Guest-Led Discussion Oct.16-20: ESL Classroom Videos for Teachers & Volunteers
We are excited to have Andrea Echelberger from the Minnesota Literacy Council in St. Paul, MN with us next week to lead a discussion of classroom videos each of which features a different ESL teaching strategy. Welcome, Andrea!
Are you curious about what happens in other English language classes and wish you had the time to observe teaching colleagues? This online discussion is for any English language teachers, tutors, or volunteers who would like to develop their teaching skills through observing and discussing the teaching practices of five different English language teachers working in St. Paul, MN. These videos were created by the Minnesota Literacy Council to support teachers and volunteers who have limited time and access to professional development opportunities, but who are interested in continuing to grow their skills.
Each day our discussion will focus on a video of a different teacher leading their class through an English language activity. In our online discussion, we can talk through the successes and challenges of the activity, teaching techniques demonstrated by the teacher, and potential activity modifications for other levels of classes.
To participate fully in the discussion:
1) Read the day’s featured activity instructions
2) Watch the video (links are below).
Some of the teachers featured in the videos will be joining the discussion, so you’ll be able to ask them questions about the learners in their class and their teaching practices.
Activity: Walk, Talk, Trade
Activity: Number of the Day
Level: Low Intermediate
Activity: Walking Dictation
Level: High Intermediate
Activity: Post-It Chart
Activity: Tap the Syllables, Rubber Bands for Word Stress, Show the Word Stress, Group the Word Stress
To see the entire list of the Classroom Activity Videos, visit the Minnesota Literacy Council’s website at mnliteracy.org.