Category: Communication

Jolly Jacket: What’s your story?

Saigon, 23 December 2020 As usual, I would come up with a ‘warm-up’ activity on the way riding to campus. Saigon does not get chilly easily. It normally goes either rainy or sunny all year round. That’s why all of a sudden when we are given the just-right-chill, things look much nicer this Christmas, hopefully […]

Ice age Investigation: How can we save Santa?

You can read Lego Science: An Ice Excavation Experiment. for an amazingly detailed explanation of a science experiment using Lego mini-figures. What I shared below was just a partial execution named Santa Rescue Mission. I did the activity with my son two years ago and he really enjoyed it. The day before this Santa Rescue […]

Football for Fans: Who are you passing the ball to?

Smart Football Aim To create an exciting classroom atmosphere in an integrated skill revision lesson in young learners or teenagers’ classroom. To learn vocabulary relating to football To create smart strategy to align players in correct positions to win the game. Level: any level and any age group Materials: markers and board Time: 20-40 minutes […]

Envelopes for Each of Us: What are you writing, to whom, and how?

Many writing lessons might not end well. Because learners have probably not been encouraged to see how others appreciate their products. Too much seems to be on correction efforts while little is paid attention to the beautiful experience of reading or simply sending the letter. A simple way is using envelopes and telling the students […]

Dice Duels: Can you build a random sentence?

Dice Duels: A Touch of Randomness The random combination principle dictates that meaningful learning can be created out of randomized construction. There are dozens of possibilities that a dice box might offer to bring out learners’ creativity. But first, teachers should help learners create a dice box. One useful collection of cut-out dice printables of […]

Animals we adore: What do they say about our personality?

I don’t remember where I picked up this activity so am unable to give credit to the original authors. It works like this: teachers will walk students through drawing three favorite animals of their own, and the slowly revealing that those animals reveal others’ opinions about them and their own viewpoints. Here are the procedures: […]