Trust me. When I say that it’s boring to stay still in a classroom for an hour, I really do mean it!
If I had a dollar for every time I caught my students dozing of or scanning their phones in my class, I’d gladly give up my salary (wink). You peeps agree with me?
Teaching ESL is not easy and I feel sorry for the learners too who have to cope with a dozen other problems besides learning a new language. A month into teaching my new batch, it reflected in their behavior. I wasn’t happy.
I had to try a new approach. So, I buckled up and folded my sleeves to work on introducing a new learning technique.
Enter, Gallery Walk.
Gallery walk is not something new and is quite popular among teachers and students. It’s a learning technique where students learn by walking around the classroom. What again? Yes. Moving in groups.
Here’s how it works…
Here is an activity I use occasionally in order to revise collocations and lexical chunks from a series of lessons. Very happy that it has been published here: http://www.onestopenglish.com/community/lesson-share/winning-lessons/speaking/lesson-share-the-naming-game/555891.article
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Partying One of my favorite books of all time is Zero to One by Peter Thiel. In his book, Peter Thiel says if you can identify a delusional popular belief, you can find what lies hidden behind it: the contrarian truth. The delusional popular belief I identified in college is that college is all about […]
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I graduated from college earning a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Film/Media Studies. Some people may see this degree as rather pointless, because it is a rough field to break into, and you can’t really get to the top of the entertainment, or media field without knowing someone who can get you there. It really […]
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It’s been a while since I updated my blog. I’ve been preoccupied with too many things and considering it is the holiday season, things will only get more hectic I’m sure. And before I get too busy, I thought I should take some time off and wish all you lovely people!
Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones!
Nothing aggravates me more when I hear people calling a Liberal Arts degree “useless.” Since when is educating yourself useless? And do these people really understand the wide range of subjects that are included in the field? It covers not just “The Arts,” but literature, language, linguistic, math, natural science, philosophy, psychology, religious studies and […]
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