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3.2 My Green Lesson Idea

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    • Tugce, what an amazing lesson. It’s particularly useful for me as I have just started a new job at Bangor University teaching EAP. I’ve just finished my second day of teaching and essay skills with B1 learners is a big part of my role, so I will definitely use this lesson at some point! I previously worked at the British Council teaching general…Read More

      • Hi Owain. Sorry for the late reply. I now have realised why I wasn’t able to reply. (Well, I should have joined the group first, OF COURSE. Silly me!) First of all, congratulations on your new role! 🙂 Secondly, I’m so very glad you thought the lesson is good enough for you to consider implementing it! Thank you! 🙂 And YES, I would be more than hap…Read More

    • @tugce-cankaya-simpson I’m tagging you in this one as I realise it might not appear in the feed.

      On another note, Tugce, we offer a video link-up as part of the course. Would you like to do this? If so this weekend is an option I could do. What do you think? No pressure of course. It’s just another nice way to exchange ideas.

      • Owain, that’s a great idea! But would you mind if I say I might not be able to do it this weekend? Would that affect your schedule/plans? (Well, it would! But then it’s okay – if you are busy afterwards. 🙂 )

        • Hi Tugce! No problem at all. I have just come back from a 7-hour walk and I am exhausted! In a good way though 🙂 We can definitely have the call at another time, we can discuss it next week. Have a great weekend!

          • 7 hour walk?! 😃 Well,I am surprised that you are still fine to reply lol. Hey, Owain, as much as the idea is nice, please don’t think we have to do a live session🙂 I know you want to be ‘fair’ as this is something you did with others but honestly — I wouldn’t mind. That’s perfectly fine with me without live session. Weekends are hectic anyway.…Read More

            • It was a great walk! I’ve just now sent you the certificate, I hope you like it! Regarding the call, it would be lovely to speak some time but let’s play it by ear then. I’m sure we’ll be in touch regarding EAP matters, as you’ll see from my email!

              I also want to say a huge thank you to you for joining the course, and I am glad you have enjoyed…Read More

      • Btw, where are other teachers gone? LOL. Is it only me who is talking (Teacher Talking Time) 🙂🤐

    • Thank you for sharing your lesson plan, Tugce. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, and I´m certain that many aspects of it could be neatly adapted into my own teaching (albeit in a very different context to yours). On a personal note, I also really appreciate that you’ve created a plan for a writing lesson; developing academic writing skills with te…Read More

      • Thanks for the detailed feedback, Ben! That was very useful! I agree that it could have made the lesson tied up better if I had added some critical thinking questions to finish it green. 😉 That’s a good idea to integrate rubric/evaluation form as well as content-filled evaluation Qs. I also liked the idea (the suggestion of context) for Task 1…Read More

  • My green idea would be this:
    I would start my class with a video from you tube called MAN by Steve Cutts.
    The video tells the story of how man destroyed the world in a sense
    From there, I would start my class and connect with green vocabulary , which they will need to participate actively in my classes!

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    • The other day I showed MAN by Steve Cutts to my students. And the MAN 2020. They couldn’t say much afterwards, they were very distraught. I even thought to make a lesson with this video, but it brings so many topics. So good choice of video!

      • It’s a very interesting video indeed – certainly very visceral, evoking lots of strong emotions. What age of learner did you show this to? In my context, I could imagine I could use this with older and more mature teens at B2 level or higher – I’d be quite wary about doing this with anyone younger, or more immature as I must say I thought some…Read More

        • Sorry, I wanted to put that into paragraphs, but forgot about the ENTER to send thing!

        • I showed the video to my older students (they are 15 years old). I am always careful with media materials. I would rather not show than show it if I have a shred of doubt. Concerning what they watch with 15 (unfortunately), it wasn’t so schocking as to watch, I would rather say it made them think about our planet. So I would recommend it from 1…Read More

  • Here is my PowerPoint presentation.
    We have also some different parts of the lesson plan (motivation activity etc.), but you’ll understand it.

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    • Mila! The slides are fantastic! I just made some notes!

    • Loved all your ideas!

    • Great stuff @mila-pandzic for getting this posted!

      I’m going to start with a favourite quote of mine, that serendipitously comes from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry:

      « La perfection est atteinte, non pas lorsqu’il n’y a plus rien à ajouter, mais lorsqu’il n’y a plus rien à retirer. »

      For the benefit of all, the translation is “Perfection…Read More

      • Thank you, Owain, for your great advices! I will definitely make the changes.
        There were more questions on my slides just to understand the connection of the text with the environment because people cannot get the point only from the quotes. With students who have read the book it would be easier and less questions. As you said, 3 questions are…Read More

      • And you have to read “The Little Prince”. It has become the world’s most translated book, excluding religious works. I think it has been translated into more than 350 diffferent languages. I thought it’s in the UK curriculum. It is in ours, on our reading list.

  • Hi, all!
    Here’s my lesson, in the end I really did a literature-related lesson, although at the beginning of the course I didn’t think I would. I took the book “The Little Prince”. It’s actually on our reading list for March, so somehow it occurred to me last week to use it for a green lesson because I interpreted it 2 hours on Thursday. The stu…Read More

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    • @mila-pandzic I hope you find my feedback useful. I also want to say I’m so happy to hear you are welcoming the Ukrainian students to your school. Every day being faced with the horror of what is happening there, I wish I could help more. I think it’s fantastic what you are doing.

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