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Presented by Giovana Risco, March 2014. Find the webinar recording in this address http://youtu.be/_OkuvRDx-gs

Presented by Giovana Risco, March 2014. Find the webinar recording in this address http://youtu.be/_OkuvRDx-gs

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  • 1. What topics do we as people usually reflect on?
  • 2. What topics do we as teachers usually reflect on?
  • 3.  Think of “a simile “ for a teacher´s role… Example: Teachers are like …
  • 4.  Teachers sometimes need to put out the fire of textbook boredom so they need to be in a creative mind-set to be most energized, and the combination of purpose and technique helps teachers to avoid and return from burnout.
  • 5. In your point of view, what are the characteristics of a good teacher? 12/03/2014 7
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  • 7. knows the material well 9 cares about the students listens to the students’ concerns is flexible is disciplined him/herself is motivated him/herself
  • 8.  What kind of work or activities do you find totally engaging? Why?  Which ones do you hate to do? Why?
  • 9.  Stimulates curiosity  Permits us to express our creativity  Makes us think  Is something we are good at  Is challenging  Fosters positive relationships
  • 10.  Is repetitive  Is boring  Requires little or no thought  Is forced on us
  • 11. So after having seen the previous information: What questions would you have in mind when designing “Activities” for your students?
  • 12. language timing goal information gap challenge skills groupwork outcome focus acquisition accuracy fluency grammar feedback TTT
  • 13. 1. What real-life attitude does it resemble? 2. What language is predicted to be used? 3. What input will be provided (reading, video, situation, audio, discussion, etc.)? 4. What degree of challenge will SS have? 5. What will the outcome of the activity be? 6. What resources will be needed?
  • 14.  Have a time limit Focus on meaning Reflect real life Contain a problem- solving element Have a given goal to reach
  • 15.  Allow students to use any language  Create opportunities for language acquisition  Process and recycle language naturally  Integrate the four skills  Move from fluency to accuracy plus fluency
  • 16. Let´s work on the following activities and Let´s think about how reflective they are…
  • 18.  Objective: Vocabulary practice  HOW MANY THINGS CAN YOU THINK OF THAT….? 12/03/2014 20
  • 19. 12/03/2014 21 Objective: To practice “Modals”
  • 20.  Objective: to practice verb tenses
  • 21.  Learning is more effective when students take active role in the learning process  We should develop the students’ ability to do things by themselves  Do less teaching and let them learn