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www.chrisfuller.typepad.com
To chat things over
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To discuss and ask questions
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“It may sound obvious but the first step in
encouraging high-quality student work is to have
assignments that inspire and ...
School ethos
- Project Based Learning
- Overview planned in conjunction
with other departments
- Student-lead learning
- M...
Capture the attention
- Cognitive stimulation!
Who’s to blame
for climate
change?
Life after a
disaster
San Fermín
graphic novel
Design 21st
century school
for rural Bol...
Capture the
attention
Project
celebration
evenings
ShelterBox
Spanish Challenge
Immigration
guides
Materials on blog
Celebrate success
Capture the
attention
Tweet your
succeses
Capture the
attention
Parent support
evening
- Phonics
- Running dictation
- Peer mark +
exploit
- How to support
Capture the
attention
Decrease the fear
Listening = scary
Speaking = v, v scary
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8
araña elefante
idea
olvidar
universo cerdo ciclista casa
9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18
coche cucaracha gimn...
Capture the
attention
Decrease the fear
Listening = scary
Speaking = v, v scary
Use of transcripts
Answers in a
phonics gr...
Being Bob
- Work with a partner
No sé = I don’t know
No puedo = I can’t
Preguntas:
• ¿Qué te gusta hacer en tu tiempo libr...
Capture the
attention
Decrease the fear
1) Primero en el alfabeto
2) Segundo en el alfabeto
3) Tercero en el alfabeto
4) C...
www.edpuzzle.com
Decrease the fear
www.edpuzzle.com
Decrease the fear
www.thisislanguage.com
Decrease the fear
1) A asks question
2) B answers then asks partner
3) A answers question
4) Rock, paper, scissors
5) Evolve / devolve
Decre...
Decrease the fear
- Confidence tracking during a
session (3 cards on walls- not
much confidence, some
confidence, lots of ...
What do students want to say?
- Students mindmap + suggest content for the unit
Transferable knowledge- health and food
You have 10 minutes.
Write a bullet pointed list of things that you already
know w...
www.wordreference.com
You have 20 minutes to…
Create a vocab list of at least words
for yourself on the topic of “food”!
W...
Wordclouds to extract key words, especially when
supported by prompt sheets to find certain words.
Getting ahead
Google Classroom
Memrise
Quizlet (Live)
Mistakes are healthy
What tenses are important
for beginners?
Present S future Future
Conditional
Preterite Perfect
Imperfect
What could beginn...
Verb walking
1) Card sort into categories (without
telling students what the categories
are) + explain their choices
2) Ca...
Less in book,
more smiles
Building student understanding of criteria
For this draft I need to work on:
Developing target
setting
dos estrellas
un deseo
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Peer marking to criteria + looking for key elements
Students propose
the criteria
Building the
profile
Expert workshops
Real experiences
- PE teaching + fixtures in Madrid
http://bit.ly/Shelterboxchallenge
Your project brief
Exeter City FC is interested in signing a 26 year old
French striker on a free transfer.
Leyton Orient ...
Your 2challenges today
Challenge 1
• Create a multimedia video in FRENCH to attract
the striker to Exeter City- no longer ...
Your 2challenges today
Challenge 2
• Create a separate, different presentation in
FRENCH to lure the player in person- no ...
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Doing things differently- Practical Pedagogies conference, Toulouse

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Doing things differently- Practical Pedagogies conference, Toulouse

  1. 1. For more ideas www.chrisfuller.typepad.com To chat things over @chrisfullerisms To discuss and ask questions Chris.fuller@route39.org.uk
  2. 2. “It may sound obvious but the first step in encouraging high-quality student work is to have assignments that inspire and challenge students” Ron Berger, An Ethic of Excellence, pg 65
  3. 3. School ethos - Project Based Learning - Overview planned in conjunction with other departments - Student-lead learning - Making mistakes and re-drafting - Opportunities for creativity but based on thoughtfulness
  4. 4. Capture the attention - Cognitive stimulation!
  5. 5. Who’s to blame for climate change? Life after a disaster San Fermín graphic novel Design 21st century school for rural Bolivia Design + publish a travel guide Uruguayan drug legalisation A few projects we run
  6. 6. Capture the attention Project celebration evenings ShelterBox Spanish Challenge Immigration guides Materials on blog
  7. 7. Celebrate success
  8. 8. Capture the attention Tweet your succeses
  9. 9. Capture the attention Parent support evening - Phonics - Running dictation - Peer mark + exploit - How to support
  10. 10. Capture the attention Decrease the fear Listening = scary Speaking = v, v scary
  11. 11. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 araña elefante idea olvidar universo cerdo ciclista casa 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 coche cucaracha gimnasia hamburguesa jardín España zumo guitarra llavequiero
  12. 12. Capture the attention Decrease the fear Listening = scary Speaking = v, v scary Use of transcripts Answers in a phonics grid
  13. 13. Being Bob - Work with a partner No sé = I don’t know No puedo = I can’t Preguntas: • ¿Qué te gusta hacer en tu tiempo libre? • ¿Si tuvieras más tiempo libre qué te gustaría hacer? • ¿Si pudieras, preferirías hacer deporte o una actividad en casa? ¿Por qué? 1 student says the English + other student translates. If partner can’t translate, swap roles
  14. 14. Capture the attention Decrease the fear 1) Primero en el alfabeto 2) Segundo en el alfabeto 3) Tercero en el alfabeto 4) Cuarto en el alfabeto 20 minutos
  15. 15. www.edpuzzle.com Decrease the fear
  16. 16. www.edpuzzle.com Decrease the fear
  17. 17. www.thisislanguage.com Decrease the fear
  18. 18. 1) A asks question 2) B answers then asks partner 3) A answers question 4) Rock, paper, scissors 5) Evolve / devolve Decrease the fear
  19. 19. Decrease the fear - Confidence tracking during a session (3 cards on walls- not much confidence, some confidence, lots of confidence)
  20. 20. What do students want to say? - Students mindmap + suggest content for the unit
  21. 21. Transferable knowledge- health and food You have 10 minutes. Write a bullet pointed list of things that you already know which will also be useful for describing the topic of health and food. Write the English and Spanish Ejemplo: • Me gustaría – I would like • Odiaba – I used to hate • probar – to try • la comida – food • porque – because
  22. 22. www.wordreference.com You have 20 minutes to… Create a vocab list of at least words for yourself on the topic of “food”! Write the Spanish and the English This must include… • 10 items of food- include whether it is masculine (nm) or feminine (nf) • 5 infinitives (AT LEAST) - words that in English begin “to…” eg “to drink” In Spanish these end in –ar , -er or -ir • opinions eg “healthy” I have a list of 9 words- if you get more than 3 of them you get a reward… 20 15 10 10 8 5 5 4 3 5 3 2
  23. 23. Wordclouds to extract key words, especially when supported by prompt sheets to find certain words.
  24. 24. Getting ahead Google Classroom Memrise Quizlet (Live)
  25. 25. Mistakes are healthy
  26. 26. What tenses are important for beginners? Present S future Future Conditional Preterite Perfect Imperfect What could beginners use them for?
  27. 27. Verb walking 1) Card sort into categories (without telling students what the categories are) + explain their choices 2) Categorise into a tense grid 3) Call out verbs from the grid, each tense has a points score (eg present = 0 as it is neither past nor future, pluperfect = -4), students take the correct steps forward / backwards
  28. 28. Less in book, more smiles
  29. 29. Building student understanding of criteria For this draft I need to work on:
  30. 30. Developing target setting
  31. 31. dos estrellas un deseo • • • • • • • • • •
  32. 32. Peer marking to criteria + looking for key elements
  33. 33. Students propose the criteria
  34. 34. Building the profile
  35. 35. Expert workshops
  36. 36. Real experiences - PE teaching + fixtures in Madrid
  37. 37. http://bit.ly/Shelterboxchallenge
  38. 38. Your project brief Exeter City FC is interested in signing a 26 year old French striker on a free transfer. Leyton Orient and York are also both interested. He left a Ligue 2 club at the end of last season after 4 years, scoring 56 goals in 148 games. He is married with 3 children (aged 7, 5 and 2) Exeter iPad project
  39. 39. Your 2challenges today Challenge 1 • Create a multimedia video in FRENCH to attract the striker to Exeter City- no longer than 2 minutes. • This video will be uploaded to a blog www.europeandayoflanguages2013.wordpress.com • The video with the most views by 12 midday, Wednesday 2nd October will win. Exeter iPad project
  40. 40. Your 2challenges today Challenge 2 • Create a separate, different presentation in FRENCH to lure the player in person- no more than 3 minutes. • You will be presenting this in front of the other teams at 1.00 THIS AFTERNOON. • This must be business-like. You will be cut off at 3 minutes and all team members must speak. Exeter iPad project
  41. 41. Still worried they’re staring out the window?
  42. 42. For more ideas www.chrisfuller.typepad.com To chat things over @chrisfullerisms To discuss and ask questions Chris.fuller@route39.org.uk

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