Dealing With Backtalk

According to this article Tools for Teaching by Dr. Fred Jones

http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/columnists/jones/jones012.shtml

I remember one time when I saw a student back talking in the classroom, she was my preparatory classmate, she was talking a lot and she was quite out of the class with other classmates, so my math teacher was so grumpy and he never allowed us to talk in class even laugh was a big mistake in that classroom, it was the third time that my teacher told my friends to keep in silence, he did not tell them so nicely at all, but in the moment that the teacher saw my friend talking again, everyone stayed silent and we turned back to see what my teacher will do, he walk very slow until get closer to my classmates and suddenly he spoke very loudly that my friends were so scared and they screamed, after that all of us laughed a lot and it got my teacher so mad, finally he decided to bring out the students who laughed about it including me without I was guilty for that…
In my opinion it could be avoided firstly if the teacher could be patient because we were teenagers and it is a hard stage, then the way that he told them to keep quiet was not the most appropriate because he was kind of rude, also my classmates could not ignored my teacher and they could keep working as he said, so in that way I would not suffered the consequences…
What do you think about it? Could you give me your opinion?

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Bloom’s taxonomy

Bloom’s taxonomy is used to know fundamental questions within the educational system, it refers to a clasification of different learning objectives for students. Bloom’s taxonomy target is to motivate educators to focus on knowledge and skills that students possess…

This is one of my class based on Bloom’s taxonomy

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Topic: when to use “a” or “an” (beginners children 6 – 7 years)

Remembering: the children look at the pictures in their book, they name them and describe the pictures.

Understanding: to learn new vocabulary, students listen to the words and repeat in the pauses, at this point, the have to identify that we use “a” before a word beginning with a consonant and we use “an” before a word beginning with a vowel.

Applying: the teacher shows the students flashcards about the vocabulary they are using to engage them so they can use the target language.

Analysing: students take 3 flashcards each one to compare with a partner so they can practice by their own

Evaluation: Students answer different exercises about the topic in their workbook and when they have finished they can compare their answers with the class.

Bloom’s taxonomy is very helpful to organize your lesson plan… You should try it…

Personal Learning Philosophy

Here you can watch a Voki to listen to my opinion about Learning Philosophy. It is divided into 3 parts…

http://www.voki.com/pickup.php?scid=10432951&height=267&width=200

http://www.voki.com/pickup.php?scid=10432966&height=267&width=200

http://www.voki.com/pickup.php?scid=10432974&height=267&width=200

I also have got my results about my personal learning style and my multiple intelligences.

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Try it in the link below…

http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks3/ict/multiple_int/index.htm

A Very Good Option!

Sometimes when we explain a topic it has to be reinforced either with a speaking or a listening activity, but sometimes we don’t know how to do that or we don’t have knowledge about some applications which we can use… so I create a Voki it is a talking picture that can help you to get your students engaged with a specific topic, it works as a listening or a visual form, it is highly configurable and supports many languages…
Check this out…

http://www.voki.com/pickup.php?scid=10330427&height=267&width=200

This application could be helpful for you to assess your students and here I share you a rubric for children…

LISTENING AND SPEAKING RUBRIC

Let´s practice some Vocabulary

English has a very extensive vocabulary, and a multitude of expressions and phrasal verbs that we have to learn and sometimes it could be a little boring but learning a language does not need to be a difficult chore. There are many fun ways to learn, you can practice watching movies using the audio language and subtitles with the language you are learning. When you feel confidence you can skip the subtitles. Also you can listen to music and sing at the same time, you download the lyrics of many songs and try to memorize them so you could leave your paper songs before. Another very good option is reading books, you can read the book you prefer, as you are reading you could analize de words you do not know and look for them in a dictionary or the internet if you want lo listen the correct pronunciation. There are many games to practice your vocabulary as funny questionnaires, puzzles, crosswords, etc.

Here I share you an example of a game to practice vocabulary in a funny way… I hope you like it…

https://www.superteachertools.net/speedmatch/speedmatch.php?gamefile=1410556007#.VBNvH2NbU8Y

How Important is grammar to learn a new language?

Personally I think that learning a new language is more difficult than many people think, it is very important to have a wide vocabulary to get an easy way to comunicate. However it doesn’t mean that you have gotten an excellent understanding or a good fluency because having knowledge of grammar will be useful to write but it is useless when we have to express ourselves orally, which is one of the more complicated tasks, as we talk or hear we don’t have time to analyze the gramatical structure of sentences, that’s the reason why we have to practice grammar a lot reading or answer different kind of exercises even traveling to a country where people speak the language you are learning, I also think that it is very important to be motivated to get the facility to learn grammar, as a teacher of kids here there are some advices to practice grammar with them without get bored. I hope they could be useful for you:
http://www.ego4u.com
http://www.eslgamesplus.com/classroom-games/
Good Luck!!

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