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by Susan Hillyard - Wednesday, 5 September 2018, 7:37 AM
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Iteration No 7
by Susan Hillyard - Monday, 27 August 2018, 10:36 AM

Welcome!

Happy to welcome you to 

the 7th iteration of 

Teaching English through Drama!


Your new journey starts here!


Susan H 



Re: Iteration No 7
by Maria Isabel Eugenia Álvarez Orieta - Thursday, 30 August 2018, 6:31 PM

Ready to go ! 


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Re: Iteration No 7
by Mercedes Villalba - Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 10:29 PM
what a topic!! great!




Re: Iteration No 7
by Ma Eugenia DellOsa - Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 11:42 PM

ha ha ha! I loved the picture... It reminds me of myself carrying bags, storysacks, balls, musical instruments and many more things to my classes!!!



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by Susan Hillyard - Monday, 3 September 2018, 1:30 PM
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"In Your Hands" NLP in ELT by Jane Revell and Susan Norman
by Maria Isabel Eugenia Álvarez Orieta - Saturday, 1 September 2018, 10:55 PM

Hello, online classmates!

 I would like to share with you the title of a book which I got when I was at the teacher Training College. It's called "In your hands" and it introduces the topic of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. NLP is based on a series of assumptions about how the mind works and how people act and interact. 

I will include some presuppositions , which guide the whole approach, because I think they are related to what we have seen about Drama during these days...

  • Mind and body are interconnected: they are parts of the same system, and each affects the other.
  • The map is not the territory. We all have different maps of the world
  • There is no failure, only feedback...and a renewed opportunity for success
  • Communication is non-verbal as well as verbal ( We learnt about the Speaking body in the empty space) 
  • Communication is non-concious as well as conscious
  • The meaning of my communication is the response I get ( Providing clear instructions, examples, scaffolding) 
  • In any system, the element with the greatest flexibility will have the most influence on that system ( we´ve heard a lot about planning and being flexible in our lessons too) 

Find an interesting article below:

https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/neuro-linguistic-programming-elt

See you tomorrow! 

Euge 




Re: "In Your Hands" NLP in ELT by Jane Revell and Susan Norman
by Gabriela López Fidalgo - Saturday, 1 September 2018, 11:34 PM

NLP is a great tool! I'll share a link to a Prezi I made some time ago.



Re: "In Your Hands" NLP in ELT by Jane Revell and Susan Norman
by Susan Hillyard - Monday, 3 September 2018, 2:29 PM

Thank you Euge.....you see the connections very clearly....I've read a lot about NLP and been on a course and this article is excellent! very comprehensive!

Everybody should have it in their toolkit!

BUT I do also have SOME reservations as I have seen some NLP Practitioners manipulating Sts which I don't agree with!

Susan H 



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by Claudia Gisela Gonzalez - Saturday, 1 September 2018, 4:24 PM
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Creativity and drama
by Claudia Gisela Gonzalez - Friday, 31 August 2018, 10:15 AM

I would like to share this phrase written by Ursula K. Le Guin...


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by Maria Jose Perez Quinteros - Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 6:29 PM
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What is drama?
by maria jose perez quinteros - Thursday, September 7, 2017, 6:03 PM
I think drama is an essential tool to express our feelings and emotions.

It can be experienced in the classroom, in therapy, in life.

In the classroom I think it is the key to a more enjoyable and creative way of teaching and learning.



Re: What is drama?
by Susan Price de Hillyard - Thursday, September 7, 2017, 7:52 PM

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Re: What is drama?
by Marianela Rodriguez - Sunday, September 10, 2017, 10:39 AM

Useful answer. Finally you could post your videos Susan !! Tech is great! (when it works... )



Re: What is drama?
by Susan Price de Hillyard - Sunday, September 10, 2017, 1:31 PM

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Re: What is drama?
by Noelia Dalla Zorza - Monday, September 11, 2017, 10:15 AM

I could watch a video reply finally!!

I think I had my AHA moment finally. It was late, I was doing housework and thinking Drama is life...life is drama...and CLICK! I got it. Drama represents outter real or fantasy worlds. At the same time, drama helps students represent their inner worlds as well! That is why it is purely holystic...because it involves every single aspect of a human being, who is LIVING. 




Re: What is drama?
by Susan Price de Hillyard - Monday, September 11, 2017, 10:33 AM

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by Marianela Rodriguez - Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 12:16 AM
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by Marianela Rodriguez - Monday, 11 September 2017, 6:09 PM
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by Test Ballerina - Sunday, 20 August 2017, 3:48 AM
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Why do you want to teach dance?
by Test Ballerina - Saturday, August 19, 2017, 11:41 PM

I have been fortunate to learn from some amazing teachers, and to have had a professional career as a dancer. I want to teach in order to pass my knowledge on to a new generation of dancers, and help them achieve their dance goals. I love seeing students faces light up when they dance, and seeing them improve week after week. I like seeing how happy they are when they leave dance class, even if they have been down when they arrived. 



 
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by Test Ballerina - Sunday, 20 August 2017, 3:47 AM
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What does Dance mean to you?
by Test Ballerina - Saturday, August 19, 2017, 11:40 PM

To me, dance means moving to music, using movement to express an emotion or idea. Dance can be formal, abstract, technical and virtuosic, or idiosyncratic and personal. Dancing is a lovely way to spend time with other people, whether at a party or “dance”or in a regular dance class.




 
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by Mar Novelli - Thursday, 11 May 2017, 3:52 PM
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classroom management
by Dora Melchiorre - Sunday, 30 April 2017, 8:02 AM

Since I'm the only Italian primary school teacher I think I have to explain a couple of things about how the English classes are organized.In Italy, there are  two kinds of English teachers, also in the same school: a teacher called "specialista" who teaches only English in at least seven classes, and a  teacher called "specializzata" who teaches  only in one class but also other disciplines (almost all in my case).I work as " specilalizzata" in a 2nd  of a public Primary School.In both situation English doesn't have lot time: only one hour a week in the first grade, two hours a week in the second grade and three hours a week in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade. I'm glad to be a " specializzata" and have only one class because I can teach English for several hours, usually in the first and second grade at least half an hour a day.In these classes I always use the English language for the vocabulary that concerns the class: to do roll call, to distribute the worksheets ("take one and pass on!", ) as I learnt from Susan!) , to read and so on. So the learn a lot of word during the day.In the second time of the day we play in English: from very easy play like bingo, to more difficolut like "Guess who I'm". Some times we sing and dance (they love so much!) and we mime persons, animals, or thing or city in group or all together. At the moment I have also created a small English library with books with simple stories and great illustrations. My kids love the books of Meg and Mog, maybe because they also know the cartoons that we sometimes look together on the LIM. As usual in Italy, I follow my students for five years: in third to fifth classes, we are able to work on more complex activities because their language level is better and this allows them to express their creativity more. We also used drama activities as a starting point to stage a small language performance on Oz's Wizard's story: we've built everything together and the kids have a lot of fun. Parents really enjoyed it and I almost seemed like a good teacher. Shock, I know I have so much to learn



Re: classroom management
by Cristina Gazcón - Sunday, 30 April 2017, 10:34 AM

Hi Dorame!

Thanks for sharing your experience! For me it´s always very "nourishing" to know about other teacher´s environments, in different countries and cultures.

You say you know you have to learn a lot. Thanks god, I feel the same. You are a very young woman. I´m almost 60!...and yet think I can be a better teacher every day, one who still has time to make meaningful contributions to education in the institutions where I work. 

Hope to meet U at the webminar 2day!


C.



Re: classroom management
by Susan Price de Hillyard - Monday, 1 May 2017, 10:39 AM

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Re: classroom management
by Dora Melchiorre - Monday, 1 May 2017, 10:53 AM
thanks Cristina, we all will improve as teacher, I'm sure. I'm not so young: I'm 50!!! smile Hugs


Re: classroom management
by Dora Melchiorre - Monday, 1 May 2017, 10:58 AM
Thanks Susan I'm sure I'm a good teacher but I know that I can improve! I love this course !


Re: classroom management
by Susan Price de Hillyard - Monday, 1 May 2017, 11:06 AM
Thank you! 

I'm very proud of it, actually and want to reach more teachers around the world!

Susan H 



 
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by Cristina Gazcón - Tuesday, 25 April 2017, 7:19 PM
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