Ten Ways to Grow Democracy in the ESL Classroom. Lee Chen Palomar College CATESL 2008 State Conference Presentation. They Said What About Democracy?. Johnny Carson: Democracy means that anyone can grow up to be president, and anyone who doesn't grow up can be _____________.
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CATESL 2008 State Conference
Democracy means that anyone can grow up to be president, and anyone who doesn't grow up can be _____________.
Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people ______________.”
Democracy--rule by the people--sounds like a fine thing; we should try it sometime in ______________.
If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep, to the slaughter.
If democracy is to survive, it is the task of men of thoughts, as well as men of action, to put aside pride and prejudice; with courage and single-minded devotion—to find the truth and teach the truth that shall keep men free.
1. Let students jump start the class
2. Let students teach/explain back
3. Let students come up with authentic teaching materials
4. Let students help each other
5. Let students manage themselves
6. Let students vote
7. Let students participate in and represent their teams
8. Let students show off
9. Let students speak their mind
10. Let students share their insights and experiences with the world
The teacher is no longer the only one who teaches. The students, while being taught, also teach. They become jointly responsible for a process in which all grow.