Effective teaching: resources and ICTs

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This presentation is part of a 4 hour session where we reflect on what being a good teacher is, some important factors such as confidence are underscored. Considerations on what makes quality activities and resources are discussed.

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Effective teaching: resources and ICTs

  1. 1. WELCOME! RESOURCES AND ICT IN THE EFL CLASSROOM. OCTOBER 2013
  2. 2. Where are we coming from? I love • ?? • ?? I dislike and can’t change • ?? • ?? I dislike and can change • ?? • ??
  3. 3. Writing quietly I rock at… ! And I need to improve…
  4. 4. Pairing up Fruits Seasons Location Month of birth Etc
  5. 5. I really like the way you… Speak to your partner with honesty and respect about their positive characteristics.
  6. 6. What I feel / think now I rock at.. (did anything change? / did I get something I was not very much aware of?) However, I need to improve …
  7. 7. What makes a good teacher
  8. 8. CONFIDENCE Confidence Confidence Confidence Confidence Confidence Confidence Oh, I forgot…. !
  9. 9. Confidence
  10. 10. What makes a good teacher 1. Teacher talk 2. Giving instructions 3. TTT / STT 4. Predictability 5. Variety 6. Safe structure 7. Flexibility 8. Action upon unplanned events
  11. 11. Being an effective teacher Teacher talk Giving instructions TTT / STT Predictability Variety Safe structure Flexibility Action upon unplanned events HOW DO THEY REFLECT IN YOUR RESOURCES?
  12. 12. RESOURCES 1. What are resources? 2. What do you use them for?
  13. 13. Do all students learn the same way? 1. Age 2. Proficiency level
  14. 14. Proficiency levels
  15. 15. Activities that work!
  16. 16. Which of these are activities? • Ss are sitting down doing grammar exercises and then • • • • • they check as a class. Ss read a text / listen to a recording and answer comprehension questions. Ss drill target words in sentences to improve pronunciation / connected speech. Ss role-play a lost tourist and a local person that gives direction. Ss write an invitation email to a friend that will come and stay for a few days. The teacher takes some time to explain grammar rules or new vocabulary.
  17. 17. Which of these are activities? • Ss are sitting down doing grammar exercises and then they check as a class. • Ss read a text / listen to a recording and answer comprehension questions. • Ss drill target words in sentences to improve pronunciation / connected speech. • Ss role-play a lost tourist and a local person that gives direction. Ss write an invitation email to a friend that will come and stay for a few days. The teacher takes some time to explain grammar rules or new vocabulary.
  18. 18. Activities that work: “STAGES”
  19. 19. Activities that work: why don’t they work?- “GOOD PRACTICE” 1. Validity 2. Pre-learning 3. Volume 4. Success-orientation 5. Heterogeneity 6. Teacher assistance 7. Interest
  20. 20. Activities: why don’t they work? Group discussion
  21. 21. SEARCH! 1. A lesson plan that works for your class 2. A video that works for your class 3. An interactive resource that works for your class Open a Word document and edit it with your name, your class, level, and these 3 resources from educarchile.cl Email me at mmiragli@uahurtado.cl with your findings!
  22. 22. Session evaluation Please take your time to complete this survey You can also copy and paste the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17DkJMAPXvqYA0y6Cgn0nwyKMuSumkz7deN67xwGeM8/viewform

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