jueves, 17 de noviembre de 2016

We learn...

Hi!!

Today we had our last class. Can you believe it??

 For me it was very important to get feedback from you. I thank you for your honesty... feedback from our students is key to continue improving our teaching practice! I really appreciate  the positive comments😊 and I can profit from your suggestions 👍.

I hope you have enjoyed our classes together and I hope that they have enriched you in some way.


I hope you feel the same way!!

My best wishes for you!!

jueves, 10 de noviembre de 2016

Last but one

Hi there!!

Today we had our last class but one... I know you are tired, so hang in there that we are almost ready!!!

Today Jéssica, Verónica, Cintia and Claudia delivered an outstanding presentation on how to teach vocabulary. They were very clear and dynamic, don't you think? Once again, we discovered how all the topics of our subject are interrelated.

Next week we'll meet again for our last class. I'll be signing cards and we'll be doing some rounding up activities, so don't be absent!

sábado, 29 de octubre de 2016

Feedback from you

Hi there!


Some students asked me on Thursday to confirm what feedback they had sent me... so here I send you a summary of what each one has sent me:


  • Marina has sent me feedback on the presentations on teaching receptive skills and teaching writing.
  • Victoria has not sent me any feedback yet
  • Eugenia has sent me feedback on the presentations on teaching strategies and teaching writing
  • Jéssica has sent me feedback on the presentations on teaching strategies and teaching receptive skills
  • Florencia has sent me feedback on the presentations on teaching strategies and teaching writing
  • Cintia L. has sent me feedback on the presentations on teaching recetive skills and teaching writing
  • Verónica hasn't sent me any feedback yet
  • Cintia M. has sent me feedback on the presentations on teaching receptive skills and teaching writing
  • Héctor has sent me feedback on the presentation on teaching strategies
  • Johanna hasn't sent me any feedback yet
  • Jimena has sent me feedback on the presentation on teaching receptive skills
  • Paula has sent me feedback on the presentation on teaching strategies
  • Nadia hasn't sent me any feedback yet
  • Mercedes hasn't sent me any feedback yet
  • Mauro has sent me feedback on the presentation on teaching strategies
  • Claudia has sent me feedback on the presentations on teaching receptive skills and teaching writing
Well, I hope this summary helps you get organized with your homework :-) 

viernes, 28 de octubre de 2016

Near the end...

Hello, my dear students!!

                        Only two more classes to go.... it's hard to believe, isn't it??!!

Well, yesterday Paula, Mercedes and Johanna delivered their presentation on Teaching Speaking and Pronunciation. It is a very interesting topic, which invites us to continue reading and searching the web for new ideas and engaging activities. Please remember to send me the feedback on this (and, depending on the case, previous) presentation.

We are meeting again in two weeks, for Verónica's, Cintia's, Jéssica's and Claudia's presentation. And then only one more time for signing cards, giving and receiving feedback and having some closure.

For now, ...

viernes, 21 de octubre de 2016

Coming next...

Hi there!!

How are you? Relieved that the term test has come and gone? Eager to find out the result? I'll do my best to correct the tests before nest class.

Meanwhile, bear in mind the following dates:


  • 27/10 Presentation by Mercedes, Paula and Johana
  • 3/11 Fairy Tale Festival
  • 10/11 Presentation by Verónica, Claudia, Cintia and Jéssica (and make up, if needed)
  • 17/11 Last Class!!!
And now, start enjoying your weekend!!!


domingo, 9 de octubre de 2016

Presentation on Teaching Writing

Hi there!!

How are you? Enjoying your long weekend? I hope so!!

Well.... catching up... last Thursday Héctor and Mauro delivered a very interesting presentation on how to teach writing. Afterwards, I shared with you some material on how to do process writing with young learners and on how to write organized paragraphs.

Most likely we are meeting again in two weeks for the term test... just remember to send me feedback on the three presentations we have had so far, Thanks!!


jueves, 29 de septiembre de 2016

Second presentation and other issues - IMPORTANT

Hi there!!

Today we had our second presentation. Eugenia, Florencia and Nadia presented "Teaching receptive skills; teaching listening and reading", which is a very interesting and important topic. Please remember to send me your feedback for the girls by mail.

Other news: I'll most likely be absent on Thursday 13th, which makes our next class the last class before the term test. Here are the topics that will be included:


  • Learning styles
  • Personality factors
  • Mistakes and feedback
  • Teaching strategies
  • Teaching receptive skills, teaching listening and reading
  • Teaching writing
Also, the dates of the remaining presentations would be:


6-10 (no changes here)
Teaching productive skills;
Teaching writing

Mauro
Héctor
27-10
Teaching speaking and
Teaching pronunciation
Mercedes
Paula
Johana
10-11
Teaching vocabulary
Verónica
Claudia
Cintia M.
Jéssica

Well, let me know if you have any doubts!


viernes, 23 de septiembre de 2016

Planning lessons

Hello!!

Yesterday we had our first spring class. We were supposed to have a presentation, but as it often happens in teaching (and not just in teaching) unexpected things came up...

So, we had a class on planning lessons and sequences of lessons. It was great to see that you know many things about it!! Still, I hope that you found yestersay's class enriching!

Next week we do have a presentation (God willing) on Teaching receptive skills (Cook chapter 7 and Ur chapters 8 and 10).

Also, please remember to send me your feedback on the presentation we had last class.... it is important that you do!!

Here I share with you the info on "Coping with difficult people" that we used as a grouping activity yesterday:

1.       The Sherman Tanks                        G. They are abusive, abrupt, intimidating,   
                       arrogant and impatient


2.       The Complainers                           F. These people grumble all the time but
   never try to do anything to solve the problems they complain about. They find fault with everything and always imply that “someone” is responsible.

3.       The Clams                                    D. They are silent and unresponsive. Just when you
need  an answer you get a few words, or just one  word – or a grant.

4.       The Super- Agreeables                 A. They always say nice things to your face even if
they do something different behind your back.  They are difficult people because they make you believe they agree with you even when they don’t. They need to be popular all the time.

5.       The Balloons                                C. They are phonies. They speak with great
Authority on subjects about which they know nothing.

6.       The Negativists                             E. They are always pessimistic about everything.
They are convinced that failure is inevitable and often manage to persuade those around them that this is true.

7.       The Indecisives                            B. These people do not just delay the decision

making process but avoid it altogether.


Finally, I know you are tired (we are already in the last days of September!!) but...