Teaching Across Age Levels

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Teaching Across Age Levels by Mind Map: Teaching Across Age Levels

1. Teaching Adults

1.1. They can learn and retain a larger vocabulary.

1.2. They can use various deductive and abstract processes in learning of gramar.

1.2.1. Name

1.2.2. Office hours

1.2.3. Contact

1.3. They have superior cognitive abilities that can render them more successful in classroom.

1.4. They have longer attention spans for material that may not be intrinsically interesting to them.

1.5. They have developed abstract thinking ability so they are able to understand the language.

1.5.1. E-learning

1.5.2. Student forum

2. Teaching Children

2.1. They learn subconscious.

2.1.1. Teach children a second language requires specific skills to get an effective learning.

2.2. Practical Approaches

2.2.1. Intelecual development: Children are centered on the here and now. Don't explain gramar rules using terms like: "simple present tense"

2.2.2. Attention span: Use activities that capture student attention because they have much curiosity.

2.2.3. Sensory input: children need to have all five senses stimulated and use sensory aids in class to teach, for example: touch plants.

2.3. Practical Approaches: authentic, meaningful learning and affective factors.

3. Teach Teenagers

3.1. Attention spans are lenghtening as a result of intellectual maturation.

3.2. Avoiding embarrassment of students at all costs.

3.3. Affirming each person's talents.

3.4. Allowing mistakes and others errors to be accepted.

3.5. They are of course becoming increasingly adult like in their ability to make those occasional diversions from the "here and now".

3.6. Encouraging small-group work where risks can be taken more easily by a teenager.

4. By Keisy Orfelinda Fajardo Palencia ID# 076-15-544