ATL Strengths Sharing Activity in English B class
Grade 10 English B students learned about the ATL (Approaches to Learning) in the pre-IBDP programme in a fun and kinaesthetic activity in class this week. One of their teachers took them through what the 5 ATL skills are first, and they jotted down notes on what the Social, Communication, Research, Thinking and Self-management skills refer to in their notebooks. Then their other English B teacher stuck these skills on posters around the classroom and asked the students to stand under the one that they felt they were the best at.
新学期伊始，IB 十年级的学生展开了一堂有趣又富有活力的ATL （学习方法）英语认知课。在通过老师播放的一组短视频了解了五种ATL 学习方法的基本含义之后, 学生们摘记了这五种学习方法的内涵以便在日后的学习中便于借鉴。这五种学习方法分别是：社交技能，交流技能，研究技能，思考技能和自我管理技能。之后，老师将这五种技能的海报纸粘贴在教室四周，学生根据自己的认知，选择自己最为擅长的一项技能，并组成小组聚集在海报旁边。
After some frantic scrambling and initial awkwardness, the students arranged themselves under the skill sets. They were then tasked to talk about why they thought they were good at that skill and suggestions they would give their classmates on how to improve those skills. Students shared ideas and consulted their teachers. Finally, each group gave their feedback to the rest of the class. This lively activity enabled the students to deepen their understanding of all the ATL skills as well as how they could improve them. So it was a very good activity for the start of their pre-IB course.