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2 Steve Darn & Gülfem Aslan1 Express Teaching Are you on the right track ?

3 Steve Darn & Gülfem Aslan2 Or have you gone off the rails ?

4 Steve Darn & Gülfem Aslan3 What are we going to do?! Mrs Flap in a race against time!

5 Steve Darn & Gülfem Aslan4 I said we’ve only got 45 minutes! providing incentives prioritising offering rewards giving encouragement establishing groundrules being prepared training the learners study skills learner autonomy self access sharing the workload peer teaching sustaining interest motivation achieving flow using different lesson frameworks integrating language and skills the role of homework pre-lesson and post-lesson tasks project work what to do with mechanical exercises using technology

6 Steve Darn & Gülfem Aslan5 A Stitch In Time Saves Nine Before Teaching Interest, motivation and flow Establishing responsibilities Prioritising

7 Steve Darn & Gülfem Aslan6 Whose Responsibility? T: Teacher only S: Students only TS: Teacher and Students Who provides the visuals? Who gives the dictation? Who gives the instructions? Who does the photocopying? Who repeats what has been said if the others haven't heard it? Who writes on the board? Who do the students speak to? Who do the students look at? Who selects the vocabulary? Who chooses the seating arrangements and moves the chairs and tables? Who tests? Who breaks the silences?

8 Steve Darn & Gülfem Aslan7 So Much Content, So Little Time “If there's one lament that I've heard over and over again from teachers it's the statement "I have too much content to cover!" It lies behind much of the resistance to change in teaching methods which I have encountered and has probably killed more innovations than any administrative dictates or situational constraints ever could.” Marilla Svinicki, University of Texas

9 Steve Darn & Gülfem Aslan8 Speed Kills How many exercises can you do before the song finishes? How much did you learn?

10 Steve Darn & Gülfem Aslan9 Many Hands Make Light Work While Teaching Integration Testing or teaching Learner training

11 Steve Darn & Gülfem Aslan10 So many books, so little time

12 Steve Darn & Gülfem Aslan11 Maybe you only need one A sample unit from New Headway Upper-Intermediate's contents table (Soars and Soars 1998) Unit 6 - People, places and things Language Input Grammar Vocabulary Skills Development Reading Speaking Listening Writing Relative clauses -ed/-ing adjectives Synonyms in context English signs The man who could buy anything - a gap-fill exercise about Bill Gates I've never seen anything like it' - a strange person, place, and a thing Describing a picture Exchanging information about a strange person, place and thing Group work - devising an advert Seven radio ads Describing your favourite part of town

13 Steve Darn & Gülfem Aslan12 No time to teach? teaching for the test preparing the test revision administration feedback ‘dead’ time Have you got 500 hours to spare?

14 Steve Darn & Gülfem Aslan13 A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss Between Teaching Self access Pre and post tasks Mentoring

15 Steve Darn & Gülfem Aslan14 An Interactive Text The miniskirt is a skirt with a hemline well above the knees (generally 20cm or more above knee level). Its existence is generally credited to the fashion designer Mary Quant, who was inspired by the Mini automobile, although the French designer André Courrèges is also often cited as its inventor, and there is disagreement as to who invented it first. Some credit the Miniskirt to Helen Rose who made some miniskirts for actress Anne Francis in the 1956 movie, Forbidden Planet. fashion designerMary QuantMiniFrench André CourrègesAnne Francis

16 Steve Darn & Gülfem Aslan15 Messages It’s not what is poured into a student that’s important, but what is planted. A teacher is one who makes herself progressively unecessary.

17 Steve Darn & Gülfem Aslan16 More Haste, Less Speed ‘There is more to life than simply increasing its speed’ (Mahatma Ghandi)

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