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by EH
Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:25 am
Forum: Elementary Education
Topic: Third graders, motivation and classroom management
Replies: 3
Views: 3700

I think the Waldorf curriculum has a lot of wisdom to share about third graders and what makes them tick: 1) Stories about setting out alone, finding freedom, creation myths, and Old Testament stories are especially interesting and motivating this year. 2) Shelter building (life-size, or models), an...
by EH
Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:31 am
Forum: Preschool Education
Topic: Problems with a 4 year old
Replies: 4
Views: 4642

Sally had great ideas. Also, 4yo is too young to sit at a desk. Could he? Maybe. Should he? No. Make a predictable routine for your classes. That could mean story, movement activity, then free play together. Movement activities can be Simon Says, clapping games, head shoulders knees and toes, finger...
by EH
Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:11 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Finding a Balance Between Correcting/Not Correcting Errors
Replies: 2
Views: 3043

If you have already taught them something and they then make an error on it, correct them. Otherwise, let it slide until you have taught it. And don't forget to get around to teaching it if you know they need to know that topic.
by EH
Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:16 am
Forum: Elementary Education
Topic: What was your first day of teaching like?
Replies: 2
Views: 1954

I was 16, completely untrained except for being a good language student myself, and happy that the person who interviewed me did not ask me anything relevant. For some reason she gave me the job. I tried not to trip while stepping high up onto the stage (!) in front of the blackboard. About 50 faces...
by EH
Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:41 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Good techniques for eliciting?
Replies: 6
Views: 4105

Try using open-ended questions more, and yes/no questions less.

My favorite response to an unsatisfying student utterance: "Hm... tell me more."
by EH
Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:42 am
Forum: Teaching English to Deaf Students
Topic: Working at a School for the Deaf in S. Korea
Replies: 3
Views: 6378

Glad it was helpful. If you find some good resources, be sure to post about them. Best of luck!
by EH
Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:04 am
Forum: Teaching English to Deaf Students
Topic: Working at a School for the Deaf in S. Korea
Replies: 3
Views: 6378

Try contacting the speech-language pathology departments at universities such as Ewha, Yonsei, or Daegu University. They often have profs who can read and return English emails, and connections within the Deaf community. Special Ed departments may also have Deaf specialists. Oh, and Hallym Universit...
by EH
Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: How can I improve my oral English?
Replies: 3
Views: 6498

You must speak more in English.
That's the only way to really improve oral English. Speak to the mirror when you brush your teeth. Speak to your pet dog when you play with her. Speak to any sympathetic human you can find.
Practice makes perfect.
-EH
by EH
Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:51 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: HELP! I'm starting to teach pronunciation, but I'm a newbie!
Replies: 10
Views: 13839

That amount of time is just about perfect, actually. PM me. I work almost exclusively with Koreans. I can email you some worksheets I use for linking sounds between words/syllables. Most adult Koreans have a passing familiarity with the IPA. It isn't necessary to spend much time on it. Even among Ko...
by EH
Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:29 am
Forum: Preschool Education
Topic: 4 year old preschool problems
Replies: 6
Views: 10998

Linqi, I disagree. Parents should primarily speak languages they can model well when chatting with their kids. The better and more natural the model, the better the kid learns. Speak your own first language to your child unless you are native-like in another language. If you want your child to be mo...
by EH
Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:43 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Students with disabilities
Replies: 9
Views: 1689

I'm glad you posted again. I was so curious about how your session went. It is pretty depressing, eh? Sometimes best not to think about the enormity of the problem... You mentioned unnaturally rapid speech, inappropriate code switching, rudeness, and an apparent lack of awareness of the impact of th...
by EH
Sun Feb 18, 2007 2:50 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Students with disabilities
Replies: 9
Views: 1689

Glad to be of assistance.

So how'd it go on Wednesday?

-EH
by EH
Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:15 am
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Students with disabilities
Replies: 9
Views: 1689

You may want to check out the website of the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) association, and do a web seach to learn more about TBI. The American Speech-Language Hearing Association (www.ASHA.org) may also have some good info about communication issues with TBI. My brother also has TBI from a car acci...
by EH
Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:32 pm
Forum: Elementary Education
Topic: Helping them to follow along?
Replies: 4
Views: 2070

Ah! Thank you for editing your post. Now I understand your situation better. As Senorita Daniels said, a third grader should be able to stay on task pretty well. But many can't, due to comprehension difficulties, ADHD, or just plain lack of motivation. If you suspect the problem is ADHD (Attention D...
by EH
Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:26 pm
Forum: Elementary Education
Topic: Helping them to follow along?
Replies: 4
Views: 2070

When you say baby, do you mean infant? How old is the child? Age makes a big difference when it comes to attention span and ways to keep the students on task. An infant will not be on task... pretty much ever. A two-year old may pay attention at times, if you make the lesson all about his/her intere...