Monday, August 31, 2009
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Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Very helpful for the teacher, as well as for the learner: remember the reference I gave you about the book by Rebecca Oxford, some entries... "down".
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
After having made it, one speaker exposes the thing, and, say, two classmates help her to explain the stuff, and help with the replying to the questions by you... or another classmate, better so!"
Unforgettable Harry, Hermione and Ron. Teach your students how to pronounce Hermione. Thanks to harrylatino com
Dwight, the novice teacher, was told -by the veteran one,
Monday, August 24, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Joe told me,
"Some years ago we in the classroom read A Story of Two Cities - I might be wrong with the precise title.
What my students like most was when I made the summary of the pages read on one day. The summary in Spanish.
They liked the plot. Nevertheless this is not the most convenient thing to do with a book in the class. You'd better read some pages - You and some students, at random.
After the reading session, ask them to summarize the plot. In the target language. Sometimes you can do it yourself, to show them how someone can make it. Help them make the summary by means of support questions."
A well known washing up powder in Spain. Thanks to solostocks com
Sunday, August 16, 2009
"Also, he used to come neatly dressed, with his clergyman, smiling and gentle, a good talent or experience for presenting the matters of the subject, and he did not have any problem with discipline and managing the class, and this latter point with doing nothing special.
The very same thing could be said about other teachers he might tell about." On the photograph you can see the castle at La Calahorra, a town in the province of Granada, Spain.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
"The students pour their imagination and fantasy on their essays ( compositions), when I set one of the activities they do when they have a test, an exam.
One of the questions is, for example, to write about - I'm somehow sorry to say this, but I think I set this activity some years ago; anyhow, I might be wrong and I did not set this question.
So, they had to write about what happened on 9/11, in, say, 80 words.
I assure you that in this case, as in many others, most of my students used to pour creatitivy - In this case, like a memorial about what happened then. Perhaps I could have set any other topic, like an adventure in a castle you, the student, being a knigh.
It's plain true the students made many mistakes when writing, but in that case the significant thing was writing, expressing their feelings, their thoughts, and also were important the contents, communicating, in a word."