ELT Live#6 - Lesson Planning and Prep w/ #KELTchatOctober 14, 2014
Connecting with the #KELTchat community after a day-long slow burn twitter chat discussing how teachers get ready to do what we do. Tune in to the KELTchat Twitter discussions at:https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&q=%23keltchatKELTchat Blog: Candid Lesson Planning
@ProfJacksonSMU Oh thanks! Sorry if you felt pressured. Like I said- there's no have to's in #keltchat
RT @ProfJacksonSMU: #keltchat Basic Plan This is really smart!
Catching up on today's #KELTchat - very very late...
#keltchat Two week lesson outline for one unit
#keltchat Basic Plan
I edit and adapt my lesson plans as needed during class. Here's the basic plan I made up last semester and still follow mostly. #keltchat
@michaelegriffin Oh nooo. I've just arrived home ready to participate in #keltchat just to see I'm late :-( Maybe next time. :-)
@timhampson It was nice talking to you. I'd love to hear about how the scripting of instructions goes. #KELTchat #ELTlive
It's been a pleasure, see you next time #keltchat #ELTlive
@michaelegriffin Also I write plans conscience of boss as audience-so I do after. Before teaching is my planning. #KELTChat
@bryanteacher right on. I thank you for this information. #KELTchat
@michaelegriffin So if I do the same activity over different ages/levels, I write plans showing what I tweaked in the teaching. #KELTchat
@michaelegriffin I think they like to see that there was an Educational Focus and also that I catered to particular age/level. #KELTchat
Thanks all for the fun and informative #KELTchat. If anyone would like to summarize 12 hours of lesson planning talk please get in touch!
@michaelegriffin So how does #KELTChat work? cos #ELTChat lasts an hour and kelt seemed to last all morning?
RT @seouldaddy Join us in the #keltchat slowburn continuation Hangout https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/hoaevent/AP36tYfUQPe8LuYenP9DPNalL_YTSerWQvGeIk9tI63bKsOY33OpjA?authuser=0&hl=en … … cc @timhampson
Not sure how to join in but enjoying the talk #keltchat
Join us in the #keltchat slowburn continuation Hangout https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/hoaevent/AP36tYfUQPe8LuYenP9DPNalL_YTSerWQvGeIk9tI63bKsOY33OpjA?authuser=0&hl=en …
…http://eltrantsreviewsreflections.wordpress.com/2014/10/14/live-ish-lesson-planning/ … here is my blog post of me (not really) planning today #KELTchat
@michaelegriffin If I'm using an old lesson plan (or old PPT), I need to review the plan. Altering the plan helps it stay fresh. #keltchat
@michaelegriffin well, it's a personal preference for sure #keltchat
And I am live on #ELTlive http://eltlive.com/live talking about lesson planning and prep #KELTchat
Burnout by @bryanteacher http://wp.me/p2fRfR-6U
@Owsi14 The grammar term can be filled in as needed. #keltchat
@Owsi14 And of course there are ways around this for those that want to/need to map things out on the board. #keltchat
@Owsi14 I don't think writing on the board (which im not sooo in favor of) means there must be such gabbing. #keltchat
@Owsi14 @hvvnam Oh sure. Sorry. I thought you (plural) were talking about activities or such. #KELTchat
@michaelegriffin @hvvnam I'd rather get into a student-centered activity right away than gab at them about what they will do #KELTChat
@mr5scott 2/2 Best way to keep up is on blog http://keltchat.wordpress.com/ or FB group https://www.facebook.com/groups/KELTchat/ …
@michaelegriffin @hvvnam If I want to elicit present perfect, I'd prefer not to tell them "Today you will practice present perfect"#keltchat
@mr5scott We try to do #keltchat twice a month within spring and fall semesters. Sometimes Tuesdays and sometimes Sunday nights. 1/2
@michaelegriffin How often and when is #Keltchat? I teach in China, but I’ve been trying to connect w/ other ELTs on this side of the globe.
@Owsi14 @hvvnam I am not quite sure how or why it surely increases TTT (or blocks eliciting)? #KELTchat
@michaelegriffin At least once a unit, look at a way to differentiate something. Over time, ideas will build up. #keltchat #AsiaELT
@breathyvowel @michaelegriffin @hvvnam I agree with this. WOuld be happy with NO book in most cases #KELTChat
@hvvnam It takes up board space, increases TTT, "spoils" your plan (TTT) if trying to elicit language, "binds you" to a plan #keltchat
@michaelegriffin To build on @hvvnam's goals not steps, prepare backup activity (or two) in case planned ones don't work. #keltchat
#keltchat aside from lesson plans what else do you need to do to prepare for classes?
#KELTchat - my no textbook planning recipe = Drive mega-archive+updated topic docs+course blogs+weekly agenda posts
Coming up in 1 hour - #ELTLive - discussing today's #KELTchat slow-burn about Lesson Planning and Prep. Tune in at http://eltlive.com/live
#KELTchat ...if activities=steps and objectives=goals, maybe it's useful to display objectives 2/2
#KELTchat If the objectives are the same for a few lessons, listing activities of the day is more interesting; on the other hand... 1/2
#keltchat this is where I do most of my planning :-)
@hvvnam admin required 'objectives'to be listed, they really wanted activities.I don't agree with the practice for the most part. #keltchat
#KELTchat Some lesson types are too complex for night before planning. If I need to edit authentic materials or make quiz I need more time
@hvvnam #Keltchat my other all-too-common mistake when planning far in advance is thinking everything is done but forgetting minor details
@hvvnam I only have time to plan day of or earliest one day b4. 2 early and it's a waste of time. Good to have goals in mind tho. #keltchat
@michaelegriffin I find the night before works best for me too. Too far in advance and I forget the logic behind the sequnce #keltchat
@hvvnam I tend to struggle with motivation and vision to plan a specific lesson more than 24 hours in advance. #KELTchat
@hvvnam good question. I almost always plan on the same day #keltchat
Just a reminder-this ongoing #keltchat culminates with an #ELTlive google hangout https://plus.google.com/events/c2m1 drvd9aldkt0is79bhembc … starting at 9 pm Korea time
#KELTchat I plan lessons by making materials generic enough in a variety of context.
@RomeoTeacher step in and join the #keltchat if you'r not already there. A day of discussion on lesson planning.
#KELTchat What's the optimal time to plan? 1hr before? The night before? The week before?
@seouldaddy what book is this? #keltchat
#KELTchat ...not "What do I do first in this lesson?" but "What prompt do I give?" 2/2
#keltchat lots of my planning comes form what I have in my bookshelf.
#KELTchat Highly ritualized lessons change the type of lesson planning. If my lesson always starts w fluency writing the planning Q is 1/2
My biggest struggles with lesson planning is trying to achieve my goals and theirs. However, their goals are often just to pass #keltchat
RT @hvvnam @seouldaddy @michaelegriffin @Ashowski Right on. Attach yourself to *goals* not steps. #keltchat
@seouldaddy @michaelegriffin @Ashowski Right on. Attach yourself to *goals* not steps. #keltchat
I've recently discovered that the more I plan, the better quality the lesson and the easier it is for me #keltchat
@Ashowski I agree that planning can make for a better lesson, but I also find that it can make me more mechanical. #keltchat
@seouldaddy @Ashowski One habit I am glad I have (mostly) gotten rid of is being attached to ideas cuz they are in the plan. #keltchat
@michaelegriffin @Ashowski My better classes are guided by goals that have solid expectations and avenues for digression. #keltchat
@michaelegriffin good idea and revealing #KELTChat possibly ##lDELTA
@Ashowski @breathyvowel Project on to WB. Planning in advance?! Sounds organised to me! :P #keltchat
I plan through materials: handouts, books, etc. If I use a PPT, it usually has activities included along the way. #keltchat
A lot of my organization has been put in Moodle http://goo.gl/l0PskP #keltchat
My lesson planning could be as simple as this. Circling discussion questions I want to focus on. #keltchat
@breathyvowel @janoreso projecting as in displaying on W/B or as in panning far in advance? #keltchat
@ProfJacksonSMU Welcome to #keltchat! No pressure, but would you care to share a lesson plan photo?
@breathyvowel @Ashowski Looks like fun! I'll intrude & share. I like to project my plan so Ss can see it #keltchat
@janoreso Agree with the projecting. I might try going through a week of low planning, but high planning is going so well atm. #keltchat
@MichaelChesnut2 My Korean language T wrote target structures (not activities) on the top left corner and I loved it. #keltchat
@hvvnam @MichaelChesnut2 why? #keltchat
@Ashowski @MichaelChesnut2 It helped me focus on key points of the lesson and gave me a sense of progress. #keltchat
@hvvnam @Ashowski #KELTchat Yea, aesthetically pleasing as teacher/student to see & check off points in a lang class.
@MichaelChesnut2 @hvvnam not sure if all learners will like that
@Ashowski @hvvnam #KELTchat I'm sure some don't. It's pleasing for me but tbh I just make a call about activities like this: do it/don't...
@timhampson im now tackling the issue of bridging what I've learnt on #DELTA with course books #keltchat
@timhampson they are so useful when first setting out in teaching #keltchat
@Ashowski I was really grateful when infirst got here and knew nothing. One year on and I want more freedom to make classes better.#keltchat
@Ashowski @ProfJacksonSMU Absolutely no pressure, but please feel free to post a photo any time. #keltchat
@breathyvowel @michaelegriffin @hvvnam the books with stuff to photocopy and give out are much more useful #keltchat
@Ashowski I was just now thinking it might also be a great chance to see what language is used. #KELTchat
#keltchat When you show a lesson outline to Ss, do you show objectives or activities? Do you distinguish between the two?
@michaelegriffin yeah me too - lets you see how the activity is really done - as opposed to what you might assume #keltchat
@Ashowski That is very interesting. #KELTchat I think there is something to doing the activities oneself beforehand.
@michaelegriffin true! He was saying this in context of "if you don't have time to plan, then..." #keltchat
@Ashowski Need it be either/or? #KELTchat
@Ashowski yes #keltchat
@hvvnam @MichaelChesnut2 @DavidHarbinson @breathyvowel @AnneHendler is it sth encouraged by state education? #keltchat