Getting to Know You Chit Chathttps://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Getting-to-Know-YOU-Back-to-School-Chit-Chat-Cards-FREEBIE-2030831MORE cards to add to your back to school fun!
Icebreakers that Rock | Cult of Pedagogyhttps://www.cultofpedagogy.com/classroom-icebreakers/Too many classroom icebreakers require students to take big social risks with people they barely know. Or they don’t really help students get to know each other. Or they are just plain cheesy.
Getting to know youhttp://www.busyteacherscafe.com/worksheets/interviewquest.pdfA questionnaire to use in pair- or group discussions. Opens up a downloadable pdf
Find someone whohttps://webenglish.se/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Find-someone-in-our-class.pdfHave the students walk around talking English and then discuss each question. You may want to take the idea and compile your own questions. Opens up a downloadable pdf
Listening to Students | Edutopiahttp://www.edutopia.org/blog/listening-to-students-elena-aguilarBlogger Elena Aguilar offers teachers insightful questions to ask students and really learn what they think.
Mommies Hobbies: Switch Sides if…http://mommieshobbies.blogspot.se/2014/01/switch-sides-if.htmlA game to show we are both alike and different, similar to the one in “Freedom Writers’ Diary”
Back to School: 3 Question Activities to Connect Students | Edutopiahttp://www.edutopia.org/blog/back-to-school-question-activities-students-maurice-elias?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=blog-back-to-school-question-activites-linkEdutopia blogger Maurice Elias describes three classroom activities for team and trust building with students.
Why do you study English (yr 8-9)https://webenglish.se/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Why-do-you-study-English-8-9.pdf(See Elementary for year 7) A questionnaire for students to reflect and discuss. Opens up a downloadable pdf
Multitasking.wmv – YouTube (3:41) https://youtu.be/34OZ-dsNkBwProfessor Daniel Willingham looks at multitasking and concludes that even though kids today may like to multitask, there’s no reason to think that they are.
Grading Criteriahttps://webenglish.se/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/hand_grading.pdfDiscuss the grading criteria with this simplified picture. Opens up a downloadable pdf
My Goals in English (yr 7-8)https://webenglish.se/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/My-goals-7-8.pdfReflection questions for the student to answer, sign and hand in. The teacher may wish to comment and return. My goals 8-9 Opens up a downloadable pdf
No-prep warm up activities –http://eslgames.com/no-prep-warm-up-activities/Running late and need time to make some photocopies or grab a cup of coffee? This list of no-prep warm up activities will allow you to buy some time and Continue ReadingNo-prep warm up activities→
100 Prompts for Writing About Yourself – Bryn Donovanhttp://www.bryndonovan.com/2016/07/05/100-prompts-for-writing-about-yourself/How do you get back into writing again? How do you beat writer’s block? Writing about yourself can be a great place to start. New ideas for the old task
(Year 8-9, New Students) Write a story about yourself and your friend “English” Title: Me and My Friend English / English and Me / English and I Write about: How did you learn it? Where do you use it? How do you want to learn it? What other languages do you know?
What Do I Know About?https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/what_do_i_know_about_0.pdfA Board Game to play with dice. Opens up a downloadable pdf
TweenTeacher’s Startup Tips for Middle Schoolhttps://www.middleweb.com/9456/tweenteachers-startup-tips/Amid all the exciting teaching plans for a new year, Heather Wolpert-Gawron (TweenTeacher) shares her list of must-do-firsts to establish a solid classroom culture.
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