Teachers learning from teachers: The Butterfly Effect
I would like to share an activity which I have learned from Petek Şirin who posted on ScOLa CPD Blog recently. After having read her post “The Ugly Truth”on the TDU blog (please read it if you have time- here is the link to Petek’s post on the blog) I wanted to apply what she had done with her advanced students in the 1st module with my lovely intermediate students.
Yesterday I bought very fancy letter papers and “luck pencils” with “nazar boncuğu” devil eye on them for my students. Today was the last day of the first week so I handed out the pencils and the letter papers to my students and asked them to draw the pictures of their faces and finish this sentence:
This is how I feel: Today is the last day of the first week and I feel….. because…..
After this part, they had to write a letter to themselves starting with “Dear Me” and answer the following questions:
- What are your ideas about the 1st week?
- What would you like to achieve in this module?
- What are your plans for this module ? or What are your future plans?
While they were writing their letters, there was soft music in the background.
Thank you very much Petek! My students were very much interested and loved the activity.
Written by: Nazan Ozcinar