Creative Tools... and ESL
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Best tools and reflections to introduce creative and collaborative learning in education... especially in ESL
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Helping Struggling Students Build a Growth Mindset via Edutopia

Helping Struggling Students Build a Growth Mindset via Edutopia | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Veteran researchers present five strategies—like maintaining success files and allowing choice—to help struggling students develop a positive attitude needed for success.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
Ricard Garcia's insight:
We need to make sure the issues shown in this article are a basic part of our teaching approach
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Jan Stoner's curator insight, January 26, 3:41 PM
Interesting idea on keeping a success file. 
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Critical thinking: British Council Teaching English

Critical thinking: British Council Teaching English | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Shona Whyte:

Interesting 10 minute video of an EFL lesson based on critical thinking.  The starting question is "which is bigger, Australia or Greenland?" and Alister Widdowson presents this lesson for what looks like a B2 young learners class.

 

Lots of inventive use of physical props as well as technology (IWB used for voting at 7:25) and we see the learners working in groups, though no specific language work - it might have been a CLIL class.

 

Alister Widdowson sums up:

"the hook is the question, and if you've got that fascinating question, then as long as the question stays interesting, you've got the attention of the learners and I think so much of effective learning is about motivation, wanting to be there, wanting to listen, wanting to understand."  Indeed.


Via Shona Whyte, LaiaJoana
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Ricard Garcia's comment, September 6, 2012 4:07 AM
Molt bon vídeo, Laia!
Una abraçada!