10 IDEAS TO SHAKE UP YOUR CLASSROOM IN 2017

USE DIFFERENT TOOLS
Set yourself a target of introducing at least three online tools this semester. Use them in different contexts. We suggest PADLET, WORDLE and STORYBIRD.

ENGAGE IN PEER OBSERVATION
We know we all learn by observing others as well as hands on activities. For teachers, peer observation is an excellent tool for professional development. Invite another teacher to take part of the yearly project and exchange class plans and arrange peer observations with clear objectives. Your classes will improve tremendously. Read more about it here: http://teach-ineducation.com/site/conteudo.php?p=what-are-you-doing-inside-my-classroom

TAKE A VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP
Students love field trips, however, sometimes it is impossible to make that so dreamed trip with your group. How about a virtual field trip? With so much available on the web, students can tune into museums, countries etc.,.. or arrange their own virtual field trip.

USE GRADED READERS
Help your students take a step towards extensive reading. Choose at least one title per semester and develop a project regarding the reader. Check out a little more clicking here: http://teach-ineducation.com/site/conteudo.php?p=graded-readers-in-the-language-classroom

DIFFERENTIATE YOUR INSTRUCTION
Students come to us from different cultural backgrounds, possess diverse learning abilities, acquire and understand concepts at different paces and enjoy distinct activities. How can we teach them the same way? How can we expect them to learn at the same pace? Differentiating your instruction is the only way out. Read more here: http://teach-ineducation.com/site/conteudo.php?p=classroom-management-multileveled-classrooms-differentiated-instruction-and-the-whole-lot

GO BEYOND THE COURSE BOOK
Just because course books are mandatory does not mean they have to be the only resource, nor the protagonists in your classroom. There are so many different ways to diversify course book instruction that your students won’t even realize you’re actually working with them! Read more here: http://teach-ineducation.com/site/curso.php?p=inscricao-online-course-beyond-the-course-book

USE PBL
Project-based learning is here to stay because it engages students in truly meaningful learning and it works! Learn more about PBL in the language classroom with our online course: http://teach-ineducation.com/site/curso.php?p=inscricao-online-course-beyond-the-course-book

CONNECT WITH TEACHERS OF OTHER SUBJECTS
Learning from your peers: this is what we want from our students, but we forget how much our fellow teachers can teach us too. Break the boundaries between subjects and work on a project with Science, History, and even Math!

GO ON AN ADVENTURE IN CLASSROOM RESEARCH
Take notes, ask yourself questions, and record your results: show people with clear data where you were and what you were able to accomplish with your work.

FLIP YOUR CLASSROOM
Use classroom time to let students apply their knowledge and get their hands on the content. Leave long readings and lectures for homework. Learn more here: http://teach-ineducation.com/site/conteudo.php?p=reasons-why-you-should-flip-your-classroom

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