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This show goes over some basic problems that come up in teaching classes with 1-3 year olds: short attention spans, running around the room, eating your materials, high expectations of the parents and more. Each problem is addressed and a few ideas for dealing with each are discussed.
More advice and focus is given to the actual planning and running of the classes:
* language production and what to expect * handling zero production * eliciting language from this group * activities: what do they like * activities: what qualities do they like * vocabulary: how to introduce it * working with music and actions * play and explore vs. teaching at them * how to motivate them
Quite a bit in this show and we hope some of it is helpful if it’s not all applicable.
ESL Teacher Talk, http://www.eslteachertalk.com/2009/11/teaching-toddlers-2-3-year-olds/
5by5 - The Critical Path #10: The Means of Production
In 2005 songwriter/performer Andrew Bird and print artist Jay Ryan collaborated on the artwork for Bird’s highly acclaimed record, "The Mysterious Production of Eggs." Here Bird and Ryan take the stage to describe - through conversation and performance - the creative efforts that infused the project. They explore the narrative depth of Ryan’s illustrations in relation to Bird’s songs, and talk about why, despite working in distinct mediums, they’re drawn to collaborate with each other. And they do this all while employing the tools of their trades - microphone, paper, guitar, and pencil.