πŸ‘‰ How Can We Make Emergency Remote Teaching More Effective with a Limited Amount of Time?

Hello, my dear colleagues!

πŸ“’ I was selected as one of the 10 DipTESOL Scholarship Contest finalists a few weeks ago. I didn’t get the scholarship, but I am still proud to be selected among so many other educators.

These were the participation steps

Step 1:

Make a video (maximum 90 seconds) where you briefly demonstrate or explain your top 3 tips for teaching English effectively online. These tips could be related to planning, tools, equipment, activities, communication or anything else that you feel would help teach classes effectively online. Include:

  • 3 x tips
  • Why you chose them
  • How you have used them to teach online effectively

Step 2:

 Upload your video via the form below by Friday July 17th 2020

Step 3:

β€œLike” our Facebook page, Follow us on Twitter or join our LinkedIn group. We will announce the 10 finalists on these platforms on Friday July 24th 2020

Step 4:

Choose a learner or group of learners you know well and design a 60-minute online lesson for them. Select a topic they will find motivating and relevant and then create a relevant communicative objective and language objectives which will support that communicative goal. Please include examples of the language you will teach. From your language objective select pronunciation aims and include examples. Then, write a 200 to 300-word rationale for the topic and objectives telling us why this lesson is relevant to your learner or learners.

Take a look at my application video below.

πŸ‘‰ How can we make emergency remote teaching more effective with a limited amount of time?

https://www.oxfordtefl.com/scholarship

Video transcript

My name is Milica and today I will answer to the question: How can we make emergency remote teaching more effective with a limited amount of time?

1. LMS – Learning Management System

My first tip is LMS. Why did I choose LMS? Simply because LMS is a learning management system and it also stands for ”One ring to rule them all!” If you use an LMS, such as Edmodo, you can create your own online classroom and in this classroom, you can create small groups, share all of your resources, group all your resources, communicate with parents, communicate with students, communicate with colleagues, and also conduct all of your assessment in one classroom.

2. Interactivity

When I say interactivity, I mean interactivity beyond the screen, not interactivity which is multimedia-based. Why? When you have some real-life interactivity that happens beyond the screen, your students are more engaged, and their attention improves. Therefore, if you want to teach online more effectively, try to use some props, toys, daily calendars to promote daily classroom rituals, and also realia, objects, and flashcards.

3. Network

Finally, my tip number 3 is network. When we network, as teachers, we develop our 21st-century teacher competencies, we learn, and we share with our colleagues and we improve our instruction.

How Can We Make Emergency Remote Teaching More Effective with a Limited Amount of Time? tips video networking LMS interactivity

Online teacher survival kit consists of:

  1. LMS – Learning Management System;
  2. Interactivity beyond the screen;
  3. Networking and communicating with colleagues.

What does your online teacher survival kit consist of? I have been teaching online for, but I am curious to know what are the issues of teachers who are now in the emergency remote teaching mode. Write in the comments!

Have you participated in conferences/workshops which shared examples of good practice, just like this distance learning conference organized by Primera? If yes, did you get any new ideas? If not, do you believe that examples of good practice are equally important as presentations that share methodology? Write in the comments, I would love to hear your opinion.

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About Alice Glass

Alice is a 27 years old preschool teacher (Pre-K) with a B.Ed. She is currently enrolled in her Master studies, with a double major, one of them being English teaching methodology. She is also an online ESL teacher and blog writer for British Council. Last but not least, she is a mother of a very energetic toddler.

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