TESOL France 35th Annual International Conference

Saturday 19th November, Room Saphir at 2-3pm


Allowing time to think can be uncomfortable. Balancing learner contributions with how much input I “need” to provide can be challenging. What if I held my lessons in a Thinking Environment? How could I do that and what would be the results? Join me to experience the lesson I developed to teach how the 10 components of a Thinking Environment can cultivate more thoughtful and generative lessons. This session is a continuation of my IATEFL talk on demanding high silently.




Presentation Flips on PowerPoint
A reminder of the talk on how to create a thinking environment in our EFL classes with help from the Ten Components.
TESOL 2016 Flip chart Presentation.pptx
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 21.0 MB

Creating a Thinking Environment in Class
My notes on a vocabulary based lesson plan to introduce a Thinking Environment into my classes. With side notes on how I recommend going about each part of the lesson. This was designed for a C1 group of business students at a German university. The lesson duration was 3 hours.
Lesson plan Hanout TESOLFrance2016.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 945.1 KB