It started with a professional anecdote shared by my student, and resulted in two different lesson ideas. The anecdote in a nutshell What do you do … Continue reading Ideas | A random air of mystery
Better copywriting = leaner lesson plans ? If you are a copywriter, you better rewrite the overly-wordy content of a website to boost much-desired engagement. What do you do if you get ultra-wordy as a lesson designer ? I admit … Continue reading Ideas | Less has never been more
This lesson uses a real-life gut-wrenching story hidden within a TEDx talk. Students play with contrastive evidence, flashbacks and flashforward narratives to put pieces of the … Continue reading Lesson | What makes the green grass grow?
Whether abstract or realistic, images are a bit like treasure chests: once you ‘open’ or unlock the visual content, what is given explicitly reveals even more of what is hidden deep down. Continue reading “THINGLINK: images with embedded content”
Through a story of a mystery man ( a real-life artist Gianni Motti) based on his photograph and a list of his controversial art projects students encounter a new grammar point. Continue reading “Lesson | Mystery man”
Using photographs of windows and doors, students create the profiles of three flatmates before they watch a YouTube video which reveals the true story. Continue reading “Lesson | Flatmates”
Using their imagination, simple drawings and sticky notes , Students create two character profiles and the story behind their rocky relationship. Continue reading “Lesson | Stickies”
Using your own ( imperfect!) drawings, Students work out facts from your life.