Research shows the brain is more activated by movement than
by sitting still. In this workshop the presenter will show why young
children find active
learning engaging and fun and will also share some classroom-tested
games you can use right away. Be ready to play games and have some fun.
Do you share personal stories with students in the classroom? What are your reasons for doing so? Based on PhD research, Suzanne will discuss the characteristics and uses of what she terms teacher personal narratives (TPNs). She will share significant research findings that may affect the way language teachers instruct at all levels of education.
This workshop discusses humor’s potential in EFL
instruction. It looks at two intertwined applications of humor in the
classroom: “humor as subject”—giving students input showing how humor
pervades contemporary English usage; and “humor as medium”—encouraging
humor as a teaching/learning/socializing tool in classroom interaction.
The focus of this presentation is on recent research in
cognitive science, ELT pedagogy of bottom-up approaches and extensive
listening that show promise of improved listening abilities of students.
The presentation is divided into a theory and workshop halves, providing
new information as well as new, fun, and easy to implement practical
ideas for Monday morning.
The growing emphasis on communicative EFL classes
requires greater classroom effectiveness. Cooperative Learning (CL)
helps create supportive student teams that develop their social skills
making students active teammates rather than passive learners. This
hands-on workshop will present participants with effective CL structures
Linda Donan, a teacher who has worked with children for 30 years will present on how to
organize what you teach and how you teach to achieve success for your
students and satisfaction for their parents. She will also talk about
how to overcome frequent difficulties and will invite questions from the
audience concerning their classroom problems. Bring your own textbooks
Looking for a change or upgrade? What are local teaching jobs
really like? The speakers will discuss their current fulltime (contract
or tenured) position at a high school/university, explain how they got
the job, and candidly assess its strengths & weaknesses. Each Pecha
Kucha presentation will include a short Q & A, with a panel/open
discussion to end proceedings.
What big ideas do you want your young learners to come away with from
your lessons? In the 21st Century, young learners need skills and
attitudes that they can transfer into school, hobbies, and family life.
Discover the C's of learning through lively music and movement
activities that help your "little ones" grow with BIG IDEAS!
This is a Nagoya/Gifu joint meeting.
affective language learning when they give young learners the very
language they need to express their individuality. Puppets are powerful
beings that allow this authentic expression to gain life in unexpected
ways. Come and learn how affective learning beliefs and postures and the
use of puppets can spark holistic language learning in your classes!