Friday greetings Esl teachers!
The objective of our Friday meeting this week was to bring some attention to the way we prepare for class and to share experiences that we have had in the classroom. The good, the bad and the ugly!
We all have our own ideas and experiences so this is a great way to prepare us for all the things that could, can and will happen in our day.
Get the team together, or play it with a friend.
The game will be split into 3 rounds, we have an extra bonus round of grammar just for good practice!
> Round 1: Preparation - This round is based on how a teacher should prepare for a class to ensure they are ready for anything.
> Round 2: Classroom experiences - This round is connected to any real or imagined experience a teacher has had in the classroom.
> Round 3: Grammar - This round is related to grammar. It should test the other player's grammar knowledge.
Each player receives 1 point when they correctly state which of the 3 sentences is a lie.
The winner is the person with the most points at the end of the game.
Capture all your information on this form. Space to write your truths and lies, and some feedback on what each person learns today or is inspired by. Another great chance to share some positivity with each other. You´ll see ours from today below!
Ashley Curran - ¨Look through and pick the most interesting topics.¨
His lie...? ¨Skip activities on topics I don´t like!¨
Charlotte Snow Harrison - ¨Sometimes activities need to be adapted depending on the group size so be prepared for this.¨
Her lie...? ¨Sometimes I invent meanings to words I´m not sure of!¨
Alex Johnstone - ¨Check for target language and see where it will come in during the activity.¨
His lie...? ¨Don´t prepare activities, it's more exciting to invent it on the spot!¨
Joel - ¨Once, I had 2 students that started arguing with each other! It was awkward!¨
His lie...? ¨My phone went off in a lesson and I had to answer it!¨
Lewie - ¨I had no wifi, and couldn`t access the class material! I had to try to teach the class from memory!¨
His lie...? ¨A student got mad and stormed out of the class once!¨
Nick - ¨I had 2 teenagers and 1 was too shy to talk to the other one, it was difficult.¨
His lie...? ¨A student split up with her boyfriend and couldn´t stop crying. Could happen!¨
Sandra Morwani #FunFriday
Emily Kopec #LovingLongWeekends
Joel Holmes #GrammarChanges
Alex Johnstone #ButCanStartaSentence
Paulina Mieldazyte #LearnFromEachother
Nick Giddings YOLO
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