Site Search:
 

Banner

Teacher Discussion Forums Forum Index Teacher Discussion Forums
"The Internet's Meeting Place for ESL/EFL Students and Teachers from Around the World!"
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Students Pursuing ESL Teaching Certificates

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Teacher Discussion Forums Forum Index -> Secondary School Education
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
mlordon



Joined: 30 Oct 2011
Posts: 24

PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:05 pm    Post subject: Students Pursuing ESL Teaching Certificates Reply with quote

Our graduate class has been watching "micro lessons" of each of the students in the class for the past two weeks. Our assignment was to design a unit lesson and then pick part of it to teach using the other students in the class as their 'pretend' ESL students. I have been awed by some of the lessons and I have been teaching ESL for more than 5 years. Some of the lessons were extraordinarily creative and engaging and I am sure I will not be the only one stealing these great ideas to use in my own classroom.

There were however some lessons that were way too difficult for not only ESL students but for the grade level itself. I even looked up the curriculum for these grades to make sure I wasn't mistaken because I teach lower elementary and thought maybe upper elementary students are learning more challenging material. I urge students studying to be teachers (not just ESL teachers) to become very familiar with their states curriculum for that grade level. It is hard enough to develop engaging lessons, make sure they are grade appropriate.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Teacher Discussion Forums Forum Index -> Secondary School Education All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Teachers College, Columbia University: Train to Teach English Here or Abroad
SIT

This page is maintained by the one and only Dave Sperling.
Contact Dave's ESL Cafe
Copyright © 2011 Dave Sperling. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group