MAC Radio 5~ Lesson planning on the go
How to plan lessons in relax mode
Today I am on my own again, so a short session with some special ideas from myself about lesson planning.
The question teachers ask me most often is:
'Where do you find the time'
I don't have more time than others, nor do I have fewer chores than others.
Actually I think my brain developed a strategy to do many different things, BECAUSE I was so busy and had only few people to help me out for example, with child care while working. No family or friends to ask for baby sitting, three kids between 4 and 9
and 2 jobs ~that was the situation when I started my school.
Hope you get an idea of what I mean with 'Lesson Planning in Relax Mode', when listening to this short concrete example. It just happened last weekend.
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Have a Lovely week and
MAC RADIO ~ 'HOmework' GuesT talk
How can parents help at home?
This was the question Phillip, Owner from "Kiwi English" in Matsuyama, asked me a couple of months ago.
While I was answering we figured a zoom call would do better than texting, and so we decided last week to talk about this and share our thoughts directly with you.
We are talking about so many things, from teaching Phonics to writing journals; video projects and more.
Plug in and listen, and if you like it put up a thumb. Thanks so much Phillip. I love great questions and juggling ideas.
And I know already what you and I should chat about next time.😉
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MAC RAdio ~First Guest Talk
Our first Guest
Don't miss today's talk, because it has so much practical, valuable content, especially if you are teaching younger kids.
Apple Pie and Rainbows
Lindsay is sharing her experience of moving from self employment to being a Child care English Teacher in a japanese company.
We are chatting about a few ups and downs but the topic today is GAMES! And the pros and cons of some of them, and how to make pros out of cons😉
I am personally having a hard time these days with games for very young kids (4), and Lindsay had a few great game ideas for that age, she has been sharing here. It has no name but let me call it 'The Magnetgame'.
I ended up playing it in all of my classes up to grade 3 last week, in several variations. Funnily every time WITHOUT a magnet, so probably the name is not really the best.
Lindsay called it 'THe ice cream game', but again, I played it without ice cream, so maybe that name is also not the best.
Listen and give us some thoughts of what would be a cool name.
Here you go.
And please, let me know if you would like to be part of a show.
I will be in touch with you anyway!😉And it would be so much more fun, if you would raise your hand before that.