TeachingTeens

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Published on October 27, 2009

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The TeenageLearner : The TeenageLearner Free powerpoints at http://www.worldofteaching.com http://setiteachers.ning.com http://teachingrecipes.comhttp://eflclassroom.com : http://setiteachers.ning.com http://teachingrecipes.comhttp://eflclassroom.com “one teaches, two learn.” Ask Me! : Ask Me! Today’s Agenda : Today’s Agenda The secret of teaching teens The 12 Dos (Anderson article) Teacher’s Talk (Jeremy Harmer) Lesson Ideas that work! Let’s get Digital! Slide 5: COW What words describe the teenaged learner? : What words describe the teenaged learner? Words which describe Teens? : Words which describe Teens? Moody Music Meaning Cliquish ME! Rebellious Idealistic "Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young."- Henry Ford : "Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young."- Henry Ford "The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery."- Mark Van Doren : "The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery."- Mark Van Doren What Teens Need to Know Prior to Learning: : What Teens Need to Know Prior to Learning: Why are we doing this? How can it help me? How can I make it MINE? Key Assumptions about Teenage Learners: : Key Assumptions about Teenage Learners: Teenagers seek meaning and significance. Personalize! Key Assumptions about Teenage Learners: : Key Assumptions about Teenage Learners: 2. Teenagers want to know about the NOW! Update! Key Assumptions about Teenage Learners: : Key Assumptions about Teenage Learners: 3. Teenagers crave authenticity and the “true”. Be who you are and share it! Key Assumptions about Teenage Learners: : Key Assumptions about Teenage Learners: 4. Teenagers are the ultimate egotists. ME! Get creative! Key Assumptions about Teenage Learners: : Key Assumptions about Teenage Learners: 5. Teenagers are wondering what others are thinking about them! Group 'em! A Dozen Dos : A Dozen Dos 1. Use Music! Teens live through the feelings provoked by music. It is a window to their learning soul. Slide 19: Music in your classroom MixTube A Dozen Dos : A Dozen Dos 2. Use Current Material! Teens want to be hip. They love anything new and personally relevant. Slide 21: Pictures, Visuals, Vocabulary A Dozen Dos : A Dozen Dos 3. Use Team Work! Teens are “hard wired” for relationships. They thrive on projects, peer interaction and group work. A Dozen Dos : A Dozen Dos 4. Use Acting! Teens want to express themselves. Role playing allows them to express all their inner, conflicting feelings in a safe manner. Example. A Dozen Dos : A Dozen Dos Use Choice! Teens are trying to be independent. Giving them some choice and control motivates them. – Extensive Reading A Dozen Dos : A Dozen Dos 6. Use what they know! Teens know LOTS and have diverse experiences. Use their interests and passions in the class content! A Dozen Dos : A Dozen Dos Use a quick pace! Teens actually have shorter attention spans than kids! Keep changing things up! A Dozen Dos : A Dozen Dos 8. Use Activity! Teens body’s are changing and they need to experience and practice their new “physical” self! A Dozen Dos : A Dozen Dos 9. Use Proactive Class Control! Teens want a teacher in control but will reject any authority. Use positive behavior management! A Dozen Dos : A Dozen Dos 10. Use L1 at times! Teens will respond to L1 discipline and are mature enough to “switch gears” and it can help misunderstanding. A Dozen Dos : A Dozen Dos Use Games! Teens are highly competitive in the sense they want to show off. Let them show off! -- BAAM / Not like the other things A Dozen Dos : A Dozen Dos 12. Use their “desire”! Teens want to express themselves. Projects, presentations, posters etc…can allow them to personalize the learning. “Show me and I forget;Teach me and I remember; Involve me and I learn.”- B. Franklin : “Show me and I forget;Teach me and I remember; Involve me and I learn.”- B. Franklin Teachers? Who needs them? : Teachers? Who needs them? Slide 37: Video in the Classroom Silent Videos – Mr. Bean Wallace and Grommit Nat. Film Board of Canada Shorts Can you be a 21st century teacher? : Can you be a 21st century teacher? Slide 39: THE END Jeremy Harmer Teaching Teens : Jeremy Harmer Teaching Teens In groups of 6, role play the ELT conversation (read). Choose a character! Jeremy H. / Jo / Harvey / Asia Bruno / Neil / Anna / Magdalla/ Discuss: Lesson Ideas. : Discuss: Lesson Ideas. Video Story Song Project Game Activity Role play Slide 42: http://eflclassroom.com

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