Thursday, August 31, 2017

Welcome to TTP 2017

This is a group blog for instructors and trainees in the
Busan University of Foreign Studies Teacher Training Program
(Spring 2017).

Courses   (Course Materials)

SESSION#2  GROUP NOTES:   Green   Blue   Red

Blue   Red  

BAND:     Whole TTP     Elementary    Secondary

Quizlet Classes:  BUFS TTP    TTP2017

TTP2017 Memrise Group

TTP Kitchen

TTP in Brisbane Guide

Teaching Workshop Session#2 Activity Potluck Sign-up
Green Team          Blue Team             Red Team

Material Development Plans:  Elementary   Secondary

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

'Finding Your Center' Day: The Feldenkrais Method

Friday May 19:  Kinesthetic Education Activity

'Finding Your Center'  
  • Dress comfortably
  • Bring a full-sized bath towel
  • Don't have a heavy lunch

The Feldenkrais Method is a type of exercise therapy devised by Moshé Feldenkrais (1904–1984). The method is claimed to reorganize connections between the brain and body and so improve body movement and psychological state.

Experience the Feldenkrais Method with this short lesson.

Learn more:

Find a practitioner 
Find a class

Monday, May 15, 2017

Teacher Qualities

Qualities of a Good Teacher

Advice to yourself when you were a new teacher

  1. Who was your favorite teacher? Why? Who was your least favorite? Why?
  2. How would you students describe you as a teacher?
  3. How do you think your students will remember you years from now?
  4. What are the qualities of a good teacher?
  5. What qualities make YOU a good teacher?
  6. What are your greatest strengths & weaknesses as a teacher?
  7. How has your teaching style and work ethic changed over time?
  8. What advice would you give to beginning teachers?  to yourself as a new teacher?
  9. Who were some of your favorite students?  Why?  Least favorites?

Thursday, April 27, 2017

TTP in Brisbane Guide

Countdown to Departure
--------Trainee Slideshows from Australia July 2015------------

 TTP Down Under Map (Full Version)

2016 Practicum Schools

Upper Mount Gravatt State School 
1899 Logan Rd, Upper Mount Gravatt Qld 4122contact2.png (7 3421 3111)

Runcorn Heights State School 
200 Nemies Rd, Runcorn QLD 4113,  contact2.png( 7 3711 8333)

Rochedale State High School  
249 Priestdale Road, Rochedale QLD 4123  contact2.png(7 3340 0400)

Mt. Gravatt State High School 
42 Loreburn Street, Mount Gravatt QLD 4122  contact2.png(7 3291 5222)
1-to-1 Laptop Program   Promo

University of Queensland
Food Markets

Brisbane/UQ  Videos


    Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    Monday, April 24, 2017

    Teaching Workshop Session #2 Overview

    The first few weeks of Teaching Workshop in  Session#2 will focus on...
    • Experimenting with various ELT activities. These will gathering from assorted megalists, along with printed and online sources.
    • Engaging with material related to specific teaching strategies and 'tricks of the trade' and discussing how we can tweak these in our own teaching. 
    Activity Sources
    Activities will be posted on commented at

    Teaching Demonstration#1 Reflection
    • Check out the self-assessment criteria and reflection questions
    • Take another look at your Teaching Demonstration Overview
    • Watch your video  (Be observant, but be KIND)
    • Complete the Self Assessment form. 
    • Answer the reflection questions on the Teaching Demonstration Reflection Form (or if you prefer on the back of the assessment form)