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Archive for “September, 2006”

Halloween classroom decorating, activities and games

Monday, September 25th, 2006

Listen to the show. If you didn’t know, Mark halloweens hard. This week we talk about some different Halloween activities and original games you can use in your classes or at a Halloween party. Since Halloween products can sometimes be scarce in other parts of the world, there are also some tips for how to […]

Interview: Working in China

Monday, September 18th, 2006

Listen to the show. After spending 2 years working in China, our guest, Jake, reflects on his experience and gives some advise for those looking to head over to China. He goes over the good, the bad and what kinds of cultural differences you might encounter. The Game of the Week: Jake talks about a […]

GAME OF THE WEEK: Video activity

Monday, September 18th, 2006

Listen to the show. This week’s guest talks about a video activity he did with his university students making demonstrative videos and how you can too. With minimal media capabilities (a cell phone, webcam, digital camera or video camera,) you can make your students stars!

Video in Class

Monday, September 11th, 2006

Listen to the show. Who doesn’t want to watch a movie in class? There is more to it than just throwing on a popular video because the students like it. You can do more with it and still maintain the excitement and education value. This podcast goes over quite a few possibilities but feel free […]

GAME OF THE WEEK: The Prepositions Game

Monday, September 11th, 2006

Listen to the show. The Game of the Week is the prepositions game. Get your students to become masters of prepositions of location. Best of all, it’s fun for everyone!

Reward Systems

Monday, September 4th, 2006

Listen to the show. Encouraging participation, rewarding good behavior, and discouraging destructiveness are all problems we face as teachers. A solid reward system that backs up the classroom design and builds strong learners is essential. Here are a few ideas for different types of reward systems you can implement in your classes. The Game of […]

GAME OF THE WEEK: Do you know how to…

Monday, September 4th, 2006

Listen to the show. An easy to prepare activity that sends students on a mission to get past the angry bear, over the ominous mountain or past the angry English teacher for example. You can follow up with a writing exercise and you’ll have speaking, listening, reading, and writing all in one activity. Try it […]