How do you engender post-task reflection?
The power of Post-it notes!
Have you ever tried using Post It notes to encourage learners to share their ideas collectively? For example, after a task, choose three categories for learners to reflect on. Draw three circles on the board and name each category. Distribute 3 post-it notes to each student and have learners write a note for each category. Let them know their notes will be shared. Alternatively, you can have circles prepared on a PPT slide in advance to "plan" for reflection to pop up as well. Tip - Low Resource Option: Paper strips of recycled paper work equally well with categories spaced out over three desks.
Applying Bloom's Taxonomy to Critical Thinking
Using Bloom's Taxonomy in the Language Classroom
Three great resources and links to other printibles for using Bloom's Taxonomy in the classroom:
Want to get a sense for learners' real English needs?
Ask learners to write a film scene of their current or future lives using English! Post them around the room for learners to read and put a sticker on the ones that are 'also true for them'. Lots of options here for creative needs analysis. Film Scene tool below courtesy of the NOUS Group: http://bit.ly/18vaB86
Keen to encourage critical discussion in your next graph descriptions lesson?
Try these two resources!
What if the world were 100 people? An interesting look at data as percentages.