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Sharpening the Saw!               With           Paul Marks    18th /19th /20th July 2012
Sharpening the Saw mean preservingand enhancing the greatest asset you             have- You                             S...
Objectives and Outcomes          Morning Session              Our Students• Learning habits of today’s students• Focus on ...
Afternoon Objectives and Outcomes   Focus on Learning• Overview of Cooperative Learning• Benefits• Cooperative Learning Ac...
The Time of Super TEACHERS
DiscussionWhat are the differences between today’steenagers, teenagers from 10+ years ago?             Presentation title ...
A Vision of K-12 Students Today                         Video ClipWhat is the most interesting thing you learnt from this ...
Thai Teenagers Today• more creative• more visual• more technology literate• more independent• more ______________Should te...
Teaching & Learning
“If a child can’t learn the way we   teach, maybe we should teach the   way they learn.”                                  ...
Meet students halfway!Traditional techniques + Newer techniques
We all have preferred ways ofreceiving and learning information
What type of learner are you?•Visual learners learn by seeing and reading. They learn best throughtextbooks, pictures, dia...
Visual Learners  Methods and Resources•Write out notes using different coloured pens•Draw diagrams and charts•Use timeline...
Auditory Learners Methods and Resources•Discuss facts, concepts and ideas with a friend.•Do homework in a group•Listen to ...
Kinesthetic learners• Make models• Take plenty of study breaks – (Kinesthetic learners need more breaks than visual or aud...
Think about the questionsShare them with a friendShare with your group
How do your students learn best?Discussion questions:What activities are you currently using in the classroomto meet your ...
To optimize learning we need to reach      all students learning styles
VAK Activities with limited classroom resources• Using pictures• Building vocabulary through mind maps
Using pictures to teach
STARTING A LESSON                           Open your books on page 61.                           Do exercise 1. Start now...
Step 1:Guess thetopic
Step 2:Elicitvocabulary
Step 3:MemoryGame
Write the questions
1.What colour is the car? Red2.How many men are in the  photograph at the top of the  page? ( 3 )3.What is under the car? ...
Using Pictures : Teaching StepsGroup Activity: Order the 7 teaching steps:               Teaching Steps                   ...
Using Pictures: Teaching Steps1. Cover up the topic of the unit and ask students to guess2. Elicit vocabulary & ask concep...
Teaching Vocabulary & mind mapping
Listing styledrive    ate       win       endshark    pool      gift      happyfuture   outdoor   got       steakoff      ...
classical     jazz        comedy      Music                   love          Moviespop                  FREE TIME          ...
Mind mappingWhy is it easier to remember   words in “mind maps”     compared to lists?
Advantages of Mind maps1. Word relationships2. Personalization3. Both sides of the brain
classical     jazz      comedy      Music                   love          Moviespop                  FREE TIME            ...
Mind Maps - Tips• Try to make your mind map simple & easy to  understand – avoid having too many groups• Use different col...
Create a Mind Map1. Look at the words below and decide how you will group   these words2. Create a mind map adding these w...
Wall Displays
Brainstorm video clip• What do you like about this teacher?• What do you think can be improved?• Did she meet VAK learning...
LUNCH TIME
Welcome Back Are you full?
Afternoon Objectives and Outcomes   Focus on Learning• Overview of Cooperative Learning• Benefits• Example Activity• Debrief
Focus on LearningTeachers:• Facilitate learning• Meet the individual needs of their students• Optimize the learning experi...
Cooperative Learning OverviewCooperative learning is a successful teaching strategy inwhich small teams use a variety of l...
• Positive Interdependence• Face-to-Face Interaction• Individual Accountability• Interpersonal and Small Group Social Skil...
Warm Up Activity      Think about the benefits of cooperative learning. How can      cooperative learning help your studen...
1. Presenter (presents to the class)2. Reporter (tells the teacher about progress)3. English monitor (makes sure that ever...
1. Each person will draw a picture of an animal adaption –   for example a claw, or fur etc..2. Take each adaptation and p...
• The concept of animal adaptations• Animal parts• Reasoning•Critical thinking•Creative thinking•Using English for a meani...
• Promotes effective communication skills• Develops vocabulary• Improves fluency• Increase student listening skills• Reduc...
•Less talk from the teacher – more independence fromthe students•Enjoyable and prepares students for interaction•Encourage...
1. What new skills or strategies did you learn today?2. What will you do more of in the classroom?3. What will you do less...
Have a wonderful    evening!
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  1. 1. Sharpening the Saw! With Paul Marks 18th /19th /20th July 2012
  2. 2. Sharpening the Saw mean preservingand enhancing the greatest asset you have- You Stephen R Covey
  3. 3. Objectives and Outcomes Morning Session Our Students• Learning habits of today’s students• Focus on learning• Understanding and using VAK Methodology for limited classroom resources• Using pictures to teach• Building vocabulary through mind maps
  4. 4. Afternoon Objectives and Outcomes Focus on Learning• Overview of Cooperative Learning• Benefits• Cooperative Learning Activity Ideas• Example Activity• Debrief
  5. 5. The Time of Super TEACHERS
  6. 6. DiscussionWhat are the differences between today’steenagers, teenagers from 10+ years ago? Presentation title (Edit in View > Header 6 and Footer)
  7. 7. A Vision of K-12 Students Today Video ClipWhat is the most interesting thing you learnt from this videoclip?
  8. 8. Thai Teenagers Today• more creative• more visual• more technology literate• more independent• more ______________Should teachers force students to learn the old ways, or should teachers try to learn the new ways? Presentation title (Edit in View > Header 8 and Footer)
  9. 9. Teaching & Learning
  10. 10. “If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.” Ignacio Estrada Presentation title (Edit in View > Header 10 and Footer)
  11. 11. Meet students halfway!Traditional techniques + Newer techniques
  12. 12. We all have preferred ways ofreceiving and learning information
  13. 13. What type of learner are you?•Visual learners learn by seeing and reading. They learn best throughtextbooks, pictures, diagrams or demonstrations they can observe.•Auditory learners excel through listening and speaking. Auditory learners willdo well in a lecture hall atmosphere, by listening to tapes or music.•Kinesthetic or tactile learners learn best through touching and doing. Hands-on activities work well for this type of learner, and a tactile learner tends to dowell with manual dexterity tasks.No matter which learning style a child has - visual, auditory or tactile - acombination of teaching styles can be effective since most people have a littleof each style and are dominant in one area. Knowing what type of learner achild is makes teaching and learning much easier.
  14. 14. Visual Learners Methods and Resources•Write out notes using different coloured pens•Draw diagrams and charts•Use timelines•Re-write facts, formulas, information, notes and pin them around your room.•Use pictorial reminders•Use highlighters•Visually organise your notes into columns, page sections and forms•Use mind maps
  15. 15. Auditory Learners Methods and Resources•Discuss facts, concepts and ideas with a friend.•Do homework in a group•Listen to tapes or record notes•Walk around and talk through your notes•Use rhymes and songs to memorise facts, times tables etc•Give presentations and speeches to yourself.•Read aloud•Use auditory reminders
  16. 16. Kinesthetic learners• Make models• Take plenty of study breaks – (Kinesthetic learners need more breaks than visual or auditory)• Move around while learning something new• Hold a stress ball• Write notes on post-it notes and arrange them into topics• Use the body pegs method of revising key points (Attach a key word to a part of the body with an action)• Label diagrams• Re-enact information• Go on site visits
  17. 17. Think about the questionsShare them with a friendShare with your group
  18. 18. How do your students learn best?Discussion questions:What activities are you currently using in the classroomto meet your students learning needs?How does your learning environment support andenhance learning?What do you need to change in your teaching?
  19. 19. To optimize learning we need to reach all students learning styles
  20. 20. VAK Activities with limited classroom resources• Using pictures• Building vocabulary through mind maps
  21. 21. Using pictures to teach
  22. 22. STARTING A LESSON Open your books on page 61. Do exercise 1. Start now!A good start is half-way to success Why are the students bored? Presentation title (Edit in View > Header 22 and Footer)
  23. 23. Step 1:Guess thetopic
  24. 24. Step 2:Elicitvocabulary
  25. 25. Step 3:MemoryGame
  26. 26. Write the questions
  27. 27. 1.What colour is the car? Red2.How many men are in the photograph at the top of the page? ( 3 )3.What is under the car? ( a book )4.How many medallions are there? (6)5.What word is on the cigarette packet? ( Peace )
  28. 28. Using Pictures : Teaching StepsGroup Activity: Order the 7 teaching steps: Teaching Steps Order 1-7 Ss write down answers 4 Ss check answers by opening their book 6 Cover up topic of the unit and ask ss to guess 1 Ss write down questions for their 5 answers 5 Elicit vocabulary & ask concept check 2 questions T checks questions by writing them on board 7 Ss close books – ask 5 questions 3
  29. 29. Using Pictures: Teaching Steps1. Cover up the topic of the unit and ask students to guess2. Elicit vocabulary & ask concept checking questions3. Ss close books – ask 5 questions4. Students write down answers5. Students write down the questions for their 5 answers6. Students check answers by opening their book7. Teacher checks questions by writing them on the boardTEACHING PRACTICE – GROUPS of 3• You will receive an opening page from a unit.• Your aim is to teach this to the 2 people in your group using the 7 steps above.• You will have 5 minutes to plan ( write down the 5 questions you will ask )• DO NOT write anything on the back of the page!• You will teach your lesson in 5 minutes. Start planning now!
  30. 30. Teaching Vocabulary & mind mapping
  31. 31. Listing styledrive ate win endshark pool gift happyfuture outdoor got steakoff else visitor black
  32. 32. classical jazz comedy Music love Moviespop FREE TIME action ACTIVITIES swimming Reading comics Sports magazines newspapers football badminton 34
  33. 33. Mind mappingWhy is it easier to remember words in “mind maps” compared to lists?
  34. 34. Advantages of Mind maps1. Word relationships2. Personalization3. Both sides of the brain
  35. 35. classical jazz comedy Music love Moviespop FREE TIME action ACTIVITIES swimming Reading comics Sports magazines newspapers football badminton 38
  36. 36. Mind Maps - Tips• Try to make your mind map simple & easy to understand – avoid having too many groups• Use different colours for different groups• Use pictures• Use collocations ( e.g. verb & noun )• Use sub-groups
  37. 37. Create a Mind Map1. Look at the words below and decide how you will group these words2. Create a mind map adding these words3. Add new words into each group4. You have 8 minutes!photo album bag cameracar comic computerkey mobile phone an MP3a purse radio toytravel card umbrella a watch
  38. 38. Wall Displays
  39. 39. Brainstorm video clip• What do you like about this teacher?• What do you think can be improved?• Did she meet VAK learning styles?
  40. 40. LUNCH TIME
  41. 41. Welcome Back Are you full?
  42. 42. Afternoon Objectives and Outcomes Focus on Learning• Overview of Cooperative Learning• Benefits• Example Activity• Debrief
  43. 43. Focus on LearningTeachers:• Facilitate learning• Meet the individual needs of their students• Optimize the learning experience• Develop the skills that your child needs to become anindependent learner
  44. 44. Cooperative Learning OverviewCooperative learning is a successful teaching strategy inwhich small teams use a variety of learning activities toimprove their understanding of a subject. Cooperativelearning incorporates everyone, non- discriminatory oflevel. Each member of a team is responsible for not onlylearning what is taught, but also for helping theirteammates
  45. 45. • Positive Interdependence• Face-to-Face Interaction• Individual Accountability• Interpersonal and Small Group Social Skills•Group Processing
  46. 46. Warm Up Activity Think about the benefits of cooperative learning. How can cooperative learning help your students to be better communicators in English?What do you think were the benefits of this warm up?
  47. 47. 1. Presenter (presents to the class)2. Reporter (tells the teacher about progress)3. English monitor (makes sure that everyone usesEnglish in the other groups)4. Manager (directs the group)
  48. 48. 1. Each person will draw a picture of an animal adaption – for example a claw, or fur etc..2. Take each adaptation and put them together to make an animal.3. As a group describe what your animal is using the adaptations.4. Give your animal a name5. Present your animal to the group
  49. 49. • The concept of animal adaptations• Animal parts• Reasoning•Critical thinking•Creative thinking•Using English for a meaningful reason•Build confidence•Develop interdependence
  50. 50. • Promotes effective communication skills• Develops vocabulary• Improves fluency• Increase student listening skills• Reduces language learning anxiety•Provides meaningful and natural situations for students touse English• Enhances self management and confidence•Demands involvement from all students• Makes students responsible and accountable• Increases learning potential and academic achievement
  51. 51. •Less talk from the teacher – more independence fromthe students•Enjoyable and prepares students for interaction•Encourages the use of English relating to the activity•Retention•Develops self confidence
  52. 52. 1. What new skills or strategies did you learn today?2. What will you do more of in the classroom?3. What will you do less of in the classroom?
  53. 53. Have a wonderful evening!

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