December 15 at 3 p.m. GMT – What soft-skills does a teacher need?

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December 15 at 3 p.m. GMT – What soft-skills does a teacher need?

3:00 pm Marisa_C: Welcome all to this edition of #ELTchat – let’s define our terms – agree with @bcnpaul
3:00 pm esolcourses: RT @bcnpaul1: could we maybe start by defining what ‘soft skills’ actually are in relation to teaching? #eltchat
3:00 pm esolcourses: IMO, soft skills in relation to teaching would include communication skills, ability to plan and organise, motivational skills #eltchat
3:00 pm Marisa_C: Am not certain who asked this question #ELTchat
3:00 pm Fuertesun: @esolcourses Okay #eltchat
3:01 pm Marisa_C: Anyone present today? #ELTchat perhaps you could tell us what you mean?
3:01 pm cerirhiannon: #eltchat wish I could join you – have a great convo – will catch up with the transcript later ๐Ÿ™‚
3:01 pm Fuertesun: personal energy is really impostant NO? #eltchat
3:01 pm Shaunwilden: RT @esolcourses: IMO, soft skills in relation to teaching would include communication skills, ability to plan and organise, motivational skills #eltchat
3:01 pm bcnpaul1: @esolcourses I agree, also an ability to use the technology at our disposal in a educational way w/classes #eltchat
3:01 pm fionamau: @esolcourses – I’d add ability to create a comfortable, ‘safe’ learning environment, teacher ‘aura’ #eltchat
3:02 pm rliberni: For the next hour my tweets are dedicated to #eltchat
3:02 pm janetbianchini: #eltchat HI everyone from a very snowy Abruzzo! Glad to join you for this chat today ๐Ÿ™‚
3:02 pm Marisa_C: RT @janetbianchini: #eltchat HI everyone from a very snowy Abruzzo! Glad to join you for this chat today ๐Ÿ™‚
3:02 pm rliberni: RT @bcnpaul1: @esolcourses I agree, also an ability to use the technology at our disposal in a educational way w/classes #eltchat
3:02 pm Fuertesun: What about commitment to continued learning and training? #eltchat
3:03 pm Creativeedu: Hi to everyone participating in #ELTChat I’ve not taken part before so may lie low but look forward to watching the conversation unfold
3:03 pm Marisa_C: @janetbianchini Hi from a very cold and strike stricken Athens – tear gas in the air again – but to our topic #eltchat
3:03 pm janetbianchini: For the next hour my tweets are dedicated to #eltchat
3:03 pm Marisa_C: @CreativeEdu Welcome! Happy to see new colleagues join in ๐Ÿ™‚ #ELTChat
3:03 pm Shaunwilden: RT @Fuertesun: personal energy is really important NO? #eltchat Energy as in a belief in what you’re teaching and putting across yes agreed
3:03 pm bcnpaul1: RT @Creativeedu: Hi to everyone participating in #ELTChat I’ve not taken part before so may lie low but look forward to watching the conversation unfold
3:03 pm esolcourses: @bcnpaul1 ability to use tech is important, tho not sure it comes under soft skills (isn’t soft skills 2 do wth dealing with ppl?) #eltchat
3:04 pm Shaunwilden: RT @Fuertesun: @bcnpaul1 yes empathy a key soft skill agree #eltchat It is but one that many teachers often lack I thinkl
3:04 pm Fuertesun: @CreativeEdu Hi this is my third don’t worry! #ELTChat
3:04 pm Marisa_C: If you are new to #ELTchat ask @riberni or myself for help ,… but we have a lot of seasoned mentors here too ๐Ÿ™‚
3:04 pm esolcourses: RT @fionamau: @esolcourses – I’d add ability to create a comfortable, ‘safe’ learning environment, teacher ‘aura’ #eltchat ] agree
3:04 pm rliberni: @Creativeedu that’s fine just jump in when you are ready! #eltchat
3:04 pm Shaunwilden: @CreativeEdu Hi and welcome ๐Ÿ™‚ #eltchat
3:05 pm rliberni: @Shaunwilden I think empathy is a really key word in teaching it creates the bond #eltchat
3:05 pm rliberni: RT @fionamau: @esolcourses – I’d add ability to create a comfortable, ‘safe’ learning environment, teacher ‘aura’ #eltchat ] agree
3:06 pm Creativeedu: Thanks for the warm welcome! I just realised that #ELTChat is missing from my Twitter hashtags for teachers blog post. shame on me!
3:07 pm Fuertesun: @esolcourses YES #eltchat
3:07 pm rliberni: How about classroom dynamics? #eltchat
3:07 pm janetbianchini: RT @rliberni @Shaunwilden I think empathy is a really key word in teaching it creates the bond #eltchat – agree!
3:07 pm fionamau: @rliberni @Shaunwilden #eltchat empathy and intuition – if we were comedians, it’d be timing, so whatever teaching equivalent is! presence
3:07 pm rliberni: tweetgrid really slow today! #eltchat
3:08 pm bcnpaul1: what things do ppl do in class to create a ‘safe, empathetic environment? #eltchat
3:08 pm Shaunwilden: @bcnpaul1 Yeah but I dislike rapport as a factor of CELTA it should be a given rather than a focus #eltchat
3:08 pm esolcourses: RT @janetbianchini: RT @rliberni @Shaunwilden I think empathy is a really key word in teaching it creates the bond #eltchat – agree!
3:08 pm Marisa_C: Here is what younger and older learners are looking for in their teachersย http://bit.ly/bKBWUv#ELTchat did that some time ago
3:08 pm rliberni: RT @fionamau: @rliberni @Shaunwilden #eltchat empathy and intuition – if we were comedians, it’d be timing, so whatever teaching equivalent is! presence
3:09 pm Fuertesun: Rapport yes #eltchat
3:09 pm esolcourses: RT @Marisa_C Here is what younger and older learners are looking for in their teachershttp://bit.ly/bKBWUv #ELTchat did that some time ago
3:10 pm Marisa_C: Rapport is very important – as Krashen might say “put the affective filter up and nothing goes through!” ๐Ÿ™‚ #ELTchat
3:10 pm rliberni: @janetbianchini also the group dynamic within the class it can be important #eltchat
3:10 pm esolcourses: @Marisa_C remember reading that… excellent post, Marisa #eltchat
3:10 pm Shaunwilden: @Marisa_C I remember that post, I did the same thing a few years ago inspired by this articlehttp://bit.ly/e8NYN8 #eltchat
3:11 pm rliberni: @Marisa_C I think I prefer empathy to rapport #eltchat
3:11 pm rliberni: RT @Marisa_C: Can I suggest my face book of all time for Classroom Dynamics by Jill Hadfield .#ELTchat a great book
3:11 pm Marisa_C: RT @Shaunwilden: @Marisa_C I remember that post, I did same few years ago inspired by this articlehttp://bit.ly/e8NYN8 #eltchat
3:11 pm esolcourses: RT @Marisa_C: Rapport is very important – as Krashen might say “put the affective filter up and nothing goes through!” ๐Ÿ™‚ #ELTchat ] true
3:11 pm janetbianchini: @Fuertesun Hi! Rapport and creating a comfortable learning environment – all vital skills for ensuring a great bond with new class.#eltchat
3:11 pm rliberni: RT @Shaunwilden: @Marisa_C I remember that post, I did the same thing a few years ago inspired by this articleย http://bit.ly/e8NYN8 #eltchat
3:11 pm dhulston: #Eltchat the arts process opens empathetic learning, self expression, finding a voice, listening to others. make sense of the world.
3:12 pm Sermor1: #ELTchat – Como funciona um bate-papo no twitter, nรฃo entendi ainda.
3:12 pm Marisa_C: @malusciamarelli thanks! Being an unforgettable teacher rather a tall order but am working! #ELTchat
3:12 pm dhulston: to take risks we need to trust also #ELTchat
3:13 pm bcnpaul1: everyone shd get a copy of ‘motivational strategies..’ by zoltan dornyei. it’s great #eltchat
3:13 pm esolcourses: @rliberni @Marisa_C think empathy is important, though not sure if it is interchangeable with rapport… #Eltchat
3:13 pm europeaantje: RT @europeaantje: RT @Fuertesun: The ability to LISTEN #eltchat | and make students listen to each other
3:13 pm Fuertesun: @europeaantje good point #eltchat
3:13 pm Marisa_C: RT @esolcourses: @rliberni @Marisa_C think empathy is important, though not sure if it is interchangeable with rapport… #Eltchat
3:13 pm rliberni: @Fuertesun once had agrp that hardlt spoke – their boss in grp had the lowest level so the rest dare not participate #eltchat
3:13 pm fionamau: RT @europeaantje: RT @europeaantje: RT @Fuertesun: The ability to LISTEN #eltchat | and make students listen to each other >> agreed 100%
3:14 pm rliberni: @esolcourses mm how would you differentiate? #eltchat
3:14 pm janetbianchini: RT @Marisa_C Can I suggest my face book of all time for Classroom Dynamics by Jill Hadfield .#ELTchat a great book – a real classic I agree!
3:14 pm Marisa_C: @esolcourses maybe empathy not integrateable with rapport but it sure helps staying focused on the learners and not ME ME ME #Eltchat
3:14 pm Fuertesun: @rliberni nightmare! #eltchat
3:14 pm Shaunwilden: RT @bcnpaul1: e/one shd get ‘motivational strategies. by zoltan dornyei. it’s great #eltchat Yes it’s the 10 commandments of motivation:-)
3:14 pm europeaantje: @Sermor1 cria uma procura pra #ELTchat lee as mensagems dedicadas a educaรงaum. opina
3:14 pm Fuertesun: @Shaunwilden will have to add that to my list of bks to read thx guys #eltchat
3:15 pm bcnpaul1: RT @Shaunwilden: RT @bcnpaul1: e/one shd get ‘motivational strategies. by zoltan dornyei. it’s great #eltchat Yes it’s the 10 commandments of motivation:-)
3:15 pm rliberni: @Fuertesun once I realised the dynamic in the grp I could deal with it but at first v. perplexing! #eltchat
3:15 pm rliberni: RT @bcnpaul1: e/one shd get ‘motivational strategies. by zoltan dornyei. it’s great #eltchat Yes it’s the 10 commandments of motivation:-)
3:15 pm Marisa_C: I meant FAVE book of all time “Classroom Dynamics” not face book ๐Ÿ˜€ #ELTchat – u’re all great samplers!
3:15 pm europeaantje: @Fuertesun @fionamau maybe point about listening made coz we work in Spain? LOL#eltchat#eltchat
3:15 pm Fuertesun: @rliberni classroom management skills are so important it’s a minefield out there #eltchat
3:16 pm bcnpaul1: so many t’s think that teaching is simply ‘passing on knowledge and getting sts to talk more but affective bit is equally important #eltchat
3:16 pm rliberni: @Marisa_C Lol ๐Ÿ™‚ #eltchat
3:16 pm Shaunwilden: RT @Marisa_C: I meant FAVE book of all time “Classroom Dynamics” not face book ๐Ÿ˜€ #ELTchat – ! It’s be in my top five I think ๐Ÿ™‚
3:16 pm Fuertesun: @fionamau good question I think rapport is a case of got it or NOT! #eltchat
3:17 pm Marisa_C: @Shaunwilden me too – great minds…. ? or not maybe …after Christmas, maybe #ELTchat
3:17 pm bcnpaul1: @Marisa_C a facebook of c’rm dynamics would be nice tho’! #eltchat
3:17 pm rliberni: @Fuertesun classroom mgt is one of my favourite things to do with trainees #eltchat
3:17 pm Fuertesun: @europeaantje u may have a point! #eltchat #eltchat
3:17 pm Shaunwilden: RT @Fuertesun: @rliberni class manage skills r so imp it’s a minefield out there #eltchat Agreed & it’s sth not always focused on in CPD
3:17 pm Fuertesun: @rliberni so very important and largely overlooked #eltchat
3:18 pm Marisa_C: @bcnpaul1 Not really…. you can apply principles to cuilding group cohesion on facebook too…. #eltchat
3:18 pm europeaantje: donยดt think earlier tweet came thru: I reckon itยดs the soft skills that make us educators, not mere teachers of our subject #eltchat
3:18 pm janetbianchini: Classroom management skills – absolutely vital to be able to handle all kinds of students and scenarios – learned with experience! #ELTchat
3:18 pm Marisa_C: RT @europeaantje: I reckon itยดs the soft skills that make us educators, not mere teachers of our subject #eltchat > hear hear! Yes!
3:18 pm rliberni: @fionamau good question I think some may be to do with personality but awareness helps too & 1 can change behaviours #eltchat
3:19 pm Fuertesun: @europeaantje educators and people #eltchat
3:19 pm fionamau: RT @bcnpaul1 now, w so much info available online bt ‘changes’ in society, affective bit probably + important to effective learnin #eltchat
3:19 pm Marisa_C: Personal qualities will ALWYS top the list for an educator, THEN subject knowledge and technical know-how IMO #ELTchat
3:19 pm bcnpaul1: RT @europeaantje: donยดt think earlier tweet came thru: I reckon itยดs the soft skills that make us educators, not mere teachers of our subject #eltchat
3:19 pm Shaunwilden: RT @Fuertesun: @fionamau good question I think rapport is a case of got it or NOT! #eltchat Agreed, its sth that really cant be taught
3:19 pm Fuertesun: RT @Marisa_C: Personal qualities will ALWYS top the list for an educator, THEN subject knowledge and technical know-how IMO #ELTchat YES
3:20 pm fionamau: RT @europeaantje: itยดs the soft skills that make us educators, not mere teachers of our subject #eltchat > it’s also wot makes us people too
3:20 pm Shaunwilden: RT @janetbianchini: Classroom management skills – absolutely vital to be able to handle all kinds of students and scenarios – learned with experience! #ELTchat
3:20 pm europeaantje: RT @Fuertesun: @europeaantje educators and people #eltchat | … who communicate for real & respect each other. yes!
3:21 pm Marisa_C: And passion rules (for some reason) in learner listings – passion for teaching of course…. #ELTchat
3:21 pm esolcourses: @rliberni @Marisa_C on empathy vs rapport: rapport= good classroom management, whereas empathy=rapport + an extra dimension, IMO #ELTChat
3:21 pm bcnpaul1: @Shaunwilden got it or not (rapport) doesn’t always mean being ‘the fun teacher’ which is a common misconception #eltchat
3:21 pm Marisa_C: I guess by this learners mean a serious commitment to the job and all it involves #ELTchat
3:22 pm rliberni: @Shaunwilden interesting – as I think it should be a part of all lesson planning #eltchat
3:22 pm janetbianchini: RT @Marisa_C Personal qualities will ALWYS top the list for an educator, THEN subject knowledge and technical know-how IMO #ELTchat
3:22 pm bcnpaul1: RT @esolcourses: @rliberni @Marisa_C on empathy vs rapport: rapport= good classroom management, whereas empathy=rapport + an extra dimension, IMO #ELTChat
3:22 pm Marisa_C: RT @esolcourses: on empathy vs rapport: rapport= good classroom management, whereas empathy=rapport + an extra dimension, IMO #ELTChat
3:22 pm Fuertesun: @Shaunwilden I’m FUN! #eltchat
3:22 pm rliberni: RT @esolcourses: @rliberni @Marisa_C on empathy vs rapport: rapport= good classroom management, whereas empathy=rapport + an extra dimension, IMO #ELTChat
3:22 pm esolcourses: RT @janetbianchini: RT @Marisa_C Personal qualities ALWYS top the list for an educator, THEN subject knowledge & tech know-how IMO #ELTchat
3:22 pm Marisa_C: @esolcourses you re doing just fine with 140 #ELTchat
3:23 pm Shaunwilden: RT @Fuertesun: what i meant was those that rely on it and have no substance #eltchat
3:23 pm bcnpaul1: RT @Fuertesun: @Shaunwilden I’m FUN! #eltchat
3:23 pm cybraryman1: My Building Community in the Classroom page:ย http://bit.ly/cqs4Ip #eltchat
3:23 pm esolcourses: @rliberni @Marisa_C cheers! – I do me best ๐Ÿ™‚ #ELTchat
3:23 pm Shaunwilden: @rliberni: as I think it should be a part of all lesson planning #eltchat is that the fun or the rapport or both?
3:23 pm Shaunwilden: RT @Fuertesun: @Shaunwilden ohhh I see I’m full of substance ! #eltchat
3:24 pm Fuertesun: RT @Shaunwilden: @rliberni: as I think it should be a part of all lesson planning #eltchat is that the fun or the rapport or both?
3:24 pm malusciamarelli: @Marisa_C Personal qualities will ALWAYS top the list for an educator // Couldn’t agree more! #ELTchat
3:24 pm Marisa_C: RT @Shaunwilden: @rliberni: as I think it should be a part of all lesson planning #eltchat is that the fun or the rapport or both?
3:24 pm Fuertesun: RT @Marisa_C: RT @Shaunwilden: @rliberni: as I think it should be a part of all lesson planning #eltchat is that the fun or the rapport or both?
3:24 pm Shaunwilden: @Fuertesun I suspect all of us on #eltchat are both fun and full of substance ๐Ÿ™‚
3:24 pm Marisa_C: Fun is an important criterion for successful lessons – miss out on the F and you are worthy but…. #ELTchat
3:25 pm Fuertesun: @Marisa_C yes especially impt for kids #ELTchat
3:25 pm NewsNeus: RT @cybraryman1: My Building Community in the Classroom page:ย http://bit.ly/cqs4Ip #eltchat
3:25 pm Marisa_C: RT @Fuertesun: @Marisa_C yes FUN especially impt for kids #ELTchat
3:25 pm bcnpaul1: RT @Shaunwilden: @Fuertesun I suspect all of us on #eltchat are both fun and full of substance ๐Ÿ™‚
3:25 pm cybraryman1: My Humor in the Classroom page:ย http://bit.ly/ddHs92 #eltchat
3:25 pm fionamau: #eltchat fun is good, but not definition of rapport or of inspiration or engagement. we need to make sts sit up & listen & process & want to
3:25 pm Fuertesun: @bcnpaul1 a month is a taste a good gulp #eltchat
3:26 pm rliberni: RT @bcnpaul1: there really is an awful lot that goes into being a good teacher. Is a 1 month CELTA enough? #eltchat
3:26 pm rliberni: RT @NewsNeus: RT @cybraryman1: My Building Community in the Classroom page:http://bit.ly/cqs4Ip #eltchat
3:26 pm Marisa_C: @bcnpaul1 One month (as in CELTA) is not enough but it’s a great starting point #eltchat
3:26 pm Shaunwilden: RT @Fuertesun: @bcnpaul1 a month is a taste a good gulp #eltchat and then, INMO teachers should be considered on apprenticeship
3:26 pm Fuertesun: RT @Marisa_C: @bcnpaul1 One month (as in CELTA) is not enough but it’s a great starting point – AGREE #eltchat
3:26 pm cybraryman1: What are your characteristics of a good teacher? #eltchat
3:27 pm rliberni: @Fuertesun classroom management #eltchat
3:27 pm bcnpaul1: an ability to see when sts are engaged or need to move on to sthg else. having a variety of activities ready dep. on the class mood #eltchat
3:27 pm rliberni: RT @cybraryman1: What are your characteristics of a good teacher? #eltchat
3:28 pm NewsNeus: RT @cybraryman1: What are your characteristics of a good teacher? #eltchat
3:28 pm bcnpaul1: @Marisa_C true enough! #eltchat
3:28 pm esolcourses: Personally, I think teacher development has to be an ongoing process – no matter how much training you’ve had, always scope 4 more #ELTchat
3:29 pm Shaunwilden: RT @esolcourses: Personally, I think teacher development has to be an ongoing process – no matter how much training you’ve had, always scope 4 more #ELTchat
3:29 pm Marisa_C: RT @Fuertesun: @cybraryman1 good technical knowledge, rapport , positive attitude, commitment to continued lrng and accountability #eltchat
3:29 pm Fuertesun: @bcnpaul1 u may have it there #eltchat
3:30 pm Marisa_C: @Fuertesun You ve listed some great qualities there #eltchat
3:30 pm janetbianchini: RT @esolcourses Teacher development has to be an ongoing process – no matter how much training you’ve had, always scope 4 more #ELTchat yes!
3:30 pm Fuertesun: @Marisa_C thanks I’m wrkng on them #eltchat
3:30 pm Fuertesun: RT @janetbianchini: RT @esolcourses Teacher development has to be an ongoing process – no matter how much training you’ve had, always scope 4 more #ELTchat yes!
3:30 pm Shaunwilden: RT @bcnpaul1: teachers who want to develop are the ones who develop the best soft skills #eltchatAs usual wise words, Paul ๐Ÿ™‚
3:30 pm bcnpaul1: @Fuertesun lots of t’s don’t want to develop & tend to have more probs with classes (discipline etc.) #eltchat
3:31 pm fionamau: RT @rliberni: RT @cybraryman1: What are your characteristics of a good teacher? #eltchat totally there, present, tuned in to mood and needs
3:31 pm Fuertesun: @bcnpaul1 then they shd find new job ! #eltchat
3:31 pm Marisa_C: @NewsNeus I love the “curious” bit, an eternal learner – I think yes gd teachers are good learners too #ELTchat
3:31 pm Fuertesun: RT @bcnpaul1: @Fuertesun lots of t’s don’t want to develop & tend to have more probs with classes (discipline etc.) see lot of this #eltchat
3:32 pm bcnpaul1: @Fuertesun lol! I wish ๐Ÿ™‚ #eltchat
3:32 pm janetbianchini: #eltchat @cybraryman kind / fun / knowledgeable / empathy with students / willing to listen / respond promptly to questions
3:32 pm Fuertesun: RT @janetbianchini: #eltchat @cybraryman kind / fun / knowledgeable / empathy with students / willing to listen / respond promptly to questions
3:32 pm rliberni: @cybraryman1 I think good teaching is more about engaging with the learner & guiding them thru using the tchr’s skills & knowledge #eltchat
3:32 pm Marisa_C: RT @janetbianchini: #eltchat @cybraryman kind / fun /knowledgeable empathy with students / willing to listen / respond promptly to questions
3:32 pm europeaantje: @NewsNeus sorrry neus, just retweeting ur answer to #eltchat chat on “soft skills” in teachers ๐Ÿ™‚
3:33 pm bcnpaul1: @marisa_c @NewsNeus yes!!! curiousity & wanting to learn as a teacher #eltchat
3:33 pm Shaunwilden: Looking at the tweets the list of soft skills is really quite long isn’t it! #eltchat
3:33 pm cybraryman1: RT @rliberniI think good teaching is more about engaging with the learner & guiding them thru using the tchr’s skills & knowledge #eltchat
3:34 pm janetbianchini: Not sure what’s happening to my tweets – they seem to be going out twice for some reason??!! #eltchat
3:34 pm Marisa_C: @janetbianchini your tweets must be very important #eltchat
3:34 pm Fuertesun: @janetbianchini two for the price of one #eltchat
3:34 pm bcnpaul1: @Shaunwilden seems so. How do these skills manifest in our teaching? any specific rapport/empathy-building activities? #eltchat
3:35 pm fionamau: @Marisa_C #eltchat on the whole teachers who say I want to learn r better than teachers whose motto is I want to teach…
3:35 pm Fuertesun: I read that wanting to do agood job is soft skill what you think? #eltchat
3:35 pm bcnpaul1: RT @rliberni: @cybraryman1 I think good teaching is more about engaging with the learner & guiding them thru using the tchr’s skills & knowledge #eltchat
3:35 pm europeaantje: RT @Shaunwilden: Looking at the tweets the list of soft skills is really quite long isn’t it! #eltchat | very HARD to have รฉm all ๐Ÿ™‚
3:36 pm Marisa_C: RT @fionamau: @Marisa_C #eltchat on the whole teachers who say I want to learn r better than teachers whose motto is I want to teach…Yes
3:36 pm janetbianchini: @Fuertesun @Marisa_C lol ๐Ÿ™‚ #eltchat
3:36 pm europeaantje: RT @bcnpaul1: @Shaunwilden seems so. How do these skills manifest in our teaching? any specific rapport/empathy-building activities? #eltchat
3:36 pm Shaunwilden: @europeaantje Yes unless your a superhuman teacher, so do we have a ‘must have’ list? #eltchat
3:36 pm rliberni: RT @fionamau: @Marisa_C #eltchat on the whole teachers who say I want to learn r better than teachers whose motto is I want to teach…
3:36 pm bcnpaul1: RT @fionamau @Marisa_C #eltchat on the whole teachers who say I want to learn r better than teachers whose motto is I want to teach >agree
3:37 pm rliberni: @europeaantje@Shaunwilden I guess the soft skills are the teaching! The knowledge you can get from a book! #eltchat
3:38 pm europeaantje: @bcnpaul1 “good gossip”: 2 sts say only good things behind the back of a 3rd st who just listens #eltchat
3:38 pm Marisa_C: RT @Fuertesun: @Shaunwilden subject knowledge, rapport, empathy, ability to listen, FUN #eltchat
3:39 pm cybraryman1: How do you help other teachers especially the new ones to employ these skills to make them better educators? #eltchat
3:39 pm Shaunwilden: RT @Fuertesun: subject knowledge, rapport, empathy, ability to listen, FUN #eltchat I’m beginning to regret my tweet about fun ๐Ÿ™‚ #eltchat
3:40 pm europeaantje: @Shaunwilden i very much believe in being yourself as much as you can (polished version maybe) so no one “must have” list for all #eltchat
3:40 pm malusciamarelli: RT @fionamau @Marisa_C #ELTchat on the whole teachers who say I want to learn are better…//Actually teaching is a constant learning!
3:40 pm bcnpaul1: @janetbianchini I always like that one. esp. when you then start negotiating the objectives – they have input = power = motivation #eltchat
3:40 pm janetbianchini: Ability to respond quickly to specific needs and queries is important #eltchat -it’s often very appreciated!
3:41 pm Shaunwilden: RT @bcnpaul1: any specific rapport/empathy-building activities? #eltchat I’d go back to the book @Marisa_C said classroom dynamics #eltchat
3:41 pm bcnpaul1: @Fuertesun this is a fun chat #eltchat
3:41 pm Shaunwilden: RT @europeaantje: i very much believe in being yourself as much as you can #eltchat agreed being yourself is very very important
3:41 pm janetbianchini: @bcnpaul1 Yes, exactly! Classes started off this way have aleways bonded much quicker in a way #eltchat
3:42 pm esolcourses: RT @fionamau @europeaantje #eltchat B youself – agreed. Honestly also important, in who you are & what you say. Admitting own mistakes too.
3:42 pm Fuertesun: @bcnpaul1 YL teacher what can I say? #eltchat
3:42 pm rliberni: RT @Shaunwilden: RT @europeaantje: i very much believe in being yourself as much as you can #eltchat agreed being yourself is very very important
3:42 pm Marisa_C: @janetbianchini I remember a great teacher who kept up correspondence with all her students about all sorts of stuff #eltchat
3:43 pm Fuertesun: @Marisa_C Mario R did that didn’t he? #eltchat
3:43 pm rliberni: RT @cybraryman1: My Humor in the Classroom page:ย http://bit.ly/ddHs92 #eltchat
3:43 pm Marisa_C: @janetbianchini Learnt this from Luke Prodromou who used to teach her Ss – he said their English was amazing! #eltchat
3:43 pm bcnpaul1: @Fuertesun lol:) me too so I’m with you on the fun thing all the way #eltchat
3:44 pm Fuertesun: @Marisa_C that’s it Luke that man has got RAPPORT #eltchat
3:44 pm Marisa_C: @Fuertesun Not sure – he may have; have seen something similar in Scrivener – but this my own quaire #eltchat
3:44 pm fionamau: @Marisa_C #eltchat writing journals are great for The Human Side – they write what they want, you don’t correct, just respond like a blog
3:44 pm rliberni: @cybraryman1 I think mentoring is an excellent way. I had really good mentors. #eltchat
3:44 pm Fuertesun: @rliberni but mentoring is so poor in ELTing@rliberni #eltchat #eltchat
3:44 pm esolcourses: RT @fionamau: @Marisa_C #eltchat writing journals are great for The Human Side – they write what they want, you don’t correct, just respond like a blog
3:45 pm Marisa_C: @fionamau Somehow I don’t like journals – feels like invading privacy – but corresponding with learners is great! Blogs too! #eltchat
3:46 pm janetbianchini: RT @fionamau #eltchat writing journals are great for The Human Side -they write what they want, you don’t correct, just respond like a blog
3:46 pm evab2001: Hi, just arrived. what is the #eltchat topic?
3:46 pm fionamau: @joscottcoe #eltchat ,under those circumstances, so’s your district/site/ed system! I work in Spain – softskills in mainstream ed=optional
3:46 pm Fuertesun: @evab2001 soft skills in teaching HI #eltchat
3:47 pm evab2001: @Fuertesun hi thanx #eltchat
3:48 pm janetbianchini: #eltchat I used to mentor new teachers @ Lake School and loved it – gave them more confidence in materials available / teaching skills etc
3:48 pm rdlln: Hello #ELTchat. I’m a technology teacher in the Bronx, grades 6-12.
3:48 pm rkiker: @cybraryman1 Put new teachers in a position to try-encourage dynamic attempts, if he falls on his face, pick him up, throw back in #eltchat
3:48 pm fionamau: @Marisa_C #eltchat to me, journals are just ‘unplugged’ blogs. not all sts have access 2 technology. some places even electricity’s a prob
3:48 pm Marisa_C: @rdlln Hello and welcome! Join us in discussing qualities of teachers #ELTchat
3:48 pm rliberni: @Marisa_C I think there is a difference b’tween their own private reflection & one they might want to share #eltchat
3:48 pm evab2001: @europeaantje yep, came home from school, punctuality is very important. don’t u think #eltchat
3:49 pm janetbianchini: @evab2001 Hi Eva – welcome! Nice to see you here #eltchat ๐Ÿ™‚
3:49 pm europeaantje: @Fuertesun only joking w. @evab2001 who arrived late ๐Ÿ™‚ #eltchat #eltchat
3:50 pm Marisa_C: @rliberni Sure there is – I’ve used both #eltchat
3:50 pm Shaunwilden: RT @janetbianchini: #eltchat I used to mentor new teachers….that reminds me @Marisa_C did anything happen re doing sth about mentoring?
3:50 pm janetbianchini: @rdlln Hi Welcome to #eltchat NIce to meet you
3:50 pm esolcourses: RT @janetbianchini: @evab2001 Hi Eva – welcome! Nice to see you here #eltchat ๐Ÿ™‚
3:50 pm rliberni: @Fuertesun sadly this is true – but it is so valuable. I’m thinking about setting up a group online wht do you think? #eltchat
3:50 pm Marisa_C: @Shaunwilden u mean iatefl? #eltchat
3:51 pm Fuertesun: @rliberni sounds like a good idea so many tchs thrown into jobs struggle for NO reason #eltchat
3:51 pm rliberni: @evab2001 Hi Eva – gr8 to see you! yes punctuality is very important – a matter of respect for tchr & stds #eltchat
3:51 pm esolcourses: RT @rliberni: @evab2001 Hi Eva – gr8 to see you! yes punctuality is very important – a matter of respect for tchr & stds #eltchat ] seconded
3:52 pm fionamau: @rliberni #eltchat what a great diary!! evening’s reading matter ๐Ÿ™‚
3:53 pm esolcourses: RT @Fuertesun: @rliberni sounds like a good idea so many tchs thrown into jobs struggle for NO reason #eltchat ]seconded!
3:53 pm fionamau: RT @rliberni: @Marisa_C I think there is a difference b’tween their own private reflection & one they might want to share #eltchat > exactly
3:54 pm Fuertesun: @esolcourses Summer school is a killer for new CELTA grads! poor things #eltchat
3:54 pm Marisa_C: RT @esolcourses: RT @Fuertesun: @rliberni sounds like a good idea so many tchs thrown into jobs struggle for NO reason #eltchat ]seconded!
3:54 pm cybraryman1: My Tech Integration for English Language Learners pg (World Premiere)ย http://bit.ly/fatXTO #eltchat#ellchat #esl #efl #ell
3:54 pm Begabungs: RT @cybraryman1: My Tech Integration for English Language Learners pg (World Premiere)http://bit.ly/fatXTO #eltchat #ellchat #esl #efl #ell
3:55 pm rliberni: @Marisa_C I know what you mean tho a bit voyeuristic #eltchat
3:55 pm bcnpaul1: RT @rliberni @Fuertesun sadly this is true – but is so valuable. thinking about setting up a group online wht do you think? #eltchat >good
3:55 pm Begabungs: RT @cybraryman1: How do you help other teachers especially the new ones to employ these skills to make them better educators? #eltchat
3:55 pm janetbianchini: RT @cybraryman1 My Tech Integration for English Language Learners pg (World Premiere)http://bit.ly/fatXTO #eltchat #ellchat #esl #efl #ell
3:55 pm Begabungs: RT @cybraryman1: What are your characteristics of a good teacher? #eltchat
3:56 pm rliberni: RT @cybraryman1: My Tech Integration for English Language Learners pg (World Premiere)http://bit.ly/fatXTO #eltchat #ellchat #esl #efl #ell
3:57 pm Marisa_C: @rliberni Yes, well, I was talking about a personal preference really @fionamau #eltchat
3:57 pm europeaantje: RT @Fuertesun: sharing with other T’s should be a soft skill #eltchat | good one!
3:57 pm rliberni: @bcnpaul1 been thinking about it for a while now – will do it!!! #eltchat
3:57 pm esolcourses: @Fuertesun wasn’t my experience, (was v.lucky!) tho I think support for new teachers is very important (and sadly, often lacking!) #eltchat
3:57 pm europeaantje: RT @Fuertesun: sharing with other T’s should be a soft skill #eltchat | good one! add to the list…
3:57 pm bcnpaul1: sorry but have to go. thx for the great #eltchat – will be back for tonight’s installment. see you later ๐Ÿ™‚
3:57 pm Fuertesun: RT @rliberni: @bcnpaul1 been thinking about it for a while now – will do it!!! #eltchat good
3:57 pm Marisa_C: RT @europeaantje: RT @Fuertesun: sharing with other T’s should be a soft skill #eltchat | good one! > Agree!
3:58 pm esolcourses: RT @Marisa_C: RT @europeaantje: RT @Fuertesun: sharing with other T’s should be a soft skill #eltchat | good one! > Agree! ] same here!
3:58 pm Fuertesun: @bcnpaul1 hasta luego thx #eltchat
3:59 pm janetbianchini: RT @Marisa_C RT @europeaantje: RT @Fuertesun: sharing with other T’s should be a soft skill #eltchat | good one! > Agree! Definitely!
3:59 pm evab2001: RT @esolcourses: @Fuertesun wasn’t my experience, (was v.lucky!) tho I think support for new teachers is very important (and sadly, often lacking!) #eltchat
3:59 pm Marisa_C: I want to thank you all for another wonderful #ELTchat . head buzzing with your comments – wish more teachers were here to share them
3:59 pm esolcourses: cheers for another great #ELTchat everyone, and thanks to @Marisa_C @rliberni for moderating!
3:59 pm rliberni: @bcnpaul1 see you later! I have to take Santa round the village tonight! Hopefully I’ll be back in time! #eltchat
4:00 pm evab2001: @esolcourses @Fuertesun AGREE sometimes they feel so isolated and and demotivated b/c no mentors or support from the experienced #eltchat
4:00 pm Fuertesun: Thanks to everyone good fun, great to share…really enjoy these chats #eltchat
4:00 pm fionamau: #eltchat – time to go. lots more to say tho! ๐Ÿ˜‰ qu for another wk – how do we learn/acquire soft skills…. Do we have the definitive list?
4:00 pm rliberni: Thanks everyone for a gr8 #eltchat thanks to my Fab co-moderator @marisa_c!

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