Looking back on my school days I think the majority of my learning was very teacher centred, although I do remember a maths class excursion to a theme park back in 1992 which I realise now was possibly an experiment or attempt to expose us to experiential learning. However, we were all having such a great time on the rollercoaster I don’t recall…[Read more]
Emma wrote a new post, Why Everyone Should Teach Teens and Feel Lucky to Do So 1 month ago
Ask any teacher to react to the idea of teaching teens and there will be either a shiver of horror or the exclamation of “bring it on!”. We’re going to find out why teaching teens is a not only a deeply impor […]
Yesterday and today that on 13th and 14th of May-2018, I have been encountered a problem, while click on “My Account” the message appears: “Ummm….oops. Try again sorry. I’ll do better next time”. Could you please resolve this issue so I’ll be able to complete my remaining Modules.
You’ve decided you’d like to become an English language teacher. Perfect! You have a good command of English. Good first step. But what exactly do we need to think about when we are teaching new language? In this […]
Visual Arts and Language Learning Workshop and Conference Residency
2018 Visual Artist in Residence: 9 – 13 April, Brighton Centre, Brighton UK
This year I’ve been invited to be the Artist in Residence during […]
In order to assess the learners , I will set or ask questions that will enable me to know how much they already know of the new topic to be taught.
Also, by going round the class, monitoring the learners as a group, taking note of individual contributions, I’m able to assess their level of success as the lesson is going on.
Finally, having in mind…[Read more]
I think if a teacher is capable of building a good and trusting learning relationship with students, it will bring out the best in them. Students want to see their teachers learn, and I think that it is ok to show our students that we are also in the learning process, when we show them that we are not some mighty beings with all the answers.
This presentation took place in Dublin at the LTSIG Conference, 2015
Online learning and online communities: Starting with my cultural context of learning, which has been a blend of New Zealand Maori tribal […]
Interesting- initial thoughts- clarify UX and AI. Needs a bit more connection for those coming new to the concepts. Old hands can skim.
Hi yes, this was a presentation I made to other E learning folk back in 2015, I will extend and clarify a couple fo things – UX is user expererience and AI is artificial intelligence – I’ll edit that. Thanks for feedback.
Phonemes are new to me and I’m fascinated. The impact of accents will be apparent. For example, for “bath” I’ve always said “barth”, but having lived in NW England for 25 years most people say the “a” like Annie Apple. with phonemes I assume it’s the difference between /b/a:/0with a cross bar/ and /b/ae/0with a cross bar.
I need to go back in…[Read more]
Knowing your phonemes is important. I have Adrian Underhill’s book on the subject and Tony Penston’s. Also look for Adrian’s videos. There is quite a lot to know, and then about how you apply that knowledge or embed it in your lessons. It’s a case of listening, then trying sounds, noticing differences and knowing your learners’ weak points. On…[Read more]
I think for assessing the students’ level apart from setting tests we could ask them different questions, we can ask them for presentation in front of class over any topic and monitoring their behavior over others presentations are the best ways to get approach to their knowledge. It is just depending on how much time do I have to assess them and…[Read more]
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