Dogme through students’ eyes – Part three – First impressions

Teaching Unplugged Week

First impressions

At the end of the first lesson, students provided their first impressions of Dogme. In analyzing the feedback, several ideas emerged, some more so than others. The percentages in which these ideas occurred are presented in the graph below.

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Note that the percentages shown reflect how often a specific idea recurred in the total number of ideas presented, not the percentage of students who provided the idea. For example, “Interesting” accounted for 22.9 percent (16 out of 70) of the total ideas provided by students, but was actually mentioned by 64 percent (16 out of 25) of students.

Although 25 learners responded, they sometimes included several ideas in their response. For example, one learner stated “I think it’s interesting to try. It makes the class more interactive and that allows us to talk about more subjects that concern and interest us” (Rebuffet-Broadus, 2012). In this one comment, three…

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Read all the pamphlets and watch the tapes!!!

This post is all about getting you to come on over to the new blog I have created.   Teaching unplugged week –

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The aim of the project is to get teachers thinking about how they teach and what happens in their classroom. I would like to encourage teacher exploration, research and reflection by experimenting with unplugged teaching. I hope this will lead to teachers researching other methods and approaches, allowing them to leave the course book at the class room door and push themselves and their students into new areas to improve themselves and make them better teachers and learners.

The premise is quite simple. Teachers commit to teaching unplugged with a class for at least two lessons and then submit their thoughts and reflections, before, during and after the experience.

The site has articles from Scott Thornbury, Christina Rebuffet-Broadus and Mike Harrison. During the coming weeks more will be added by other teachers as the project progresses.

If you have a spare 5  minutes, come on over and check it out. What have you got to lose?

Spring Blog Festival

Just a quick post to make you aware of the Spring blog festival that is taking place right now and throughout this weekend. Follow the link here for information:

I will be presenting at 6pm GMT on Saturday 15th. Talking about experimental practice in ELT and launching my new blog and project.

Luke Meddings, Jeremy Harmer, Shelly Terrell, Vicki Hollett and Barbara Hoskins Sacomoto will be talking on a variety of subjects. Well worth checking out!

Exclusive Interview with @TheSecretDoS!

ELT Rants, Reviews, and Reflections

It is no secret I (Mike) am a big fan of @TheSecretDos and the blog that is attached to this human. Around 24 hours ago I had the sudden thought,”Wouldn’t it be cool to interview The Secret DoS and share the results here on my blog?” Then I mustered up the courage and asked. I was very happy with the positive response. I said, “I’ll get back to you in a few days” but I couldn’t wait. I wrote up some questions almost immediately and then shared them in an extremely secret google doc. The responses came in very quickly and I was thrilled with what I saw and I am even more thrilled to share them with you here. Thanks very much to Secret for taking the time and sharing these thoughts. I hope readers will get as much out if it as I did. 

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