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- 1. MOTIVATING STUDENTS How to make students participate in class
2. Are we (teachers) boring? dreadful?
- Why has it become increasingly more difficult to get most of our students engaged in the class?
3. Questions to Students
- What do you want to do in class today?
- What do you like to talk about when you are with your friends?
- What plans do you have for the weekend?
- What was the last movie you saw?
- Did you go to a party last week?
- How are you doing in school/college/office?
4. Students Reaction
- Students open themselves to topics they find meaningful.
- They have something personal to say.
- They can exchange ideas about the topics discussed in class.
- They pay attention to what is said by their classmates.
- They engage themselves in what is happening in class from minute one.
5. Teachers management
- The teacher takes advantage of students who get engaged in the discussion in class by making them ask student to student questions as a way to start dialogues among them.
- The teacher keeps feeding students with topics which are familiar to them.
- Students are expected to warm up by talking about things they really care about.
- Students will find themselves as real actors of what is going on in class.
- Students will get to know each other better and, therefore, the atmosphere in class will become friendlier.
- Teacher and students will work together in an effective way due to the interest on the topics discussed in class.
- This way to start classes will make students feel more confident, and they will enter topics in the textbook with determination.
- Once students start to talk in class, they will keep on doing so as a habit.
8. Working with textbook:
- Always activate students knowledge in any activity
- Rephrase or clarify key terms or words:
9. Production through music
- Pick a song people of all ages like
- Tell/ask some information about singer/s
- Show them a picture
- Play the song and have them identify vocabulary from lyrics
- Have them read the song slowly articulating the words in English clearly.
10. MOON SHADOW byCat Stevens 11. George Michael 12. Dear colleagues