Building your own brand 75′ – B2 (CEFR)

This lesson was planned for my business students who are going to or would like to create their own brands. We talk about style scapes, typography, etc.  Material:  Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48x0psjq6Uk Slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1P9h5_F4ajBqXDoLD-yXlXynNw1qUbttHbYA07IcwSkU/edit?usp=sharing Lesson Plan: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Mou7i1WfNrJajQS-vfVeWV7oKg8Co3XjrqGFcRpNlNY/edit?usp=sharing    

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Online Business Commerce – 75′ B2 (CEFR)

  Material: Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSi6TaXRhdc  Forbes Article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/bizcarson/2019/02/06/ubers-secret-gold-mine-how-uber-eats-is-turning-into-a-billion-dollar-business-to-rival-grubhub/#2f4293561fa9 Google Slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1AVTeaSgSja753xUgwo4oJNH8fytkqrl0bUsKaZMPoJU/edit?usp=sharing Lesson Plan: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1LhuyvK43L8QlohpJXZ9kkATJJAtfKbbDiPNJmo7kYFk/edit?usp=sharing

I’m Malala – Who are you? 75′ C1 (CEFR)

The objectives of this lesson are: To show students who this young girl who won a Nobel Prize is and what she has done. To introduce C1 vocabulary in context from The NY Times article. To trigger students to think who they are. What they are going to do, etc. Material: Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6Pz9V6LzcU Article: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/11/books/review/we-are-displaced-malala-yousafzai.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FYousafzai%2C%20Malala&action=click&contentCollection=timestopics&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=collectionContinue reading I’m Malala – Who are you? 75′ C1 (CEFR)

Advertising on social media – B2 (CEFR) – 75′

This lesson was planned especially for that student who is creating his/her own start-ups or who want to cut costs when advertising. They can do so using social media.  Material: Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LSol7zvkGI  Slide: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ZG0yXIEmR6VDUGuWGVDG4VOeGRZVARUR-BobMfgcdKQ/edit?usp=sharing Lesson Plan: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1xMJm_L8GRtSkyUt_gmWK0MbUH8qimrj4V-HIhYOE91g/edit?usp=sharing   

Learning from your failures -B2 (CEFR) – 75′

This lesson is based on Brené Brown's TED "Listening to shame" and her book "Daring Greatly" and Ted Roosevelt's quote that triggered the whole thing: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The … Continue reading Learning from your failures -B2 (CEFR) – 75′

Leaving your fears behind – B2 (CEFR) – 75′

This and the next lesson are based on Karen Walker's TED "What fear can teach us", Brené Brown's TED "Listening to shame" and her book "Daring Greatly". It is here to talk about our fears and failures and how we can not only overcome them but also learn from them.  Material: Video: https://www.ted.com/talks/karen_thompson_walker_what_fear_can_teach_us Slide: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1seDzL4C5q5mj5u7N7usqH90-0xQN-IjBZVHXEZqDBrw/edit?usp=sharingContinue reading Leaving your fears behind – B2 (CEFR) – 75′

Using critical thinking to make decisions -B2 (CEFR) – 75′

How often do you use critical thinking to make decisions on a daily basis? This lesson was planned for those B2 (CEFR) students who have a lot of decisions to make in a very short time. Material: Video: https://www.ted.com/talks/samantha_agoos_5_tips_to_improve_your_critical_thinking Slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1g_m9q54bepoS5kfyx2j-a8EZIZOoE_h-sUVP5apVMig/edit?usp=sharing Lesson plan: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1lIOHOpwYt6xO_Qk41GPbVJKkuNVmhj0Au6uCTxDxcWA/edit?usp=sharing  

Time Management – B2 (CEFR) – 75′

Finally back! This lesson was specially designed to help B2 (CEFR) students to organize their time (days and to-do lists) in a better way.  Material used: Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxpVGCA1llY  A couple shows different approaches on how to organize their time and their to-do lists. Slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1KcG3xl4fKWdXRiLCchVIu7osgu6vBQAAI5a47GL5X0Y/edit?usp=sharing  Lesson plan: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1vqnMJ1V6N8Mw_XGlRc2slxfD0e9qQjGoC1XCsbQKqJ0/edit?usp=sharing    

Finding faster solutions through design sprints – 75′

This is a second lesson (B2 CEFR) with more hands-on experience. Students are going to run a design sprint (adapted from "Design Sprints" by Jake Knapp) in order to find faster solutions to their daily problems. This way it becomes a more meaningful lesson and students have fun with the post-its (colourful sticky papers).  Lesson … Continue reading Finding faster solutions through design sprints – 75′

Building Solutions through design sprints – 90′

This lesson was planned for B2 (CEFR) students with the intent of being a modern input and also to provide a realistic and meaningful discussion about one of the things that have been gaining a lot of spotlights these days: 'design sprints'. It is adapted from the book "Design Sprints" by Jake Knapp.  All the … Continue reading Building Solutions through design sprints – 90′