Section: SPAN 013
Date: September 25, 2010
Class theme/topics discussed:
MURPHY’S LAW. ARE YOU PESSIMISTIC?
How did you pick this theme or topic?
Murphy’s law is funny and talks about simple bad things that have ever happen to everyone. It is good to tell your personal point of view about events, life… and to tell personal stories
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
I gave students different flashcards of Murphy’s laws and they had to say if they agreed with his perspective of things or not and to tell a personal story related to the law they picked up
How did students react?
They liked the game and the topic. Most of them could explain the quotations well and most of them told personal anecdotes.
Did they engage with each other and you?
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Flashcards with different Murphy’s laws
Please attach a copy.
Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes. Students had fun and they talked a lot