Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Samtaler.... Conversations

Hvert år skal vi holde formative samtaler med vores 2g. og 3g. elever. Det tager ca. 2 lektioner for at holde alle (en gennemsnit klasse har 28 elever) og jeg var lidt bekymret at jeg skal bruge to klasse lektioner til det. Fordi jeg har så meget at lære dem! :-)

Every year we must hold "formative conversations" with our 2nd and 3rd year students at the gymnasium. It takes about 2 full lessons to hold them all (since an average gymnasium class has about 28 kids). I was a little worried about using 2 whole classes for this because you know, I have so much to teach them! :-)

Jeg blev færdig med dem i torsdags og kan sige 100% at det var MEGET VÆRD tiden! Jeg snakkede med hver elev om hans perspektiv om klassen, hvordan han gør i a-niveau engelsk og hans mål for resten dette år og næste år. Siden vi har eleverne 3 år på gymnasium, giver disse samtaler os meget god information om elever og hjælpe os planlægger bedre for dem i fremtiden.

I finished with all of my "samtaler" last Thursday, and can now say without any doubt that the experience was WELL WORTH the time it took away from instruction. I talked with each and every student, one on one, about his perspective on the class, how he is doing in English A Level, and his goals for himself for the rest of this year and next year. Since we have our students for 3 years at the gymnasium, these conversations give us lots of great information about our students and help us plan better for them in the future.

De gav også til mig alle tiders feedback om vores klasse og mine metoder. Jeg lærer meget forskelling fra mine kollegaer i Danmark (og fra mange af mine kollegaer i Amerika også! LOL) så det var godt at høre at alle er meget tilfreds med vores klasse og lektioner og romaner jeg undervise i.

They also gave me lots of great feedback about our class and my methods. I teach quite differently from my Danish colleagues (and heck, quite differently from many of my American colleagues as well! LOL), so it was really great to hear that they are all very satisfied with our class, our lessons, and the novels that we are reading together for class.

Jeg har mange ting planlagt til mine klasser i kommende måneder, inklusiv projekter som jeg vil gøre med 2 af mine gamle kollegaer i Texas. Vi vil lære sammen med hinanden, mens vores elever lærer sammen med hinanden....tværs Atlantik! Jeg elsker teknologi og dens muligheder!

I have lots of things planned for my classes in the coming months, including projects that I will do with two of my former colleagues in Texas. We will teach together while our students learn together....across the Atlantic! I love technology and all of its possibilities!

Hvis du har lyst for at se hvad en af min klass gør.... Tjek ud vores klass blog:
If you want to check out what one of my classes is doing.... Check out our classroom blog:


Mere sjov at komme.... More fun to come....


5 comments:

American in Norway said...

Very cool! Off to check out the blog! I am sure your class is a blast!

Caution Flag said...

Okay, how much will it cost me to send my four children to Denmark so you can be their English teacher?

HOLMES said...

I think conversations like what you describe are SO IMPORTANT. Meeting with the kids to do their IB plans is my favorite part of the year-- even though I don't know all of the kids, hearing what they want to do during and after high school and celebrating their academic success during 9th grade is so awesome.

journeyinfinite said...

Love, Love, LOVE IT!

Rachel said...

You're a great teacher...in the classroom & with everyone you "connect to." Thanks for all you share.