- Draw attention to the very language you are wanting to promote with your learners.
- Think through how to 'Package' the problems you want children to solve.
- What are they actually solving?
- What language are you using to enable students to connect with the DMIC problems?
- Modelling of DMIC tutors I notice are gentle in sound and approach.
- A lot of praise and encouragement for what the students share.
- Knowing where to stop AND start talking as the teacher.
- How to stay in the background where I'd normally be at the front of class doing all the talking.
- Status being another feature to keep in mind when giving different roles to a team.
- How this can turn the most shy into the most confident. Know the system well to make best use of it
Tuesday, 23 October 2018
Language acquisition in DMIC - how to unlock this
Here are some notes I've compiled since returning to DMIC being in PES for 6 months now. I've found that the students are confident about the talk and roles in group. However my lack of knowledge and skill in the DMIC way - group norms and talk moves etc has caused student learning to slow down where it could be soaring :( So time to get cracking and get up to speed!