Thursday, June 15, 2017

TTP in Brisbane Guide

Countdown to Heading Home

 TTP Down Under Map (Full Version)

2017 Practicum Schools

 July 13   
Junction Park State School  50 Waldheim St, Annerley QLD 4103, Australia
 July 18~20  Runcorn Heights State School  200 Nemies Rd, Runcorn QLD 4113,  

 July 13  Group A & Group B
  Group A 
Coorparoo Secondary College   Stanley St E & Cavendish Road, Coorparoo QLD 4151, 
  Group B  
Balmoral State High School   Lytton Rd & Thynne Road, Morningside QLD 4170, 

 July 18~20

  Group A  Whites Hill State College  138 Burn St, Camp Hill QLD 4152, Australia
  Group B  
Coorparoo Secondary College   Stanley St E & Cavendish Road, Coorparoo QLD 4151,

University of Queensland
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    Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    Teaching Workshop - June 14

    To Prepare for Today's 2pm Lesson....

    Take a The TTP Kitchen and try to re-familiarize yourself with as many activities as possible.
    While you're there, feel free to tidy things up a bit - change the title of your post, add a description and/or labels.

    You might also want to take another look at the CALL Buffet Review.

    Popplets:   Group#1    Group#2  Group#3   Group#4   Group#5   Group#6   Group#7   Group#8


    Monday, June 12, 2017

    Cultural Resources for Overseas Presentations

    • 20-40 minutes
    • prepared and delivered with a partner   Group Options
    • can focus on specific cultural aspect or general overview
    • some overlap is OK, but each presentation should be somewhat unique
    • class size 20-25
    • expect questions and interaction
    • include some kind of activity  - greeting cards, write their names on fans, play a game, etc. 
    • copying can be done at UQ beforehand (fees might apply)
    • presented once 
    • remixing former presentations OK
    • internet access likely, but be prepared with offline Plan B

    Assorted Facts About Korea

    Other Presentations
    Proverbs, Sayings, & Folks Tales
    Blog Posts

    Sunday, June 4, 2017

    Teaching Demonstration #2

    Teaching Demonstration#2 Goals: Green Team Blue Team Red Team

    Teaching Demonstration#2

    • 25-40 minute lesson demonstration
    • Include some type of experimentation
    • Criteria: Complete List below   Other Priorities: Realistic, Replicable,  Demonstrates TEE, Personal Goals
    • Demonstration should include opening, closing, all instructions, and at least one activity
    • Must be somewhat unique within your TTP class
    • Sources: Activity potluck, TTP courses, Jeju Workshop, Kitchen posts, and/or TTP goals
    • Can be an Open Class trial run
    • Planning Time: June 5~June 12
    • Demonstrations: June 13~23
    • Teaching Demonstration Lesson Plan (make a copy and save in your Teaching Demonstration Folder)


    Lesson Design & Overview
    • Easy to follow overview and procedure
    • Concise, measurable objectives
    • Appropriate content for target learners
    • Includes differentiation (addresses learners of different levels)
    • Materials are authentic and/or engaging
    • Materials can be easily found or replicated by others
    • Lesson includes appropriate assessment
    • The lesson includes innovation or experimentation

    Teaching Delivery
    • Started and finished the lesson in an engaging way
    • Clarity and efficiency of giving instructions and presenting presenting information
    • Transitioned smoothly from one part of the lesson to another
    • Use of voice - audible, clear, engaging
    • Smooth, effective use of classroom English
    • Checks for understanding (including ICQ & CCQ)
    • Kept student attention throughout
    • Classroom management, keeping students on task
    • Appropriate tIme management and pacing
    • Appeared prepared and knowledgeable
    • Physical Presence:
                 eye contact, gestures, posture, body movement
    • Showed confidence and/or charisma

    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:

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    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?