This is a wonderful short-film about education. Watch the film and let me know what you think.
November 17, 2006
October 6, 2006
Since the end of July, I´ve had the pleasure to become a member of a Yahoo community called "Learning with computers". Last week, I asked if anyone could help me add a powerpoint presentation to a blog of mine and to my surprise lots of wonderful members came to my aid with ideas of how I could do that. First, as suggested by a member I tried taking screenshots of my presentation in order to attach it to bubbleshare but the pictures didn´t come out so well because of reflex (is that the right word in English?). Then I tried uploading my file to www.elgg.net and I guess it worked. Here is the link to a presentation created for our TTC at Cultura Inglesa, based on the workshop given by Ron Martinez at Braz-tesol Brasília, July 2006. Hope you like it.
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PRESENTATION ON DISCOURSE MARKERS
All these ideas were taken from Ron Martinez's book : "Como dizer tudo em inglês / Avançado".
I´d like to share another presentation with you.This time using slideshare. These are sentences taken from the book called "Language hungry" and I normally use individual slides to start class. The objective is to offer students something interesting to think about and in English.
Another ppt presentation: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
September 22, 2006
September 15, 2006
August 24, 2006
August 18, 2006
I´ve just inserted the slideshow at the top of this blog. Hurray!These pictures were taken during a teacher´s get-together. We,teachers from Cultura Inglesa Uberlandia, get together regularly at a teacher´s house to chat and eat! Luiz Pedro always finds a reason for gathering everyone, and we sure enjoy ourselves.
August 11, 2006
July 26, 2006
Many learners and teachers do their best in avoiding mistakes, when in fact we should like and welcome them. By analysing students´ mistakes teachers can observe how learning is taking place and this way through feedback help students reformulate their trials.
These are sentences taken from the book "Language Hungry" by Tim Murphey which can make us think about this topic:
"Mistakes are actually wonderful things; they can even help the learning process."
"If we´re not making mistakes, we´re not going anywhere" Gordon Forward
"Many people dream of success. To me success can only be achieved through repeated failure and introspection" Soichiro Honda
"If I make a mistake, it´s okay - I don´t have to be perfect."
If we want to learn English well, we have to see our mistakes as a necessary part of learning.