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I'm sitting in a coffee shop, watching the world go by and the sun go down, and I flip open my laptop. Sergey, a 17 year old student about to sit his school leaving exams - exams so important in the Russian education system that success or failure here will shape the rest of his life - has just arrived home and is sitting at his desk giving last week's homework a final check.At 7pm I call him over Skype and we have a brief chat about his week, about the weather in Moscow, the latest world news, and Chelsea's result last weekend (he's an ardent supporter - in fact, Chelsea lost, so our brief chat runs to ten minutes as Sergey gives some post-match analysis and I feed in useful language like 'own goal' and 'John Terry is past it'.) We go through his homework as the sun is disappearing below the sea, and he tells me what he's been doing in English at school, I answer any problems he's had with it, and then we work together doing some exam practice tasks for his Russian school examinations.Unfortunately, sometimes there was no “answer,” and I got through those situations simply with the passing of time.I remember having a HUGE crush on my camp counselor when I was about your age.Stay after class and find out where this literary fashionista does her shop...
The problem wasn’t them; in most of the classrooms where they’d sat as students, that’s exactly what a class discussion looked like.
But I continue for another 15 minutes because we're both in the flow. Three years ago, I was working at an international school in Moscow, working something in the region of 50 hours a week. I knew that this was no way to live life, especially after spending two weeks in hospital with a mild viral infection, so in the summer of 2012 I decided to swap the Land of Frowns to the Land of Smiles.
I'd also started taking on private students, so several evenings a week I'd set off from my school and trudge for anywhere up to 30 minutes through the snow in temperatures occasionally touching minus 30 degrees centigrade to get to my student's apartment, where the temperatures in the superheated apartment blocks usually touched plus 30 degrees centigrade. Today I still teach the same private Russian students, except now, instead of trudging through snowdrifts and skidding over patches of ice, I simply open up Skype.
Next come the low-prep strategies, which can be used on the fly when you have a few extra minutes or just want your students to get more active.
Note that these are not strict categories; it’s certainly possible to simplify or add more meat to any of these structures and still make them work. These are smaller techniques that can be integrated with other instructional strategies and don’t really stand alone.