This exercise was adapted from an idea from Caroline Tomlinson in leading and managing a differentiated classroom. The idea is to get to know your students through the use of art work that can be put up around the classroom.
Well it’s Friday and I love Friday’s. This exercise was designed for an intermediate class. I wanted something imaginative and creative. The students are given a blank map with a series of questions underneath. The students put information onto the map and then explain their world to their partners. It’s a great exercise and encourages […]
This is an activity that I use on the second day of class. It’s designed to make students think about what they can do to get an A+, while at the same time introducing or revising the use of should and shouldn’t. I think it’s best to have the students in groups for this activity, and […]
This is a fairly simple idea for a work sheet. The students have been given a large amount of money and as a team must decide how to throw the best party ever. The activity is run as a jigsaw group. The members of the first team go on to explain their ideas to a […]
Wh~ questions in English are great. Once students know how to use them they can practice asking and answering questions. This activity gives each student a question dice. They roll the dice make up a question ask and answer with their partner. While all this happens the teacher monitors the classroom and helps out students […]
Hey guys another day another Activity. (at least for this month then I think maybe one a week). This one is an information gap exercise where students have to describe the people to their partner and get the name from their partner. The images used in this file are taken from 500 Manga Characters by […]
Ken Robinson’s talk animated. What more can I say… well of course I think he’s right. We have got to find a better way of educating our youth. One of the guiding principles of humanity is that we want our childrens’ lives to be better than our own. Yet with education it almost seems that […]
So I love this guy’s art work and think that every nerd should go and have a look at his mashups and if you have a chance buy some of his artwork or commission from him. Not only will you be getting some great art but you will also be helping someone in a really […]
I am going to be giving my Active Listening (moving beyond fill in the blanks ) presentation on Saturday May 6th in Daegu. Below is my interview about the topic. I Encourage everyone to come down and see it.
Well this is the first day of the grand scheme of trying to get new activities up. Here is a little activity that I worked up to help students practice a restaurant roleplay. A good speaking exercise that can be used to practice some common restaurant language