Another activity I could transfer from my experiencie in Belgium to my School is direct relation between school and the villages of the pupils.
Last week the students of Bachillerato and the fourth level of ESO shared with their partners information about their own villages. They took advantage of their knwoledge of journalism genres we have studied in our lessons. This way, they made interviews, news and so on in order to talk about gastronomy, culture, habits... In their villages.
It has been such an interesting activity, not only because of the knowledge of the students, but also because of their success as speakers and respectful attitude of each others.
Working through picture boards and their subsequent public exposition allows students to improve many of their soft skills, including:
When I was At Prudhoe High School Community, I learnt that sometimes, students must improve their knowledge and autonomy for increasing their English skills.
Playing badminton, students must know as many rules as they can, for increasing their practice time.
Otherwise if they only pass the shuttle to the other field, they are not playing badminton, they are only spending their time. They must pass the shuttle to the free space, to the weak side of the opponent, or they must increase their tactics knowledge.
Only when they get involved into the match, with tactics hits, they can think and play.
Here we have an example of their active time in PE English lessons at IES Alonso de Orozco.
According to different aspects of methodology in Kogeka schools, an innovative teaching technique, wich is increasing popularity nowadays: 'Flipped classroom or Blended Learning'. It consists on preparing the lesson previously. This way, the students research information about languages in Spain at home and the following day, the teachers provide them with some materials and links from Internet, where they can watch a video, read texts and do some activities. Then, they will explain their partners what they have learnt.
It is such a good technique! The results are so positive, as the students work by themselves, use computers and share their knowledge with their partners, a good way of improving their speaking.
Como continuación del anterior, estas son actividades realizadas con mis grupos:
Con los alumnos del grupo de alto rendimiento, trabajamos cómo presentar un powerpoint delante de un grupo grande. Aprovechando su participación al viaje cultural a Dublín, les guiamos para que presentaran en inglés the "Book of Kells"a sus compañeros de 3º y 4º de la ESO.
Para los alumnos, fue una forma de vencer su "miedo escénico", de conocer mejor The Book of Kells y de presentar en inglés a sus compañeros una de las piezas más famosas del Trinity College.
One year after my Job-Shadowing at Prudhoe Community High School(UK) I’m trying to apply captains to team sports, with my students.
It has been a good idea for improving their responsibility for engaging teammates in the lessons. They are increasing their tactics skills and, overall, their knowledge of sports.
Here you have some examples in foot baseball with 3º ESO.
The following activity is related to one I saw in Belgium called "Break loose". It consisted on lessons in a museum, a library and so on.
As we can see in the photographs, the pupils of the first course of ESO are creating some pennants with short stories they have invented in order to decorate the hall the days we will celebrate the 30th anniversary.
They have enjoyed the activity so much.
I'm sure people will like the pennants!
During my stay at the language training course in Edinburgh, one of my goals was to improve my pronunciation of English.
Therefore, throughout this academic year, I've tried to be very accurate with the phonetics of all the vocabulary words that appear in my subjects (Biology and Geology, Music). In order to achieve this, I have added to the vocabulary lists of each unit the pronunciation of the words, so that it is quick and effective to check it in class.