We are happy to invite you to our second Staff Room event this year.
This time it’s all about putting the fun in function and sharing how we use games to facilitate all aspects of language learning in the classroom (and beyond). Games such as Scrabble® and Rory’s Story Cubes® (among others) have been utilized in academic research to assess not only language acquisition and recall but also language anxiety. Although the focus may be on tabletop games, any feedback on other forms (i.e. online) is welcome. Don’t forget to be ready to share your experience and come with questions, ideas, thoughts, as well as the games that you use in your classes.
Some questions and notions to keep in mind:
- Do you play games in class? If so, what do you play?
- What are your students’ proficiency levels?
- Do you adapt your game(s) for different proficiency levels?
- What skills do the games teach/refine?
- When do you use games in your lessons?
- Noticing students’ personalities and attitudes in relation to playing games in class.
Your own attitude towards games in and out of the classroom.
- Students’ anxiety levels, motivation, and performance.
- Using store-bought tabletop games in the classroom.
- Creating your own game.
- Using online/computer/video games.
- Your own attitude towards games in and out of the classroom.
This is a type of workshop for teachers who have teaching ideas worth discussing or developing in small groups. It’s always such a great opportunity to speak with other teachers, ask for ideas and advice, and share successful methods.
We look forward to seeing you there!