Today I want to do two things:
1. Wish you all a Merry Christmas.
2. Discuss the importance of reflecting and learning from experience (so we can come back with fresh ideas in 2017).
Before I discuss point 2 please check out the following clip (or at least the first minute).
So let me ask you this: How can we use these same approaches to better help our students learn English in a more effective and enjoyable way?
I am going to leave this question with you to mull over until school starts again in the New Year. I am going to leave it with you because I believe that since we all come from different learning and educational backgrounds it is very difficult to offer a one-size-fits-all solution (plus, it’s a self-reflection task). Therefore, I want you to reflect upon the teaching mistakes you have made in 2016 and come up with ways to use these mistakes as fuel for development. I want you to think of the different ways and approaches you apply to your own study and question their efficacy and utility. And finally, I want you to think about the last time you researched or used a new teaching idea or method in one of your classes.
I think that’s enough homework for 2 weeks.Let's all come back in 2017 with new ideas, new activities, and new ways of helping our students.
Thanks for reading and have a great Christmas and an awesome 2017.
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