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Multilevelclasses fri am_bilbao

  1. 1. Multi-level classes Multi-level classes
  2. 2. Which factors affect classroom management?Students not Why? using L2 Discipline What?Motivation What? Task What?achievementThe material What? Challenge What? Multi-level classes
  3. 3. Which factors affect classroom management?Use of L2 Unwilling / unable? Why?Discipline Rudeness, chattingMotivation No care over work, work done quickly, homeworkTask Not finishing work, finishing quicklyachievementThe material Uninteresting?Challenge Too easy? Too difficult?What can you add to each column?Can you add other columns? Multi-level classes
  4. 4. Challenge Below level students…struggle to keep up with may have feelings ofinstruction. inadequacy and low self-are often dependent on esteem.peer / teacher support to be become frustrated and blamesuccessful. themselves for their inabilityare usually very aware of the to learn more efficiently.fact that everyone else in need extra time to completeclass is learning more rapidly activities.than they are. Multi-level classes
  5. 5. Challenge Above level students…have more language are able to “get it” moreproficiency than the at-level quickly than their classmatesstudents are at risk because they canbecome bored or disruptive become frustrated with thewhile waiting for the other teacher for not providingstudents to “catch up.” more challenging lessons Multi-level classes
  6. 6. PRINCIPLES WORTH CONSIDERING WHEN DEALING WITH MULTI-LEVEL CLASSESPrinciple one: varietyPrinciple two: pacePrinciple three: interestPrinciple four: collaborationPrinciple five: individualizationPrinciple six: personalizationPrinciple seven: choice and open-endedness Multi-level classes
  7. 7. personalizationindividualization
  8. 8. personalization individualizationStarts with the learner Starts with the needs of the individual learnerConnects withinterests, passions and Accommodates learningaspirations needs of the individualLearners have a Teachers customizevoice and a choice lessons and tasks foron what they learn learners based on individual needsLearners build a network ofpeers, teachers and others Learners are dependentto guide and support their on individuallearning teachers... ...to support their learning
  9. 9. AwarenessReading activity – two groups read a different story each.Students X, Y, Z and A will read story quickly and start chattingwhen they’ve finished so give them extra worksheet +dictionary at start of activity asking them to identify 5 possibleunknown words. They should write the explanations. Also - givea glossary of possibly unknown vocabulary to help students S, T&UX & Y finished reading task quickly as expected. Startedchatting briefly but continued with extra task. Glossaryhelped weaker students (S,T, U). X & Y were still workingwhen everyone else finished reading task Multi-level classes
  10. 10. Encouraging a group dynamicWorking together•Students in groups of 5 (if possible)•Write on the board: facilitator, secretary, monitor,language provider, observer and explain roles.•Stress what is important in group work:participation, listening, learning from one another•Students assigned roles (either choose themselves,or teacher)•Teacher assigns task Multi-level classes
  11. 11. Encouraging a group dynamicToothpicks•Before a group discussion, give students 5toothpicks.•Each time a student speaks up in a discussion, theyplace a toothpick in the centre.•Once all the toothpicks are used, students are notallowed to talk unless they get special permissionfrom the facilitator. Multi-level classes
  12. 12. Encouraging a group dynamicAll for one•Before class, prepare questions on a recent topic.•Groups of 4 – each student numbered 1-4. Eachgroup given a name.•Ask a question. Groups have one minute to discuss.•Choose a number randomly. student stands up andanswers the question.•If wrong, student from next group answers. Multi-level classes
  13. 13. Thinking timePreference lineLEARNING ----------------------------------------- TEACHINGWriting storm5 minutes: smells4 minutes: sounds3 minutes: best moment of the week / weekend2 minutes: the future...1 minute: favourite view Multi-level classes
  14. 14. Thinking timeHappygraph Monday Tuesday Wednesday Yesterday Today Multi-level classes
  15. 15. Simple dialogue activities
  16. 16. Simple dialogue activities (2) The teacher writes / shows dialogue on the board. Students take the part of Helen & Karini and say the dialogue in pairs Students repeat the dialogue. Teacher erases a few words at a time. Students draw a picture of 3 or 4 people in their real family Students talk about their pictures using questions & answers they have memorised
  17. 17. The Alphabet game 1. Nominate a letter from the alphabet 2. Ask the students to think quietly of tenElizabeth/Table4Five on flickr words starting with the letter & distribute board pens 3. Invite weaker students to write their words on the board. 4. When weaker students have finished, ask stronger students to add words (no repeats) 5. Students choose 1 word for teacher to talk about for a minute. 6. Students choose a word, make notes and prepare 1 minute talk. 7. Follow-up: write up notes into composition Multi-level classes
  18. 18. Grow CubeUsing ‘walkthroughs’ Multi-level classes
  19. 19. Quest for the rest Multi-level classes
  20. 20. Using YouTube with multi-level classesThe Artistifier (http://theartistifier.com) Multi-level classes
  21. 21. PRINCIPLES WORTH CONSIDERING WHEN DEALING WITH MULTI-LEVEL CLASSESPrinciple one: varietyPrinciple two: pacePrinciple three: interestPrinciple four: collaborationPrinciple five: individualizationPrinciple six: personalizationPrinciple seven: choice and open-endedness Multi-level classes
  22. 22. Links The Alphabet gamehttp://cerij.wordpress.com/2011/02/26/w-is-for-words/Grow cube / Best of the rest:http://kylemawer.wikispaces.com/Grow+cube+walkthroughhttp://kylemawer.wikispaces.com/Quest+For+The+RestSimple dialogues:http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/mixedability.pdfThe Artistifierhttp://quickshout.blogspot.com/2012/03/create-and-exploit-silent-movies-for.html Multi-level classes

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