An Online Course I Would Like To Teach

MODULE OVERVIEW –

ESL teacher preparation course to teach kindergarten children

ANNOUNCEMENTS

This course is for anybody who wants to teach young learners in a kindergarten setting

ASSIGNMENTS/ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW (details are listed below)

You will be introduced to flashcards, dance, story telling, reading, songs, class control, games, using chalkboard

SUGGESTED VIDEO

 http://www.jobteachworld.com/community/video/video_view.php?uid=331

WHAT THE MODULE IS ALL ABOUT

The courses will be mainly video lectures and the assignments will be home made videos of the student in action practicing in front of an imaginary class, if there is no real class available. You run into lots of privacy issues when filming a real class

COMMENTARY/LECTURE:

A. TEACHING USING FLASHCARDS

Flashcards will make up the bulk of the class.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjyFaIC-4AY&feature=youtube_gdata_player

B. USING THE CHALKBOARD

Most kindergarten classrooms have a chalkboard.

drawing fast

First 10 minutes of this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCcGVKRgYRY&feature=youtube_gdata_player

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTD16sfciHw&feature=youtube_gdata_player

C. TEACHING USING GAMES

Games can be made from most things in the classroom

D.  TEACHING READING IN THE KINDERGARTEN CLASS

Use very big books or A3 size copies

E. CLASS CONTROL

Use the 2 team competition style as shown here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyQlqi_n39Y&feature=youtube_gdata_player

F. STORY TELLING

This is where you use your voice for effect

G. SINGING AND DANCING

Here you learn the basic songs

Wheels on the bus, AAA say OK,

 

H. LEARNING STYLES AND FORMING GROUPS

I still use VAK and you can see why when you have 20 kindergarten kids in front of you.

In a class it is better to overlap learning styles as this way you can keep most of the kids happy

I. THEORY AND PHILOSOPHIES

I use Montessori but there are many theories and philosophies you can follow

ACTIVITIES/ASSIGNMENTS

Make a video presentation of you the teacher taking an imaginary class

PARTICIPATION SUGGESTIONS

We will set up a time to meet in secondlife.com to have a chat .

I’m there every Sunday after church for a chat One o clock LA time

SUGGESTED READINGS, RESOURCES, PODCASTS:

https://www.youtube.com/user/plegrove/videos

http://cavemankids.blogspot.co.nz/

secondlifechurch2aa1

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