Lesson Plans & Activities

This is my treasury of “good ideas”, i.e. some activities and ideas that went well with my classes and proved that they really work in the classroom.

"Think, think, think." - Winnie the Pooh Winnie the Pooh turns 95 years young this October, so I thought it would be a good idea to play one of ONE-SENTENCE ...
Where do ideas come from? 1. Ideas don't come from watching television. Seth Godin Unless you are a language teacher. This source of inspiration has never failed me, not once ...
- Let's try this 'Hottest EdTech Tool According to xxx'!- How's it different from our worksheet?- It has this really cool animation with a moo sound.- No. This is the ...
There are two categories of ELT bloggers: a) those who give clear and straightforward headlines for their blog posts (e.g. Think You Know Irregular Verbs? Think Again); b) those who ...
So, does money equal time? Here's one of my most favourite language brain teasers ever (see my TOP 10 of TOP 100 language brain teasers that work in the classroom ...
Last summer I took the plunge and dived in the world of AI, Python and Java-based app developers to see what potential AI and coding might have for teaching and ...
Worldess Videos for ELT-2 Here's my second post in the series Silence is Golden, Duct Tape is Silver aka Wordless Videos for ELT sharing more wordless videos that are short (about 2-4 minutes), ...
Christmas and New Year-Related Games It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere you go...♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ It’s that time of the year again, the time to do ...
More doesn't always mean better. Smarter is better. One sentence may be as useful for teaching purposes as a wall of text with lots of words. My today's post is a ...
Halloween-Related Activities When you are a teacher and you've seen it all, it takes more than a few dancing skeletons and a couple of ghosts to send shivers down your ...
Truth, dare, double dare, love, kiss, promise...You may have played and enjoyed this game as a teen. I stumbled upon this version of Truth or Dare shared by from Yulia ...
"There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want." — Calvin So long, summer, we'll miss you. I hope you've all recharged your batteries, made unforgettable memories and ...
And the least wonderful time of 'lucky' t-shirts, no bath, 'magic' pens and vows of silence is just around the corner. I've also decided to add some charm into revision classes ...
“Mr Walker will explain the nuts and bolts” “Nuts and bolts! I thought we were talking about marketing French fries!” In this guest post, Daria Vaskova - our fellow English language ...
never boring game
Board Games to Learn English Did you know that Parker Brothers prints 30 times more Monopoly money every year than the United States prints real money? Shock horror. Has anyone counted the ...
One of the most effective ways to teach phrasal verbs (or any other new words) is to get your learners to talk about themselves and use respective phrasal verbs. This ...
Worlds behind Words: Poetry in the Classroom Here's a little test for you. One of these two aliens is a 'kiki', and the other one is a 'bouba'. Which is ...
spoons in the classroom
#LiveningUpTheProcessChallenge Some time ago I was asked on Twitter to share a set of realia or objects I like to bring to teacher training sessions (see Zhenya's blog here and ...
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way. Oh what fun it is to pun on a lovely Christmas day! Christmas is on the way - bloggers have activated snow ...
Here's a riddle for you: "How many words is a wordless video actually worth?" According to Dr. James McQuivey's 'equation', if a picture is worth a thousand words, then a one-minute ...

 

 

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