Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Welcome to BUFS TTP 2020

This is a group blog for instructors and trainees in the
Busan University of Foreign Studies Teacher Training Program.
Below is a list of course and group notes. 

Friday, August 7, 2020

The WoohooClub - Running through the finish line !

Once you have joined the Teaching Demonstration 'Whew Club', there are a few more things you need 'To Do' before joining the 'WooHoo Club'. 

  • Please complete your lesson overview form and post activities in the TTP Kitchen (please remember to select appropriate labels).   The goal is to share useful components of your lesson with past, current, and future trainees. You do not need to post the entire lesson or copy and paste the entire overview, but please make sure to include basic procedures and materials.
  • Teaching Demonstration #2 Reflection
    After watching your video, please complete the Teaching Demonstration Assessment and Reflection Form online.
  • Document the Jeju Experience
  • Make sure ER Log is updated and one book is contributed to the TTP 'Library'
  TTP To Go

You will continue to have access to all TTP materials on the blog and Google Drive, but just in can....
  • Download all or part of Google Drive folders (Course Materials, Teaching Demonstrations, etc)
  • Download Google Photo Albums
  • Blog or Diigo any TILL sites you may want to use later.

Running through the finish line:  To continue working on a task with maximum effort until after it is completed. 

Finish Line Quotes:
  • Being the first to cross the finish line makes you a winner in only one phase of life. It's what you do after you cross the line that really counts.    -Ralph Boston
  • But for each of us, isn't life about determining your own finish line?  - Diana Nyad
  • Embrace that finish matter how many other runners cross it ahead of you, it's all yours.   -Nike
  • 'Dead last' is greater than 'did not finish' which beats 'did not start.' - unknown
  • As long as you are alive, there are no real finish lines... catch your breath, stay fueled, and keep going.    - Jeff Lebow
Finish Strong! or...

The Homestretch Schedule

August 10~12                                Regular Class Schedule
August 13                 Morning Classes, Lunch Party at The Party
August 14: Closing Ceremony, The First Day of the Rest of Your Life

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Teaching Demonstration #2

Face-to-Face this time!

  • 25-40 minute recorded lesson demonstration (mock teaching)
  •  Demonstrate beginning, ending, and most lesson activities.
  • Should include some type of experimentation 
  • Can include aspects of your mini-presentation if additional components and/or something new is included

  • Sources of Inspiration/Experimentation: 
  • Project Groups, mini-presentations, Jeju Travels, TTP courses, UQ, Cambly, TTP Kitchen posts and Activity Sources, Resource Books, or anything else that has inspired you. Must be something you haven't done before and must be somewhat unique within your TTP class

  • Priorities: Experimental, Realistic, Replicable, Demonstrates TEE
    Official Assessment Criteria

Teaching English in English
 - Classroom English Megalist  *  Checking for Understanding (ICQ & CCQ)  More TEE Resources

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Emptying the Quiver

A few more arrows from Jeff's Quiver of Lesson Arrows...

Brain Health & Nutrition (Videos)

Main Readings (Compiled from several of the sources below)

Speech Mimicking

Stress Jigsaw Readings & Discussion Questions ( Undergraduate   TTP    GSIT)

History of Media & Technology
Timelines     Events    Slideshow

Move Over, Millennials: How ‘iGen’ Is Different From Any Other Generation

Job Skills of the Future

includes list of Students' favorite YouTube channels

Odds & Ends