@justintarte @teacher2teacher Thank you for sharing these words of wisdom! #T2T pic.twitter.com/XRKM9Tvj64— April Lents (@mrs_lents) 7 agosto 2017
The key words are " get them engaged " and " make them feel part of the class "
It is importat to start in the best way and to remember that learners need to be " cared" and find interest in what we are going to do.
It is vital to be focussed on the relationships and our learners. If we don't connect with them, we may lose them. When beginning a new school year and when meeting our new learners we are asked to be " open" and more " interactive " with them, so that our first meeting can have a positive impact on our way of working and their learning . Dealing with teenagers can be hard, we must remember that if we cannot establish a good relationship , we might find a lot of difficulties as they will skip our lessons and feel that they cannot manage with the new subjects or learning English in my present situation.
Sources online : http://www.shellyterrell.com/back2school.html
POEMS IN ENGLISH
Reflecting on the first day at school : reading a poem in English
FOR EDUCATORS- YOU MUST READ THEM OR LISTEN TO THEM!
Here are some interesting reflections which some educators have provided us with.
I am aware of the difficulties but educators need to focus more on the learners than on the " content" when dealing with them on the first day at school.
Finally, I would like to go back to the precious tips which Shelly Terrell shared in her slides