What could you get out of #langchat? You never know! No matter how many years you’ve been teaching, everyone’s bound to come away with some treasurable, profitable nuggets from #langchat.
I’m not even sure which recent #langchat this came from. It could have been when we were discussing grit, how we could help learners persevere when things get tough. Anyway, it caught my eye right away. So I had to make a poster. And you can bet this’ll be on my wall in my next classroom.
“Three Before ME” is a BIG rule in my class. 1. Show I tried 2. Consult resources 3. ask 3 others
BRILLIANT! Teachers love pithy lines we can say to remind students of our routines and environment rules, and learners do too, even if they won’t admit it, because they thrive on clarity. And this one does something I always want to be trying to do: foster independent (lifelong?) learning.
So I wrote a poem of it in Spanish:
Si me lo pides,te digo que antes,mejor lo intenteslos otros tres:1) tu propio esfuerzo2) tus recursos3) tus compañeros
If you ask me for it,I tell you that before,you’d better trythe other three:1) your own effort2) your resources3) your companions
Should you want to put this to work in your classroom, here’s the poster. I’m working on also getting it in French and German.
Let’s tell them what Daniel Tiger sings to my kids: “Solve the problem yourself, and you’ll feel prou-ou-ou-oud!”