I am learning about teaching each day that I lovingly and diligently do this work. I want to teach as a facilitator of student-centered learning and practice. Here is an annotated bibliography of research writings about improvisation and other creativity in teaching
How do I introduce K-12 ESL students from South Korea and beyond to history and context while staying nearby to storytelling and creative performance? We’ve been reciting and reflecting upon some of Aesop’s fables but it might be useful to try basic Shakespeare. It has been a nice journey so far so let’s probe deeper, OK?>.
I appreciate this BBC educational media work about some of Shakespeare’s works
My old fren-emy, the hindrance of sloth and torpor
My second graders will love this:
I am using Peter and the Wolf and The Lion King (with Study Guide) as visual and aural learning resources as I teach four brilliant 2nd graders from Seoul, South Korea (ESL for Special Purposes), These kids are a huge wake up call for me. Their brilliance reflects poorly upon our local and national educational system in the USA which is obviously derelict and ineffective and threatened. I’m grateful to learn while teaching these kids for four weeks, then they go back to South Korea while I go on my way to teach in Thailand. It is fun to teach when one has students like these. I wish I had some art lessons to use for ESL. Suggestions welcomed!.
For those who have not heard Uncle Pen, here is your chance!