The Teenage Learner
ICEBREAKER
http://eflclassroom.com http://setiteachers.ning.com   http://teachingrecipes.com <ul><li>“ one teaches,  two learn.” </li...
Ask Me!
Today’s Agenda <ul><li>Who is the teenage learner? </li></ul><ul><li>The 12 Dos (Anderson article) </li></ul><ul><li>Lesso...
COW
A Vision of Students Today
Who is the teenage learner?
What words describe the teenaged learner?
Words which describe Teens
&quot; Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.&quot; - Henry...
&quot;The art of teaching is the  art of assisting discovery.&quot; - Mark Van Doren   A thoughtful pause
What Teens Need to Know Prior to Learning: <ul><li>Why are we doing this? </li></ul><ul><li>How can it help me?  </li></ul...
<ul><li>Teenagers seek </li></ul><ul><li>meaning and significance.  </li></ul>Key Assumptions Personalize!
Key Assumptions <ul><li>2. Teenagers want to </li></ul><ul><li>know about the NOW! </li></ul>Update!
<ul><li>3.  Teenagers crave  </li></ul><ul><li>authenticity and the “true”.  </li></ul>Key Assumptions Be who you are and ...
<ul><ul><li>4. Teenagers are the  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ultimate egotists. ME! </li></ul></ul>Key Assumptions Get cre...
<ul><li>5. Teenagers are wondering  </li></ul><ul><li>what others are thinking  </li></ul><ul><li>about them! </li></ul>Ke...
The Digital Divide
A Dozen Dos <ul><li>Use Music!    </li></ul><ul><li>Teens live through the  </li></ul><ul><li>feelings provoked by music. ...
<ul><li>Music in your classroom </li></ul>MixTube
A Dozen Dos <ul><li> Use Current Material!   </li></ul><ul><li>Teens want to be hip.  </li></ul><ul><li>They love anything...
<ul><li>Pictures, Visuals, Vocabulary </li></ul>
A Dozen Dos <ul><li>Use Team Work!    </li></ul><ul><li>Teens are “hard wired”  </li></ul><ul><li>for relationships. They ...
 
 
A Dozen Dos <ul><li>Use Acting!    </li></ul><ul><li>Teens want to express  themselves.  </li></ul><ul><li>Role playing al...
A Dozen Dos <ul><li>Use Choice!   A  or  B </li></ul><ul><li>Teens are trying to be independent.  </li></ul><ul><li>Giving...
A Dozen Dos <ul><li>Use what they know!    </li></ul><ul><li>Teens know LOTS  </li></ul><ul><li>and have diverse experienc...
A Dozen Dos <ul><li>Use a quick pace !   </li></ul><ul><li>Teens  actually have shorter </li></ul><ul><li>attention spans ...
A Dozen Dos <ul><li>Use Activity!    </li></ul><ul><li>Use Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Teens minds and body’s are changin...
A Dozen Dos <ul><li>Use Proactive Class Control! </li></ul><ul><li>Teens want a teacher in  </li></ul><ul><li>control but ...
A Dozen Dos <ul><li>  Use L1 at times!   </li></ul><ul><li>Teens will respond to L1 </li></ul><ul><li>discipline and are m...
A Dozen Dos <ul><li>Use Games!   </li></ul><ul><li>Teens are highly competitive </li></ul><ul><li>in the sense they want  ...
A Dozen Dos <ul><li>Use their “desire”!   </li></ul><ul><li>Teens want to express themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>Projects, ...
“ Show me and I forget; Teach me and I remember;  Involve me and I learn.” - B. Franklin   A Thoughtful Pause
Your Turn – Lesson Recipe Mr. Morton
Teachers? Who needs them? <ul><li>HOLE IN THE WALL PROJECT </li></ul>
<ul><li>Video in the Classroom </li></ul>Silent Videos –  Mr. Bean Wallace and  Grommit Nat. Film Board of Canada Shorts
Can you be a 21 st  century teacher?
THE END   THE  END
Discuss: Lesson Ideas. Video Story Song Project Game Activity Role play
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  • The Adult Learner by Cathy Abraham Credit to: PA Pathways training manual
  • Speech Notes - Slide 5
  • Ever know anyone that has quit learning and growing? Ever know someone “older” that embraces learning new things? Activity: If presenting this as a training, in small groups, have participants make a list of specific things that people think are important to adult learners.
  • Ask/Think about: “What is learning?”; “What is the learning process?”; “What is the difference between teaching and learning?”
  • How/What/Why Think about it from your own perspective…. Isn’t this what you want to know going into a learning situation?
  • Seeing value in what they are learning is critical…. I.e. “buy in”. Basically, adults want and need to be treated as adults. Similarities in learning in children and adults?
  • Seeing value in what they are learning is critical…. I.e. “buy in”. Basically, adults want and need to be treated as adults. Similarities in learning in children and adults?
  • Seeing value in what they are learning is critical…. I.e. “buy in”. Basically, adults want and need to be treated as adults. Similarities in learning in children and adults?
  • Seeing value in what they are learning is critical…. I.e. “buy in”. Basically, adults want and need to be treated as adults. Similarities in learning in children and adults?
  • Seeing value in what they are learning is critical…. I.e. “buy in”. Basically, adults want and need to be treated as adults. Similarities in learning in children and adults?
  • Thoughts on this quote? Is it true, based on your experiences? How does it relate to the information presented? CAbraham/2005
  • Teaching teens

    1. 1. The Teenage Learner
    2. 2. ICEBREAKER
    3. 3. http://eflclassroom.com http://setiteachers.ning.com http://teachingrecipes.com <ul><li>“ one teaches, two learn.” </li></ul>
    4. 4. Ask Me!
    5. 5. Today’s Agenda <ul><li>Who is the teenage learner? </li></ul><ul><li>The 12 Dos (Anderson article) </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Ideas that work! </li></ul><ul><li>It’s your turn! </li></ul>
    6. 6. COW
    7. 7. A Vision of Students Today
    8. 8. Who is the teenage learner?
    9. 9. What words describe the teenaged learner?
    10. 10. Words which describe Teens
    11. 11. &quot; Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.&quot; - Henry Ford A thoughtful pause
    12. 12. &quot;The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.&quot; - Mark Van Doren A thoughtful pause
    13. 13. What Teens Need to Know Prior to Learning: <ul><li>Why are we doing this? </li></ul><ul><li>How can it help me? </li></ul><ul><li>How can I make it MINE? </li></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>Teenagers seek </li></ul><ul><li>meaning and significance. </li></ul>Key Assumptions Personalize!
    15. 15. Key Assumptions <ul><li>2. Teenagers want to </li></ul><ul><li>know about the NOW! </li></ul>Update!
    16. 16. <ul><li>3. Teenagers crave </li></ul><ul><li>authenticity and the “true”. </li></ul>Key Assumptions Be who you are and share it!
    17. 17. <ul><ul><li>4. Teenagers are the </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ultimate egotists. ME! </li></ul></ul>Key Assumptions Get creative!
    18. 18. <ul><li>5. Teenagers are wondering </li></ul><ul><li>what others are thinking </li></ul><ul><li>about them! </li></ul>Key Assumptions Group 'em!
    19. 19. The Digital Divide
    20. 20. A Dozen Dos <ul><li>Use Music! </li></ul><ul><li>Teens live through the </li></ul><ul><li>feelings provoked by music. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a window to </li></ul><ul><li>their learning soul. </li></ul>
    21. 21. <ul><li>Music in your classroom </li></ul>MixTube
    22. 22. A Dozen Dos <ul><li> Use Current Material! </li></ul><ul><li>Teens want to be hip. </li></ul><ul><li>They love anything new </li></ul><ul><li>and personally relevant. </li></ul><ul><li> Breakingnewsenglish </li></ul>
    23. 23. <ul><li>Pictures, Visuals, Vocabulary </li></ul>
    24. 24. A Dozen Dos <ul><li>Use Team Work! </li></ul><ul><li>Teens are “hard wired” </li></ul><ul><li>for relationships. They thrive </li></ul><ul><li>on projects, peer interaction </li></ul><ul><li>and group work. </li></ul>
    25. 27. A Dozen Dos <ul><li>Use Acting! </li></ul><ul><li>Teens want to express themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>Role playing allows them to express </li></ul><ul><li>all their inner, conflicting feelings in </li></ul><ul><li>a safe manner. </li></ul><ul><li> Example. </li></ul>
    26. 28. A Dozen Dos <ul><li>Use Choice! A or B </li></ul><ul><li>Teens are trying to be independent. </li></ul><ul><li>Giving them some choice </li></ul><ul><li>and control motivates them. </li></ul><ul><li>– Extensive Reading </li></ul>
    27. 29. A Dozen Dos <ul><li>Use what they know! </li></ul><ul><li>Teens know LOTS </li></ul><ul><li>and have diverse experiences. </li></ul><ul><li>Use their interests and passions </li></ul><ul><li>in the class content! </li></ul>Grammar Poems
    28. 30. A Dozen Dos <ul><li>Use a quick pace ! </li></ul><ul><li>Teens actually have shorter </li></ul><ul><li>attention spans than kids! </li></ul><ul><li>Keep changing things up! </li></ul>
    29. 31. A Dozen Dos <ul><li>Use Activity! </li></ul><ul><li>Use Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Teens minds and body’s are changing and they need to experience and practice their </li></ul><ul><li>new “physical” self! </li></ul>
    30. 32. A Dozen Dos <ul><li>Use Proactive Class Control! </li></ul><ul><li>Teens want a teacher in </li></ul><ul><li>control but will reject any </li></ul><ul><li>authority. Use positive </li></ul><ul><li>behavior management! </li></ul>
    31. 33. A Dozen Dos <ul><li> Use L1 at times! </li></ul><ul><li>Teens will respond to L1 </li></ul><ul><li>discipline and are mature </li></ul><ul><li>enough to “switch gears” </li></ul><ul><li>and it can help misunderstanding. </li></ul>
    32. 34. A Dozen Dos <ul><li>Use Games! </li></ul><ul><li>Teens are highly competitive </li></ul><ul><li>in the sense they want </li></ul><ul><li>to show off. Let them show off! </li></ul><ul><li>-- BAAM / Not like the other things </li></ul>
    33. 35. A Dozen Dos <ul><li>Use their “desire”! </li></ul><ul><li>Teens want to express themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>Projects, presentations, posters … </li></ul><ul><li>can allow them to personalize the </li></ul><ul><li>learning. </li></ul>
    34. 36. “ Show me and I forget; Teach me and I remember; Involve me and I learn.” - B. Franklin A Thoughtful Pause
    35. 37. Your Turn – Lesson Recipe Mr. Morton
    36. 38. Teachers? Who needs them? <ul><li>HOLE IN THE WALL PROJECT </li></ul>
    37. 39. <ul><li>Video in the Classroom </li></ul>Silent Videos – Mr. Bean Wallace and Grommit Nat. Film Board of Canada Shorts
    38. 40. Can you be a 21 st century teacher?
    39. 41. THE END THE END
    40. 42. Discuss: Lesson Ideas. Video Story Song Project Game Activity Role play
    41. 43. http://eflclassroom.com

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