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Getting the Most from Students' Writing Journals

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2nd #eltchat on 04/12/2013  getting the most from ss writing journals.xlsx

 

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Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 12:00 Lunchtime #eltchat is Getting the most from Students’ Writing Journals
teflgeek 12/4/2013 12:01 Hi all #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 12:02 @teflgeek Hi David #eltchat
leedsacademy 12/4/2013 12:02 RT @Shaunwilden: Lunchtime #eltchat is Getting the most from Students’ Writing Journals
teacherkristina 12/4/2013 12:02 Hi there #ELTchat
teflgeek 12/4/2013 12:03 will be dipping in and out of today's #eltchat to do placement tests and write report cards....
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 12:03 Hi everyone - will take a look but never do journals. #eltchat
BobK99 12/4/2013 12:03 Hello all at #eltchat :)
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 12:03 What's tonight's topic? #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 12:04 @MarjorieRosenbe Same here so need someone to tell us what to do :-) #eltchat
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 12:04 Hi everyone - at least good to be here. #eltchat
teacherphili 12/4/2013 12:04 Hi. Don't know what I can contribute to this but will give it a go #eltchat
teflgeek 12/4/2013 12:04 Used to do journals all the time at summer school #eltchat very effective
teflgeek 12/4/2013 12:05 only done them once in the school year. not so effective #eltchat
teacherphili 12/4/2013 12:05 @teflgeek maybe you could tell us a bit about that? #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 12:05 @teflgeek Looks like we’re all learning from you then :-) #eltchat
teflgeek 12/4/2013 12:05 hmmm... #eltchat
teacherkristina 12/4/2013 12:05 I've tried journals several times, but it always ended in disaster. Sts just copied entries or didn't write anything. Wonder why? #ELTchat
leedsacademy 12/4/2013 12:05 Hi everybody. I guess I can start. It was my suggestion. I have Ss write in a journal for 20 mins everyday. #eltchat
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 12:06 Only thing close are self-reflection surveys on learning styles for research project. #eltchat
teacherkristina 12/4/2013 12:06 @leedsacademy #eltchat during classtime?
teacherphili 12/4/2013 12:06 thx for that @leedsacademy tell us more... #eltchat
BobK99 12/4/2013 12:06 RT @Shaunwilden: @MarjorieRosenbe Same here so need someone to tell us what to do :-) #eltchat > Don't ask me either. Tried once, totl #fail
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 12:06 @leedsacademy Oh good someone else thats does them :-) #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 12:07 Maybe we should make sure we all know what we mean by journal #eltchat
leedsacademy 12/4/2013 12:07 #eltchat I write personal responses to each of the students. don't do much correction. was looking for topic ideas, prompts, suggestions
teflgeek 12/4/2013 12:07 with summer school it was a useful communication channel on the overall experience & sts had lots to write about #eltchat
teacherphili 12/4/2013 12:07 @Shaunwilden how does a journal differ from a diary? #eltchat
teflgeek 12/4/2013 12:07 in school year, content tended to be very hit and miss #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 12:08 RT @teacherphili: @Shaunwilden how does a journal differ from a diary? #eltchat
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 12:08 @Shaunwilden Will try to come along then as I voted for it. #eltchat
BobK99 12/4/2013 12:08 RT @Shaunwilden: Maybe we should make sure we all know what we mean by journal #eltchat > Clue in the name - DAILY?
leedsacademy 12/4/2013 12:08 @teacherkristina yes, students are here for 4 hours so 20 mins is not that long :) #eltchat
teacherkristina 12/4/2013 12:08 @teflgeek #eltchat maybe that was a prob with my sts, they only ever wrote about sleeping and being tired
leedsacademy 12/4/2013 12:08 @BobK99 @Shaunwilden @MarjorieRosenbe why do you think it failed? #eltchat what went wrong?
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 12:09 @leedsacademy How long does that take? Am already overwhelmed with all the extras at university. #eltchat
teflgeek 12/4/2013 12:09 @teacherkristina in schl year I got lots of reviews of recent buffy vampire slayer episodes #eltchat these days would be "glee"?
teacherkristina 12/4/2013 12:09 @leedsacademy #eltchat how many sts do you have per class?
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 12:09 @teacherphili This is a good question Phil, I’d say they were the same of used for reflection #eltchat
teflgeek 12/4/2013 12:10 @leedsacademy it's more difficult on an extensive course I think #eltchat
leedsacademy 12/4/2013 12:10 @MarjorieRosenbe only 10 students in class. reading them and responding takes less than 5 mins each I guess.  #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 12:10 @leedsacademy @BobK99 @MarjorieRosenbe I’ve tried to use the idea but sts never really got into them #eltchat
KateLloyd05 12/4/2013 12:10 Been using them this semester to encourage self reflection and review. #eltchat
teacherkristina 12/4/2013 12:10 @teflgeek #eltchat I 'd have been over the moon reading about vampires etc
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 12:10 @KateLloyd05 And have they worked? #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 12:10 RT @teacherphili: @teflgeek @leedsacademy do/did you get them to handwrite or could they do it digitally? use app such as Penzu?#eltchat
CotterHUE 12/4/2013 12:10 RT @teacherphili: @Shaunwilden how does a journal differ from a diary? #eltchat
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 12:11 @BobK99 @Shaunwilden Haven't tried but my sts take languages as extra courses to university studies - am happy if they just do HW. #eltchat
teflgeek 12/4/2013 12:11 @teacherphili @leedsacademy pen and paper.  summer school also used them as scrapbooks #eltchat
leedsacademy 12/4/2013 12:11 @teflgeek I imagine you'd have to get the Ss to do it outside of class time. Not very successful in my case. #eltchat
BobK99 12/4/2013 12:11 @leedsacademy @Shaunwilden @MarjorieRosenbe #eltchat. My fault I guess, but I felt the subject (a flash flood that cut us off)...1/2
KateLloyd05 12/4/2013 12:12 @Shaunwilden So far. Ss. seem to focus on them. Don't read them. Ss can ask if they want me to, but most don't. #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 12:13 @KateLloyd05 So they are purely for individual self-reflection then? #eltchat
CotterHUE 12/4/2013 12:13 I often have Ss peer edit or comment on writing journals/tasks. Good for collaborative environment. #eltchat
leedsacademy 12/4/2013 12:13 @Shaunwilden @teacherphili @teflgeek for me pen and paper. Arabic Ss need all the practice they can get.#eltchat I guess digital would be ok
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 12:13 Remember the topic asks how to get most out of them not just if and how we do them #eltchat
BobK99 12/4/2013 12:13 @leedsacademy @Shaunwilden @MarjorieRosenbe #eltchat. ...(from the canteen) was enough of a prompt.
KateLloyd05 12/4/2013 12:13 @Shaunwilden Look over their shoulders though, to check they do it #eltchat
teflgeek 12/4/2013 12:14 @Shaunwilden can't get anything out of them if you can't get the learners to put something into them... #eltchat
KateLloyd05 12/4/2013 12:14 @Shaunwilden They can share with their group if they want. Most do. can be private. #eltchat
leedsacademy 12/4/2013 12:15 RT @Shaunwilden: Remember the topic asks how to get most out of them not just if and how we do them #eltchat
teflgeek 12/4/2013 12:15 @KateLloyd05 @Shaunwilden I used to take them in every so often and provide a bit of content feedback / language feedback #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 12:15 @teflgeek good point :-) So how do we encourage them then #eltchat
leedsacademy 12/4/2013 12:16 @Shaunwilden That's my Q. Ss write every day. I read +respond, but how can I make this more effective at improving their writing. #eltchat
KateLloyd05 12/4/2013 12:17 @teflgeek @Shaunwilden I'd like to, but 27 ss in class. They can ask me to read/respond/check if they choose to. #eltchat
teflgeek 12/4/2013 12:17 @leedsacademy @Shaunwilden Maybe a framework for journal entries? Something I heard / saw / read? #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 12:17 RT @teflgeek: @leedsacademy @Shaunwilden Maybe a framework for journal entries? Something I heard / saw / read? #eltchat
teacherkristina 12/4/2013 12:17 @KateLloyd05 @teflgeek @Shaunwilden how about peer-correction here? or too private? #ELTchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 12:18 Can be journals be done in an audio way rather than written?  #eltchat
teflgeek 12/4/2013 12:18 @teacherkristina @KateLloyd05 possible privacy issues with peer correction and constraining what the students write about #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 12:18 RT @teacherkristina: @KateLloyd05 @teflgeek @Shaunwilden how about peer-correction here? or too private? #ELTchat
teflgeek 12/4/2013 12:19 @teacherkristina @KateLloyd05 some students have used journals as a means to complain about their peers / notify T of problems #eltchat
teacherphili 12/4/2013 12:19 reflective learning could be done through audio recordings, but thought journals suggested writing practice #eltchat
leedsacademy 12/4/2013 12:19 @teflgeek good idea. today we did a kind of framework for past narratives. where were you? with who? how did you feel? 1/2 #eltchat
leedsacademy 12/4/2013 12:20 @teflgeek what were you doing? past cont. what happened? past simp.#eltchat
KateLloyd05 12/4/2013 12:20 @teflgeek @teacherkristina is a point #eltchat
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 12:20 Is getting sth out of them only about using language correctly? #eltchat
CotterHUE 12/4/2013 12:20 @teacherkristina Peer correction&feedback works very well. Ss help one another, but also give meaningful/relevant feedback. #eltchat
KateLloyd05 12/4/2013 12:21 @teacherkristina @teflgeek @Shaunwilden Wonder about journals as writing fluency practise, rather than accuracy. #eltchat
teacherphili 12/4/2013 12:22 @MarjorieRosenbe indeed. Does it even have to be accurate or checked for accuracy? #eltchat
teacherphili 12/4/2013 12:22 RT @KateLloyd05: @teacherkristina @teflgeek @Shaunwilden Wonder about journals as writing fluency practise, rather than accuracy. #eltchat
leedsacademy 12/4/2013 12:22 @MarjorieRosenbe good point. we r developing a closer relationship through the journals. we respond to and find out bout each other #eltchat
teacherkristina 12/4/2013 12:22 @MarjorieRosenbe #eltchat as a safe environment for risk-taking in language and content maybe?
teflgeek 12/4/2013 12:23 @MarjorieRosenbe Good point. #eltchat.  Need to be clear with the sts what the purpose is
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 12:23 I guess a lot  of this depends on the nature of the journal, getting beyond using them for reflection? #eltchat
CotterHUE 12/4/2013 12:23 #eltchat @KateLloyd05 accuracy or fluency practice with writing. It depends on the class and their needs.
leedsacademy 12/4/2013 12:23 @teacherphili sometimes can't be. maybe topic is too personal to support correction. happened when a S wrote about dead father. #eltchat
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 12:24 Did leaner diaries last year to have them reflect on learning styles. Interesting stuff. #eltchat
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 12:25 Best comment was st who said he didn't know he was allowed to learn in certain way. Wow! #eltchat
teacherphili 12/4/2013 12:25 @leedsacademy do you mean it can't be accurate or can't be checked? #eltchat
teflgeek 12/4/2013 12:25 BRB #eltchat
CotterHUE 12/4/2013 12:25 RT @teflgeek: @MarjorieRosenbe Good point. #eltchat.  Need to be clear with the sts what the purpose is
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 12:25 So can journals be used for metacognition about learning? #eltchat
KateLloyd05 12/4/2013 12:26 @teacherphili @MarjorieRosenbe Not doing focuses more on developing ability to express ideas. Not worried about accuracy. #eltchat
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 12:27 @leedsacademy @teacherphili I also assign personal topics for HW - works well and stays private (for me only) #eltchat
leedsacademy 12/4/2013 12:27 @MarjorieRosenbe thinking bout having direct Qs 4 Fri's entry. What did u learn this week? What was difficult?How will u remember?  #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 12:27 RT @MarjorieRosenbe: So can journals be used for metacognition about learning? #eltchat
leedsacademy 12/4/2013 12:28 @teacherphili can be replied to but can't/shouldn't be corrected. I think.#eltchat
teacherphili 12/4/2013 12:28 @KateLloyd05 agreed. sts work can be checked/marked in other ways. journal entries cld be kept to produce end of term essay #eltchat
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 12:28 @leedsacademy Also asked questions like 'What did we do?' How did it help you learn?' #eltchat
KateLloyd05 12/4/2013 12:29 @leedsacademy @MarjorieRosenbe That's what I do with mine. Diff. entries focus on diff skills too #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 12:30 @MarjorieRosenbe @leedsacademy Interesting to ask what they think they learned this week / this lesson etc #eltchat
BobK99 12/4/2013 12:30 RT @teflgeek: @MarjorieRosenbe Good point. #eltchat.  Need to be clear with the sts what the purpose is
KateLloyd05 12/4/2013 12:30 @teacherphili How do you mean? #eltchat
teacherphili 12/4/2013 12:30 Feel that type of student/class (eg YL/EAP) has big bearing on whether journal keeping will be of benefit #eltchat
Marisa_C 12/4/2013 12:30 @Shaunwilden Apologies apologies- delta written exams today i thought i'd finishe earlier  #eltchat sorry sorry
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 12:31 RT @teacherphili: Feel that type of student/class (eg YL/EAP) has big bearing on whether journal keeping will be of benefit #eltchat
teacherkristina 12/4/2013 12:32 RT @Shaunwilden: @MarjorieRosenbe @leedsacademy Interesting to ask what they think they learned this week / this lesson etc #eltchat
teacherphili 12/4/2013 12:32 @KateLloyd05 if we dont mark journal entries but sts are still motivated to write them because it will form basis for later essay? #eltchat
GilMattos 12/4/2013 12:32 RT @BrunoELT: Learning English Beyond the Exams http://t.co/YLWJPMlbab #elt #eltchat
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 12:32 @teacherphili Agree totally. Also reason st has for taking class. #eltchat
adryr69 12/4/2013 12:32 Christmas Lesson Ideas http://t.co/cpbCTgZHOG #ELT #TEFL #eltchat #Christmas
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 12:32 @Marisa_C Hey didn’t expect you knew it was the exam day  #eltchat
Marisa_C 12/4/2013 12:33 @teacherphili i agree with not marking journal entries but you can ask Ss if they would like you to like in light pencil? #eltchat
leedsacademy 12/4/2013 12:33 @KateLloyd05 @MarjorieRosenbe so do you always have directing Qs? or do you let them decide?  #eltchat
KateLloyd05 12/4/2013 12:34 @teacherphili I see. What would the essay be about? #eltchat
teacherphili 12/4/2013 12:34 @MarjorieRosenbe motivation is big issue here. Autonomy, too, surely?  Need to know point of writing before getting most out of #eltchat
teacherphili 12/4/2013 12:34 @KateLloyd05 would depends on type of learner and their language needs, i guess.  #eltchat
Marisa_C 12/4/2013 12:35 personal view - have tried journals but always felt as an eavesdropper -  #eltchat
KateLloyd05 12/4/2013 12:35 @leedsacademy @MarjorieRosenbe Always have leading questions. But they can choose which to use. #eltchat
teacherphili 12/4/2013 12:35 @Marisa_C yes, it was mentioned earlier about private and personal nature of some journal writing #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 12:36 RT @Marisa_C: personal view - have tried journals but always felt as an eavesdropper -  #eltchat
leedsacademy 12/4/2013 12:36 @Marisa_C my students know that they are actually writing to me. guess it's kind of a letter journal, if that makes sense.  #eltchat
teflgeek 12/4/2013 12:36 back again #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 12:36 @KateLloyd05 @leedsacademy @MarjorieRosenbe do you have lesson discussing journals before you start? #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 12:36 @teflgeek you and your wifi! #eltchat
leedsacademy 12/4/2013 12:36 @KateLloyd05 @MarjorieRosenbe multiple eadding questions - good idea !!!! #eltchat
Marisa_C 12/4/2013 12:37 @teacherphili oops sorry didn't have time to read all the tweets #eltchat - prefer to correspond - T=>S communication or blog
teacherkristina 12/4/2013 12:37 RT @KateLloyd05: @leedsacademy @MarjorieRosenbe Always have leading questions. But they can choose which to use. #eltchat
teflgeek 12/4/2013 12:37 For the student to get the most from journals, do thy need to see it as a process rather than a product? #eltchat
yearinthelifeof 12/4/2013 12:38 @ShellTerrell sayeth Send Them on Learning Missions: Included in the Digital Tips Advent C... http://t.co/zvvZboNMLm #ELT #ELTchat #ESL
KateLloyd05 12/4/2013 12:38 @Shaunwilden @leedsacademy @MarjorieRosenbe Yes. V important IMO. Talk about their experiences, & what they can get out of them. #eltchat
teacherphili 12/4/2013 12:38 @Marisa_C good point to mention blogs - because class blogs are used as a kind of journal writing activity, aren't they? #eltchat
Marisa_C 12/4/2013 12:38 RT @teflgeek: For the student to get the most from journals, do thy need to see it as a process rather than a product? #eltchat Gd Q - both
leedsacademy 12/4/2013 12:38 @Shaunwilden had a lesson before first entry discussing the type of things people could write. what tenses they would use? #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 12:38 @KateLloyd05 @leedsacademy @MarjorieRosenbe Agreed, i’d also discuss how they want to keep them, paper, pod, app etc #eltchat
KateLloyd05 12/4/2013 12:39 @teflgeek Think so. EAP ss. have more motivation for this reason I think. #eltchat
teflgeek 12/4/2013 12:39 @teacherphili @Marisa_C we mentioned blogs as journals on recent IH COLT course - also issues with privacy there though no? #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 12:39 @teflgeek @teacherphili @Marisa_C though you can set them not to be public #eltchat
teacherphili 12/4/2013 12:40 @KateLloyd05 @teflgeek yup! EAP usually more specific needs to be met #eltchat
OUPELTGlobal 12/4/2013 12:40 @Marisa_C @teflgeek #eltchat I would think so
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 12:40 @Shaunwilden @KateLloyd05 @leedsacademy We did l s surveys and then I explained what I wanted them to observe about themselves. #eltchat
teacherphili 12/4/2013 12:41 @teflgeek @Shaunwilden C yes, there are ways to make them private and still collaborative.  #eltchat
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 12:41 @Shaunwilden @teflgeek @teacherphili @Marisa_C My sts emailed them to me. #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 12:41 @MarjorieRosenbe @KateLloyd05 @leedsacademy Such as? #eltchat
teflgeek 12/4/2013 12:41 So maybe a reflective framework for journal entries? #eltchat What I did / how I feel / what I can improve  - sort fo thing?
OUPELTGlobal 12/4/2013 12:42 @MarjorieRosenbe @Shaunwilden @KateLloyd05 @leedsacademy What about oral journals?#eltchat
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 12:42 @Shaunwilden @teflgeek @teacherphili @Marisa_C Also good to have rapport with sts before starting if possible. #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 12:42 @OUPELTGlobal yes think they’re a great idea esp with the ease of voice recording these days #eltchat
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 12:42 With personal stories as HW I thank them for sharing with me. #eltchat
Marisa_C 12/4/2013 12:43 I often found that without some prior discussion or T feedback form journal entries tend to have little substance #eltchat if learning Js
teacherphili 12/4/2013 12:44 @OUPELTGlobal well @Shaunwilden mentioned it earlier and there are loads of free apps provided sts have devices, equal access etc #eltchat
leedsacademy 12/4/2013 12:45 @Marisa_C mine are hit and miss but i can tell when the s really has something to say.Always better! example:dirty buses in Leeds   #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 12:46 @Katkander @Marisa_C That’s really nice idea #eltchat
BobK99 12/4/2013 12:47 Tech suggestion: I used Treepad for my PGCE reflective journal. Easy to use, but v. limited (in the freeware version). #eltchat
teacherphili 12/4/2013 12:47 RT @Katkander Could make them write their journal as their favourite celeb or book character. > Would avoid  personalisation issue #eltchat
Teachitworld 12/4/2013 12:47 RT @yearinthelifeof from @ShellTerrell 'Send Them on Learning Missions': http://t.co/Jitjs6HHFF  #ELT #ELTchat #ESL
Marisa_C 12/4/2013 12:48 @leedsacademy was thinking of learning Journas - stocktaking moments re progress state of learning weaknesses #eltchat
OUPELTGlobal 12/4/2013 12:48 @Marisa_C #eltchat Yes, sometimes they can be very personal
leedsacademy 12/4/2013 12:49 I don't want to give too much structure because I don't want it to feel likehomework/task. Want it to feel free. #eltchat
yya2 12/4/2013 12:49 Massive Online Open English Course (MOOEC) | @scoopit http://t.co/ZucIPQURyo #ellchat #eltchat #edtech #mfltwitterati #langchat
Marisa_C 12/4/2013 12:49 @Katkander a bit like joining facebook as one of a film, book or play characters :-) #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 12:49 @leedsacademy I can see that but sts feel better with guidance don’t they? #eltchat
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 12:50 @Marisa_C @leedsacademy That's sort of what we did. Very interesting. #eltchat
Marisa_C 12/4/2013 12:50 Hello ppl!!! We have an #ELTchat discussion going - can you choose some other highway for your tweets on other topics??????
OUPELTGlobal 12/4/2013 12:50 @Teachitworld @yearinthelifeof @ShellTerrell #eltchat very nice. Thanks for sharing
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 12:51 Can people stop automating their tweets to come during #eltchat  you 166 other hours in a week!
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 12:52 @Shaunwilden How does this work? #eltchat
OUPELTGlobal 12/4/2013 12:52 @Shaunwilden @leedsacademy #eltchat I agree that it should be free and not part of assessment. Some guidance helps
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 12:52 @MarjorieRosenbe What? #eltchat
teflgeek 12/4/2013 12:54 @Shaunwilden I'm going to automate all my #eltchat tweets from now on....  key words: reflective practice / there's an app for that
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 12:54 @Shaunwilden How do I keep other tweets from coming (or do you mean not adding #eltchat to other tweets?)
Marisa_C 12/4/2013 12:54 Someone mentioned topical journals - has anyone done it? #eltchat
Marisa_C 12/4/2013 12:55 @teflgeek ha ha #eltchat are u implying sth
Marisa_C 12/4/2013 12:55 @teflgeek @Shaunwilden got it from both sides i see #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 12:55 @MarjorieRosenbe The non-topic tweets are usually sent by those who automate when their tweets are sent thru a day #eltchat
leedsacademy 12/4/2013 12:55 @Shaunwilden they like guiding Qs, yeah. but I tend to write follow-up Qs to what they wrote before. sometimes, change topic #eltchat
OUPELTGlobal 12/4/2013 12:56 @Marisa_C @Katkander #eltchat I think that would work nicely for one or two entries. Mix it up a bit. Some sts may say more
teacherphili 12/4/2013 12:56 dislike automated tweets. so impersonal #eltchat
teflgeek 12/4/2013 12:56 @leedsacademy @MarjorieRosenbe @Shaunwilden Rinvolucri describs it as an ongoing correspondence like letter writing #eltchat
OUPELTGlobal 12/4/2013 12:57 @leedsacademy @Shaunwilden #eltchat Yes, like the interaction aspect
Marisa_C 12/4/2013 12:57 @teflgeek  #eltchat i knew a T who did that with all her Ss - ongoing correspondence
teflgeek 12/4/2013 12:57 @Marisa_C and how mad was she by the end of it?  Did it work?  I tried it once and it died a death fairly rapidly #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 12:58 Last few minutes in this topic, anything to add? #eltchat
leedsacademy 12/4/2013 12:58 @teflgeek @MarjorieRosenbe @Shaunwilden that sounds like what I'm doing, more than journal writing I guess #eltchat
BobK99 12/4/2013 12:58 RT @Marisa_C: @teflgeek  #eltchat i knew a T who did that with all her Ss - ongoing correspondence >When did she sleep?!!
Marisa_C 12/4/2013 12:58 @teflgeek Luke Prodromou who always taught her CPE classes told me they were the strongest Ss he ever had #eltchat
Marisa_C 12/4/2013 12:59 @BobK99 @teflgeek i presume they didn't all write at the same time #eltchat
teflgeek 12/4/2013 12:59 @Marisa_C probably a lot easier by email these days... #eltchat
leedsacademy 12/4/2013 12:59 @teflgeek @Marisa_C well mine is only on day 7 but still got some steam behind it.#eltchat
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 12:59 @BobK99 @Marisa_C @teflgeek Agree - I see more than 100 sts a week. #eltchat
Marisa_C 12/4/2013 13:00 @MarjorieRosenbe @BobK99 @teflgeek And I receive 100's of emails - sometimes just a couple of lines from the T are enough #eltchat
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 13:00 Have to go - need to mail corrected proofs off to other authors. Till later. #eltchat thanks everyone, very interesting.
OUPELTGlobal 12/4/2013 13:00 @MarjorieRosenbe @BobK99 @Marisa_C @teflgeek #eltchat have to do it on a rolling basis. or st-st reading of journals
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 13:00 RT @Shaunwilden: What r your fave ‘Plan B’ activities, i.e. what do you do when original lesson plan unexpectedly falls through #eltchat
PostFilm 12/4/2013 13:01 Writing and thinking - The Art of Connection: the Social Life of Sentences http://t.co/G9yyC9wzqS #engchat #esl #ELT #eltchat #HigherEd
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 13:01 See you this evening #eltchat
teflgeek 12/4/2013 13:01 thanks all for a fun #eltchat!
Marisa_C 12/4/2013 13:01 We are open to offers for a summary please #eltchat
teacherkristina 12/4/2013 13:01 Thanks #ELTchat .
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 13:01 @Marisa_C @BobK99 @teflgeek Agree - also get loads of emails and I answer everyone. #eltchat
BobK99 12/4/2013 13:02 Thanks #eltchat;0
teacherphili 12/4/2013 13:02 Byeee! sorry i couldn't offer more constructive ways to exploit journal keeping #eltchat
Marisa_C 12/4/2013 13:02 Thanks to all for joining #eltchat see you later for PLAN B ideas
ELTchat 12/4/2013 13:04 We are open to offers for a summary please #eltchat please let @Shaunwilden or @Marisa_C know if you can do it
leedsacademy 12/4/2013 13:05 Thanks everybody for some more stimulating ideas. #eltchat
leedsacademy 12/4/2013 13:07 RT @MarjorieRosenbe: @leedsacademy Also asked questions like 'What did we do?' How did it help you learn?' #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 13:15 @ELTchat @Marisa_C I’ll do the summary , long flight coming up so can do it on that #eltchat
Marisa_C 12/4/2013 13:25 RT @Shaunwilden: @ELTchat @Marisa_C I’ll do the summary , long flight coming up so can do it on that #eltchat > Wonderful!! Thanks :-)
nutrich 12/4/2013 14:00 iPads in Primary Education: Apps for Creativity in Primary Education | @scoopit http://t.co/f6TZriSmgT #elt #edtech #techELT #eltchat
hudsonlorraine 12/4/2013 14:10 How to teach English abroad and not be a neocolonialist http://t.co/TP3UFxrIkP  #ELTchat #TESOL #CdnESL
bealer81 12/4/2013 14:14 What are teachers views on reading out questions and parts of texts for sts before they read them? Is this good or bad practice?#eltchat
bealer81 12/4/2013 14:24 What about allowing or getting sts to listen and read at the same time? Good or bad? #eltchat #efl
naomishema 12/4/2013 14:47 Happened this morning! Observing a Lesson in an Unknown Language http://t.co/yfEzAI3aoU #eltchat #efl #esl #edchat
haikulearning 12/4/2013 15:06 Supporting Comprehension Strategies with ELLs http://t.co/YZKswAUlX5 #literacies #eltchat #ellchat
PostFilm 12/4/2013 16:33 The Joy of Linking: The Art of Connection: the Social Life of Sentences http://t.co/G9yyC9wzqS #engchat #esl #ELT #eltchat #HigherEd
AstuteCitizen 12/4/2013 17:08 RT @PostFilm: The Joy of Linking: The Art of Connection: the Social Life of Sentences http://t.co/G9yyC9wzqS #engchat #esl #ELT #eltchat #H…
Wiktor_K 12/4/2013 17:31 From the 16kinds archive: The Flipped Classroom - an #ELTChat Summary http://t.co/Fw8uhaCX0t
Marisa_C 12/4/2013 17:33 RT @Wiktor_K: From the 16kinds archive: The Flipped Classroom - an #ELTChat Summary http://t.co/Fw8uhaCX0t
lauraahaha 12/4/2013 18:04 @lynneguist's summary of AmEng/BrEng 'untranslatables' - definitely worth a read! http://t.co/Zkry0Dlgp2 #elt #eltchat #efl #esl #english
idc74 12/4/2013 18:12 RT @lauraahaha: @lynneguist's summary of AmEng/BrEng 'untranslatables' - definitely worth a read! http://t.co/Zkry0Dlgp2 #elt #eltchat #efl…
Marisa_C 12/4/2013 18:20 RT @lauraahaha: @lynneguist's summary of AmEng/BrEng 'untranslatables' - definitely worth a read! http://t.co/Zkry0Dlgp2 #elt #eltchat #efl…
JillBromen 12/4/2013 18:54 StoryLines -App Review http://t.co/z8WmIvLUZl via @CommonSense #ipaded #ELTchat
CathyRyland 12/4/2013 19:01 RT @lauraahaha: @lynneguist's summary of AmEng/BrEng 'untranslatables' - definitely worth a read! http://t.co/Zkry0Dlgp2 #elt #eltchat #efl…
MakingFriendsSF 12/4/2013 19:03 Great resource! RT @nutrich: iPads in Primary Education: Apps for Creativity http://t.co/e06x5qT2ld #elt #edtech #techELT #eltchat
ToscaKilloran 12/4/2013 19:39 RT @ShellTerrell: Contribute To The International Teacher Archive http://t.co/XX0dSDjuQ2 #esl #eltchat
marcusmurilo 12/4/2013 19:51 RT @lauraahaha: @lynneguist's summary of AmEng/BrEng 'untranslatables' - definitely worth a read! http://t.co/Zkry0Dlgp2 #elt #eltchat #efl…
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 20:13 What are your fave ‘Plan B’ activities, i.e. what do you do when original lesson plan unexpectedly falls through #eltchat at 9pm
ELTchat 12/4/2013 20:13 RT @Shaunwilden: What are your fave ‘Plan B’ activities, i.e. what do you do when original lesson plan unexpectedly falls through #eltchat …
naomishema 12/4/2013 20:27 @SandyMillin Thanks 4 Rt of: "Observing a Lesson in an Unknown Language"  http://t.co/ydEaYIsdHK #iTDi #eltchat #efl #esl
theteacherjames 12/4/2013 20:49 RT @Shaunwilden: What are your fave ‘Plan B’ activities? >> #eltchat in 10 minutes
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 21:00 Evening all #eltchat
theteacherjames 12/4/2013 21:03 Hi everyone #eltchat
naomishema 12/4/2013 21:03 Hello! Can't promise I'll manage to stay awake for the whole chat - sorry! #eltchat
leedsacademy 12/4/2013 21:04 @Shaunwilden Good evening everybody #eltchat
HanaTicha 12/4/2013 21:06 Good evening #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 21:06 Welcome, so plan B's then #eltchat
JorieWillems 12/4/2013 21:07 Hello everyone #eltchat
theteacherjames 12/4/2013 21:08 Join us in #eltchat for "What are your fave ‘Plan B’ activities, i.e. what do you do when original lesson plan unexpectedly falls through?"
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leedsacademy 12/4/2013 21:08 so what do you guys mean? that activity that you pull from a hat in an emergency?  #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 21:08 @leedsacademy Am guessing so #eltchat
leedsacademy 12/4/2013 21:08 RT @theteacherjames: Join us in #eltchat for "What are your fave ‘Plan B’ activities, i.e. what do you do when original lesson plan unexpec…
Ven_VVE 12/4/2013 21:09 Hello all! #eltchat
HanaTicha 12/4/2013 21:09 Ok. So first of all it's good to have some spare stuff in case things go wrong or plans fail #eltchat
naomishema 12/4/2013 21:09 For me it would be that disappearing text - u create with ss then start erasing. always ready #eltchat
PayneEmilie1 12/4/2013 21:09 Hello everyone #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 21:10 RT @naomishema: For me it would be that disappearing text - u create with ss then start erasing. always ready #eltchat
HanaTicha 12/4/2013 21:10 @naomishema Great idea. One has some sort of text at their disposal all the time #eltchat
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 21:10 Hi everyone  #eltchat
naomishema 12/4/2013 21:11 @HanaTicha Its not necessarily that the lesson plan has failed, could be an event that happened outside the lesson just before #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 21:11 Of course we could question what is meant by 'plan fails' #eltchat
HanaTicha 12/4/2013 21:12 Sometimes a fellow teacher comes to observe and you want to show something interesting. It's good to have some activities at hand #eltchat
Ven_VVE 12/4/2013 21:12 What do we mean by a failed lesson plan? #eltchat
BothLearning 12/4/2013 21:12 RT @MarjorieRosenbe: Hi everyone  #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 21:12 I am not sure what a failed plan would be, things don't go exactly to plan of the time no? #eltchat
Ven_VVE 12/4/2013 21:12 @Shaunwilden Oops, just saw that you asked the exact same question. #eltchat
HanaTicha 12/4/2013 21:12 @Ven_VVE You lucky people mean your plans never fail? :-) You plan to do something but you can't for some reason #eltchat
BothLearning 12/4/2013 21:13 Hello to all elt chatters! #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 21:13 @Ven_VVE great minds and all :-) #eltchat
theteacherjames 12/4/2013 21:13 I don't really have a Plan B, I'm more of an 'improve plan A' type! #eltchat
Ven_VVE 12/4/2013 21:14 @HanaTicha Like a student is supposed to do a presentation but doesn't show up? #eltchat
naomishema 12/4/2013 21:14 RT @Ven_VVE: @HanaTicha Like a student is supposed to do a presentation but doesn't show up? #eltchat
theteacherjames 12/4/2013 21:14 RT @Shaunwilden: Of course we could question what is meant by 'plan fails' #eltchat
naomishema 12/4/2013 21:14 or the computer with the slide show you prepared died #eltchat
HanaTicha 12/4/2013 21:15 @Ven_VVE Or if technology stops working. If half of the class is missing so you want to do something else instead #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 21:15 @naomishema well that's easy just turn it into a dictation :-) #eltchat
HanaTicha 12/4/2013 21:16 @Shaunwilden @naomishema That would be a bit boring wouldn't it? :-) #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 21:16 @HanaTicha @Ven_VVE Why would you do that? That's punishing those that turn up isn't it? #eltchat
Ven_VVE 12/4/2013 21:16 Afraid my lessons almost always diverge from the plan at least a little. #eltchat
JanssensGerd 12/4/2013 21:16 Good evening all#ELTchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 21:16 @HanaTicha @naomishema No way, dictation is one of my have activities you can do in loads of ways #eltchat
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 21:17 @Ven_VVE Happened yesterday when sts said activity was too hard. Stopped PW we did it together. #eltchat
BothLearning 12/4/2013 21:17 So, no dogmaticians out there tonight? Plan?! What plan?  #eltchat
leedsacademy 12/4/2013 21:17 one activity that never fails is 1 S pulls a Q and has to ans. yes. others ask follow-up Qs to see if it's really true or not. 1/2  #eltchat
JorieWillems 12/4/2013 21:17 What I try to do is to make a paper copie of my presentations #eltchat
HanaTicha 12/4/2013 21:18 @Shaunwilden @Ven_VVE Punishing? I don't think so. I mean when an epidemic strikes and 50% of Ss are missing I change the content #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 21:18 @MarjorieRosenbe @Ven_VVE misestimating the level of challenge, I guess is a fail though was you showed easyish to rectify #eltchat
Ven_VVE 12/4/2013 21:18 @MarjorieRosenbe If an activity is too hard, I think it's always best to take a little longer and make sure everyone understands. #eltchat
CotterHUE 12/4/2013 21:19 RT @Shaunwilden: @HanaTicha @naomishema No way, dictation is one of my have activities you can do in loads of ways #eltchat
PayneEmilie1 12/4/2013 21:19 As a teacher trainee like myself, I always find it hard to have a back up plan for everything #eltchat
theteacherjames 12/4/2013 21:19 @Shaunwilden @HanaTicha @naomishema Another dictation fan here... #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 21:19 RT @MarjorieRosenbe: Have forgotten to bring activity so have sts make the game I was going to do. Make cards/ write questions etc. #eltchat
leedsacademy 12/4/2013 21:19 eg. Have you ever danced on a bar? Yes. Now Ss ask follow up to see if true. First S has to try to persuade class it's true #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 21:20 @leedsacademy thats quite the question so I am guessing you have :-) #eltchat
digitalpedpet 12/4/2013 21:20 http://t.co/rKCpQI3Tbs Check out my #anatomy boards here  #ELTchat #specialedchat
HanaTicha 12/4/2013 21:20 Sometimes Ss just don't feel like doing one of my 'fantastic' activities :-) So I quickly change the way #eltchat
naomishema 12/4/2013 21:20 RT @HanaTicha: Sometimes Ss just don't feel like doing one of my 'fantastic' activities :-) So I quickly change the way #eltchat
leedsacademy 12/4/2013 21:21 @theteacherjames @Shaunwilden @HanaTicha @naomishema Dictagloss is great.  #eltchat
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 21:21 Usually have koosh ball with me to wake th up when it gets too quiet. #eltchat
naomishema 12/4/2013 21:21 RT @MarjorieRosenbe: Usually have koosh ball with me to wake th up when it gets too quiet. #eltchat
theteacherjames 12/4/2013 21:22 My lessons are fairly open to different possibilities, so I don't need a plan b, I already have different options in mind #eltchat
HanaTicha 12/4/2013 21:22 It also happens that I forget something important in my staffroom and it's a long way back so I have to change the activity. #eltchat
leedsacademy 12/4/2013 21:22 @Shaunwilden danced, slept, sung, eaten, planned lessons, you name it... :)  #eltchat
theteacherjames 12/4/2013 21:23 @leedsacademy @Shaunwilden @HanaTicha @naomishema Yes, that's my favourite too. #eltchat
Ven_VVE 12/4/2013 21:23 @HanaTicha Or sometimes cut it dramatically. If Ss don't respond well for whatever reason, best to move on. #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 21:23 RT @Ven_VVE: @HanaTicha Or sometimes cut it dramatically. If Ss don't respond well for whatever reason, best to move on. #eltchat
HanaTicha 12/4/2013 21:24 @Ven_VVE Exactly, that happens very often #eltchat
PayneEmilie1 12/4/2013 21:24 @leedsacademy I think dictagloss is a great way to get student motivated to do some writing #eltchat
CotterHUE 12/4/2013 21:24 So many activities can be adapted to fit TL or review, and dont need the T to prepare photocopies beforehand. #eltchat
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 21:24 Uaed great idea from Claire Hart. Tell sts to find photo of place they were on phpne- others ask q about it. #eltchat
HanaTicha 12/4/2013 21:24 I always carry a pack of word cards. Ss love playing vocab games #eltchat
theteacherjames 12/4/2013 21:24 But when it comes to using anything techy in the class, I ALWAYS have a back up plan! #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 21:25 @HanaTicha @Ven_VVE sorry, but 'often' implies bad planning -in terms of knowing the sts #eltchat
naomishema 12/4/2013 21:25 RT @MarjorieRosenbe: . Tell sts to find photo of place they were on phpne- others ask q about it. #eltchat >USEFUL!
leedsacademy 12/4/2013 21:25 #eltchat another: give a word, egbalderdash  in groups Ss make up definitions and 1point if other group picks their def as true #eltchat
HanaTicha 12/4/2013 21:25 @MarjorieRosenbe Yes. Phones can save the day. #eltchat
CotterHUE 12/4/2013 21:26 Extra activities that are easily adaptable also necessary when more practice is needed with the TL. #eltchat
CotterHUE 12/4/2013 21:26 RT @theteacherjames: But when it comes to using anything techy in the class, I ALWAYS have a back up plan! #eltchat
Ven_VVE 12/4/2013 21:26 @Shaunwilden @HanaTicha It could just be early on a Monday morning. :) #eltchat
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 21:26 @naomishema Used it for past tense. They loved it! #eltchat
HanaTicha 12/4/2013 21:26 @Shaunwilden @Ven_VVE I confess ...  I'm not a bad teacher though :-)  #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 21:27 @HanaTicha @MarjorieRosenbe i dod a whole talk on phone photos - slides are here if interested http://t.co/MRkOQwxj28 #eltchat
Ven_VVE 12/4/2013 21:27 RT @theteacherjames: But when it comes to using anything techy in the class, I ALWAYS have a back up plan! #eltchat
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 21:28 @leedsacademy Do this as well but make th find words. #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 21:28 @HanaTicha I didn't say nor imply you were you was highlighting sth we often unnecessarily blame on the plan :-) #eltchat
HanaTicha 12/4/2013 21:29 I think less experienced teachers face difficulties when something goes wrong. With more experience Plan Bs come naturally #eltchat
leedsacademy 12/4/2013 21:30 writing acrostic poems #eltchat
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 21:30 @Shaunwilden @HanaTicha One sts had beem to Playboy mansion because cousin worked there. VERY popular pic!#eltchat
HanaTicha 12/4/2013 21:30 @Shaunwilden I always blame myself. Never the plan  :-) #eltchat
theteacherjames 12/4/2013 21:31 Post it notes are my favourite tool for an improvised activity, you can use them for all kinds of things. #eltchat
PayneEmilie1 12/4/2013 21:31 @HanaTicha I agree, I think it's very difficult for us as beginning teachers to think of something else on the spot #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 21:31 @theteacherjames Like stickers on the back / head one of my faces :-) #eltchat
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 21:31 @theteacherjames Agree. Can do loads woth them. #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 21:32 faves #eltchat
naomishema 12/4/2013 21:32 Ss, when Ss were delayed by another class or we were interupted by boss, its an opp to talk about goals achieved& those ahead #eltchat
Ven_VVE 12/4/2013 21:33 @PayneEmilie1 @HanaTicha Plus new tchrs tend to feel unsure to what extent they can move away from the lp #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 21:33 RT @Ven_VVE: @PayneEmilie1 @HanaTicha Plus new tchrs tend to feel unsure to what extent they can move away from the lp #eltchat
theteacherjames 12/4/2013 21:33 @Shaunwilden Is that deliberate, or what the students do to you when you turn around? ;-) #eltchat
HanaTicha 12/4/2013 21:33 Any kind of mingling activity can energize Ss if an activity's been too long for example. They love to get up and talk #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 21:33 @theteacherjames i corrected in the next tweet :-) #eltchat
naomishema 12/4/2013 21:33 About post -its - British guest lecturers here always talk about them. Israeli school Ts always wonder who will pay 4 buying them! #eltchat
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 21:33 Coop learning activities work well when I feel I'm not getting message across. Let them explain to each other.  #eltchat
yousseftamer 12/4/2013 21:34 How to be an ELT (English Language Teaching) Writer – an #ELTChat summary -  http://t.co/nBIN0lan0D @FluencyMC
CotterHUE 12/4/2013 21:34 Ask and Ask Again : good activity for Ss to practice fluency skills : http://t.co/r86IAqfAPt #eltchat
HanaTicha 12/4/2013 21:34 Many activities can be turned into a Bingo game. My Ss love them. #eltchat
PayneEmilie1 12/4/2013 21:36 @Ven_VVE @HanaTicha very true! we hold on to our plan too much, that way we often don't see what the students need #eltchat
HanaTicha 12/4/2013 21:36 @PayneEmilie1 @Ven_VVE Exactly. When I was younger, all I could see was the plan. #eltchat
JorieWillems 12/4/2013 21:37 You can always use a 'Who am I' game #eltchat
CotterHUE 12/4/2013 21:37 2-Min Discussions : another idea for speaking. Active listening, etc can also be incorporated : http://t.co/q5wrdABsrB #eltchat
leedsacademy 12/4/2013 21:37 anybody got any other go-to activities? #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 21:38 RT @leedsacademy: anybody got any other go-to activities? #eltchat
theteacherjames 12/4/2013 21:38 @HanaTicha @PayneEmilie1 @Ven_VVE Me too, but then there was a moment when I stopped seeing the plan & started seeing the sts. #eltchat
Ven_VVE 12/4/2013 21:38 @PayneEmilie1 @HanaTicha It also depends on the school, principal, DoS, mentor - If they think of the lp as the holy grail. #eltchat
HanaTicha 12/4/2013 21:39 If you use a coursebook, you can select related sets of pics to compare, contrast or exploit in many ways if you've got spare time #eltchat
naomishema 12/4/2013 21:39 Tic Tac Toe on board in groups. Or soccer. group answers Q correctly drawing of ball moves toward their goal. #eltchat
CotterHUE 12/4/2013 21:39 Six Sentences : sharing info about one another and asking follow-up Qs :  http://t.co/l20IHF8q9O #eltchat
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 21:39 @leedsacademy sts make statements. Others guess which are true or false. #eltchat
PayneEmilie1 12/4/2013 21:40 @theteacherjames @HanaTicha @Ven_VVE I'm looking forward getting to that moment #eltchat
Ven_VVE 12/4/2013 21:40 @MarjorieRosenbe @leedsacademy I like that one! Often use it as ice-breaker with new groups (I come up w/ statements & Ss guess). #eltchat
leedsacademy 12/4/2013 21:40 one describes a pic, other draws #eltchat
theteacherjames 12/4/2013 21:41 After a reading activity, sts cover the middle part of the text with a strip of paper & try to remember the missing words. #eltchat
HanaTicha 12/4/2013 21:41 @Ven_VVE @PayneEmilie1 Agree. I felt that my trainers have always seen lp as the Holy Grail of ELT.  #eltchat
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 21:41 @leedsacademy Sts think of unusual machine. Create it on groups acting out parts. Others guess what machine does. #eltchat
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 21:42 RT @naomishema: Tic Tac Toe on board in groups. Or soccer. group answers Q correctly drawing of ball moves toward their goal. #eltchat
naomishema 12/4/2013 21:42 Did you notice that noone said: "open to page 79 of your book?!!" #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 21:42 @theteacherjames is it the middle part for a reason? #eltchat
CotterHUE 12/4/2013 21:42 Continue a dialogue : use a dialogue from a textbook and Ss write a later conversation. Role play a later conversation too. #eltchat
HanaTicha 12/4/2013 21:44 Sometimes a warm-up ends up to be the only activity for the whole lesson. For example today: a chat on X-mas #eltchat
CotterHUE 12/4/2013 21:44 Collaborative presentation : works for small classes where Ss work together&make a presentation based on article&discussion Qs #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 21:44 15mins left so still time to share your plans Bs #eltchat
naomishema 12/4/2013 21:45 Really enjoying myself here but am too sleepy to stay. Good night all! #eltchat
Ven_VVE 12/4/2013 21:45 @HanaTicha @PayneEmilie1 On the other hand, lp has advantages for new tchrs. Gives support and confidence. #eltchat
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 21:45 Start story with one line. Throw ball around & sts continue.  #eltchat
HanaTicha 12/4/2013 21:45 RT @Ven_VVE: @HanaTicha @PayneEmilie1 On the other hand, lp has advantages for new tchrs. Gives support and confidence. #eltchat Absolutely!
theteacherjames 12/4/2013 21:46 @PayneEmilie1 @HanaTicha @Ven_VVE It takes time, be patient, but it will come! #eltchat
CotterHUE 12/4/2013 21:46 Steal the Conversation : good for upper-level Ss and fluency practice : http://t.co/xpukfnZ4bi #eltchat
HanaTicha 12/4/2013 21:46 @MarjorieRosenbe I have a set of Rory's Story Cubes for this. Ss love them! #eltchat
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 21:47 @CotterHUE how does that work? #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 21:47 @HanaTicha @MarjorieRosenbe and if you don't have a set you can download the app :-) #eltchat
Ven_VVE 12/4/2013 21:47 Short (one or two-word) answers on bd. Ss guess the questions. #eltchat
theteacherjames 12/4/2013 21:47 @Shaunwilden It doesn't have to be, but I like there to be fragments of words for them to work with. #eltchat
HanaTicha 12/4/2013 21:48 @Shaunwilden @MarjorieRosenbe I know now that I've checked you blog :-) #eltchat
CotterHUE 12/4/2013 21:48 Teacher Speculation : Ss work in groups & speculate about the T weekend, holiday, past. Ss present ideas. Funny. #eltchat
PayneEmilie1 12/4/2013 21:48 @Ven_VVE @HanaTicha I always make flash cards for myself so I don't have to walk around with the whole lp #eltchat
leedsacademy 12/4/2013 21:48 @Ven_VVE love this. had forgotten about it.  #eltchat
leedsacademy 12/4/2013 21:50 if you have a good relationship with them and they're not too shy get them to impersonate you. always worth a laugh.  #eltchat
CotterHUE 12/4/2013 21:50 @MarjorieRosenbe steal the conversation? T has to monitor very carefully. Ss get into the activity, so no one notices mistakes! #eltchat
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 21:50 @theteacherjames Or have them 'become' the characters & create dialog that fits text. #eltchat
HanaTicha 12/4/2013 21:50 I have a few fly swatters around in case a warm-up is needed. Words on the board, two teams. #eltchat
HanaTicha 12/4/2013 21:52 Or Chinese Whispers can be played to practise/revise any language item #eltchat
leedsacademy 12/4/2013 21:52 10 mins left at end of lesson, get them to debate about what the following day's topic should be.  #eltchat
Ven_VVE 12/4/2013 21:52 @PayneEmilie1 @HanaTicha Good idea. You'll use them less in time. But I like to jot down an outline of lp even now. Helps me focus. #eltchat
CotterHUE 12/4/2013 21:52 RT @MarjorieRosenbe: @theteacherjames Or have them 'become' the characters & create dialog that fits text. #eltchat
HanaTicha 12/4/2013 21:53 @leedsacademy Yes. Or just what are you up to tonight/ after school, etc. #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 21:53 RT @leedsacademy: 10 mins left at end of lesson, get them to debate about what the following day's topic should be.  #eltchat
Ven_VVE 12/4/2013 21:53 Last 5 mins: erase words & phrases off the bd at random. Ss reconstruct. #eltchat
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 21:53 Another idea. Asked sts for topics-wrote board.  I pointed to one & they spoke with partner then I pointed to different one. #eltchat
theteacherjames 12/4/2013 21:53 RT @MarjorieRosenbe: @theteacherjames Or have them 'become' the characters & create dialog that fits text. #eltchat
CotterHUE 12/4/2013 21:54 Build vocab : One S sits with back to whiteboard. Write a word and Ss have to give clues until the word is guessed. #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 21:54 As we get towards the end of #eltchat don't forget we'll be looking for a summary writer.
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 21:54 RT @CotterHUE: Build vocab : One S sits with back to whiteboard. Write a word and Ss have to give clues until the word is guessed. #eltchat
HanaTicha 12/4/2013 21:55 @CotterHUE Great with Google images. We did this the other day to revise character features. It was fun. #eltchat
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 21:55 @Shaunwilden Racing deadlines. Can so one end of Jan or in Feb. #eltchat
Ven_VVE 12/4/2013 21:55 @HanaTicha @leedsacademy Especially when you've just done 'going to' future :) #eltchat
HanaTicha 12/4/2013 21:56 @Ven_VVE @leedsacademy Yes, But that doesn't happen very often :-) I include it whenever I find it appropriate #eltchat
leedsacademy 12/4/2013 21:57 #eltchat teacher writes reason. Ss guess initial clause. eg. ...because I needed the toilet.
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 21:57 btw next week's #eltchat is the last one of the year
JorieWillems 12/4/2013 21:57 Let them come up with some quetions about the topic to 'test' the other students #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 21:58 RT @JorieWillems: Let them come up with some quetions about the topic to 'test' the other students #eltchat
HanaTicha 12/4/2013 21:58 RT @leedsacademy: #eltchat teacher writes reason. Ss guess initial clause. eg. ...because I needed the toilet. --- this sounds interesting!
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 21:58 @leedsacademy Great! love it. Will have to try it put next week #eltchat
HanaTicha 12/4/2013 21:58 RT @Shaunwilden: btw next week's #eltchat is the last one of the year
CotterHUE 12/4/2013 21:59 RT @HanaTicha: @CotterHUE Great with Google images.It was fun... #eltchat yes. Always works well if you have enough prep time.
CotterHUE 12/4/2013 21:59 RT @leedsacademy: #eltchat teacher writes reason. Ss guess initial clause. eg. ...because I needed the toilet.
HanaTicha 12/4/2013 21:59 @CotterHUE Well, actually with Google images all you need is to switch on the PC and wait a little. No prep time #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 22:00 Thank you all for joining #eltchat still looking for a summary writer
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 22:00 @Shaunwilden when is it starting up in Jan? #eltchat
Shaunwilden 12/4/2013 22:01 @MarjorieRosenbe good question we'll let everyone know, i think M and I can't do it til mid-jan #eltchat
CotterHUE 12/4/2013 22:01 RT @HanaTicha: Well, actually with Google images No prep time #eltchat Always find it hard to find the best pics to generate convo.
PayneEmilie1 12/4/2013 22:02 Thanks everyone, this is very usefull for teacher trainees like myself! #eltchat
theteacherjames 12/4/2013 22:02 Plan A: find a summary writer. Plan B: there is no plan B! Does anyone want to volunteer? #eltchat
MarjorieRosenbe 12/4/2013 22:02 Night all. Day of proofreading proofs has dpne me in. #eltchat
leedsacademy 12/4/2013 22:03 @PayneEmilie1 good luck in your future career. :)  #eltchat
Ven_VVE 12/4/2013 22:03 @theteacherjames I can do next week's if nobody's volunteered for that. :) #eltchat
theteacherjames 12/4/2013 22:03 Thanks for the chat everyone, you were fascinating as always! #eltchat
theteacherjames 12/4/2013 22:04 @Ven_VVE Okay, make sure I remember! Thanks :-) #eltchat
HanaTicha 12/4/2013 22:05 Night everybody. Wish you a wonderful Christmas time #eltchat
PayneEmilie1 12/4/2013 22:05 @leedsacademy Thanks, we will do our very best to be a great teacher one day! #eltchat
FluencyMC 12/4/2013 22:11 RT @yousseftamer: How to be an ELT (English Language Teaching) Writer – an #ELTChat summary -  http://t.co/nBIN0lan0D @FluencyMC

 

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