Saturday, July 10, 2010


Please excuse for having two blogs, but I have one for mistake. I'm afraid of erasing it. Can you please help me Deborah. What I did is that I wrote the reflexion once more.

I always surf the net to get material I might use in class, the difference I found now is that when I surf the net I know where to go and how to look for information to get better results that might cover my students' needs in less time possible. I get material that has been prepared by real English professionals. They have made it and it has worked well in their class and they just simply share their experience with others. I read Developing listening skills with authentic material and it gave me pretty good ideas in how to use realia and its importance for English learners. The curious thing I found is that when you use listening you apply pre-while and post-listening to the material you get. Here in our campus we apply those steps (pre-while-and post) in reading. I did not know that it works just find with listening. I just got a lesson plan for oral practice and one for listening practice from those stytes. I also dowloaded some board games which I found fun and interesting to use. What I would recommen for those who use this type of material is to check it real good to see that it covers the structures you are using in class and to time each activity. They are not timed. I consider time very important in an English class. Of course time here is not a subject to any change. It is flexible. For me it's important because I just see my students once a week for two hours. I have to get the best I can from them and from the material I use in a short period of time. Time is like gold in my English class.

Delicious has become and important tool in my life since I have my own library on line. I can even order it in alfabetical order and according to needs name the tags I have. The best of all is that i can share my library with others and they share theirs with me. I get very useful information that has been used by other English teachers and has suit their needs just fine. I consider this type of professionals that share their knowledge with others genious, because a genious can not be selfish to improve the science he/she is working on. He/she must share it with others to see different answers in different locations. What is good to you might not be good to me.

Reading Victoria's and Azhar's reflection I have seen that they are quiet similar to mine refering to It is true it is not hard to use; you just need to explore the page to get familiar with it. They seem to like it as much as I do because it really is useful. You can see your files any time you want if you are conected from any computer.

I'd like to specially than: Deborah, Azhar, Stephen, Izabella, Arjana, Camelia, Arbi, and Hanan for responding my SOS mail. Thanks for being so kind.


  1. Dear Roxana,

    I do agree with your point of view that time plays a vital role in our job. If we manage our time, we will achieve everything in mind before beginning a lesson. That's why this approach of 3 stages is of a great value in teaching all langauge skills. Following this approach, we can determine a limited time for every stage. This will lead to many benefits for both teachers and students.

    Also, I want to thank you for reading my blog's posts, and please be sure that we are in this course as one hand, we should help each other to reach the top.


  2. Hi Roxana,

    I find that time limits my choice of material as well. Some things would be fun to use in class, but I just can't due to time limitations. That's why it's great to hear what other teachers are doing because it helps me judge what is the best activity to spend class time on, and what I can recommend students do in their time outside class. We definitely need to share ideas!

    Looking forward to next week,