Using students work

using students work

Using students work is a great use of students work for further consolidation of target language. Making assessment fun I work in a school and system which loves to assess students. Unfortunately, I think this seems to be the same in many countries. So our students don’t have to do too many tests one way we assess them is through […]

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Arts & Crafts

Arts & Crafts

Arts & Crafts are a great way to consolidate new vocabulary with young learners. Young learners can develop a multitude of skills when doing Arts & Crafts (and as Napoleon Dynamite says “Everybody needs skills man”) – speaking skills, motor skills, new process language. In a recent lesson teaching ‘clothes’ to a class of young learners, we made a clothesline using […]

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Excitement Management

Excitement Management

Excitement Management My tutors on my CELTYL were really focused on this aspect of the class. They made us think about the type of activity, specifically how the students would react by it. We classified activities as ‘stirrers’ and ‘settlers’. When planning classes we would alternate activities so that students would get stirred up and excited, the next activity settled […]

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Gamification in the classroom

gamification in the classroom

Using gamification in the classroom for managing young learners. Gamification in the classroom is an excellent approach to classroom management. This is particularly true with young learners. Adding a competitive element to a learning environment with young learners can add motivation, improve behavioural problems. It can also encourage extra language. I divide my classes up into teams, each team can […]

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