Visible Thinking Routines in the English Language Classroom
The role of the teacher is multi-faceted – not only do we have the responsibility of developing our learners’ language knowledge and skills, but also the cognitive, social and interpersonal skills they need to in order to be successful in school, work and life in the 21st century.
Not least amongst these is the need to get our learners to start thinking for themselves and asking questions, rather than being spoon-fed.
With examples from National Geographic Learning’s Perspectives series, in this session I’ll show how we can incorporate visible thinking routines into our lessons to not only develop our students’ cognitive skills and encourage them to see things from different perspectives, but also to stimulate meaningful discussion involving all students.
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Alex Warren is a DELTA trained teacher trainer with over 15 years’ experience of working in ELT as a teacher, academic director and teacher trainer. Prior to his experiences in ELT, Alex worked as a journalist before a chance encounter in the Indonesian jungle began him on the path which has led him to working with National Geographic Learning. A firm believer in a communicative approach to language learning and student-centred learning, Alex enjoys working with innovative, thought-provoking materials and presenting on a wide range of ELT-related topics, all the while driven by his passion for developing teachers on a global scale and helping them to reach their true potential.