Gunma JALT visits Saitama JALT: Second Dual-MyShare Event. The MyShare meeting in Saitama will be held on Sunday, March 29th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at レンタルスパース・ホーリィ, 1 minute from Urawa Station.
The first part of the my share event between Gunma JALT and Saitama JALT is just around the corner, here is the all star line up:
Presentation 1 – Barry Keith
Start the Year Off Right: Getting to Know Students Better with Student Profile Sheets
One problem teachers face is that we often know very little about our students. A student profile sheet can be an effective tool for classroom management that also opens a communication channel between student and teacher. The presenter will share several models of student profile sheets and we’ll consider how they can be used effectively in the classroom.
Presentation 2 – Ray Hogenboon
Getting a good start on an extensive listening audio journal project for college freshmen
According to Nation (2007), a well-designed language course should contain a balance of meaning-focused input, meaning-focused output, form-focused instruction, and fluency development. Of these four, providing ample opportunities for students to produce (speaking and writing) is especially challenging for many instructors. Ray will discuss how he sets up his extensive listening audio journal project and sets forth on maintaining it throughout the semester.
Presentation 3 - Kayvon Havaei-Ahary
Developing active learners
This presentation will discuss the importance of giving students the opportunity to create and ask questions in the classroom. Havaei-Ahary will provide a number of examples of question-centred activities that he has employed in his own teaching context.
Presentation 4 – Taylor Mignon
Surrealist Games: Ice-melting Writing Methods to Inspire
In this hands-on My Share, attendees will partake in three activities recommended to create a facilitating class atmosphere: Definitions, or Questions and Answers, The Exquisite Corpse and Syllogism. These three collaborations come from the book Surrealist Games. These exercises create a sense of humor through unexpected juxtaposition, their absurdity and occasionally and mysteriously, create coincidental seeds of truth. In addition, practical grammatical terms are introduced. What's significant is that even lower-level university students are able to use English like a poet and gain confidence while sharing laughter.