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Beyond the limits of the English Class. Maiza Fatureto. Objectives. Raise more awareness on how educators see the general concept of ‘limits’ Discuss about some of the common challenges teachers face on a daily basis

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Beyond the limits of

the English Class

Maiza Fatureto

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Objectives

  • Raise more awareness on how educators
  • see the general concept of ‘limits’
  • Discuss about some of the common
  • challenges teachers face on a daily basis
  • Create a teaching/learning booklet as a
  • way of keeping track of what our beliefs are
  • 4. Draw conclusions on what is/isn’t obvious in the
  • teaching practice
  • 5. Draw an analogy between the circus and the
  • classroom – different contexts/similar lessons
  • 6. Let changes happen!
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A LIMIT Concept

  • (Patch Adams – Love is Contagious - Chapter 02)

A: How many do you see?    

B: There are four fingers, Arthur.

A: Look at me. You’re focusing on the problem.

If you focus on the problem you can’t see the solution.

Never focus on the problem. Look at me. Look beyond

the fingers. How many do you see?

B: I see eight.

A: Eight is a good answer. See what no one else sees.

See what everyone else chooses not to see out

of fear or conformity or laziness. See the whole

world anew each day.

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Food for thought

“Once we accept our limits,

we go beyond them.”

Albert Einstein

Challenges

common challenges teachers face
Common challenges teachers face

1. Classroom discipline

2. Lack of rapport with learners

3. Too much attention on form

4. Disbelief in what we do in the classroom

5. Heavy focus on the product rather than on

the learning process

6. Lack of effective classroom management

7. Strong emphasis on content as opposed

to how learners can manage their own

learning process

8. Little work on raising learners’ self-esteem ...

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Challenges are part of life so ...

“Don’t go on automatic!

Focus and awareness is

everything.”

A Passion for the Possible (1998)

by Jean Houston

HarperSanFrancisco

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Story Time

Task: How does the elephant story relate to our teaching practice?

Where’s the elephant?

Source: Playway to English 3 – Stories Video

Herbert Puchta and Gunter Gerngross

Cambridge University Press

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Another story to help us reflect on the

limits we sometimes impose on ourselves

The elephant limit story

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In Thailand they tied a baby elephant

to a post with a short rope.

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The elephant was tied to that post

for a year or so. There came …

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The elephant never wandered

further from the post than the

length of the rope.

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He had decided he could never move

further than that, and never did, even

though the reality was totally different.

He could have walked off

as far as he wanted…

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In what ways are the stories we listened to relevant to teachers/learners?

Use your booklets to answer the questions.

1. How do I see myself as an English teacher?2. What are my beliefs towards teaching and learning?3. Do I concentrate my efforts on any specific skills? Why?

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4. If you made a video of the last

class you taught, and showed it

to another teacher, what do you think

they would say about you as a teacher ?

5. If you watched that video, do

you think you would be able to identify

parts of the lesson where you limited

yourself ?

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The Classroom and the Circus

1.The environment

2.The audience

3.The professionals

4.The process

5.The take-away value

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The Classroom and the Circus

  • 1. What does this
  • correlation add to
  • our learning/teaching
  • experience ?
  • How can I bring
  • more of the circus
  • to my classroom?
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The Classroom and the Circus

Enjoyment

Memorable moments

Suspense

Engagement

Timing

Captivation

Roars and claps are heard

Magic

Hands-on experiences

Cameras operating

simultaneously at

different angles

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The Classroom and the Circus

The old wise saying 'the show

must go on' is important; no matter

what events precede a performance,

the smiles must come out, the lights

must go on and the magic between

the performers and the audience

must be there.

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To go beyond the limits of English Class ...

“A teacher can and should advance in professional

expertise and knowledge throughout his or her

career, and such advances do not depend on formal

courses or external input.

You have within your own teaching routine the main

tools for personal progress: your own experience and

your reflections on it, interaction with other teachers

in your institution.

Teacher development takes place when teachers,

working as individuals or in a group, consciously

take advantage of such resources to forward their

own professional learning.”

(Penny UrinA Course in Language Teaching,

Cambridge University Press)

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Going beyond limits also means valuing every learner as

a unique human being with a great learning potential.

Patch Adams – Love is Contagious

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Going beyond limits also means valuing

ourselves as unique human beings

You are more than you pretend to be

You are more than what most eyes can see

You are more than all your history

Look inside and you will find

There’s glory in your mind

Come be the kind of person you would be!

A Passion for the Possible (1998)

by Jean Houston

HarperSanFrancisco

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You are more than cell and blood and bone

You are more than just your name alone

You are more than all that you may own

Look around you everywhere

There’s something that we share

The magic in the air is you!

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You are more than some statistic chart

You are more than the sum of all your parts

You are more inside your heart of hearts

You know that it is true

This being that is you

Has miracles to do

Believe ...

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By reflecting on our teaching/learning practice we might

let go of the ropes that prevent us from breaking away

break away(ESCAPE)phrasal verbto leave or to escape from someone who is holding you: He grabbed her, but she managed to break away.

FIGURATIVE One or two of the tourists broke away

from the tour group.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary)

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Break away

by Kelly Clarkson

Grew up in a small townAnd when the rain would fall downI'd just stare out my windowDreaming of what could beAnd if I'd end up happyI would pray

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Trying hard to reach outBut when I tried to speak outFelt like no one could hear meWanted to belong hereBut something felt so wrong hereSo I prayed I could break away

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I'll spread my wings and I'll learn how to flyI'll do what it takes till I touch the skyAnd I'll make a wishTake a chance, make a changeAnd break awayOut of the darkness and into the sunBut I won't forget all the ones that I loveI'll take a risk, take a chanceMake a changeAnd break away

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Wanna feel the warm breezeSleep under a palm treeFeel the rush of the oceanGet on board a fast trainTravel on a jet plane, far away And break away

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I'll spread my wings and I'll learn how to flyI'll do what it takes till I touch the skyAnd I'll make a wishTake a chance, make a changeAnd break awayOut of the darkness and into the sunBut I won't forget all the ones that I loveGotta take a risk, take a chanceMake a changeAnd break away

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Buildings with a hundred floorsSwinging around revolving doorsMaybe I don't know where they'll take me butBut gotta keep moving on, moving onFly away, break away

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I'll spread my wingsAnd I'll learn how to flyThough it's not easy to tell you goodbyeI gotta take a riskTake a chance, make a changeAnd break awayOut of the darkness and into the sunBut I won't forget the place I come fromGotta take a risk, take a chance, make a changeAnd break away, break away, break away

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So, all in all ...

Let us all here today see

beyond our challenges

in the classroom and what

we believe our limits are.

Let’s believe we can focus

on possibilities, reach out

for solutions and keep our

minds open for change.

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Last but not least,

‘ Make a wish Take a chance,

Make a change And break away!’

See the whole educational

context anew each day.

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Thank you!

Keep in touch!

mfatureto@cambridge.org.br

(11) 9406 8888

Maiza Fatureto