Tag Archives: lesson planning

To HOTs or Not? Higher Order Thinking for ELLs

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

In 1949, Benjamin Bloom posed a taxonomy for demands on cognition—a hierarchy for looking at thinking in terms of the various cognitive processes that people employ for different types of tasks. More than 65 years later, that original taxonomy is still … Continue reading

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Mind Mapping vs. Tired Templates

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

I’ve been busily evaluating lesson plans turned in by my preservice TESOL teachers, and as always, I’m reflecting my own lessons, all with the goal of improving the quality of their coursework: How can I improve my delivery? Format? Modeling? Assignments? … Continue reading

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Lesson planning

Joe McVeigh
Joe McVeigh

How much time do you spend preparing your lessons in advance? Are you a planner? Or do you like to let the lesson take its own course? As a young student teacher I learned how to carefully plan my lessons. … Continue reading

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