Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Another thought occurred to me just recently as I was still absorbing everything I gained at the conference I attended in Missouri.  That thought was if I could use WBT with my second job.  In addition to my regular teaching job, I also teach English to children and adults in Asia via SKYPE.  It is an extremely interesting and enjoyable job and I love working with and learning from them all. 

Although, many of the lessons that I am to teach are quite structured, I do have the opportunity to be somewhat creative at times.  This, is where WBT will come in handy!  I can definitely use gestures and "mirror" to supplement the curriculum.  Although this might be difficult for many of my English Language Learners to feel comfortable with at first, I know they will do as asked and will gain further in the concepts they are learning.  And who knows, they may even have fun!

5 comments:

  1. What an interesting job! I'd like to hear more about it. Is this on an individual basis?

    I've used WBT with one on one tutoring with great success. If they were really new to English you could use Biffytoons! I bet some of the new techniques like the question-answer or the genius ladder might work too.

    I'm looking forward to reading more!

    Allison

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  2. That would be great! There is a TED video from Sugatra Mitra using Skype with students in India, and it was amazing. I bet your students would LOVE it. Kinethetic learning is great for learning a second language.

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  3. This sounds so neat! It is so awesome that you can transfer those teaching skills through multiple platforms! How did the rest of your school year using WBT work out? Did you enjoy being a WBT Intern?

    Miss L (WBT Blog Bug)
    Miss L's Whole Brain Teaching

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