Why is Language so important?

•It gives us the daily tools to do our teaching work •It provides us with power and authority •It gives us responsibilities •Can you tell more reasons?

Objective

•Recognize the importance of Proper Usage of Language in teaching •Identify our communicative skills in teaching •Proper Usage in disciplining

Important for Teachers
•We

Workers.

Unlike Physical Workers we have the ability to improve, motive, create with our knowledge.

are

Knowledge

By Lic. Gerson G. Cisneros Soto

As Teachers Speech or the Ability of Talking is our MAIN TOOL
•We must use it!

The Questions that concern us are:
•Can I really speak? •Am I really conveying the ideas to my Students? •Is my methodology feasible?

What does Speaking mean?:

•Listening •Asking •Offering •Talking to open new possibilities •Making a statement •Making Judgments •Promising •Declaring •Observing and Handling •BUT effectively

Everything centers in Communicating
•But effectively!!!!

Is Communicating involved in Discipline? - YES!
Causes of Indiscipline
a) TEACHER
a) b) c) d) e)

Causes of Indiscipline
b) STUDENTS
a) b) c) d) e) f) g) Ss attitude toward institution Hyperactive Ss placed in wrong English level Desire to be noticed. Psychological problems Sick Time of the day for the class

Teacher doesn’t prepare class (80%) Teacher not strict enough Teacher’s voice too low Teacher addresses only a group of students Teacher’s instructions not clear enough for students f) Teacher’s sense of responsibility (commitment) g) Teacher’s negative attitude h) Teacher not being fear i) Don’t issue threats unless you carry them out.

Communicating is VITAL in disciplining, teaching…. How can we improve in conveying our ideas?

By practicing 8 tools

First: Being Observant

•A good teacher must be able to see: •Emotions •Language •Body language •Of himself and others
What kind of observant am I? Close Vision Teacher a) Teacher is always right b) “That’s the way it is!” c) Copes / “Aguanta” Open Vision Teacher a) Recognizes other’s view b) Understands student’s viewpoints c) Tries to expand possibilities (STS) d) Uses “wow! Didn’t know that” e) Respect, Open to reasoning f) “If I’m a good observant I’ll make a difference between my secular life and personal life” (histrionic halo)

“How we see things is ONLY the way WE see things”

This takes us to: a) Everyone’s particular conformation b) Values, Schooling, Personal Experiences, Age, Sex, affect the way people see things c) We see things as we perceive them a) Mood – Affects our perception

(See “How to build your lesson plan?”)

Evaluating our teaching
Good Observant I don’t mix my secular with my personal life I know my student’s backgrounds and attitudes Look for strategies Methods Teaching techniques
If it doesn’t work….

Results Students producing language

BUT if you change YOUR PERSON, your attitudes, the result will be much better.

Second: Listening

•A good teacher must remember that: •When people don’t “peal” us •We feel ignored (“You’re not important”) •Thus it’s vital to listen to our students
My responsibility as a Teacher is listen to not only Sounds and words BUT EVERYTHING

My responsibility is to listen to:

a) Real anxieties behind our students’ speaking (give examples) b) Real anxieties behind our students’ movements (give examples) c) Real anxieties behind our students’ emotions and feelings.

Third: Speech

•A good teacher must realize that: •The speech is a powerful tool •We must use it properly

Remember that:
a) b) c) d)

When I speak I act (“stand up”) Create new knowledge Open or Close students’ possibilities Create their identity

Our responsibility is to speak…

a) True and Relevant statements b) Valid and Worth statements that open possibilities and create alternative future for our students c) Basic but accord declarations in OUR acting in the classroom (“Thanks”)

Fourth: Judgments

•What’s a judgment? : •Opinions, conclusions •Classify •Modify our actions.

Remember that:

a) We make judgments everyday b) They are the opinion that guide us when dealing when students c) Can change our students’ life (you can be president)

If the judgment of a group tells me that they’re lazy, dedicated, etc… That we’ll use are going to be the ones for that specific group.

Fifth: Petitions

•A good teacher knows how to ask for something : •It’s the key to coordinate the actions in the classroom

What are some expressions?
a) b) c) d)

Please would you…? I’d suggest that…. Why don’t you…? ______________________

e) ____________________ f) ____________________ g) ____________________

Elements to be cover when asking for…
a) b) c) d) e) f) g) h) Who’s talking? Who’s listening? Clear petition (future action) What’d happen if you do it ok? Never take for granted they understood Feelings and emotions Confidence Context

Sixth: Promising

•A good teacher knows that: •Promising will credit the trustworthiness of the teacher

Never

a) Make a promise you can’t make it come true b) Always accomplish the promises

What can happen if you don’t do it…
a) b) c) d)

Lose of respect Complains Blame others ______________________________

e) __________________________ f) __________________________

Seventh: Feelings and Emotions

•A good teacher knows that: •Your class will be easy or difficult depending on how easily your emotions and feelings are been projected

It’s important to remember that:

a) Knowing the emotions and feelings of our group will HELP US to prepare a better class. b) Observing the emotions of our students will help to determine the temperature of our class

Characteristics:
(See “Teacher development” with a copy of master planner)

a) b) c) d)

Affects our developing in class It’s contagious It’s hard to hide them It’s will affect our conversations.

e) __________________________ f) __________________________

Eighth: Body Language

•A good teacher will be able to: •Recognize that a movement is more understandable that a word. Facial gestures

The way of coming into the class room

The way of sitting

The body: an endless source of messages

Where they take a place
Final activity role play a class

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