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Classroom Dynamics: Practical tips on creating a successful group

The IH Andalucia conference was held last Saturday in Seville. I gave a talk on this topic to a dynamic group of teachers. Some of the things that I researched were pretty useful so here’s a post on the subject. I first started to think about classroom dynamics earlier this year when I got my […]

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Shoot Out

This game can be used as an icebreaker, a warmer or a vocabulary exercise.   I’ve never used it as an icebreaker although I wish I had as it would be a good one for learning names.   I have recently used it as both a warmer for a some sleepy teenagers (there was a […]

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Cocktail Party

I learnt this icebreaker from Paul Carr, a senior teacher at The Globe School in Exeter, while I was working there this summer and I’ve used it many times since with teenagers and adults. It can be adapted for topic and level as you like. Each student needs a piece of paper and a pen. […]

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Facts in a Basket

This activity could be used as an icebreaker or a productive task for a variety of ages and levels. It could even be used as a warmer (although it’s not too quick)  It’s a variation on a Find Someone Who… type task. Give each student 3 slips of paper. They write one sentence about themselves […]