The challenge of
motivating ESO
students in English
Michael Brand
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V:
U:
C:
A:
The world is…
V
U
C:
A
V: Volatile
U: Uncertain
C: Complex
A: Ambiguous
Right… But what
does that mean
for education?
VUCA?!
AND…
In a VUCA world,
our students will need…
Memorising?
Copying?
Repeating?
Comparing and
contrasting
Problem solving
Ex...
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What is cooperative learning and what are
the advantages and disadvantages?
7
What did you learn?
8
9
THE BASICS
• Go to this URL
• Double click to write something
• Write something (you can also write a title)
• You can a...
Alternative
10
What is cooperative learning?
11
What it isn’t…
Go and do that exercise in groups!
Students work in groups, but all studen...
CLASSROOM USES
12
• to gauge understanding on a topic
• to brainstorm ideas
• to gather information on a topic
• to organi...
13
How can we make cooperative learning
happen in our classes?
With projects
What does a project need to
be successful?
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15
Meaningful
Dynamic
Communication
Culture
Collaborative
Real use of
language
Engaging
Exchange
Negotiation
PROJECT
VOCABULARY
GRAMMAR
READING
WRITING
LISTENING
SPEAKING
Learning journey
17Presentation Title Arial Bold 7 pt
Why
projects? Training
Vs
Playing the game
18Presentation Title Arial Bold 7 pt
Training
19Presentation Title Arial Bold 7 pt
Play
the
game
Around the world in 30 pets!
Students will have to find information about an
unusual pet anywhere in the world. Finally, t...
21
Let’s move!
Before teaching something new…
22
See what students already know:
they can teach each other!
What animals do you
know?
23
VOCABULARY
1. Draw a big
target
Back in pairs!
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1. Which of the animals on your list are pets?
2. Which of the animals on your list could be
unusual pet...
25
Vocabulary development increases when students have visual
images of word meaning and when the words are categorized into
...
27
How do you normally work
with new vocabulary in
your classes?
28
Word-Picture
Matching
Word-Sound
Matching
Classifying
Definitions
Speaking:
guessing game
What is my (unusual) pet?
Can it…?
Is it…?
29
Pic
Puc
Taboo
30
31
32
Vocabulary
in context
33
Using
vocabulary in
conversation
Survey your class!
Find the common and unusual pets in your class…
Find someone who…
Has a dog ______________
Has a cat __...
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Is an elephant an unusal pet?
36
Real World
Profiles
38
39
Guided webquest!
PROJECT
VOCABULARY
GRAMMAR
READING
WRITING
LISTENING
SPEAKING
Learning journey
Around the world in 30 pets!
Students will have to find information about an
unusual pet anywhere in the world. Finally, t...
43
Morfo
Alternative: Talk about your pet, a pet
you’d love to have…
45
Another use of tellagami…
How does it work?
•Students create an avatar
using a picture of themselves.
•SS add features to transform
into an animal.
...
Students have uploaded
their videos
What next?
47
48
Watch 5 videos. Vote:
1.A pet you’d like to have
2.The most original video
3.The funniest video
Practice pronunciation!
Being recorded: make an
effort!
50
Conclusion
“Qui Docet Discet”
Seneca, 16th century
“Contar cuentos enseña la lengua a
quien los cuenta”
Artigal, 21st cent...
Tests and Beyond l 21/11/1552
Thank you!
Any Doubts?
Contact me!
Mail: michael.brand@pearson.com
Blog: http://eltlearningjourneys.com/
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  1. 1. The challenge of motivating ESO students in English Michael Brand 1
  2. 2. 2
  3. 3. V: U: C: A: The world is… V U C: A V: Volatile U: Uncertain C: Complex A: Ambiguous
  4. 4. Right… But what does that mean for education? VUCA?!
  5. 5. AND… In a VUCA world, our students will need… Memorising? Copying? Repeating? Comparing and contrasting Problem solving Explaining cause- effects Inferring Predicting
  6. 6. 6
  7. 7. What is cooperative learning and what are the advantages and disadvantages? 7
  8. 8. What did you learn? 8
  9. 9. 9 THE BASICS • Go to this URL • Double click to write something • Write something (you can also write a title) • You can add audio / video / images / pdfs • You can share it via url or QRcodes tinyurl.com/h7oc3eg
  10. 10. Alternative 10
  11. 11. What is cooperative learning? 11 What it isn’t… Go and do that exercise in groups! Students work in groups, but all students have a role to play for the group to succeed. Students learn from each other.
  12. 12. CLASSROOM USES 12 • to gauge understanding on a topic • to brainstorm ideas • to gather information on a topic • to organize website links • to share information … (other)? To present a project
  13. 13. 13 How can we make cooperative learning happen in our classes? With projects
  14. 14. What does a project need to be successful? 14
  15. 15. 15 Meaningful Dynamic Communication Culture Collaborative Real use of language Engaging Exchange Negotiation
  16. 16. PROJECT VOCABULARY GRAMMAR READING WRITING LISTENING SPEAKING Learning journey
  17. 17. 17Presentation Title Arial Bold 7 pt Why projects? Training Vs Playing the game
  18. 18. 18Presentation Title Arial Bold 7 pt Training
  19. 19. 19Presentation Title Arial Bold 7 pt Play the game
  20. 20. Around the world in 30 pets! Students will have to find information about an unusual pet anywhere in the world. Finally, they will create a video explaining their pet. Outline learning intentions! 1st of ESO students
  21. 21. 21 Let’s move!
  22. 22. Before teaching something new… 22 See what students already know: they can teach each other!
  23. 23. What animals do you know? 23 VOCABULARY 1. Draw a big target
  24. 24. Back in pairs! 24 1. Which of the animals on your list are pets? 2. Which of the animals on your list could be unusual pets? Underline / highlight / circle…
  25. 25. 25
  26. 26. Vocabulary development increases when students have visual images of word meaning and when the words are categorized into groups. It takes a minimum of 15 encounters with a new word for a student to understand and apply the word independently Research says…
  27. 27. 27 How do you normally work with new vocabulary in your classes?
  28. 28. 28 Word-Picture Matching Word-Sound Matching Classifying Definitions Speaking: guessing game
  29. 29. What is my (unusual) pet? Can it…? Is it…? 29 Pic Puc
  30. 30. Taboo 30
  31. 31. 31
  32. 32. 32 Vocabulary in context
  33. 33. 33 Using vocabulary in conversation
  34. 34. Survey your class! Find the common and unusual pets in your class… Find someone who… Has a dog ______________ Has a cat _______________ Has a bird ______________ Has a hamster ______________ Has a rabbit ______________ Has an iguana ______________ Has a chicken ______________ Has a turtle ______________ Report your findings
  35. 35. 35
  36. 36. Is an elephant an unusal pet? 36
  37. 37. Real World Profiles
  38. 38. 38
  39. 39. 39 Guided webquest!
  40. 40. PROJECT VOCABULARY GRAMMAR READING WRITING LISTENING SPEAKING Learning journey
  41. 41. Around the world in 30 pets! Students will have to find information about an unusual pet anywhere in the world. Finally, they will create a video explaining their pet. 1st of ESO students
  42. 42. 43
  43. 43. Morfo Alternative: Talk about your pet, a pet you’d love to have…
  44. 44. 45 Another use of tellagami…
  45. 45. How does it work? •Students create an avatar using a picture of themselves. •SS add features to transform into an animal. •SS make a recording: the app animates the face. Animal Face Chatterpix Kids Alternative: explain a pet
  46. 46. Students have uploaded their videos What next? 47
  47. 47. 48 Watch 5 videos. Vote: 1.A pet you’d like to have 2.The most original video 3.The funniest video
  48. 48. Practice pronunciation! Being recorded: make an effort!
  49. 49. 50
  50. 50. Conclusion “Qui Docet Discet” Seneca, 16th century “Contar cuentos enseña la lengua a quien los cuenta” Artigal, 21st century
  51. 51. Tests and Beyond l 21/11/1552
  52. 52. Thank you! Any Doubts? Contact me! Mail: michael.brand@pearson.com Blog: http://eltlearningjourneys.com/

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