The first class of the semester. The students introduced each other.
Class theme/topics discussed:
Introductions of me and the students.
How did you pick this theme or topic?
This was the first lesson, so the best thing was to start talking to them about myself so that they would feel more comfortable to talk about themselves.
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
I made a little introduction and presented the game we were going to play.
Game: Everybody needed to make a little introduction of them and after that s/he had to say two true data about themselves and one false data. The rest of student where supposed to figure out which data was false.
After that we read and sign the course policy explaining it through.
How did students react?
They were a bit shy and didn’t talk that much.
Did they engage with each other and you?
I had to ask them to talk and to tell me which one they thought was the false data. By the end of the game they were more confident and started making questions by themselves.
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Why or why not?
It’s a funny game that they liked, but they were just too shy. I guess it depends on the group of students. It was also not specially funny the thing introducing the course policy…