Intermediate

Weekend Plans Writing Consensus Activity

I was thinking about teaching writing this weekend, specifically writing in interaction. While as teachers we spend a lot of time on productive writing (writing a paragraph, writing an essay, writing a story) or writing to learn (taking notes, finishing something, writing to remember) we often leave writing to interact left untouched. Outside of letter […]

Mars Generation One: Argubot Academy EDU

This is a fascinating game that has been released by GlassLab. The premise is to have an interactive online game that is based on the ability to critically reason, present positions in a debate, and work and collaborate with others to maintain a base on Mars. While this is designed for upper middle school students […]

Video Prompt: Vampire’s Crown

I do a lot of work presenting on how to use videos in the classroom. One area where we tend to struggle with videos is that the process becomes passive where students only watch the video without any interaction. In an EFL/ESL classroom this is a real struggle as it limits the ability for learners […]

Video Prompt: Ryan vs Dorkman

I do a lot of work presenting on how to use videos in the classroom. One area where we tend to struggle with videos is that the process becomes passive where students only watch the video without any interaction. In an EFL/ESL classroom this is a real struggle as it limits the ability for learners […]

Creative Thinking Present Progressive Brainstorming

This is a series of classroom activities designed to improve communication while developing creative thinking. Creative thinking techniques encourage students to think in new and interesting ways to solve problems and address a variety of situations. These creative thinking techniques can help your learners find new ways in which to use or review language. This […]