jueves, 23 de mayo de 2013
martes, 30 de abril de 2013
Here you are some examples of the activities that we can create by using Hot Potatoes. Hot Potatoes can become a very useful tool for teachers in many cases, specially if we want our students to learn at home while surfing on the internet. We can provide them with some funny activities to revise the lesson. Another advantage of Hot Potato is that they can check their own answers. This time, I have chosen the new single of Pink to do these exercices. I hope you enjoy it!
miércoles, 30 de enero de 2013
sábado, 29 de diciembre de 2012
Where can we make use of TICs? Only in class? Not only in class, also when students are at home. They like to use social networks, so we can take advantage of that to make them work. We have a lot of options: groups in facebook, blogs, etc.
This is only a way to include TICs in education. Each time is more common to use interactive whiteboards, projectors, etc.
martes, 27 de noviembre de 2012
- Uncovering problems. It is important not to lose control because we are the point of reference for children. We must be firm, but relaxed, and disclose the causes of the problem.
- Adapting strategies to context and to our own style of teaching. We must get involved in the environment of the school and adapt our strategies.
- Preventing bigger conflicts. “Treating a cold avoids pneumonia”. To attach importance to little conflicts, so that they don’t become big conflicts.
- Creating a favorable climate for coexistence. “My rights end where yours begin.”
- Taking a proactive perspective. It is convenient to act before the problems happen, that is, a priori.
- Using the simplest procedures:
- Economy of roles: it is better a gesture than a word, and a word than a lecture.
- Economy of people and resources: if the conflict can be solved by a teacher, there is no need to turn to the others.
- Economy of time: it is better to solve the conflict briefly than to solve it by a long a complicated process.
- Using punitive measures as a last resort.
- Expectations. What are our students able to do?
- Motivation. Motivation consists of achieving that students prioritize school tasks over other activities.
- Self-concept, that is, what they think about themshelves. This is directly related to self-esteem.
- In order to make our dreams come true, we must have a dream.
- Nobody will know what is able to do without trying.
- Sometimes all is not what it seems.
- The more you give, the more you receive.
- Students don’t ask you to solve their problems, but to listen to them.
- Sometimes it is better to change the treatment then to increase the dose.
- If your problem has no solution, change the problem and accept what doesn’t depend on you.
- Take a walk every day.
- Start the day with renewed hope.
- Ask for help when you need it.
- Search for solutions when you have a problem.
- Recognize your mistakes.
- Show your feelings.
- Be yourself.
- Help those who need it.
- Appreciate what you have.
- Give thanks for what you have.