A variety of different topics were presented today, including interesting warm-up activities, holiday worksheets, cooperative learning strategies, supplementary vocabulary and English speech contest. With well-prepared and organized presentations, participants of the workshop gave positive feedback to the presenters, expressing the idea that we teachers need to keep on working on innovative ideas and techniques to keep our students motivated beyond mundane textbooks.
Following are some highlights of the five presentations. We can tap into intriguing videos on Youtube or English riddles as a warm-up activity to arouse students’ interest of learning. Then, the next presentation itself was quite enjoyable because it’s always great to see how English teachers can express themselves fluently in English. Furthermore, several helpful online resources were also recommended, like Puzzle Maker and Activity Village. Following that, if you are interested in Cooperative Learning and want to engage as many students as possible, you can have a clear understanding of how it can be done through different techniques. Next, tired of dreary homework for summer vacation? Well, you can try to give it new meaning by getting students to make their lillte English picture books. Finally, details to hold a prepared speech contest were provided, including rubrics and the judges’ feedback. For those who want to improve students’ speaking competence, check it out.