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.

Pictionary

  • 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.!!


8 comentarios:

  1. Great post, Aldana. I also believe that having fun in the classroom is a good way of motivating our students. I use Pinterest a lot. There you can find games according to the topic and the level of your students.

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    1. Thanks Claudio.!!! I totally agree with you "having fun in the classroom is a good way of motivating and engaging our students"
      Thanks for sharing your idea about Pinterest... 😁

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  2. I love playing games with my students! I think that playing games during the lessons may be time consuming if students do not engage in them or if the game doesn't fit the interests and level of students.
    Thank you for sharing some ideas and games to work on in our classes!

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    1. Thank you Celes for visiting my blog.!! I agree with you.!!! Playing games in the classroom is a useful tool..!!

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  3. I've used 'Two truths and a lie' and my secondary students really liked it!

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    1. Great Dai.!! students love games, and it is very important to use them in our lessons.. thanks for reading my post.!

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  4. Wow!! The post is very nice... but what I like the most is seeing your exchanges in the comment section...I feel as if you were really building a teaching community!! Way to go!!

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    1. Thanks Miss.! Exchanging ideas with my partners is a nice, useful and interesting experience.!!

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