El oficio de enseñar…

En El oficio de enseñar, Edith Litwin (2008) cita la reflexión de un docente
en el marco de una investigación educativa. Este docente decía:

Deberíamos evitar la tentación de dictar clases magistrales. La clase magistral tiene una cuota de autoengaño: el docente percibe que dio la clase bien y entiende que el tema, por añadidura, se aprendió bien. A una exposición prolija, un aprendizaje pulcro y ordenado. Pero es muy común que los estudiantes digan: “sabe mucho del tema, pero no le entendemos nada”. Uno debería invertir más tiempo en pensar: ¿cómo debo enseñar el contenido de mi clase? Un ejercicio posible es pensar qué y cómo enseñar si solo tengo una única oportunidad de dar clase a estos estudiantes, o cuáles son las cinco cosas que no deberían dejar de saber (RL, Universidad ORT, Uruguay).

I am very happy to announce that “Into the Wild” has been nominated as “Best Class Edublog 2010″. This is the second time that one of my students’ class blog is nominated to the same award (last year it was Saintexupery6 ), and it makes me feel really proud of my students and very enthusiastic because I know they will be thrilled with the news. I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for all their hard work and their good disposition during the class. And well, if you are reading this post, liked “Into the Wild” and would like to make my students even happier…

VOTE FOR THEM here!

A talking panda!

And here I will introduce you to one of my anxious student’s first creation. Yeah, a talking panda! It was created by Alan at home following the instructions posted here. Tomorrow we will be creating more talking animals in class. Get ready!

Animal Riddles

Today in class, we have played “Baam” with animal riddles. You’ve done a great job. A big clap and congratulations to the winners! Here, you will see some of the riddles we have played with. Why not search the net for more animal riddles and share them with us in the comment section? Looking forward to your riddles…


Welcome on Board!

Hello my dear students! I’m very happy to welcome you all to this new project: Our own blog!!!! This blog has been created to be used as a space where we can meet and share the process of learning English. As you all may know, in this part of the year we are going to work on a project about animals, so we will be sharing all that we are learning in class here.  I’m willing to receive new ideas, suggestions and collaboration from all of you to make this blog a real place for interaction and learning. You are all part of this project so why don’t start taking part in it by leaving a comment telling us something about you and what you would like to find in this blog? We are really looking forward to your comments.