Teaching to the eyes can tell us so much about what's going on in a students head, whether they are with us or not.
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In my PLCs we do a lot of teacher coaching. I was trained as a coach last year at iFLT (International Forum for Language Teaching) in Denver. It was a great experience, and I'll be going to the training again this summer when iFLT is held in Cincinnati.
Basically our set up is: One teacher, one coach, a row of chairs for 'students'(other teachers usually) and a row of observers. Teachers teach, students are the most perfect angels that they can be and are focused on learning, and the observers watch the teacher interact with the students.
We live in a global society, almost every aspect of our lives have some international connection. Whether students realize it or not, they are part of something bigger than their own communities, and will be more so in the not too distant future.