Discourse Layering Workshop IATEFL 2018

You can get the powerpoint slides from my workshop at discourselayering.weebly.com.  A big thanks to everyone who came to the session.  I hope you found it useful.

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IATEFL 2018 workshop: Discourse Layering

If you are at IATEFL Brighton tomorrow, come along to my workshop.  I'll be sharing some useful classroom activities.  Here's the info: Discourse layering: practical activities to teach lexical chunks Laura Laubacher (Embassy English London) 10.40-11.25 Room 3 What classroom activities help learners use new vocabulary spontaneously in speaking? In this session, we will look …

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Three Developmental Observation Models for Experienced Teachers

1. Lesson study: same lesson, different students, different teachers This idea of a ‘lesson study’ approach to developmental observations comes from Gabriel Diaz Maggioli’s opening plenary on CPD at IATEFL 2017.  (See Sandy Millin's excellent post about this here.)  Kit Claxton and I were lucky enough to be able to experiment with this during our …

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How to share videos, photos, movenotes, etc. quickly using Padlet

One website I find invaluable for sharing my students' work is padlet.com.  This site allows you to create a webpage with its own url.  When students access this site, they just have to click on the background and they can upload their projects.  They can share photos, videos, text, anything really.  I used it today after my …

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Reflection from a learner’s perspective: my experience learning Spanish

At IATEFL 2015 I went to a workshop entitled ‘Lessons Learned as a Language Learner’ by Jo-Ann Delaney and Madeleine du Vivier (see previous blog post) and was inspired to reflect on my own experiences learning another language, namely Spanish.  I actually wrote most of this post over a year ago but just haven't got around …

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