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Sharing our toolkits

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  2. 2. Sharing our toolkits
  3. 3. Sharing our toolkitsReady-made Food (Semi-finished food) Practical Adaptable Inspiring
  4. 4. TOOLKIT It is the activities, learning tools and generalapproaches a teacher takes into a classroomeach time they teach. The toolkit varies from teacher to teacher, andoften students’ descriptions of their teachersreveal some of their trademarks.
  5. 5. Warmers/ Fillers Meeting at a party True/False statements (ice-breaker) Why are you here? (circle)
  6. 6. True/false statements My husband and I have a websiteabout Adygh meal I prefer watching films to readingbooks I’ve lived in India I can write and read in Arabic Before teaching I was a tour guide
  7. 7. Circle warmer Why are you here ? What do you want to learn? Learning names Needs Analysis learner-centredapproach A friendly atmosphere
  8. 8. Reflection(Remember your class)Where were you in2007?Where were you in2010?Where are you now?
  9. 9. Why do items disappear?Technology changesExperienceWe get lazy!They disappear from booksWe forgetOur teaching situations changeELT fashion
  10. 10. Reflection Is change good? Do you revisit discreditedideas? Do you reinvent the wheel? Do you learn from yourmistakes? Have any items disappearedfrom your toolkit? Why?
  11. 11. My toolkit
  12. 12. Group Discussion Something you did 5 years ago, but you don’t donow Write your 5 top tools at the momentOn separate pieces of paper to be sticked to thewall
  13. 13. Principles/Approaches Teacher Talking Time Teacher Waiting Time Error Correction Clear Instructions Multiple intelligence/Catering for different learning styles
  14. 14. Analyzing Video Where did teacher go wrong? What mistakes did you notice?(Write them down) Which problems do you share withher?
  15. 15. Moving Discussion
  16. 16. Teacher Talking Time TTT STT Which do you agree with :a) People usually learn best by listening to peopleexplaining thingsb) People usually learn by trying things out andfinding out what works Jigsaw reading Video teacher reflection
  17. 17. Teacher Waiting Time Rehearsal time Often, the space and silence (i.e. the absenceof the teacher saying something) is whatstudents need to organise their own thoughtsand find something to say5-6 SECONDS – Count to yourself
  18. 18. Increasing students interaction
  19. 19. TTT Music Watch
  20. 20. Running Dictation Ask questions rather than giving explanations Allow time for students to listen, think, processtheir answer and speak Allow silence Use gestures to replace unnecessary teachertalk Allow students to finish their own sentences Use pairs and groups Cut out echo talk If a student is speaking too quietly for you to hear,walk further away, rather than closer to them
  21. 21. Clear Instructions One short sentence at a time Speak a little more slowly than you wouldnormally do Use signposting language: ‘first’, ‘then’ Demonstrate the task yourself Role play it with a student Don’t ask ‘do you understand’ question?Ask special questions:What do you do next? What do you do with thispicture?
  22. 22. Error Correction Accuracy FluencyImmediate correction laterlater scaffoldingDominoesSome ideas for indicating/correcting errors
  23. 23. Indicating that an error has beenmade Tell students that there is an error Use facial expression: surprise, frown, interest Use finger correction Repeat sentence up to error (They looked for a ..) Echo sentence with changed intonation or stress( You go to a disco yesterday?)Write the problem sentence on the board fordiscussion
  24. 24. Dominoes
  25. 25. Speaking Activities What’s your favorite speaking activity? Practical Purposeful Productive Predictable AdaptiveCreating and adapting a successful speakingactivity
  26. 26. Speaking activities Discussions Roleplay Survey/Find out who Guessing game/True or False Information gap Board games
  27. 27. Board games
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  29. 29. Reminding Vocabulary
  30. 30. Lead-in to the text
  31. 31. Unscrambling sentence
  32. 32. Vocabulary revision