Last week, I wrote about brainstorming (if you missed that blog post/interview with Hall Houston & Gerhard Erasmus, click here https://patrice-palmer.mykajabi.com/blog/what-teachers-need-to-know-about-brainstorming). I learned some interesting things about brainstorming from my interview with them despite 20 years of teaching! It just goes to show that being an ESL/EFL teacher can never get boring if you like learning, and want to continue to develop your teaching skills.
So what happens after students have brainstormed? A common teaching technique is to have students report back to the whole class. As a teacher or trainer, do you know more than one way to have students report back or do you use the same technique again and again? In order to keep things interesting for our students (and for us as teachers), it is important to try new techniques.
Here are 6 different techniques for reporting back:
1. The most...
Having students "brainstorm" is a very common activity in the ESL/EFL classroom and in training courses/workshops. However do you really know how to use brainstorming as an effective teaching and learning tool? This week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Hall Houston and Gerhard Erasmus about their e-book - Brainstorming. I have included several links at the end of the interview so you can purchase a copy. It is important to support teacherpreneurs!
Thank you for doing this interview. Let's start with information about you. Where do you teach now? How long have you been teaching?
Hall Houston: I currently teach at Kainan University, located in Luzhu, Taiwan. I have been teaching EFL for over 15 years.
Gerhard Erasmus: I am the Director of Studies at a language school in Taipei, Taiwan and I do quite a bit of teacher training. My favorite has to be tutoring in Delta Module 2, mostly because of how clearly you...