No matter how much you try to stretch it…the moment to take the step towards essay writing has come for my Senior 1 students. Some are grateful to finally take the challenge others dread the moment.
Thanks to Loom and the creativity from our Design Lab team, I managed a simple yet valuable (I hope) tutorial for my students to feel more confident in their writing.
Now, it’s time to wait and see how efficient the tutorial has been after my students write their essays. The bright side of all this, because there must be a brightr side, is that I am creating content that I will be able to recycle, I am learning about new apps and tools and there’s room for reflection on habits of teaching and methods that will certainly make me grow.
“Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
The “lockdown” is a special moment for all of us this year. It was unexpected and it has demanded quick and big changes from all of us, our families, even the world around us.
As regards our classwork, I believe this situation has made us work in a different way. The challenge of working and learning is a big one and it’s my impression that YOU have been up to it so nicely. I’m proud and happy to be teaching you this year.
We have completed a unit of work and have successfully tackled the complexities of the start of a new type of war: The Cold War. Therefore, I would like you to take a few moments to look back at the work we’ve done so far. In the presentation below, you will see what I would like you to do.
Our present circumstances have asked us to change our plans for school, for social activities, for sports and the list could go on and on.
Still, there’s a lot of good that can come out of this situation. To a certain extent, we all need to “embrace” the current situation and hope for the best.
For both our classes, today and tomorrow, we will beworking in Google Classroom. A few minutes before our class, I’ll be sharing the class with you.
As I explain in our Google Classroom, I’ve planned a recap activity for today. It’s quite simple, I’ve created an online form with questions on the Long Term Causes of the war that we studied plus the complete Moroccan Crisis.
Thinglink es una aplicación que pueden haber usado antes. Es bastante sencilla y amigable, básicamente nos permite intervenir imágenes de varias maneras. En el ejemplo que comparto a continuación un profesor la usó para compartir las consignas de un trabajo en orden.
Sobre esta imágen, el profesor español Alfredo Hernando @alfredohernando diseñó una muy buena actividad que pueden ver acá.
We are in for a year of hard work and, hopefully, new and interesting challenges!
The subject we will be studying together is History, world History. Senior 1 is the first year of a three-year preparation for IGCSE that is the international exam you will be sitting for in Senior 3.
Our course will have 4 periods a week. For each class you will be expected to bring your History book and an A4 folder with 2 divisions: 1) Recalling Historical Data AND 2) Graded Work. At the same time, you will need a category in your blog that will be “History” and a subcategory within that category that will be “Essay Writing”.
You have until the end of March to get you material and blog ready. I will bechecking everything by then.
To start, we will work on the causes of WW1. Scan the following QR code using your cellphone and answer the question displayed. Let’s put together our previous knowledge on War.