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Module 14

Video Transcript: Module 14, Reflective Teaching

Good teachers are always learning…learning from students, learning from their own trial and error, learning from peers and colleagues, learning from mentors and supervisors, and learning from academic information in their field. Good teachers continue to learn throughout their careers. This is called “life-long learning” or “ongoing professional development.” 

Module 13

Video Transcript: Module 13, Peer Observation in Teaching Practices

Classroom observation can take different forms. The two most common are:

Module 12

Video Transcript: Module 12, Younger Learners

Transcript

12:00:01:12
ONE, TWO, THREE. [singing]
ˇENGLISH IS IMPORTANT, ˇ
ˇYES, YES, YES, YES! ˇ
ˇWHO-O-O-O! ˇ

12:00:10:00
EXCELLENT, YES. ENGLISH IS IMPORTANT. GOOD.

Module 12, Younger Learners

Younger learners are from 4-10 years of age, and from kindergarten through 5th grade.

Module 11

Video Transcript: Module 11, Individual Learner Differences

Learners in one classroom are both similar and, at the same time, different. A learner-centered approach to teaching requires teachers to understand this duality, and to be aware of the different ways in which students learn. Some differences are easy to see or discover, such as…age…gender…socioeconomic conditions…and level of education.

Other differences may be more difficult to identify, including:

Module 10

Video Transcript: Module 10, Alternative Assessment

Alternative assessment is a way to directly evaluate learners’ language skills. A paper-pencil test shows knowledge about the language. Alternative assessment shows learners’ ability to use the language.

There are many reasons for using alternative assessment techniques. With alternative assessment:

Module 09

Video Transcript: Module 09, Critical & Creative Thinking Skills

Module Focus: Introduction

In this module, we’ll take a look at what one teacher is doing to bring critical and creative thinking into her classes. Her students are learning to take a “think locally and act globally” approach to problem-solving and new areas of inquiry in their learning as they develop their language skills.

Module 08

Video Transcript: Module 08, Authentic Materials

Authentic materials are used by native speakers of a language for actual communication. Authentic materials are good tools for language teaching and learning because they are:

Module 06

Video Transcript: Module 06, Managing Large Classes

In recent years, the demand for English has increased. Schools around the world have responded by adding more English classes into the curriculum. Class sizes can be quite large and, in some cases, are growing even larger. Classes of 50-75 students are not uncommon. Many people in education are asking themselves:

Module 05

Video Transcript: Module 05, Learner Feedback

One important distinction to make when giving learner feedback is that of formative vs. summative evaluation. Formative evaluation is a way of giving students feedback along the way.  It is the answer to the questions, “How am I doing so far?” and “How can I improve?”

Summative evaluation includes those kinds of evaluation that summarize a student’s overall performance. For example, the final grade for a course.

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