The most important reason to learn a new language is the disposition that we have to study, many students have a lot of it but some others are in the class because it is an obligation to be in there so we as teachers have to create a good atmosphere to make them feel comfortable and also it is necessary to help them to find a reason to study English, it is not going to be easy but we know that after find it they are going to learn easier.
I loved the audioboo, as a teacher you have to use cool activities to include the students in the process and to makes them feel like they are constructing the knowledge as the same time they have fun. Nowadays the students prefer the use of the technology in their class because it gives them the opportunity of being part of a new age that they belong to and they don’t feel anymore like in another age that usually the teachers belong to. For example with the audioboo they can create stories or talk about certain topics and after they can evaluate their pronunciation and see the mistakes they can improve in the spoken English.
Literature circles are an excellent way to in a class, incorporate all the students and to make the learning an easier process. In a normal class there is a hierarchical organization in which only the teacher has the opportunity to express the knowledge and most of the times we forget that each person has different skills that make to him or her learn something different that can transmit. Share this knowledge first into a small group of people and then to the group is going to make the cohesion of the information a better solution and also is going to help to safe time in a class. With this process we can do a chain of information and the best of this is that all participate in the construction of the knowledge.
In the last class activity, we tried to do a rubric and we realize that is not an easy process because most of our activities and thoughts in life are very subjective, but as teachers is important to incorporate rubrics into this process in which we have to do our biggest effort to transmit the knowledge we have and to persuade to the students to look for their own knowledge, and it is a good strategy create our own rubric in which we have to integrate all the aspects we want to grade even if is just for behavior but it has to be specific and the most objective that we can and not based our points to evaluate just in our appreciations.
The first class of TKT that I took makes me realize that if I really want to improve and learn as much as I can in this course I should work very hard to get a good result, also I felt very comfortable with all my classmates which is a very important aspect in a class. And I believe that no matter how much you improve, there’s always something new to learn so I’m waiting for our next class.
Hello everybody I’m so happy to be in this course with you, so I want you to know me better, this is me: my name is Grecia Chávez I was born in this beautiful city twenty years ago and I am the older sister in my family. Nowadays I am a seventh semester history student in this university. That’s the reason I am doing my final project to can finish the school.
I can write thousands of words in here but I prefer to talk to you next class, see you then.