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Host: 福科國中- 彭昌輝輔導員
Topic: The application of mind mapping
Mind mapping is used as an instrument to help organize one's ideas and thought. Leo applied this concept to promote students' learning efficiency in English which actually led to a very good result. Leo reminded us that it is very important for the teacher to show students the meaning of a mind map, and how it works before they are able to use it. With his application in reading(the essay from the textbook), speaking(to tell a story), writing(a letter to Santa), and daily- life situation (flyers), students were able to practice mind mapping on different topics. For those who were not interested in Engligh, they had a chance to build their understanding in their own ways.
Reporter 1: 石岡國中 黃清秀老師
Topic: 1. The Application of comics 2. The Application of Reader's Theater
1. By selecting the comics from the textbook, Ms Huang made up a lot of gap filling activities for students to create their own ideas based on how much they have learned. This way not only helped make a good use of our coursebook, but also gave students chances to practice their creativity by using English.
2. Ms. Huang also used resources from youtube to help students form ideas about what they were going to perform. She suggested stories with repetitive lines is good for RT because they decrease the anxiety to speak longer sentences; therefore, students might feel more released to act out.
Reporter 2: 和平國中 朱國蓉老師
Topic: Teaching songs
Most of Miss Ju's students were slow learners, so she liked students to form heterogeneous groups to help each other in class. In this case, students had to translate some of the lyrics. It is not easy to find an English song which is mainly and only made for teaching; therefore, Miss Ju reminded it is important for the teachers to provide as much vocabulary aid as possible. Students might not be interested in reading the coursebook; however, if songs is able to catch their eye, why not help them enjoy learning English from songs.
Reporter 3: 梨山國中 余勝為老師
Topic: Teaching demonstration (vocabulary)
Mr. Yu made a good teaching demonstration by teaching vocabulary. With drills, and lots of pictures, it seemed not that difficult to learn a new word. From the definition of each word to longer sentences, Mr. Yu developed his teaching meaningfully and fluently. He suggested to link all new vocabulary into a story to help memorizing those new words due to the fun of story creation.
Feedback from 東勢國中 東華國中 東新國中 新社高(國)中
Most of the teachers highly recommended today's sharing, and they also pointed out that as students' learning habits are changing, photos, comics, or pictures seemed to help a lot. However, due to the time limitation and some other reality difficulties, it would be more efficient to adapt the content of our textbook to form activities instead of creating something new. Thanks for Mr. Yu's sharing for this one, " Students will be happy learners only when the teachers becomes happy teachers themselves first!"