Teaching talking [electronic resource].
- [London] : Teachers TV/UK Department of Education, 2005.
- Physical Description:
- 1 streaming video file (28 min.).
- Additional Creators:
- Big Heart Media
- Education in video
KS3 English ; 1-2
- Language Note:
- This edition in English.
- Getting pupils to engage and participate in group and class discussions in the secondary English classroom is a difficult and often undervalued teaching skill. Drama offers obvious opportunities, but Teaching Talking 1 shows that it's not just set-piece performances that can help. A Year 7 class at Swanlea School in East London have been collaborating to devise unscripted pieces as missing scenes from a stage version of The Demon Headmaster. Their teacher, Sangeeta Sharma, helps them to work logically and methodically to agree criteria for a good performance before they finish preparing their pieces. The class then use these same criteria to reflect on and evaluate their own and each other's performances and a vote for best piece.Sangeeta is a recent PGCE graduate and the lesson is observed by John Yandell, one of her former tutors at the Institute of Education. Together they watch a video recording of the lesson and discuss key moments, opportunities and issues.
Speaking and listening skills are often sidelined at KS3 in favour of reading and writing. Teaching Talking 2 follows Kate Bomford, a newly qualified teacher at Swanlea School, East London, as she plans and delivers a lesson based on the novel Holes. Structuring opportunities for purposeful speaking and listening into the mainstream work of the curriculum is especially important at Swanlea, where most of the pupils have English as an additional language. This Year 8 lesson involves pair work and a group sorting activity. Kate helps the class use speech to hypothesise and develop their thinking about some of the main characters and their motivations.Kate's mentor is John Yandell, her former PGCE tutor at the Institute of Education. Together they review a video of the lesson and discuss problems, achievements and ways forward. The pupils themselves offer opinions on what works well for them and how much they appreciate the time to talk. It helps me think, says one pupil.
- Title from resource description page (viewed Mar. 5, 2012).
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- Other Forms:
- Previously released as DVD.
- Reproduction Note:
- Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2012. (Education in video). Available via World Wide Web.
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