Hello you all! It's been a long time I haven't visited this sooooo.... useful Forum. The reason is that I've been so busy at school. And next week I have a new challenge. I'll have a 45minutes lesson which will be watched by a "trainer" teacher, for my career evaluation. The topic of the lesson will be "Learning from mistakes" (is this expression correct?), and I was thinking of showing the students some tranparencies with pictures , illustrating the mistakes they often make, specially in translations and with "false friends", so that they can really SEE how weird their mistakes are! My problem is : I am not sure about the methodology I should use in this lesson, so I'd be so grateful that any senior teacher (or anyone with good will)could give me some hints about it. I'll be waiting for your answers very anxiously, because I'm feeling a bit lost, although I've been teaching for 20 years now!
Bob, thanks for your suggestion. Please let me know if you have further suggestions.
I've been thinking about your observer. Trainee teachers are used to spending hours preparing resources, so they're more likely to be impressed by your ability to teach with minimal resources. I think it would be a mistake to over-prepare. Unless your idea/resources 'catch on', you risk losing track of your lesson objectives (because you feel over-protective of resources that you have spent a long time preparing) - that's a mistake I often make