domingo, 8 de agosto de 2010
Problems we face 1 (Students who don't do homework)
This a problem we all have gone through. I’m pretty sure you have, too. So I dounf on the Net this very interesting article about it (http://www.usingenglish.com / written by Alex Cale) about the subject. And what really caught my attention is that the writer doesn’t only mention lots of possible reasonss for the problem, but also points out ways to solve the problem. When you have time, it's a great idea to take a look at the website! Anyway, I’ll summarize some of them for you to have an idea. According to the article, among many other reasons, students don’t do homework because:
a) It’s boring – teacher can use other ways of homework such as artistic activities, logic puzzles, competition, etc.
b) They don’t understand what they have to do – write instructions on the board, do one example of each exercise in class, pre-teach the language that is used in the workbook, do a similar exercise at the end of class, etc.
c) It’s too difficult – give them hints or where they can go for help, give mixed up answers.
You can check on many other reasons and ways to make your students start doing their homework by taking a look at www.usingenglish.com. There, I'm pretty sure you'll be able to identify lots of situations we face in class and get to know how to deal with each of them. Really cool! See you tomorrow, colleague!