lunes, 16 de octubre de 2017

Second Workshop...check!

Hi there!!

How are you?? Tired? Probably yes... but you have only one more month to go!! You can do it!!

Last Thursday we had the second workshop on Teaching Listening, delivered by Carolina, Emiliano and Julia. You then wrote some feedback for them.... We all enjoyed the workshop and would have liked it to be longer!!

Today I'll finishe correcting the short stories and then you have to give them an attractive layout, using some application. After that, we'll have the feedback step of the assessment project.

And, next Thursday we have the workshop on Teaching Reading!!

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sábado, 7 de octubre de 2017

First workshop...check!!

Hi my dear 4th!!  How are you? I hope you are doing well!!!

Last Thursday we had the first Workshop, delivered by Cecilia, Celeste and Belén. It was about Direct and Indirect Strategies. They told us about the classification and all the options there are as regards strategies. They made us play too!!

For next class, I need you (the ones who were present on Thursday) to write some feedback for the girls (you should hand it in to me).

In fact, the last part of the class was devoted to dealing with how to provide feedback and with how important it is to provide enriching, and adequate feedback.

Next Thursday we have the workshop on Teaching Listening...I'm really looking forward to it!! Also, next Thursday is the deadline for the short stories! (In the Google document so I can correct...later you will use an application to illustrate it and give it a more attractive presntation).

Well... that's all for now...

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domingo, 1 de octubre de 2017

Class cancelled.... reprogramming

Hi there!!

How are you?

Last Thursday we were all there but we could not have classes.... since classes were cancelled because there were no janitors.

So... this would be our new calendar...

Group
Topic
Likely date
Celeste, Belén and Cecilia

Teaching strategies
October 5th
Emiliano, Carolina and Julia

Teaching listening
October 12th
Joaquín, Matías, Daiana and Noelia
Teaching reading
October 19th 
Eugenia, Gustavo and Marina
Teaching writing
November 2nd

Johanna, Aldana and Claudio
Teaching speaking
November 9th 


Anyway... we can talk about any doubts on Thursday!

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lunes, 25 de septiembre de 2017

Coming next... workshops!!

Hi there!!

Just a line to remind you that on Thursday we start with the Workshops... and ...

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sábado, 16 de septiembre de 2017

Mistakes, feedback and others....

Hi!!

How are you? How is your weekend going?

On Thursday we worked on the chapter on Mistakes and Feedback. First, we did a grouping activity based on a classification of people difficult to cope with. We reflected s little on the different types of difficult people, and the idea is to try to think about how to deal with them... You should select two of the categories and write in your blogs about how you think you should deal with them.

Once you were organized in groups, you worked on a questionnaire....I walked around the class, trying to help clear doubts and clarify concepts.

We are next meeting on September 28th, since on  the 21st we have the day off. That day we are having the first workshop, the one about Teaching Strategies (direct and indirect), so you should read the two chapters on this topic.

I'll be correcting your presentations and providing feedback... so we'll be in touch!

And remember the deadline for the short stories of our assesment project is October 12th.

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domingo, 10 de septiembre de 2017

Learning Styles and Personality Factors

Hi!!

How are you?? I hope you are doing great!!

Last Thursday we finished dealing with learning styles, with the different ways of classifying them, different quizzes to find out about them and the implications for teachers. We mentioned briefly some ideas related to strategies, but we did no go into details because we will soon have a workshop on that!!

Then we briefly discussed personality factors. We just mentioned them and explained a few central ideas, but we did not have time to go deeply into it.

The idea is that if yu have any questions or doubts on the chapter you ask me next class at the beginning of the class. And after that we will focus on Mistakes and Feedback, so make sure to read chapter 8 by Brown.

Well, finally, I hope tomorrow you all spend a wonderful day!!

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domingo, 3 de septiembre de 2017

Learning Styles, assessment project and workshops

Hi there!!

How are you on this rainy Sunday??

Last class we worked on learning styles, explaining what they are, what determines them and what are some of the ways of classifying them. Next Thursday we'll continue working on this and we'll start dealing with personality factors. So, for next class you must read chapter 6 by Brown on Personality Factors.

Also, remember that you have this and next week to work on your presentations on Characteristics of Good Short Stories.

Last but not least, here I share the information on the Workshops you will deliver for us:

Group
Topic
Likely date
Celeste, Belén and Cecilia

Teaching strategies
September 28th
Emiliano, Carolina and Julia

Teaching listening
October 5th
Joaquín, Matías, Daiana and Noelia
Teaching reading
October 12th 
Eugenia, Gustavo and Marina
Teaching writing
October 19th
Johanna, Aldana and Claudio
Teaching speaking
November 2nd

This is exactly what we discussed  before the Winter Break. The only change is in the date of the last workshop because on Ocotber 26th there is the Fairy Tale Festival.

Well, that's all ... I'll start viviting your Google docs in a few minutes !!

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domingo, 27 de agosto de 2017

Last class and links to short stories

Hi there!!

How has your weekend been?? I hope great!!

Last class we spent most of the time discussing our assessment project....The rest of the class we devoted to going through some general ideas related to syllabus design and coursebooks.

Here I share with you the links to three short stories I would like you to read to start working on your presentations on what the characteristics of good short stories are:

The Kiss
The Way up to Heaven
The Masque of the Red Death

Bear in mind that in the last two links there are several stories. The ones I want you to read are the ones I name in the links.

Of course you are free to read more stories (and also to recommend other stories to us)!!

The presentation should be ready by September 14th. Remember to do it in Google docs and to add me to the list of people who can edit: sracker2000@gmail,.com .

Whatever doubts you may have...we'll be in touch!!

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sábado, 12 de agosto de 2017

Please remember!!

Hi my dears!!

How are you? How was your winter break?... I hope it was great!!!

Please remember that on Thursday 17th I will be absent (I'm taking my daughter to the eye doctor). I mentioned this before the winter break, but I want to be sure you remember.

For this first week, I would like you to post something in your blogs related to your favorite books,or the best reading experiences you have had. The deadline for this entry is August 23rd.

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sábado, 15 de julio de 2017

Happy Winter Break!!

Hi my dear 4th year!!

How are you? Starting to enjoy the Winter Break?  (And those of you who have to sit for finals starting to go through your stages?)

Let me take this opportunity to tell you how much I enjoy classes with you... you are a very special group!!

Well, on Thurdsay we organized groups and presentations for the second part of the year. I explained what I expect from these presentations and we agreed that "Workshops" is a more accurate word to describe it.

You still owe me the groups for the assessment project.

I did not ask for any homework for the Winter Break because I know you need both to study and to rest. Still, if you want to post things in your blogs, it will be my pleasure to read them.

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