1. How should extensive reading (and listening) be implemented on the iPhone? What opportunities present themselves and what difficulties arise?
Michael Swan and Scott Thornbury's ideas concerning the development of grammar and its roles in the classroom will keep everyone interested for the first part of the workshop, as we will look at their ideas through their videos, presentations, and books.
Authentic materials such as newspapers and videos are protected by copyright. If teachers use them in the classroom are they violating the copyright? How can teachers legally use them? The first presentation will look at the copyright laws in Japan as they pertain to teachers, students and classrooms.
Local members going to the JALT National Conference in November will share highlights from the best sessions they attended. Join us for a good time of ideas and discussion followed by drinks, fellowship, food, and fun at our annual bonenkai (location TBA). Check back later for more details.
What is a teacher’s most effective role in the classroom? Although the answer is complicated and many faceted, this presentation will address the question by describing various classes in which the teacher did not ‘teach’ in the traditional sense and then evaluating the outcomes, compared to control classes where possible.
A full day of ELT demonstrations and workshop, both book related and academic. There will be sessions for of teachers of adults, children and teens as well as a first class publishers’ exhibition. This is Tohoku’s biggest ELT event. (Want to present? Contact Ryan Hagglund before 2 Oct: firstname.lastname@example.org). EXPO info: Sun 30 October. 9:30 – 17:30.
Marcos will summarize and analyze approaches and movements within reading, and suggest possible directions. He’ll consider pedagogical implications, intersections between reading materials design and emergent technologies: e-readers, tablet computers, social media, print-on-demand publishing.
Teacher Doug Lemov observed hundreds of U.S. K-12 classrooms, analyzing outstanding teachers who have helped at-risk students develop into high achievers. He identified 49 techniques contributing to student success that can be employed by any teacher.
TPR Storytelling and Classical Total Physical Response (TPR) Techniques for Japanese Adults and Younger Learners. In this workshop, Dominic Jones will show practical ways of using Classical Total Physical Response (TPR) and TPR Storytelling successfully with Japanese adult language learners and younger learners.
Motivation is usually thought of as a willingness or enthusiasm to do something. However, it might be more useful to look at it in terms of a person’s perception of their ability to do something. Looking at it in this context, how of much what takes place in your classes actually motivates your students to learn? In this presentation we will look at ways to create a classroom environment that fosters “learned optimism” in students who may be more inclined to seeing themselves as failures than successes at learning English. As always, the event will be followed by an optional fun-filled evening of dinner, drinks, and laughs. For further information, please check out our website: http://jaltsendai.terapad.com/