OK so I explained this at (possibly too much) length in the 2.5 forum, so I wanted to simplify it here.
I like the idea of basing the lesson around a text, but the concept of ‘a text can be anything’ is kind of new to me. It’s not that I don’t do this, I just consider ‘text’ as ‘article’ (e.g. newsela or one provided in a course book) and find…Read More
I always kind of worked on the assumption that language cuts across ‘subjects’, and so does nature. It’s not ‘a subject’, but can be incorporated into many different areas. The only way ‘sustainability’ can really have any lasting impact is if the same thing happens – if it’s more than a one-off unit somewhere in a course book, but part of…Read More
I enjoyed that video, thanks. Glad using stories was in there – it’s probably the single most useful thing for my students.
I like the idea of having a language goal and an environmental goal for each lesson. Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best and that’s definitely something I’m going to incorporate over the rest of my semester.
My own…Read More
Rob Ansell posted in the group 2.5 What are the top tips for teaching environment-themed lessons?
For me, judging by where and who I teach, my top tips prior to viewing the video would be along the lines of:
– keep it manageable (in terms of language and ideas). Too much could be overwhelming
– start local – make it relatable (look at the issue of litter in the playground before trying to solve the ocean plastic garbage patch
– lead by…Read More
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