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    When using micro-learning experiences to acquire new skills as a teacher, it’s essential that we not only learn new concepts on teaching and apply them, but that we reflect upon its application and analyze how we can further help our students’ learning process.

    Share your experience throughout this Think Tank by following this model. You don’t have to do this in just one sitting, take your time, reflect and share.

    Before you begin:

    Let us know you’re going to participate in this discussion. Introduce yourself and let us know your expectations of this chapter just by reading the description that was extracted from the website cited below and asnwerins these questions:

    1. Introduce yourself and your goal for this Think Tank. Be sure to write a SMART Goal.
    2. What are a few of the most common linguistic problems in your classroom?
    3. What skills or subskills do your students mostly have difficulty with?

    Now, watch the video and take notes of the parts that most caught your attention. Let us know what you thought by answering the following questions.

    After you watch:

    1. What kind of errors do the students make?
    2. How would you overcome these common errors?
    3. Can you think of other common errors students make in your classroom?

    Before you continue, read this article as well as this one and then reflect by answering these questions.

    Reflection:

    1. What’s the difference between an error and a mistake? Write at least one reference with your conclusions.
    2. How could you teach students to improve an error? a mistake?

    NOTE: For more in-depth knowledge of common English mistakes you can read this document.

    Now, apply the PTRL (Plan – Teach – Reflect – Learn) model to continue improving your pronunciation teaching competencies. You will now apply what you’ve learned in your lesson planning and share your experience with fellow teachers by following these indications:

    Plan-

    Tell us your goals for this lesson and share your lesson plan. You can upload your sample lesson plans in this Google Drive folder.

    Teach-

    Share how you taught the lesson by uploading some of your students’ outcomes (log, picture, video, etc.). Not sure how to log your students’ outcomes? Here are some ideas. Share your evidence. 

    Reflect-

    Now, it’s time to think about your lesson. Read the questions below and take time to reflect on a personal level your answers. Then write one comprehensive answer where you focus on the most relevant ideas and thoughts you’ve come up with.

    • How did my students respond to that lesson?
    • Was there meaningful student involvement?
    • What aspects of the class were positive? Negative?
    • Are my students willing to take risks?
    • What evidence is there of students learning?
    • Are my students working cooperatively with others?
    • Was I giving enough wait time?
    • What should I do differently tomorrow?

    Learn-

    Share with us one lesson you’ve learned from teaching while using these strategies and how they can further improve your teacher quality.

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