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A Journey in TEFL

SNOWBALL FIGHTING IN THE CLASSROOM



When we feel that students are bored, we tend to change the pace and move to a more energising activity. This one is something like that. However, I use it as a gap filler or an fun activity after I introduce the new topic. It sounds a bit childish, though it always works with older students too. My students are grade 10 and grade 11 and every year at least once I use it in my class. Last week before the holiday as a whole class we played our… Continue

Added by Eva Büyüksimkeşyan on January 27, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

A Journey in TEFL

LETTERS, THE TEACHER'S ELVES



I’m sure we sometimes finish the lesson before the planned time or we see that our students are lost and aren’t following us then we tend to find something to motivate them.



It’s always a good idea to have something ready for these moments. Fillers are great. They are short, energising and motivating.



Whenever I feel we are stuck in the middle of the lesson and have nothing to continue, I use one of the simplest tools that I have,… Continue

Added by Eva Büyüksimkeşyan on December 20, 2009 at 9:41am — No Comments

A journey in TEFL

Would you like to join us?

Christmas is a time when we come together with our families or share the joy of the kids at home or remember people who need our help, affection or concern.



For us, the EFL teachers, Christmas is a time when we try to do fun activities with our classes.



Watching the movie, About a boy, with my students and listening to the Christmas song Will’s father wrote rang a bell and I just jotted down the ideas to start this project. I’ll do it… Continue

Added by Eva Büyüksimkeşyan on November 27, 2009 at 6:34pm — No Comments

A journey in TEFL

I just posted a list of the web 2.0 tools and how I used them on my blog. http://evasimkesyan.edublogs.org/ and later I found out PinDax, an online message board creator with colorful post-it note options and I prepared a noticeboard with the tools I've used so far.http://www.pindax.com/myboard If you add the ones that you like to use, I'll be very happy.

Added by Eva Büyüksimkeşyan on November 23, 2009 at 5:04pm — No Comments

A journey in TEFL

I started posting warmers, fillers and ice breakers here http://evasimkesyan.edublogs.org/ I'll be glad to hear yours.

Added by Eva Büyüksimkeşyan on November 21, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

A journey in TEFL

I started posting warmers, fillers and ice breakers here http://evasimkesyan.edublogs.org/ I'll be glad to hear yours.

Added by Eva Büyüksimkeşyan on November 21, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

A journey in TEFL

A journey in TEFL is my personal blog where I try to share what I have collected throughout the years. I tend to update it at least once a week ant it's a great pleasure for me.

My last post is on using glogter posters for listening activities on our class blogs.

http://evasimkesyan.edublogs.org/



I'm keen on warmers and fillers and think they save our lives so I really want to hear yours, too. I decided to post the ones that I… Continue

Added by Eva Büyüksimkeşyan on November 16, 2009 at 7:55am — No Comments

A journey in TEFL

A journey in TEFL is my personal blog where I try to share what I have collected throughout the years. I tend to update it at least once a week ant it's a great pleasure for me.

My last post is on using glogter posters for listening activities on our class blogs.

http://evasimkesyan.edublogs.org/



I'm keen on warmers and fillers and think they save our lives so I really want to hear yours, too. I decided to post the ones that I… Continue

Added by Eva Büyüksimkeşyan on November 16, 2009 at 7:55am — No Comments

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