Tag: Shaping

Shaping the Way We Teach English: Module 14, Reflective Teaching

GOOD TEACHERS ARE ALWAYS LEARNING, LEARNING FROM STUDENTS, LEARNING FROM THEIR OWN TRIAL AND ERROR, LEARNING FROM PEERS AND COLLEAGUES, LEARNING FROM MENTORS AND SUPERVISORS, AND LEARNING FROM ACADEMIC INFORMATION IN THEIR FIELD. GOOD TEACHERS CONTINUE TO LEARN THROUGHOUT THEIR CAREERS. THIS IS CALLED LIFELONG LEARNING OR ONGOING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT. ONE TOOL THAT CAN HELP…

By Stanley Isaacs December 3, 2019 0

Shaping the Way We Teach English: Module 01, Contextualizing Language

CONTEXTUALIZATION IS THE MEANINGFUL USE OF LANGUAGE FOR REAL COMMUNICATIVE PURPOSES. IT HELPS STUDENTS UNDERSTAND HOW LANGUAGE USERS CONSTRUCT LANGUAGE IN A GIVEN CONTEXT. TEACHERS CAN CONTEXTUALIZE LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION BY ORGANIZING THE CONTENT OF THE LANGUAGE CURRICULUM ACCORDING TO THEMES OR TOPICS. THESE THEMES OR TOPICS WORK BEST WHEN THEY ARE THREADED THROUGHOUT THE COURSE…

By Stanley Isaacs November 26, 2019 0