rocket science. “ </li></ul>
    11. 11. Classroom management <ul><li>English class kit </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Kids are always in the CONTROLLED group </li></ul><ul><li>Something extra for the advanced students </li></ul><ul><li>A change is as good as a holiday </li></ul>
    12. 12. English class kit can save you time and energy of REPEATING… <ul><li>The log </li></ul><ul><li>The signs </li></ul><ul><li>The value of each grade marks </li></ul><ul><li>The drama guide </li></ul>
    13. 13. Classroom contract
    14. 14. Extensive activity
    15. 15. Classroom culture <ul><li>The expectation in class participation. </li></ul><ul><li>See how a 2nd graders’ teacher in Baltimore explore the value of “peaceful interaction” with her kids. </li></ul><ul><li>You are not just an English teacher! </li></ul>
    16. 16. Classroom decoration <ul><li>Provide a rich print environment </li></ul><ul><li>Update them regularly </li></ul><ul><li>The deco as your teaching aids </li></ul><ul><li>Extend the English class </li></ul>
    17. 17. A classroom set up that goes with your teaching goals and activities
    18. 18. To reinforce and just for fun
    19. 19. Organize the flash cards
    20. 20. Categorize them
    21. 21. When the size is too big…
    22. 22. A process of try-errors <ul><li>英語闖關遊戲 </li></ul><ul><li>校內英語廣播節目 </li></ul><ul><li>E-pals </li></ul><ul><li>10 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>英語說故事與朗讀比賽 </li></ul><ul><li>Class-made big books </li></ul><ul><li>Line up chant </li></ul><ul><li>Reading pals </li></ul>
    23. 23. Good or bad, take it as a learning curve <ul><li>Projects are time-consuming. Do plan ahead! </li></ul><ul><li>Take notes and reflect afterwards. </li></ul><ul><li>Organize them. Record/snap shot. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be discouraged in the first few tries! </li></ul>
    24. 24. Daily routines <ul><li>Line up chant </li></ul><ul><li>10 minutes for every activities </li></ul><ul><li>Start the class with a song </li></ul><ul><li>Leave 3 minutes for them to write today’s homework </li></ul><ul><li>Open your ears and wiggle your fingers! Prepare to listen! </li></ul>
    25. 25. Some chant to help kids focus <ul><li>T: 1,2,3, eyes on me! </li></ul><ul><li>S: 1-2, eyes on you! </li></ul><ul><li>T: Hands up, please! </li></ul><ul><li>Open! Shut! Open! Shut! </li></ul><ul><li>Shhhhhh…. </li></ul><ul><li>Now put your hands on your lap. </li></ul><ul><li>(Variations) </li></ul>
    26. 26. Music in the English class <ul><li>For the graduate- </li></ul><ul><li>Flying without wings - westlife </li></ul><ul><li>Big big world – Emilia </li></ul><ul><li>You raise me up – Westlife </li></ul><ul><li>B-A-BAY by Chicka chicka boom boom </li></ul><ul><li>For the little angels- </li></ul><ul><li>Colors in Wee sing – check out my kids’ work! </li></ul><ul><li>ABC song in Let’s sing </li></ul><ul><li>Goodbye song in Let’s sing </li></ul>
    27. 27. Music in the English class (Cont.) <ul><li>Extensive activity </li></ul><ul><li>Phonics- </li></ul><ul><li>Categorize the vocabulary- </li></ul><ul><li>Circle the pronouns </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to the names </li></ul><ul><li>They are loud but they are learning </li></ul><ul><li>Music instruments </li></ul>
    28. 29. Music in the English class (Cont.) <ul><li>Why MTV? </li></ul><ul><li>To reinforce the language </li></ul><ul><li>To build </li></ul><ul><li>Youtube </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher tube </li></ul><ul><li>Super simple songs </li></ul><ul><li>5 little monkeys jumping on the bed </li></ul>
    29. 30. Focus assignment <ul><li>Announce it in the very beginning </li></ul><ul><li>Post it where kids can see </li></ul><ul><li>Check it regularly </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize it as a running record </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare a checklist </li></ul>
    30. 31. Spice up the homework
    31. 37. Reading partner! <ul><li>Announce it in the very beginning </li></ul><ul><li>Stick it or loose it </li></ul><ul><li>Be clear about the rules </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate this with other focus assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure to walk around </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare a checklist </li></ul>
    32. 38. Decide the levels
    33. 39. Start from the very simple ones
    34. 40. School education means what? <ul><li>Let’s take a break after this ! </li></ul>
    35. 41. 英語 whatever 參賽心得 <ul><li>Before- </li></ul><ul><li>Involve the kids </li></ul><ul><li>Make the Planner </li></ul><ul><li>Some public speaking guide to read </li></ul><ul><li>Break down the goals </li></ul><ul><li>Be your own judge </li></ul><ul><li>Facing the stage fright </li></ul>
    36. 42. 英語演講參賽心得 <ul><li>After </li></ul><ul><li>The more you see, the more you know. </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare for tomorrow. </li></ul>
    37. 43. Judges’ comment <ul><li>Facial expression </li></ul><ul><li>The Hess model </li></ul><ul><li>Pronunciation & intonation </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid distraction </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting choice of content </li></ul>
    38. 44. Spice up the classroom! <ul><li>Charade- demo it! </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Some personal touch, some material for kids to gossip </li></ul>
    39. 45. On air now…
    40. 46. Readers’ Theater <ul><li>3 golden rules </li></ul><ul><li>Break down the goals </li></ul><ul><li>Interrupt then continue </li></ul><ul><li>Be creative and think like a child </li></ul><ul><li>Some Props </li></ul>
    41. 47. 朗文 Welcome 3 年級 <ul><li>The rain, the rain, the sky is gray. Let's play a game. </li></ul><ul><li>The rain, the rain, the sky is gray. let's paint. </li></ul><ul><li>The sun, the sun, let's play a game, let's play a game. </li></ul>The sun, the sun, Let's do homework! Oh, no!!!
    42. 48. The resources <ul><li>Eric Carl </li></ul><ul><li>Silverstein </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s sing, let’s chant </li></ul><ul><li>YOU! </li></ul>
    43. 49. Motivation
    44. 50. Show them the beauty of your passion <ul><li>Why learning English is important for us? </li></ul><ul><li>What can you do with this tool? </li></ul><ul><li>Personal anecdotes </li></ul>
    45. 51. <ul><li>He who dares to teach must never cease to learn. </li></ul><ul><li>John Cotton Dana </li></ul>
    46. 52. Thank you for your attention!

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