I apologize for keeping you in the dark this week – it’s been hectic!
My classes improved drastically and thankfully I wasn’t pulling my hair out over planning every minute of every lesson.
I taught just about every aspect of the language this week, from grammar and vocab to reading, writing, interviewing, complaints and so much more!
I think the most hilarious lesson was related to the topic of dating (from the textbook, not my own choice!) but to my surprise, the students loved it! I printed out a template of a dating profile and asked them to write one for the person sat next to them – it was brilliant and everyone got so involved!
Today, I allowed one of the younger students in my Elementary class to ‘be the teacher’ for two minutes. He quickly realized it wasn’t that easy, but we all enjoyed this brief switch in authority. It was hilarious and definitely sparked some motivation which carried on throughout the entire lesson.
In my ‘optional’ speaking lesson (the students pay to take an extra class over the lunch period) we have been covering the topic of health and fitness this week, and today I had them work in groups to discuss how alcohol, smoking, stress and sleep can affect our health. I can’t believe how well they prepared for a short presentation and everyone put in so much effort. I felt pleased with myself.
What have you guys been teaching this week?
Any advice for a newbie?