I’ve been meaning to write this for some time. A year after starting the blog seems like a good time (!), especially as I’ve just finished the DELTA and have had the opportunity to reflect a bit more on lesson planning and materials selection.
So, as you’ll know if you’ve read the ‘About’ page, this blog is intended mainly as a catalogue of tried and tested activities; a catablog, if you will. However, as any teacher worth their salt knows, what’s worked well with one class won’t necessarily work in the same way with another. And nor should it – each group has needs and preferences particular to its members, and the DELTA has taught me that this should be the starting point. The next step, of course, is deciding the aim of the lesson.
So, if you use an activity you’ve seen on this blog (or anywhere, really), please think about how it might need to be changed or tweaked to fit the needs or preferences of your students. I will endeavour to include information about to age or level of a class I did an activity with, and the main aim of the lesson or activity, as well as any unanticipated problems that arose, and it would be great if you felt like sharing what you did differently for your class in the comments – it could inspire someone else!