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Thursday, September 2, 2010

My Teaching Approach: FlexiMoti

I must admit I don't believe in coincidences. I'm into the principle that states that everything happens for a reason and I feel amazed when I come across a post that catches my attention and I find out that that information is what I needed in that very moment.

That is what happened to me when I read Jason Renshaw's post about his approach to teaching, which encouraged me to reflect on my own teaching practice. In my comment to Jason's post I explained that my approach boasted flexibility in my attempt to motivate my students and Jason suggested calling it "FlexMoti", which I find suitable and I'm thankful to Jason for.

The main feature of my approach is flexibility as I adapt my teaching practice to my students in one-to-one classes or in group classes with the aim of meeting their individual needs and of motivating them to learn the English language in a way that suits their likes and dislikes. To make use of a flexible way of teaching I rely on my experience as a teacher and look for inspiration in my PLN members' educational posts, which provide a valuable possibility of improving my teaching career and of renewing my approach. I feel as if I were attending teaching lectures all the time from the comfort of my home and when I can spare time to do so.

I invite you to make comments as to your source of inspiration for your teaching practice.

4 comments:

  1. I like the sound of FlexiMoti, Marisa, as I think those two well-rounded principles (flexibility and motivation) are excellent priorities for any sort of approach of technique. They're also easy to remember and remind oneself of when designing a lesson or conducting a class. Good thinking!

    - Jason

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  2. Thanks for your support, Jason! Your post has been a great inspiration for me!
    Regards,
    Marisa

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  3. Hi Marisa

    I really like the idea of your "FlexiMoti" teaching approach. It sounds like the perfect way to engage your students!

    I also get a lot of inspiration from my PLN's posts and I agree, they contain a fascinating stream of brilliant lesson ideas, resources and personal experiences all from the comfort of one's own home!

    I really don't feel the need to leave my home nowadays, as I feel as if I am fully immersed in a virtual, open, collaborative 21st century classroom without walls or bricks.

    Regards

    Janet

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  4. Hi Janet!
    Thanks for your comment! I'm glad you like my idea of "FlexiMoti" teaching approach.
    I couldn't agree more with you as to the possibility of professional growth offered by the interaction with PLN members. It's amazing, isn't it?
    Regards,
    Marisa

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