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Teach better work less

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FLAVA 2014
Foreign Language Association of Virginia

Learn ten innovative techniques that will engage your students, make them 21st century learners, and free up your time! This session will provide concrete examples on how to gain more time by simply shifting what you already do well. Even experienced teachers will learn new tricks! Participants will be able to adapt these techniques to their students’ levels.

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Teach better work less

  1. 1. TEACH BETTER WORK LESS Karine Boulle St. Anne’s-Belfield school
  2. 2. To my dogs… Merci! Karine
  3. 3. Concussion: symptoms Brief loss of consciousness after the injury. Memory problems. Confusion. Drowsiness or feeling sluggish. Dizziness. Double vision or blurred vision. Headache. Nausea or vomiting. Sensitivity to light or noise Balance problems Slowed reaction to stimuli
  4. 4. Read on computer/Ipad/any screen Correct students’work Create worksheets Stand Things I could NOT do as a teacher Think
  5. 5. What do teachers do?Class Decorate class Organize room Prepare classes Create worksheets Create assessments Make copies Correct quizzes/tests Prepare field trips Plan for subs Collaborate with colleagues Plan trips abroad Administration Meetingssss Paper work Extra duties (lunch, break…) Read emails Answer emails Write reports Procrastinate Students Meet with students Meet with parents Talk to perspective students Help resolve conflicts Extra help for weak students Enrichment for good students Extras Extras Bathroom Eat Stress out Socialize Professional development Read articles Watch videos Go to conferences Try to catch up with technology Research Train other teachers Redo everything because a new research Extras Coach/score keeper Games Plays Concerts
  6. 6. NOW WHAT? Decorate your room Keep decorations away from backpacks
  7. 7. Avoid seasonal themes Use furniture to decorate Students clean up! 3’
  8. 8. VALUE EACH MINUTE! 3’ x 22Days/month = 66’
  9. 9. 1. Stay organized (labeled folders). SIMPLE = LONG LASTING Organize your desk AVOID PEOPLE WITH MESSY ROOMS Need info from someone who has a messy room? Send them an email! 5’
  10. 10. Reduce prep time Who is learning? STUDENTS! What can they do? Create worksheets: let them research examples from books Create assessments: guide them to the format you want Deduct grammar: Provide examples and let them think through the rules Become teachers: Let them teach others (same grade or younger) Create review material Look for new material: texts, articles, videos (use the Flipped classroom concept)
  11. 11. TOOLS
  12. 12. GRAMMAR Je mange les pommes Je les mange Je mange mes pommes Je les mange Je vais manger mes pommes Je vais les manger Je mes mange Je les vais manger
  13. 13. VIDEOS 20’
  14. 14. Vocabulary
  15. 15. Use on-line tools with instant feedback (Duolingo)
  16. 16. Reduce grading time Assess differently 2’/student Competitions Self-checking pop-quizzes No need to correct every paper, it’s ok! Project picture of written work (focus on 5 mistakes only) 2’ x 30 = 60’
  17. 17. LISTE D’ERREURS 1. Use an article 2. Genre (masculin ou féminin) 3. Singulier/Pluriel 4. Orthographe (spelling) 5. Wrong word (check the definition in the dictionary) 6. Infinitif 7. Conjugaison (wrong way of conjugating the verb) 8. Présent 9. Imparfait 10. Passé-composé 11. Dr. Mrs. Vanddertrampp 12. Verbe réfléchi (reflexive) 13. Grammaire (check your grammar rules) * à + le = au, à + la = à la, à + l’ = à l’, à + les = aux * de + le = du, de + la = de la, de + l’ = de l’, de + les = des * à + city (ex: À Paris...) * en + date (ex: En 1990...) * le + day of the week (ex: Le lundi...) * agreement of adjective (ex: elle est grande) * 2 vowels in a row (je ai = j’ai) * Age: #ans (ex: j’ai 11 ans) 14. de/d’ 15. à Number rubric for grading
  18. 18. Number rubric for grading Easy for you! Makes them think! Learning moment NO CLASS TIME! 6’ x 30 = 180’
  19. 19. TEST GRADE FOR THE GROUP ______/3 The first draft for the travel section was almost complete and turned in on time. ______/3 The first draft for the fashion section was almost complete and turned in on time. ______/3 The first draft for the quiz was almost complete and turned in on time. ______/3 The first draft for the interview was almost complete and turned in on time. ______/5 The second draft for the travel section was turned in on time and corrected. ______/5 The second draft for the fashion section was turned in on time and corrected. ______/5 The second draft for the quiz was turned in on time and corrected. ______/5 The second draft for the interview section was turned in on time and corrected. ______/6 The third draft for the travel section was turned in on time and well corrected. ______/6 The third draft for the fashion section was turned in on time and well corrected. ______/6 The third draft for the quiz was turned in on time and well corrected. ______/6 The third draft for the interview was turned in on time and well corrected. ______/8 The travel section was on time, neat, well written with no grammatical mistakes and included all the requirements. ______/8 The fashion section was on time, neat, well written with no grammatical mistakes and included all the requirements. ______/8 The quiz section was on time, neat, well written with no grammatical mistakes and included all the requirements. ______/8 The interview was on time, neat, well written with no grammatical mistakes and included all the requirements. ______/6 The cover was neat and well presented. It included all the requirements. ______/6 The magazine was well put together. Each student in the group had a copy of the magazine. ______/100 Total ALL work has to be turned in on time!
  20. 20. Chasing after students takes time! Organizing late work takes time! 2’ x 3 = 6’
  21. 21. No picking up after students ………………………………………………………….3 Avoid messy people …………………………………………………………………….. 5 Have students create videos/quizzes/worksheets…………………………. 20 Assess differently…………………………………………………………………………. 60 Assignments on time ……………………………………………………………………. 6 Number rubric for grading …………………………………………………………….180 TIME SAVED ________ 274 94 1:30 hour + 4:30 hour +
  22. 22. BE LESS USEFUL! TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF! IT’S OK!!!!

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