|The secondary English teachers at Meyna School have really taken the professional development workshops I presented to heart.|
Here Anil, made some of my instructional strategies his own.
|Anil took the little boats I'd brought from Thailand, and rather than using the numbers I'd placed on the back, he put the student's names.|
|In the classroom, Anil learned to first ask the question, pause, and then pull one of the boats. This process keeps all the students on the toes.... not knowing who might be called on to answer the question.|
|"You've got 30 seconds!" |
Use of the timer, one I brought along from the States, too is a great way to keep the lesson moving and the students engaged.
|As soon as Anil passed out this reading assignment, the students, on their own, numbered the paragraphs, and drew a box around the title. Another instructional strategy straight from my workshop!|
|New vocabulary.... randomly calling on students to identify key new vocabulary words, paragraph by paragraph.|