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by Sally Olsen
Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: How to combine classic music in class
Replies: 2
Views: 1996

As i remember, Flat Stanley was a little boy who was squished by something heavy and then his mother sent him all over the world in an envelope to find out about different counties and even to space. You could get the children to make a flat picture of themselves, laminate it in some way (you can us...
by Sally Olsen
Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Halloween Activities
Replies: 3
Views: 1620

Making Jack-O-Lanterns with any large fruit painted orange. Bobbing for apples. Turn out the lights and tell scary stories or show a mildly scary movie. Put up a white sheet with a strong light behind and do an "operation"on someone important -pulling out sausages from the stomach, spaghetti cooked,...
by Sally Olsen
Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Video in the Classroom
Topic: regarding using YouTube in 7th grade class
Replies: 2
Views: 2167

If there is not a translation, I usually show it through, ask for summaries from the students and give them a portion of a transcript of the main idea with vocabulary games and questions and a place to write their own stories which I type out with corrections and share the small book with the studen...
by Sally Olsen
Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: Secondary School Education
Topic: Group Work for Large Classes (70+)
Replies: 3
Views: 2138

Sorry.
It's under "Activities and Games"
by Sally Olsen
Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Advice on addressing one slow student?
Replies: 5
Views: 1634

Does she have a computer ? You can lend her use yours and download all sorts of things for her to do and listen to while you work with the others.
by Sally Olsen
Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: Preschool Education
Topic: Discipline in class of 2.5-3 year olds
Replies: 1
Views: 2571

You should be in a room that is contained! It is too dangerous to have even one child in a place you can't allow the children to move around freely but safely. In Canada we can only have five children with one teacher. You can have more children in a safe room -up to ten but need an assistant . Thes...
by Sally Olsen
Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: Preschool Education
Topic: Forced repetition
Replies: 2
Views: 2406

I would try to find out what she knows. You said that she sings some songs so she must have some former training. Start your lesson reviewing what she does know and praise her for getting it right. Then set up a routine for learning new things - five repeats was my goal but not just repeating and he...
by Sally Olsen
Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: Secondary School Education
Topic: Group Work for Large Classes (70+)
Replies: 3
Views: 2138

Check the top of this forum for the sticky on large classes.
by Sally Olsen
Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:29 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Advice on addressing one slow student?
Replies: 5
Views: 1634

Have you tried taping the class so she can review everything you do? Video would be better if the others agree.
by Sally Olsen
Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: English for Specific Purposes
Topic: Common Errors in Medical English
Replies: 8
Views: 3999

Too bad about your professor . Why don't you email Halliday or Martin and ask for advice? As isaid, H and M might be hard to understand so go to the SFL website and get some help.

Otherwise there are a ton of papers on Google Scholar,
by Sally Olsen
Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: Secondary School Education
Topic: My district is adopting ridiculous curriculum for newcomers
Replies: 6
Views: 3362

The publisher has a lot of stuff to support its philosophy and its approach. There is a teacher's toolkit. You can also contact them easily. You can use all the information from your training program and contact your professors for recent papers that will back you up. They usually love a good discus...
by Sally Olsen
Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: Secondary School Education
Topic: My district is adopting ridiculous curriculum for newcomers
Replies: 6
Views: 3362

Ok will look it up. Bernie Mohan and his colleagues did a lot of work in high schools with Chinese students new to Vancouver,B.C., Canada. If you look on Google Scholar on how to teach high school ESL beginners, you will see a lot of papers. I will check my notes and papers from my Masters courses. ...
by Sally Olsen
Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: tutoring advice needed
Replies: 1
Views: 1238

It might be easier if he copies down the sentence that the word is used in or brings the page with several words. If he puts the words on a computer dictionary program, it will automatically store them and he can find them quickly in alphabetical order. It is better if he has a sentence to use the w...
by Sally Olsen
Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Captionless comic strips
Replies: 6
Views: 4897

It is easy to do with an older technology. You just white out all the words and copy the pictures and little balloons on the Xerox. I suppose that is too old fashioned?
by Sally Olsen
Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: Secondary School Education
Topic: My district is adopting ridiculous curriculum for newcomers
Replies: 6
Views: 3362

I am glad that you have done so much! Most teachers just keep it to themselves and yet we are all having difficulties. This is why it is so great to have Dave's. I would try to follow the main curriculum as much as possible so if there is a chance for the ESL class and the regular classes to merge, ...