Safe n’ sound, by lefkiselida

1426592526070741674158A growing number of EFL young students in Greece strive to learn how to read in English. Spending time with your young students working on the activities of this book will reward you. My 7-year-old student who was “stuck” somewhere between the alphabet and all these new English words got to read in an excellent manner today. The secret? Following the activities of this amazing book especially written for such children! Here is the book description in the webpage of its publishing house. So much useful is the link to the Teacher’s notes!

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Nursery Teaching Sessions

Get some ideas on how to design and implement nursery teaching sessions by reading this assignment and also listening to the recorded teaching sessions carried out a month ago in a Private Nursery School in Nea Smyrni (Athens). Teaching English to Very Young Learners is an area worth exploring!! I am grateful to the Lord for the excellent comments of my professor in the Open University.

Dyslexia – A Problem or a Gift?

Oxford University Press

Student being helped by teacherMarie Delaney is a teacher, trainer, educational psychotherapist, and author of ‘Teaching the Unteachable’ (Worth). She will be hosting a webinar entitled “Dyslexia – A Problem or a Gift?” on 9th and 18th October.

What do Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Muhammed Ali have in common? They all found school and teachers difficult. Thomas Edison’s teacher sent a note home when Thomas was 6, which said “He is too stupid to learn”.

These successful people had dyslexia. Their teachers didn’t know much about dyslexia. They labeled them lazy and stupid. You may have students with dyslexia in your classes and not even know it. Often these learners are labeled slow, lazy, or daydreamers. It’s not true. In order to help these learners, we, as teachers, need to understand more about it.

What is dyslexia?

As you read this, are the letters clear to you, are any moving…

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Μαθησιακές Δυσκολίες και εκμάθηση Ξένης Γλώσσας. by myikid

Το video του Διαδικτυακού σεμιναρίου από την ομάδα ikid.
A very interesting video in Greek concerning the teaching of the English Language to Greek Dyslexic Students! Useful tips given to teachers&parents!!!

A Juniors I

After almost 2 months I realised that my A juniors (aged 7-10 years old) needed me to do something like this in class!

I can’t draw almost anything but last week I found myself coming up with incredible drawing ideas!

When a little student told me that the letter “Hh” is still difficult for him to learn, remember and use it in a word, I started drawing a hat with the students giving me advice on HOW to draw it, because this was a difficult task for me! So, all together we started to draw the word “hat” in the hat. Everyone found it fantastic. We “played” with the letters trying to fit them in the hat!

 

Tomorrow, I have promised them that I will bring flour and write words in a big bowl full of flour using our finger!! I will definitely keep you updated!!

What happens in the classroom, stays in the classroom? I

Coming in, saying hello, asking the students about their day, ordering them to open their books or notebooks… And this is how a lesson begins!…

Wishing that something really exciting happens today! And almost always something happens that demands my attention and my proper reaction.

A child screaming suddenly, immediately after a loud repetition drill. He´s just 8 years old. How am I supposed to reprimand him? During the lesson his attention-span is so short. He rarely listens to what is going on. So why does he react this way? How am I supposed to react? Especially when he keeps saying in perfect Greek: “Miss, I am slow, I know that. I can never do this.”

So I brace myself and take a deep breath.

Poor child, he thinks he is useless!

This child needs love. But is that all?

How can I discipline this child and make him learn at the same time?

Let’s talk about this! I can’t wait to read your responses!

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