[RELO] Becoming A Reflective Teacher

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Presented by Giovana Risco, March 2014. Find the webinar recording in this address http://youtu.be/_OkuvRDx-gs

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[RELO] Becoming A Reflective Teacher

  1. 1. What topics do we as people usually reflect on?
  2. 2. What topics do we as teachers usually reflect on?
  3. 3.  Think of “a simile “ for a teacher´s role… Example: Teachers are like …
  4. 4.  Teachers sometimes need to put out the fire of textbook boredom so they need to be in a creative mind-set to be most energized, and the combination of purpose and technique helps teachers to avoid and return from burnout.
  5. 5. In your point of view, what are the characteristics of a good teacher? 12/03/2014 7
  6. 6. 8
  7. 7. knows the material well 9 cares about the students listens to the students’ concerns is flexible is disciplined him/herself is motivated him/herself
  8. 8.  What kind of work or activities do you find totally engaging? Why?  Which ones do you hate to do? Why?
  9. 9.  Stimulates curiosity  Permits us to express our creativity  Makes us think  Is something we are good at  Is challenging  Fosters positive relationships
  10. 10.  Is repetitive  Is boring  Requires little or no thought  Is forced on us
  11. 11. So after having seen the previous information: What questions would you have in mind when designing “Activities” for your students?
  12. 12. language timing goal information gap challenge skills groupwork outcome focus acquisition accuracy fluency grammar feedback TTT
  13. 13. 1. What real-life attitude does it resemble? 2. What language is predicted to be used? 3. What input will be provided (reading, video, situation, audio, discussion, etc.)? 4. What degree of challenge will SS have? 5. What will the outcome of the activity be? 6. What resources will be needed?
  14. 14.  Have a time limit Focus on meaning Reflect real life Contain a problem- solving element Have a given goal to reach
  15. 15.  Allow students to use any language  Create opportunities for language acquisition  Process and recycle language naturally  Integrate the four skills  Move from fluency to accuracy plus fluency
  16. 16. Let´s work on the following activities and Let´s think about how reflective they are…
  17. 17. DOVE FISH LIONMONKEY TIGER CROCODILE
  18. 18.  Objective: Vocabulary practice  HOW MANY THINGS CAN YOU THINK OF THAT….? 12/03/2014 20
  19. 19. 12/03/2014 21 Objective: To practice “Modals”
  20. 20.  Objective: to practice verb tenses
  21. 21.  Learning is more effective when students take active role in the learning process  We should develop the students’ ability to do things by themselves  Do less teaching and let them learn

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