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by obatala
28 Mar 2008, 18:55
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: teaching children
Replies: 7
Views: 13476

Re: teaching children

Don’t forget the input hypothesis stated by Krashen ...the students need comprehensible oral input,in other words, they need the English spoken by you…..
by obatala
28 Mar 2008, 18:46
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: working assignments
Replies: 2
Views: 5123

working assignments

Here's how I handle worksheet assignments: When the students hand in a worksheet and the answer is incorrect, I place an “O” beside it and hand it back. At the top of the worksheets, there are two numbers; the one on top is the number of correct answers for this assignment and the number at the bott...
by obatala
27 Mar 2008, 14:16
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: theory versus practice
Replies: 5
Views: 12845

theory versus practice

Do you really think that learning about Krashen and Vigostky and all those linguists will help me to be a better teacher?....teaching is innate you are a good teacher or you aren’t ,,,,I think that the best way is just to follow the teacher’s book...........most of the theory is not applicable in th...
by obatala
26 Mar 2008, 00:56
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: Discipline and spanish children
Replies: 14
Views: 23249

Re: Discipline and spanish children

Instead of telling off them, praise the positive attitudes with something material such as candies or extra points. I did it long time ago and it worked, I don’t teach children anymore only adolescents …better?
by obatala
26 Mar 2008, 00:28
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: mexico jobs
Replies: 10
Views: 16792

Re: mexico jobs

If you are native speaker, you have huge advantage over non-native speakers like me, also, depends a lot the school you select, of course it has to be a private school, but the best ones ask for a working visa and of course teaching experience, but there are some small schools where they accept Amer...
by obatala
26 Mar 2008, 00:20
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: New country, new job
Replies: 1
Views: 5158

Re: New country, new job

Polly, if you have never taught English before, it can be a little stressful, and discouraging at the beginning, this is the kind of job where the more you read about Krashen and Piaget the more frustrated you feel, this job is different, you have to love it, either you love it or not, so just be yo...
by obatala
25 Mar 2008, 23:51
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: discouraged
Replies: 1
Views: 3771


Sometimes I feel discouraged with my students (seniors high school) ‘they don’t seem to be interested in anything apart from theirs iPods, also the salary is not so good, but I love teching,the sensation of helping others is immense….and that is enough to make me get up at 6 am every day :)