martes, 11 de julio de 2017

Teaching practicum experience

Hi Mates.! In this ocassion I want to share a nice experience at the school where I am delivering my practice lessons.! First at all, I want to say that I am not an experienced teacher, I have only taught as a substitute teacher in some state round schools, apart from the teaching practicum lessons. 

Today, I delivered my second practice lesson, and I was really surprised. My students were engaged in the topic that I have planned for them ( personality adjectives, Zodiac signs related to facebook and emojis). Although their level of English is elementary, they participated a lot, I could realize that they were interested in the pronunciation of the Zodiac sings and adjectives, so I focus part of the lesson on pronunciation. You need to see their faces when trying to pronounce each word correctly. I felt happy because my students were motivated. They share their personal information, their birthdays and zodiac signs. 

When I decided to become a teacher of English, some people told me that I didn´t have the appropiate personality to be a teacher because I am quite quiet and shy. But I knew that I wanted to become a teacher so I continued. Being a teacher is a wonderful profession. You don´t only teach a subject, you learn from your students and it is really enriching. 

I also want to share this nice quote. I hope you like it. What do you think about teaching and becoming a teacher?

Have a nice week.!! 

martes, 4 de julio de 2017

What about having fun in the classroom?

Hi, there..!! How are you.? I hope you are fine... Well, in this occasion I want to share some ideas that I think they could be interesting for you.! What about having fun in the classroom? I think that it is very important to maintain a good atmosphere in our classes. From my point of view, If our students feel comfortable in the lessons, they will be able to success in the learning process. 

I think that games could be a great tool to engage our students in the classroom. Most of them love playing games and we can enrich our lessons wonderfully. I know that it could be time consuming but it would be great if we could plan or incorporate funny games. Students will love it. There are lots of interesting and useful activities which include games... I will share with you some interesting ideas:

Board Race

  • Split the class into two teams and give each team a colored marker.
  • If you have a very large class, it may be better to split the students into teams of 3 or 4.
  • Draw a line down the middle of the board and write a topic at the top.
  • The students must then write as many words as you require related to the topic in the form of a relay race.
  • Each team wins one point for each correct word. Any words that are unreadable or misspelled are not counted.


  • Before the class starts, prepare a bunch of words and put them in a bag.
  • Split the class into teams of 2 and draw a line down the middle of the board.
  • Give one team member from each team a pen and ask them to choose a word from the bag.
  • Tell the students to draw the word as a picture on the board and encourage their team to guess the word.
  • The first team to shout the correct answer gets a point.
  • The student who has completed drawing should then nominate someone else to draw for their team.
  • Repeat this until all the words are gone - make sure you have enough words that each student gets to draw at least once!

Two Truths and A Lie

  • Write 3 statements about yourself on the board, two of which should be lies and one which should be true.
  • Allow your students to ask you questions about each statement and then guess which one is the truth. You might want to practice your poker face before starting this game!
  • If they guess correctly then they win.
  • Extension: Give students time to write their own two truths and one lie.
  • Pair them up and have them play again, this time with their list, with their new partner. If you want to really extend the game and give students even more time to practice their speaking/listening skills, rotate partners every five minutes.
  • Bring the whole class back together and have students announce one new thing they learned about another student as a recap.
Maybe you have already seen these kind of activities. If you like this topic, I will look for more information about it. Let me know what you think about having FUN in the classroom.! Thanks.!!