The Perils of Relying on Internet Searches to Find What You NEED
What about the ones that give you a rather nice lesson plan with everything laid out…except the activity requires multiple sentences written to target a particular concept, and THOSE AREN’T PROVIDED? Being creative at the drop of a hat while time is ticking away is not going to lower your heart rate.
Last Minute Observation Announcement?
By the way, someone will observe you in your third-hour class. (You find this out at the end of your first-hour class.) Oh, and this observation? It’s going in your file. Just make sure all the students are actively engaged. Okay, so no pressure, right? *sigh* You’ll just reach into your magic box and pull out the perfect activity. What if that is possible?
Material Specifically Designed for Teaching Adult ESL is here!
It’s because of times like these that I try to make sure that my resources for teaching adult ESL involve as little preparation as possible, and ideally, that preparation would have to happen just ONE time. I create with the idea of teachers using any activity again and again. Having as many different types of activities on hand as possible can make an unplanned class period seem inspired and a formal observation result in glowing remarks in your file.
Don’t wait for the emergency; prepare for it now. But, if life just served you a lemon, you’ll find plenty of refreshing lemonade in my shop.
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