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Beginnings and Endings of Lessons

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#ELTchat on 05/03/2014  Full topic   Enterings & Exitings / Beginnings & Endings - The importance of the start and end of lessons (see blog for a list of questions)

 

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teflgeek 5/3/2014 11:56 RT @Shaunwilden: the 12GMT #eltchat is Enterings & Exitings / Beginnings & Endings - The importance of the start and end of lessons
SueAnnan 5/3/2014 11:56 RT @HadaLitim: The 12GMT #eltchat is Enterings & Exitings / Beginnings & Endings - The importance of the start and end of lessons #ELTchat
Shaunwilden 5/3/2014 11:56 @SueAnnan We’ll leave the moderating to you then Sue :-)  #eltchat
teacherphili 5/3/2014 11:57 Hi Sue.  I wonder who is out there today... #ELTchat
teflgeek 5/3/2014 11:57 Hi all #eltchat
kevchanwow 5/3/2014 11:57 My tweets are reserved for #ELTchat, join us to talk about the beginning and ends of lessons...(right?)
Shaunwilden 5/3/2014 11:58 Is it time to begin talking about beginnings? #eltchat
SueAnnan 5/3/2014 11:58 Hi Shaun and Phil . I'm on the iPad so not terribly useful, but will be happy to help #eltchat
patrickelt 5/3/2014 11:58 Hello #eltchat
teacherphili 5/3/2014 11:59 Begin at the beginning then go on until the end and then stop.. Alice in Wonderland i think? #ELTchat
adi_rajan 5/3/2014 11:59 Hello everyone. Glad to be part of #eltchat after yonks.
Shaunwilden 5/3/2014 11:59 Today’s topics is about the beginning and endings of lessons but there are a no. of ?s that the setter posed #eltchat
SueAnnan 5/3/2014 12:00 I suppose beginnings and endings form the framework for a good/ mediocre lesson #eltchat
kevchanwow 5/3/2014 12:00 #ELTchat I vote we keep track of the best beginning and end pun of the night and give that Tweeter some kind of prize #anyoneWithMe?
teacherphili 5/3/2014 12:00 Today's topic also reminds me of the monologue "All the world's a stage..." from #Shakespeare #AsYouLikeIt #ELTchat http://t.co/kuxCliGc5x
BobK99 5/3/2014 12:01 Glad to be back in the #eltchat saddle. :-)
adi_rajan 5/3/2014 12:02 Beginnings and endings are when Ss are at their attentive best. The time in between sometimes falls into "deaf valley". #eltchat
Shaunwilden 5/3/2014 12:02 Right, let’s begin….#eltchat Qu1:Do you like to get into your classroom before students come in? Why/why not?
kevchanwow 5/3/2014 12:02 RT @adi_rajan: Beginnings and endings are when Ss are at their attentive best. The time in between sometimes falls into "deaf valley". #elt…
SueAnnan 5/3/2014 12:02 RT @adi_rajan: Beginnings and endings are when Ss are at their attentive best. The time in between sometimes falls into "deaf valley". #elt…
Marisa_C 5/3/2014 12:02 Let's do a 'beginning' for this #ELTchat - you all say where you are from now-what time of the day it is and what you were doing just bef4
OUPELTGlobal 5/3/2014 12:03 RT @Shaunwilden: Is it time to begin talking about beginnings? #eltchat
Marisa_C 5/3/2014 12:03 @OUPELTGlobal @Shaunwilden Yes it certainly is #ELTchat
Marisa_C 5/3/2014 12:04 Marisa - Athens, Greece, it 14.05 here and just before #ELTchat I gave out a test :-)
patrickelt 5/3/2014 12:04 @adi_rajan ....the middle will be when the learners are likely to be doing things and the teacher might be less central. #eltchat
adi_rajan 5/3/2014 12:04 @Shaunwilden It's nice to get in before they do so you chat with the early birds but schedules usually don't permit it. #eltchat
michaelegriffin 5/3/2014 12:04 #ELTchat today was my first class with one group and I was very confused when I arrived 12 min early and everyone was there already.
patrickelt 5/3/2014 12:05 @adi_rajan Interesting comment and I can see what you mean but is it not the one part that the teacher is likely to be dominating? #eltchat
SueAnnan 5/3/2014 12:05 @Marisa_C #eltchat I'm in Jersey. It's 12.05 and I've been running a lexical workshop
BobK99 5/3/2014 12:05 RT @BobK99: @Marisa_C London, UK, now in Reading. Noon. Chi Gung. #eltchat
Shaunwilden 5/3/2014 12:05 @michaelegriffin 12 mins early wow that’s a good class #ELTchat
Marisa_C 5/3/2014 12:05 Lol - lame beginning - no one is following #eltchat
OUPELTGlobal 5/3/2014 12:05 #eltchat Hi. Stacey here. It's mid day and I was reading up on diversity
teacherphili 5/3/2014 12:05 @Shaunwilden I DO lke to get in before the students, prefer to them all sitting there as I arrive.  Prob. due to classroom layout. #ELTchat
patrickelt 5/3/2014 12:06 @Marisa_C In Bristol, midday and had been preparing an online tutorial for tonight #eltchat
adi_rajan 5/3/2014 12:06 @Marisa_C Bombay, 5:36 PM. Was doing some Delta pre-reading :-) #eltchat
Shaunwilden 5/3/2014 12:07 Home Oxford wondering when we can get to the topic :-) #ELTchat
bealer81 5/3/2014 12:07 I'm at home, having lunch and my business class has just cancelled. #ELTchat
BobK99 5/3/2014 12:07 @Marisa_C Well I tried... #eltchat
michaelegriffin 5/3/2014 12:07 @Shaunwilden I assumed I'd be earlier than most (which would be my preference--to answer the earlier question) #ELTchat
Marisa_C 5/3/2014 12:07 @SueAnnan @patrickelt @BobK99 @OUPELTGlobal  @adi_rajan #ELTchat Gr8 thx
teflgeek 5/3/2014 12:07 Beginnings:  Coimbra, Portugal - taking my son to the hospital #eltchat
adi_rajan 5/3/2014 12:08 @patrickelt True but often find that when we are past the halfway mark that Ss are less likely 2 be attentive to each other as well #eltchat
bealer81 5/3/2014 12:08 Enter with a smile! Always. no matter how hard your day has been. #ELTchat
kevchanwow 5/3/2014 12:08 If I'm there before Ss, I can give them all kinds of fun instructions where to sit (people w/ blue clothes on the left, etc) #ELTchat
OUPELTGlobal 5/3/2014 12:08 #eltchat Not a lame beginning, just having issues...
SueAnnan 5/3/2014 12:08 RT @kevchanwow: If I'm there before Ss, I can give them all kinds of fun instructions where to sit (people w/ blue clothes on the left, etc…
adi_rajan 5/3/2014 12:09 @kevchanwow People with blue clothes on the left Lol! #eltchat
patrickelt 5/3/2014 12:09 @kevchanwow Interesting idea.  Sounds fun #eltchat
KorrineByrnes 5/3/2014 12:09 Can someone pls point me in the right direction for info on twitter and language learning #esl #eltchat
teacherphili 5/3/2014 12:09 I presume we are not talking about warm-ups here?  This is before that, I presume.  The very beginning. #ELTchat
Shaunwilden 5/3/2014 12:09 @kevchanwow And do they obey? #ELTchat
bealer81 5/3/2014 12:10 I often spend the first 5 minutes arranging the room. Seats etc, encouraging sts to move towards the board. #eltchat
OUPELTGlobal 5/3/2014 12:10 @Shaunwilden #eltchat no probs
teacherphili 5/3/2014 12:10 @bealer81 Ditto.  I'm a big one for classroom arrangement.  #ELTchat
patrickelt 5/3/2014 12:10 @teacherphili That is my assumption. I was thinking of opening remarks, taking registration etc. #eltchat
SueAnnan 5/3/2014 12:10 Do you write the topic of the lesson on the board at the beginning? #ELTchat
kevchanwow 5/3/2014 12:10 @adi_rajan That and things like "stripes next to skirts" or "in a circle tallest to shortest" #ELTchat warm up and sit down at the same time
Marisa_C 5/3/2014 12:11 RT @SueAnnan: Do you write the topic of the lesson on the board at the beginning? #ELTchat
HadaLitim 5/3/2014 12:11 Hi everyone #eltchat
OUPELTGlobal 5/3/2014 12:11 #eltchat students come in, get the vocabulary box and start flipping through, testing each other on vocab
kevchanwow 5/3/2014 12:11 @Shaunwilden Sure, they think it's fun.Or I tell the first student the seating rule and he/she has to make sure everyone follows it #ELTchat
teacherphili 5/3/2014 12:11 Actually, we forgot about registration?  When does that take place? Always seems too formal at the beginning, but necessary. #ELTchat
HadaLitim 5/3/2014 12:12 @SueAnnan I used to when teaching YLs but not anymore #eltchat
adi_rajan 5/3/2014 12:12 @kevchanwow I often give out playing cards and then ask them to sit in an order based on suits or numbers. #eltchat
bealer81 5/3/2014 12:12 not a big fan of writing the topic on the board. It can often be met with a rolling of the eyes or a collective sigh! @SueAnnan #eltchat
OUPELTGlobal 5/3/2014 12:12 @SueAnnan #eltchat A good idea with adult learners especially - like to know what is going on
Shaunwilden 5/3/2014 12:12 @kevchanwow My adult classes would just tell me where to go :-) #ELTchat
patrickelt 5/3/2014 12:12 @kevchanwow @adi_rajan I have used arrangments like order of birthdays, number of languages they can say hello in etc #eltchat
teflgeek 5/3/2014 12:12 @bealer81 @SueAnnan though lesson menus can help keep focus and demonstrate goals #eltchat
adi_rajan 5/3/2014 12:13 @bealer81 @SueAnnan What would the topic be? The context of the lesson or the language item you're teaching? #eltchat
kevchanwow 5/3/2014 12:13 RT @Shaunwilden: @kevchanwow My adult classes would just tell me where to go :-) #ELTchat
bealer81 5/3/2014 12:13 what about when sts enter the class? Shouldn't they be encouraged to say hello, apologise and to ask what they have missed? #eltchat
SueAnnan 5/3/2014 12:13 Interesting mix of ideas:-) #ELTchat
OUPELTGlobal 5/3/2014 12:13 @teacherphili #eltchat Registration? Do you mean roll call? I send around a piece of paper if large class, if small, just look round & note
patrickelt 5/3/2014 12:14 @Shaunwilden @kevchanwow shows how much depends on context, I suppose #eltchat
ShiftParadigm 5/3/2014 12:14 A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.Horace Mann #eltchat
michaelegriffin 5/3/2014 12:14 @teacherphili Is it necessary? If so, why? And  can it be done during other moments? #ELTchat
teacherphili 5/3/2014 12:14 @OUPELTGlobal yeah, roll call.  Important the beginning of a course but after a few lessons send round piece of paper, yes #ELTchat
bealer81 5/3/2014 12:14 @teflgeek @SueAnnan i prefer periodic recaps and a spectacular summary at the end. #eltchat
HadaLitim 5/3/2014 12:14 @SueAnnan With EAP and IELTS classes I find it's good to have the aims on the board #eltchat
pelekani 5/3/2014 12:15 RT @Marisa_C: Blog? Vlog? Microblog? Reblog? Join this free Blog Festival on WiziQ http://t.co/Weuz8DKooj #ELTchat #EFL #edchat #edtech
OUPELTGlobal 5/3/2014 12:15 @adi_rajan #eltchat Topic or task or what will learn how to do.
SueAnnan 5/3/2014 12:15 @bealer81 are you talking about adults? Normally they do, anyway #ELTchat
BobK99 5/3/2014 12:15 MT @bealer81: not a big fan of writing the topic on the board... >No. My choir rehearses in a musicroom with a semi-permanent ..1/2 #eltchat
joannacre 5/3/2014 12:15 @bealer81 and how 'late' can late comers be? #eltchat
OUPELTGlobal 5/3/2014 12:15 @HadaLitim #eltchat why?
Shaunwilden 5/3/2014 12:15 Not quite sure what the setter is aiming for with qu 2: How to you ‘make your entrance’ each day?  #eltchat
Marisa_C 5/3/2014 12:15 There's a good article by Nigel Barlow on memory peaks in lesson and start middle and end are high points stands2 reason to exploit #ELtchat
teflgeek 5/3/2014 12:16 I always chat to my students, big or small, about their lives when they come into the room.  Unless they're late.  #eltchat
mary28sou 5/3/2014 12:16 Ss search Google images for thought for the day #eltchat
Marisa_C 5/3/2014 12:16 will try to find online if possible #ELTchat
teacherphili 5/3/2014 12:16 @Shaunwilden 'Making an entrance' sounds grand, as if it's a play. Enter stage right. #ELTchat
SueAnnan 5/3/2014 12:16 RT @Marisa_C: There's a good article by Nigel Barlow on memory peaks in lesson and start middle and end are high points stands2 reason to e…
ujhsteacher 5/3/2014 12:16 RT @ShiftParadigm: "A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron."Hor…
patrickelt 5/3/2014 12:16 @OUPELTGlobal @teacherphili University registers are often online now.  Some teachers might only see a class once or twice #eltchat
adi_rajan 5/3/2014 12:16 @Shaunwilden Shock & amaze Ss with spectacular new outfits every day. #eltchat
itslearningUSA 5/3/2014 12:16 RT @ShiftParadigm: "A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron."Hor…
Marisa_C 5/3/2014 12:17 RT @mary28sou: Ss search Google images for thought for the day #eltchat > nice idea
OUPELTGlobal 5/3/2014 12:17 @joannacre #eltchat Depends on the establishment rules? Or set rules for lateness with the class?
bealer81 5/3/2014 12:17 I have often thought about entering on a segway. Like the guy in arrested development. Too many stairs. #eltchat #topentrance
SueAnnan 5/3/2014 12:17 @Shaunwilden perhaps that is the question you asked about who Is there first #ELTchat
teflgeek 5/3/2014 12:17 @Marisa_C just googled that and got Gary Barlow and "midnight memories" - not quite right I guess?  #eltchat
alexanderpolo 5/3/2014 12:17 @OUPELTGlobal: #eltchat students come in, get the vocabulary box and start flipping through, testing each other on vocab
OUPELTGlobal 5/3/2014 12:17 @ShiftParadigm #eltchat Like that
mary28sou 5/3/2014 12:18 Ending play music themed to your lesson topic #eltchat
teacherphili 5/3/2014 12:18 @bealer81 I always think of 'segue' when I hear 'segway'. Also important for lesson plans, i suppose, #ELTchat
patrickelt 5/3/2014 12:18 @adi_rajan @Shaunwilden Remember my students gasping when I wore a green rather than blue or white shirt #eltchat
BobK99 5/3/2014 12:18 RT @BobK99: 2/2 ...heading - "objectives" - on the board. Always makes me cringe :-) #eltchat
kevchanwow 5/3/2014 12:18 @adi_rajan @Shaunwilden But my students asked me not to wear a cape any more.  Said it, "embarrassed" them.  #ELTchat #SuperHeroHaters
adi_rajan 5/3/2014 12:18 @SueAnnan That might not give you much scope for eliciting the topic from Ss. #Eltchat
michaelegriffin 5/3/2014 12:19 @mary28sou At first I misread that as "your own theme song" (sorry!) (hi!) #ELTchat
teacherphili 5/3/2014 12:19 @mary28sou agree that music can be a useful way to set the tone of the day. have done that before. #ELTchat
joannacre 5/3/2014 12:19 @OUPELTGlobal I let them in but say after 15 mins you are marked as absent. I think it's better than missing the whole class  #eltchat
SueAnnan 5/3/2014 12:19 I often start with a question, sometimes rhetorical #ELTchat
Shaunwilden 5/3/2014 12:19 @teacherphili :-) @mary28sou Agree though have to be wary of sts that don’t like it . #ELTchat
OUPELTGlobal 5/3/2014 12:20 @patrickelt #eltchat. Yeah, then roll call. Maybe with a twist? e.g. name +adjective to describe how feeling?
Shaunwilden 5/3/2014 12:20 RT @OUPELTGlobal: @patrickelt #eltchat. Yeah, then roll call. Maybe with a twist? e.g. name +adjective to describe how feeling?
Marisa_C 5/3/2014 12:20 Lots' of good ice-breaker activs here http://t.co/YSo3Lv1i5R #ELTchat
joannacre 5/3/2014 12:20 @teacherphili @mary28sou a yes good point! #eltchat
OUPELTGlobal 5/3/2014 12:20 @joannacre #eltchat nice idea
teacherphili 5/3/2014 12:20 @Shaunwilden @mary28sou couldn't do in Saudi setting as music frowned upon. Care to confirm or otherwise @HadaLitim  ? #ELTchat
bealer81 5/3/2014 12:20 i always get them to recap the last lesson. Slow going but it gets them thinking. #eltchat
Shaunwilden 5/3/2014 12:20 @SueAnnan Like ‘Why am I here?”  #ELTchat
joannacre 5/3/2014 12:21 @teacherphili @mary28sou or a bit of small talk like :what have you been up to guys?" Then they ask me : ) #eltchat
HadaLitim 5/3/2014 12:21 @teacherphili @mary28sou I work with pictures and videos - that sets the tone well too #eltchat
SueAnnan 5/3/2014 12:21 Unless you have an enormous class, you should know your sts names, so why need a roll call? #ELTchat
adi_rajan 5/3/2014 12:21 I was inspired by @Shaunwilden to ask Ss to share an Instagram or Vine vid or picture they took on their mobiles #eltchat
Shaunwilden 5/3/2014 12:22 @adi_rajan Always a good way to start :-) #eltchat
patrickelt 5/3/2014 12:22 @bealer81 That is often important, making it clear that lessons are not one offs. #eltchat
Shaunwilden 5/3/2014 12:22 @SueAnnan To get the paperwork out the way? #eltchat
bealer81 5/3/2014 12:22 Jeremy Harmer talks about writing a weather forecast and displaying that for the sts. Describing your day, thoughts and feelings. #eltchat
SueAnnan 5/3/2014 12:22 @Shaunwilden no, like how do you know if you 'know' a word? That was this morning's. #ELTchat
OUPELTGlobal 5/3/2014 12:22 @teacherphili #eltchat Nice idea! Anyone ever tried scent? knew a T who used scent to set mood: eg lavender for calm; lemon for active etc
adi_rajan 5/3/2014 12:22 RT @bealer81: Jeremy Harmer talks about writing a weather forecast and displaying that for the sts. Describing your day, thoughts and feeli…
patrickelt 5/3/2014 12:22 @SueAnnan Yes but what if it is new or you are covering for someone #eltchat
HadaLitim 5/3/2014 12:23 @teacherphili @Shaunwilden @mary28sou Music is generally accepted by our students but there will always be some who'd rather not. #eltchat
bealer81 5/3/2014 12:23 Sts read, react, ask Qs and then do the same. #eltchat
OUPELTGlobal 5/3/2014 12:23 @Shaunwilden #eltchat nice idea
adi_rajan 5/3/2014 12:23 @OUPELTGlobal @teacherphili Interesting idea but those aromatic oils sure are expensive #eltchat
kevchanwow 5/3/2014 12:23 RT @SueAnnan: @Shaunwilden no, like how do you know if you 'know' a word? That was this morning's. #ELTchat
SueAnnan 5/3/2014 12:23 @patrickelt okay. That's different.#ELTchat
teacherphili 5/3/2014 12:24 Hmmm... teach by subliminal scent.. there's an idea #ELTchat
OUPELTGlobal 5/3/2014 12:24 @adi_rajan #eltchat she had something that she put on the radiator
Shaunwilden 5/3/2014 12:24 Qu 3: (How) does any of this affect your classes (your and/or your students, or general atmosphere)? #eltchat
Marisa_C 5/3/2014 12:24 @OUPELTGlobal @teacherphili yes one of our delta tutors into scents - has a whole collection :-) #eltchat
HadaLitim 5/3/2014 12:25 I like spending the first 5 mins going over useful real-life vocab based on the day/context like someone's sick - what do we say? #ELTchat
adi_rajan 5/3/2014 12:25 @Shaunwilden Ss tend to be at ease are usually more engaged with the lesson. #eltchat
SueAnnan 5/3/2014 12:26 @Marisa_C don't  students' cosmetics interfere? #ELTchat
jas_thor 5/3/2014 12:26 @bealer81 Nice idea to start with the weather & how is your day. It's conversationally useful. #ELTchat
OUPELTGlobal 5/3/2014 12:26 @Shaunwilden #eltchat like to have the personal touch at the beginning of class so that sts know I care about them as people
teflgeek 5/3/2014 12:26 @Shaunwilden I'd say the SS usually take their cues from the T - start as you mean to go on! #eltchat
Marisa_C 5/3/2014 12:26 Nigel Barlow in PET Vol 1 No 2 1980 - oldie but goodie "Memory & the Language Teacher" #eltchat
Marisa_C 5/3/2014 12:27 RT @SueAnnan: @Marisa_C don't  students' cosmetics interfere? #ELTchat > gd Q - not if u into aromatherapy :-)
teacherphili 5/3/2014 12:27 First 5 mins can make or break the lesson sometimes #ELTchat
KidsFreeOfFear 5/3/2014 12:27 RT @ShiftParadigm: "A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron."Hor…
kevchanwow 5/3/2014 12:27 #ELTchat I whatever I do the 1st 5 min of class, what matters most is watching the Ss & making adjustments to my planned lesson. #TakingTemp
HadaLitim 5/3/2014 12:28 @OUPELTGlobal @Shaunwilden Absolutely. That they are individuals, not just students #eltchat
Marisa_C 5/3/2014 12:28 RT @teacherphili: First 5 mins can make or break the lesson sometimes #ELTchat > yes! Have a strong dynamic opening activity
bealer81 5/3/2014 12:28 @joannacre Some of my late comers are up to 45mins. No lie. #eltchat
adi_rajan 5/3/2014 12:28 I've also used http://t.co/VURl0eoEA3 in my business English classes to kick-off by discussing trending news items. #eltchat
HadaLitim 5/3/2014 12:28 RT @Marisa_C: Nigel Barlow in PET Vol 1 No 2 1980 - oldie but goodie "Memory & the Language Teacher" #eltchat
Shaunwilden 5/3/2014 12:28 @bealer81 45 mins is there any point in them coming in ! #eltchat
AbdullahAlger 5/3/2014 12:28 @teacherphili #ELTchat That's the truth!
teacherphili 5/3/2014 12:28 The element of surprise is useful, too #ELTchat
patrickelt 5/3/2014 12:28 I am teaching online tonight.  I always like to start on the dot of the time set. #eltchat
adi_rajan 5/3/2014 12:28 @bealer81 @joannacre And you allow them to attend the lesson? #eltchat
bealer81 5/3/2014 12:29 @jas_thor If in doubt, talk about the weather. #eltchat
HadaLitim 5/3/2014 12:29 @teacherphili Better make sure it makes then! Stick to what the group likes #eltchat
Shaunwilden 5/3/2014 12:29 @teacherphili Surprise as in welcome you have a test today :-) #eltchat
bealer81 5/3/2014 12:29 @Shaunwilden I admire their commitment. Work gets in the way and the school is on the way home. #eltchat
michaelegriffin 5/3/2014 12:30 RT @kevchanwow: #ELTchat I whatever I do the 1st 5 min of class, what matters most is watching the Ss & making adjustments to my planned le…
teacherphili 5/3/2014 12:30 What's that other adage about doing something everyday that scares you?  Mind you, not sure if it appropriate for classroom. #ELTchat
OUPELTGlobal 5/3/2014 12:30 @Marisa_C #eltchat Ha! good question! small classroom + too much scent can be awful!
HadaLitim 5/3/2014 12:30 @Shaunwilden @teacherphili Haha #eltchat
kevchanwow 5/3/2014 12:30 @Marisa_C @teacherphili I'm more of  watcher during the 1st activity.  Find I can ask SS for more if I know where they are at #ELTchat
joannacre 5/3/2014 12:30 @adi_rajan @bealer81 yes. it is better than nothing #eltchat
kevchanwow 5/3/2014 12:31 RT @adi_rajan: I've also used http://t.co/VURl0eoEA3 in my business English classes to kick-off by discussing trending news items. #eltchat
Marisa_C 5/3/2014 12:31 Bring a mystery object into class :-) #eltchat - works most times
bealer81 5/3/2014 12:31 @adi_rajan @joannacre They pay to come! I can't turn them away I concentrate on the people who come on time & slowly integrate them #eltchat
HadaLitim 5/3/2014 12:31 Transport issues for women are a big issue in Saudi since women can't drive. So allowing lateness, and planning around it is key #eltchat
HadaLitim 5/3/2014 12:31 RT @kevchanwow: @Marisa_C @teacherphili I'm more of  watcher during the 1st activity.  Find I can ask SS for more if I know where they are …
Shaunwilden 5/3/2014 12:31 @HadaLitim Well they can drive they’re just not allowed to #eltchat
teacherphili 5/3/2014 12:31 @Marisa_C once had a piece of rock which I pretended came from the moon.  Worked it into the lesson plan quite well. #ELTchat
OUPELTGlobal 5/3/2014 12:32 @patrickelt #eltchat yes, shows commitment to punctuality
OUPELTGlobal 5/3/2014 12:32 @Marisa_C #eltchat Nice idea. For example?
AbdullahAlger 5/3/2014 12:32 @HadaLitim I had a male student tell me he was late because his sister didn't make him breakfast! #ELTchat
Marisa_C 5/3/2014 12:33 @teacherphili yes - not that hot to have something that doen't lead u into ur lesson topic right? #eltchat
joannacre 5/3/2014 12:33 @teacherphili @Marisa_C my young lrs brought their pets once! One brought a chicken! #eltchat
adi_rajan 5/3/2014 12:33 @bealer81 @joannacre Punctuality raffles work reasonably well in India. #eltchat Give a ticket each time they come on time & then lucky draw
OUPELTGlobal 5/3/2014 12:33 @AbdullahAlger #eltchat Yes, I had one who said his mom hadn't called from abroad to wake him up - this was at uni
teacherphili 5/3/2014 12:33 @Marisa_C yes, the 'rock' made them very curious.. not exactly 'realia' but got them intrigued. had a great lesson thereafter #ELTchat
HadaLitim 5/3/2014 12:33 @Shaunwilden Indeed! #eltchat
Shaunwilden 5/3/2014 12:34 Here’s qu 4: How is the classroom space defined and how does the character of movements across the threshold affect it? #eltchat
bealer81 5/3/2014 12:34 I often let my sts talk in the L1 for a couple of minutes get the gist and then tell them to translate into English. #eltchat
HadaLitim 5/3/2014 12:34 @AbdullahAlger Shocking! What did you say? #eltchat
kevchanwow 5/3/2014 12:34 RT @adi_rajan: @bealer81 @joannacre Punctuality raffles work reasonably well in India. #eltchat Give a ticket each time they come on time &…
OUPELTGlobal 5/3/2014 12:35 @adi_rajan #eltchat lovely idea!
Marisa_C 5/3/2014 12:35 @OUPELTGlobal anything connected to what u want to do to stimulate Qs & guesswork -could be a box - an envelope with a stain a rock #eltchat
bealer81 5/3/2014 12:35 @adi_rajan @joannacre That is an awesome idea. #eltchat
teacherphili 5/3/2014 12:35 @Shaunwilden what does 'character of movements across the threshold' mean exactly? #ELTchat
Shaunwilden 5/3/2014 12:36 @teacherphili No idea don’t shoot the messenger :-)  #ELTchat
AbdullahAlger 5/3/2014 12:36 @HadaLitim What could I say? It was a very unusual excuse. #ELTchat
adi_rajan 5/3/2014 12:36 @teacherphili @Shaunwilden My thoughts exactly! #eltchat Sounds so esoteric.
teacherphili 5/3/2014 12:36 @Shaunwilden yes, I realise you the messenger only. Sounds like it means the Ts movements.. #ELtchat
Shaunwilden 5/3/2014 12:36 @joannacre yeah I like horseshoe as well. Though also squares to set up group work #eltchat
OUPELTGlobal 5/3/2014 12:37 @Marisa_C #eltchat Nice. So something to stimulate interest in the topic; something with a story that links into it. Lovely
AbdullahAlger 5/3/2014 12:37 @OUPELTGlobal That’s funny. #ELTchat
teacherphili 5/3/2014 12:37 @Shaunwilden @joannacre I'm an 'islands' kind of teacher. #ELTchat
Shaunwilden 5/3/2014 12:37 @teacherphili yesI guess if the teacher is prowling it could be off-putting? #ELTchat
SueAnnan 5/3/2014 12:37 RT @teacherphili: @Shaunwilden what does 'character of movements across the threshold' mean exactly? #ELTchat
HadaLitim 5/3/2014 12:37 @AbdullahAlger Perhaps, 'You might think about gaining your independence from your sister, and making your own b'fast' hehe #eltchat
Marisa_C 5/3/2014 12:37 @bealer81 also a gd idea to have L1 letting off steam moments when NO L2 ALLOWED - then back to work #ELTchat
patrickelt 5/3/2014 12:38 @teacherphili @Shaunwilden @joannacre Me too #eltchat
Shaunwilden 5/3/2014 12:38 @teacherphili I saw some really good wheelie chair/desk things  in a school last week so the  could change the room so quickly  #ELTchat
michaelegriffin 5/3/2014 12:38 @Shaunwilden I'll wait till i see your answer. #ELTchat
OUPELTGlobal 5/3/2014 12:38 @teacherphili #eltchat or the movement of all the characters - sts included - around the room? EG with groupings, etc?
Shaunwilden 5/3/2014 12:38 @michaelegriffin to what? #eltchat
teacherphili 5/3/2014 12:38 @OUPELTGlobal sounds like we are back to the idea of the classroom being like a theatre/play with actors present. #ELTchat
adi_rajan 5/3/2014 12:39 @Marisa_C @bealer81 I do the same thing - "letting off steam" - but with mobiles. #eltchat Timer that says 1 more min to fiddle with mobiles
Marisa_C 5/3/2014 12:39 @joannacre a chicken haha i love this - show and tell #eltchat
BobK99 5/3/2014 12:39 @teacherphili @ShaunwildenI assume so. Smiling, head up, shoulders back etc.  #ELtchat
joannacre 5/3/2014 12:40 @Shaunwilden @teacherphili wheelie desks? cool! #eltchat
adi_rajan 5/3/2014 12:40 @Marisa_C @joannacre I hope it was a pet & not dinner. #eltchat
Marisa_C 5/3/2014 12:40 @adi_rajan @bealer81 good 1 yes #eltchat clears the brain (well for a bit) #Eltchat
michaelegriffin 5/3/2014 12:40 @Shaunwilden to the question, sorry was trying to say I didn't understand it n will wait for a model answer before giving it a go. #eltchat
Shaunwilden 5/3/2014 12:40 RT @SueAnnan: @teacherphili I always say you need to be a bit of an actor to get up in front of people  ;-) #eltchat
ELTchat 5/3/2014 12:40 RT @SueAnnan: @teacherphili I always say you need to be a bit of an actor to get up in front of people  ;-) #eltchat
Marisa_C 5/3/2014 12:40 @adi_rajan soon we will have to have a FB status update minute break #eltchat
teacherphili 5/3/2014 12:40 @SueAnnan all the world's a stage, indeed. #ELTchat
kevchanwow 5/3/2014 12:41 RT @adi_rajan: @Marisa_C @joannacre I hope it was a pet & not dinner. #eltchat
Shaunwilden 5/3/2014 12:41 @michaelegriffin Aha, am never a good model me, I don’t know what it means am feeding in from the topic as set #eltchat
teacherphili 5/3/2014 12:41 Well I'm a bit of a failed actor, that's why I got into this teaching lark. #ELTchat
adi_rajan 5/3/2014 12:41 @Marisa_C LOL. Indeed. As long as it's a grammatically accurate sentence! #eltchat
SueAnnan 5/3/2014 12:41 RT @Marisa_C: @adi_rajan soon we will have to have a FB status update minute break #eltchat
adi_rajan 5/3/2014 12:41 RT @teacherphili: Well I'm a bit of a failed actor, that's why I got into this teaching lark. #ELTchat
Shaunwilden 5/3/2014 12:42 Shall we move to end? Are you the last one out of your classroom? Do you hang out to interact with Sts/take questions, etc.? #eltchat
AbdullahAlger 5/3/2014 12:42 @teacherphili Those who can’t do, teach #ELTchat
Marisa_C 5/3/2014 12:42 We mustn't neglect to talk about lesson closings #ELtchat
joannacre 5/3/2014 12:42 @Shaunwilden @SueAnnan @teacherphili I totally agree and the classroom is the stage. Gotta keep the audience engaged!#eltchat
OUPELTGlobal 5/3/2014 12:42 @teacherphili #eltchat lol!
MeridYared 5/3/2014 12:43 RT @Shaunwilden: RT @SueAnnan: @teacherphili I always say you need to be a bit of an actor to get up in front of people  ;-) #eltchat
teacherphili 5/3/2014 12:43 15 or so mins left - are we supposed to talk about endings/exitings, too? #ELTchat
Marisa_C 5/3/2014 12:43 DO you summarize? Ask some Qs? Play a game? Ask Ss to evaluate the lesson? Set HW? #eltchat
SueAnnan 5/3/2014 12:43 Do you always leve students with homework? #ELTchat
Shaunwilden 5/3/2014 12:43 @teacherphili Yes just posited an endings question #ELTchat
Shaunwilden 5/3/2014 12:43 RT @SueAnnan: Do you always leve students with homework? #ELTchat
Shaunwilden 5/3/2014 12:44 RT @Marisa_C: DO you summarize? Ask some Qs? Play a game? Ask Ss to evaluate the lesson? Set HW? #eltchat
adi_rajan 5/3/2014 12:44 I try to do new app time in the last couple of min so Ss tend to hang around exploring a new app if they've downloaded it. #eltchat
ELTchat 5/3/2014 12:44 RT @Shaunwilden: Shall we move to end? Are you the last one out of your classroom? Do you hang out to interact with Sts/take questions, etc…
teacherphili 5/3/2014 12:44 @Shaunwilden sorry missed it, can see it now :-) #ELTchat
AbdullahAlger 5/3/2014 12:44 I ask questions about the lesson and provide feedback. I also give a preview of the next lesson #ELTchat
Shaunwilden 5/3/2014 12:44 RT @adi_rajan: I try to do new app time in the last couple of min so Ss tend to hang around exploring a new app if they've downloaded it. #…
RonaSaniye 5/3/2014 12:44 RT @Shaunwilden: Shall we move to end? Are you the last one out of your classroom? Do you hang out to interact with Sts/take questions, etc…
kevchanwow 5/3/2014 12:45 RT @adi_rajan: I try to do new app time in the last couple of min so Ss tend to hang around exploring a new app if they've downloaded it. #…
Marisa_C 5/3/2014 12:45 @AbdullahAlger whet their appetite so to speak? or ideas for them to google , bring own material to class? #eltchat
SueAnnan 5/3/2014 12:45 I get sts to tell me what they learned in the lesson, or what they are more confident with #eltchat sometimes summarize
patrickelt 5/3/2014 12:45 @Shaunwilden Often not the last out.  Often have to go somewhere else #eltchat
teacherphili 5/3/2014 12:45 Are we talking about 'cool down' activities if the lesson has been frenetic/energised? #ELTchat
AbdullahAlger 5/3/2014 12:46 @Marisa_C I tell students to give me ideas about topics they like. It makes it a lot easier. #ELTchat
kevchanwow 5/3/2014 12:46 #ELTchat I always end by thanking my students and saying one thing I enjoyed/learned/or felt grateful about b/c of the class #ELTchat
adi_rajan 5/3/2014 12:46 Revisiting lesson aims & objectives is always a good idea. #eltchat
Marisa_C 5/3/2014 12:46 @AbdullahAlger good idea - so next lesson based on soem of their choices -#eltchat - gd ig u have that option
OUPELTGlobal 5/3/2014 12:46 @kevchanwow #eltchat Sounds like a nice way to make sts feel empowered
patrickelt 5/3/2014 12:46 @Marisa_C I think summaries are helpful.  Good if mainly done by students. #eltchat
SueAnnan 5/3/2014 12:47 @patrickelt @Shaunwilden me too. Sometimes sts hang around chatting, or checking emails, and I have to run #eltchat
Marisa_C 5/3/2014 12:47 @kevchanwow nice - i like the thanking part #eltchat
AbdullahAlger 5/3/2014 12:47 Most of my lessons are online. So the closure comes when they have done the work. Even then they can refer back to the mini-lessons #ELTchat
teacherphili 5/3/2014 12:47 @adi_rajan agreed.  have we done what was meant to be done? #ELTchat
teflgeek 5/3/2014 12:47 @kevchanwow nice. #eltchat
bealer81 5/3/2014 12:47 A summary is always good. Helps sts know what they have achieved. Important to take time for H/wk. To explain, pg numbers, etc #eltchat
joannacre 5/3/2014 12:47 @SueAnnan I like that.+ feedback about what they liked/disliked #eltchat
BobK99 5/3/2014 12:48 RT @kevchanwow: #ELTchat... saying one thing I enjoyed/learned/or felt grateful about b/c of the class #ELTchat> V venusian!
Marisa_C 5/3/2014 12:48 summaries can be conceptually difficult for some eg YLs - nice to ask them to draw what they learnt #eltchat
Marisa_C 5/3/2014 12:49 If using CB what advice would they give the author abt this unit of work? #eltchat how to make better (makes them revisit page)
adi_rajan 5/3/2014 12:49 If the final activity involved a lot of sitting, make them stretch/walk out on their toes, join their hands across their backs #eltchat
AbdullahAlger 5/3/2014 12:49 I’ve provided online quizzes to test their understanding of lessons. They are very short and done when they’re at home #ELTchat
OUPELTGlobal 5/3/2014 12:49 #eltchat Sometimes end with a game to recap something - spelling or vocab for example
joannacre 5/3/2014 12:49 @bealer81 I tell them to write down in their notebooks what their homework is. Not just circle pages and stuff #eltchat
adi_rajan 5/3/2014 12:49 @Marisa_C Aah that's a nice one but sure to open a Pandora's box. #eltchat
Marisa_C 5/3/2014 12:49 RT @OUPELTGlobal: #eltchat Sometimes end with a game to recap something - spelling or vocab for example
kevchanwow 5/3/2014 12:49 RT @Marisa_C: summaries can be conceptually difficult for some eg YLs - nice to ask them to draw what they learnt #eltchat
Marisa_C 5/3/2014 12:50 @OUPELTGlobal or in circle standing doing ahigh energy activity ? #eltchat
joannacre 5/3/2014 12:50 @Marisa_C I like that! Gonna do that today! : )#eltchat
AbdullahAlger 5/3/2014 12:50 I think it depends on what kind of students you are teaching and their level. #ELTchat
teacherphili 5/3/2014 12:50 I believe it is helpful not to appear that you need to rush off & can spend a quality 10 mins fielding Qs at the end. If possible. #ELTchat
Shaunwilden 5/3/2014 12:50 @AbdullahAlger How so?  #ELTchat
Marisa_C 5/3/2014 12:51 @adi_rajan if u can try it will tell u lots Ss really love this one - advice to authors #eltchat
kevchanwow 5/3/2014 12:51 RT @AbdullahAlger: I think it depends on what kind of students you are teaching and their level. #ELTchat
OUPELTGlobal 5/3/2014 12:51 @Marisa_C #eltchat Yes! Have also ended with a song + singing so they leave on a 'high'
adi_rajan 5/3/2014 12:51 @Marisa_C Must need a good ten minutes though? #eltchat
AbdullahAlger 5/3/2014 12:51 If you are teaching college students who are advanced or beginners, it makes a difference on what you can do. #ELTchat
Marisa_C 5/3/2014 12:51 RT @OUPELTGlobal: @Marisa_C #eltchat Yes! Have also ended with a song + singing so they leave on a 'high' > Yes that's the idea
teacherphili 5/3/2014 12:52 Always leave them wanting more.. #ELTchat
OUPELTGlobal 5/3/2014 12:52 @Marisa_C #eltchat Yes, would give a lot of insigh into the sts learning styles and preferences
teflgeek 5/3/2014 12:52 @teacherphili lots of lessons from the world of entertainment there... #eltchat
Shaunwilden 5/3/2014 12:52 @teacherphili they wouldn’t want more if I started singing #ELTchat
Marisa_C 5/3/2014 12:52 As a learner of Turkish (beginner) I loved the 5 minute written reflection about the lesson my teacher asked - have used & is great #eltchat
teacherphili 5/3/2014 12:53 @Shaunwilden hahaha! :-D #eltchat
AbdullahAlger 5/3/2014 12:53 Games - yes everyone can do that. But, if we want them to write summaries, a beginner cannot write as well as an adv S #ELTchat
BobK99 5/3/2014 12:53 Sorry. Called away from #eltchat. Thanks all :-)
HadaLitim 5/3/2014 12:53 I always try to end on a fb after a freer practice. They like telling me what they learnt and I use that to plan the next lesson. #eltchat
Marisa_C 5/3/2014 12:53 @adi_rajan can time - all we can hear in 5' #eltchat
Shaunwilden 5/3/2014 12:54 And we’re going to start to end this #eltchat by asking for a summary writer
adi_rajan 5/3/2014 12:54 I was thinking of a trying out feedback in a Whatsapp as they out.#eltchat
AbdullahAlger 5/3/2014 12:54 I like to ask students about what they will do for the rest of the day. #ELTchat
Marisa_C 5/3/2014 12:54 RT @adi_rajan: I was thinking of a trying out feedback in a Whatsapp as they out.#eltchat > cool
SueAnnan 5/3/2014 12:55 I can do the summary for this one . Want to do something similar with my trainees #eltchat
OUPELTGlobal 5/3/2014 12:55 @AbdullahAlger #eltchat Maybe they can try to write what they can
Shaunwilden 5/3/2014 12:55 @adi_rajan If you use socrative app with them it has an inbuilt feedback questionnaire that exports results very useful #eltchat
Shaunwilden 5/3/2014 12:56 @SueAnnan Supper thanks Sue #eltchat
AbdullahAlger 5/3/2014 12:56 @OUPELTGlobal That’s true. I was referring to summaries. It would be nice for beg to write using the vocal they learnt in the class #ELTchat
Shaunwilden 5/3/2014 12:56 @SueAnnan Supper i think i meant super but mind is on food #eltchat
adi_rajan 5/3/2014 12:57 @Shaunwilden Tried Socrative but some Ss had issues with the app. Very slow on non-3G connections. #eltchat
teflgeek 5/3/2014 12:57 @adi_rajan try https://t.co/LiIMcvxCnm, as recommended by @NikPeachey #eltchat
kevchanwow 5/3/2014 12:57 RT @Shaunwilden: @adi_rajan If you use socrative app with them it has an inbuilt feedback questionnaire that exports results very useful #e…
Marisa_C 5/3/2014 12:57 RT @teflgeek: @adi_rajan try https://t.co/LiIMcvxCnm, as recommended by @NikPeachey #eltchat
AbdullahAlger 5/3/2014 12:57 I’m getting students to use #Evernote. They find it useful. #ELTchat
HadaLitim 5/3/2014 12:58 RT @Shaunwilden: @adi_rajan If you use socrative app with them it has an inbuilt feedback questionnaire that exports results very useful #e…
Marisa_C 5/3/2014 12:58 @AbdullahAlger how related to topic - pls elaborate #eltchat
Shaunwilden 5/3/2014 12:58 @AbdullahAlger Yes using a collaborative notebook on it is a good way to get feedback etc #eltchat
teacherphili 5/3/2014 12:58 Evernote is something I would like to get my sts to start using properly, but need the right class #eltchat
HadaLitim 5/3/2014 12:58 RT @AbdullahAlger: I’m getting students to use #Evernote. They find it useful. #ELTchat
OUPELTGlobal 5/3/2014 12:58 @AbdullahAlger #eltchat I need to get into using that myself. it seems useful!
teacherphili 5/3/2014 12:59 maybe in the summer #eltchat
AbdullahAlger 5/3/2014 12:59 @Marisa_C I was just mentioning another way of getting students to write after class #ELTchat
HadaLitim 5/3/2014 12:59 RT @Shaunwilden: @AbdullahAlger Yes using a collaborative notebook on it is a good way to get feedback etc #eltchat
teacherphili 5/3/2014 12:59 Maybe we should let @tesolmatthew know that his topic was discussed today. #eltchat
SueAnnan 5/3/2014 13:00 One of my colleagues has a cool notebook that adds notes to Evernote by tapping the icon near a wifi signal. #eltchat
Marisa_C 5/3/2014 13:00 @AbdullahAlger oh i see sorry - :-) #eltchat
Shaunwilden 5/3/2014 13:00 Right lunch beckons, thanks for joining everyone, next week it’s 21 GMT #eltchat
OUPELTGlobal 5/3/2014 13:01 #eltchat bye everyone. Thanks for a great chat!
Shaunwilden 5/3/2014 13:01 @SueAnnan As in a paper notebook? #eltchat
Marisa_C 5/3/2014 13:01 Missed the middle bits #eltchat
teflgeek 5/3/2014 13:01 got to run.. thanks all for #eltchat
teacherphili 5/3/2014 13:01 Bye bye #eltchat
AbdullahAlger 5/3/2014 13:01 Caught the chat at the end. Hope to be back next time. When does it usually start? #ELTchat
SueAnnan 5/3/2014 13:01 Bye everyone. Enjoyed the lunch meeting. Less frenetic I think:-) #eltchat
joannacre 5/3/2014 13:02 see you next week #eltchat
JosetteLB 5/3/2014 13:02 RT @kevchanwow: #ELTchat I always end by thanking my students and saying one thing I enjoyed/learned/or felt grateful about b/c of the clas…
HadaLitim 5/3/2014 13:02 Bye everyone and thanks #eltchat
HadaLitim 5/3/2014 13:03 @AbdullahAlger 12pm GMT and 9pm GMT alternately #eltchat
kevchanwow 5/3/2014 13:03 #ELTchat thanks all.  Got a lot of great idea for both the beginning and ends of my classes (and middle) #gratitude
HadaLitim 5/3/2014 13:04 @AbdullahAlger Check the blog Abdullah http://t.co/MN8VAUSy5j #eltchat
Marisa_C 5/3/2014 13:06 Great to see you all today on #eltchat - good rush of ideas - will do the transcript soon
Marisa_C 5/3/2014 13:10 Couldn't find artcle on memory but found this one on pattern notes - nice for an end of lesson summary http://t.co/t7QQBDx6sF #Eltchat

 

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