Most of my lessons are custom made. I make everything myself from the ground up.
This might sound pretentious, but I think my lessons are interesting and so far, the students really enjoy what I've planned.
This is based on feedback from both my peers and the students.
I do spend a LOT of time preparing everything so that I provide something of quality to the students.
I would like to provide what I've done so far to the other teachers here, on this forum. This would be a gift of some sort for all the help I've received, and, in a way, it's long overdue.
I would rather not put them here, in this topic, as the topic would eventually disappear.
Is there anywhere on the website where I could put my things so that they're visible and easily accessible to all the teachers?
I think it would be really awesome if we how somehow shared our own ideas to the world. Make a database of some sort.
What do you think?
Here's the first lesson I'd like to share:
Tested with: English Major students
Class size: 22-45 students (depending on the class)
#1. Separate the class in teams. (Do it yourself, otherwise you'll be wasting a lot of time if you let the students do it by themselves).
#2. Select an assistant who will help you determine who raises his or her hand first in answering the question.
#3. Explain the rules:
That's about it. I've tested this with my students and they loved it. This is for advanced students however.
- The teacher will read a riddle to the students.
- The students MUST raise their hand to answer a question. If the students shout the answer without raising their hand, they lose one point (This is tried, tested and true. Otherwise students will be shouting the answers all across the classroom).
- Depending on how many hints are given, the amount of point for a good answer varies. First, read the riddle (6 points), then write it on the board (5 points), then write how many letters there are (_ _ _ _) (4 points), then the first letter (F _ _ _) (3 points), then the second letter (F I _ _) (2 points) and so on. Do not go under 1 point for a good answer.
- Giving out a WRONG answer reduces the total of point by 1.
- Team totals may go under 0.
This is the list of riddles. This is the result of hours on the net spent harvesting for interesting riddles. Enjoy!