Suggestions for teachers and parents (September 17)
- Published: 17 Sep 2010 at 18.28
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A few ideas at the end of the week, including an idea that you can try with developing stories.
Our intern from St Andrews, Jonathan Chudley, had his last day of work today and I think he would have liked to stay longer. He knew he made a valuable contribution to our work – we got the learning channel up and running in a single day – and he felt part of our team.
He learned a number of important lessons. First, he learned that the computer skills he had picked up in school had a real-world application. It allowed him to master our system very quickly and he was able to do productive work in no time at all. He also learned how important planning and cooperation are in succeeding with a project like opening a website.
He also learned a lot about the art of questioning in conducting interviews. Perhaps most importantly, he learned that he could succeed in the workplace. Good luck Jonathan.
Teachers and parents might want to take a look at my Easy English news for today: http://bit.ly/dd78da . It is a story about the planning for various red-shirt activities beginning today and continuing through the weekend.
This sets the stage for following the story for several days. Students will find the stories get easier from day to day (1) because they have seen much of the vocabulary already and (2) because they become more and more familiar with the story and need only to focus on the updates. At the end, you can also compare what was planned to happen with what actually did happen.