The first session in my ten-week teacher training course for Young Learners’ teachers gets trainees to consider why children are different to adult learners. Trainees consider the suitability of some demonstrated activities for different age groups, then discuss differences between the children they teach and the adult learners they taught on their CELTA. The session then looks at published Young Learners course books and how their approach differs from course books for adult learners.
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YLs Teacher Training Course – Session 6 Involving and Occupying Activities
As most UK and some overseas schools have now been back for a week, here is the sixth session of my 10-week Teacher Training course for teachers of Young Learners.
Session 6 examines the fundamental principles of providing a balance of involving and occupying activities in children’s lessons. Trainees take part in a demonstration of a common range of primary age lesson activities. They then discuss whether they will appropriately challenge and include the children in their classes, and if not, how they can adapt the activities to achieve this aim.
I hope you find these materials useful and relevant to your teaching context. Do please let me know if you have any feedback or questions.
YLs TT course – Session 6 Involving and Occupying activities
YLs Teacher Training course Session 3 Rules and Boundaries
It’s now almost half term in UK schools and it is time to look at what happens when the ‘Happy Honeymoon’ many teachers experience at the start of a school year starts to wear off.
This is session 3 of my 10-week Teacher Training course for teachers of Young Learners. It is written with NQTs or newly qualified teachers in mind and it builds on the work done on classroom management in session 2 of this course. Trainees are required to take part in a ‘maze’ activity originally published by International House experts David Spencer and David Vaughan in IATEFL’s YL SIG magazine CATs.
I hope you find these materials thought-provoking and relevant to your teaching context. Do please let me know if you have any feedback or questions.
YLs Teacher Training course Session 2 Classroom Management
It’s now almost half way through the autumn term in most UK schools and in schools and colleges in many other countries.
Here is session 2 of my 10-week Teacher Training course for teachers of Young Learners. It can be run with new teachers of children (and those with some experience too!) and it explores the ins and outs of good classroom management, both principles and practice. All you need is an IWB, access to the Internet and Teachers TV or You Tube, plus some fairly basic pen and paper materials.
I hope you find these materials stimulating and relevant to your teaching context. Do please let me know if you have any feedback or questions.
YLs Teacher Training course Session 1 Why children are different
It’s now very much autumn and teachers have been back at school for a couple of weeks now in most of the UK and in many other countries.
Here is a training session that can be run with new teachers of children (and those with some experience too!) to explore how and why children are different and what to do about it.
I hope you find my materials interesting.
A ten-week Teacher Training course for recently qualified teachers of Young Learners
Ahead of the return to school for most teachers and young learners, I am pleased to share a ten-week initial Teacher Training course for recently qualified teachers of children and young teenagers. I wrote this when I was still working as a Teacher Trainer and have updated it to place it on my blog.
First of all, I am sharing the pre-course information that can be given to trainees either ahead of or at the start of the course: YLs Initial ten-week Teacher Training course – overview
Setting up pair work with Young Learners
See EFL Magazine for an article about how to set up pair work for speaking activities with children. The article is by Donna Shaw, author of Find Out!, Footprints and High Five. It is at EFL Magazine and is called Time to Talk.