Monday, July 11, 2005

Should English teachers call on shy students?

This is Jamie Hall, one of the quieter (quietest) members of this great web logging community. This semester, my students and I have been writing in our weblogs for my English Teaching Methodologies class. A few weeks ago I started a class blog called "The English Teacher Discussion Forum". The latest entry is titled "Should English teachers call on shy students?" One of the challenges of teaching English in junior and senior high schools in Japan (and in many other places) is that there are a lot of students that just don't like to speak in class. I started this post to get my students, aspiring English teachers, and current English teachers to discuss this issue. I have had a few posts from current teachers and hopefully my students will start posting soon. If you are interested, please have a look! By the way, my primary blog is now the following: English Teacher Training.