Games Play Us

Workshop Review: Nick Munby


Nick Munby provided some new perspectives on games in the classroom.

Games are often used as warmers, getting to know or wind down activities in the language classroom. But games can also serve as core activities designed to examine how we think, put ideas into words and negotiate relationships with other people.

The workshop began with some probability and mathematical teasers which produced enthusiastic participation and the use of a surprising range of language. Later, participants were introduced to theater-oriented games from improvisation to role play.