This message goes to Mei, who I find quite difficult to find :-( these days.
Mei, I saw your brief message on my tag board. Thanks for the message :-) I am not sure if you have changed your email address since you mentioned that you have not been receiving emails from me. Could you please let me know your new email address?
The group still meets at our YG, click here to go there.
Here's an update of what we've been doing lately and what we will be doing in the following weeks.
Joy Chiu [Fina] will be observing her Writing class at her new school, Garden, today, June 24, Friday. She will record her class. To do this, I lent her my videocamera which she will be returning in a week. Fina also be joining an online discussion with other foreign teachers who have various experiences in teaching writing to young EFL/ESL students. This online session is scheduled tomorrow, on Saturday at 9:30 pm Taiwan time. The place of the chat is at Alado, http://www.alado.net/webheads to go there, just click on the link above. Click on 'Log in', enter your name, NO need for password, and click 'Enter'
I hope that you could make it tomorrow.
You asked me if there's anything you could do for me. Well, my answer is YES, I'm asking a very big favor and I would be deeply indebted if you could help me on this one.
First, you will need to think of an area in your teaching that you would like to learn more, improve or enhanced. Fina chose 'teaching writing to young students', what about you? The area is not limited to learning skills but could we also explore classroom management, if you want.
Second, you will need to observe your class, record on video for observation purposes, then, we will ask the experts to contribute their knowledge and opinion about your query.
Third, observe your class again for the second time, this should be done after we talked to the experts.
If this isn't clear to you, please let me know and I'll explain it in detail.
I hope to hear from you, Mei.