ESJALT in Kagawa with Shirley Leane

**Presentation**: Making our Teaching More Effective
**Speaker:** Shirley Leane
**Time: **June 13 (Sun), 1:00-2:30
**Place**: Kagawa University, Educational Faculty Campus, Room 411
**Abstract:**
Many people who come to Japan to teach English have had no formal teacher training, and others of us may have forgotten many of the things we learnt. In this workshop we will discuss ways to make our teaching more effective, and how we can better support language learners in our classrooms.


Topics to be covered include:
1) EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION WITH LOW LEVEL STUDENTS
– Strategies which help avoid the need to use L1
– Helping students, and teachers write legibly – the mechanics of handwriting.
** Please bring a pen, a sharp pencil and a notebook so you can join handwriting ‘experiments’
2) CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
– Establishing a sense of community in the classroom
– Using eye contact to discipline students
– Dealing with reluctant students
3) STUDENTS WHO SLEEP
– Why do they sleep?
– Why are they reluctant to learn?
– Is sleeping a form of politeness to the teacher?
Speaker Profile:
Based in Okayama, Shirley Leane has many years experience, in Australia and Japan, conducting teacher-training workshops to experienced classroom teachers as well as those who have just started their career.
JALT members: Free
One day members: 500 yen