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  

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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′

Powerful women and their greatest achievements C1 (CEFR) 75′

This lesson is for all of us, in the ELT world, trying to make it through with teaching. For quite a while now, I haven't been teaching English (only), I have also been teaching culture, rights (and wrongs) and I (hopefully) make my students use their critical thinking in order to create projects to transform … Continue reading Powerful women and their greatest achievements C1 (CEFR) 75′

Carnival and its true colours – B2 (CEFR) – 75′

This lesson was planned in order to raise students' awareness of the trash that is left behind during carnival 'bloquinhos'.  The article is from The Rio Times: https://riotimesonline.com/brazil-news/rio-entertainment/carnival/tons-trash-collected-from-streets-as-carnival-celebrations-start-in-rio/ which students are going to have access to by using a QR code - slide 4. Google Slides for this lesson: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1P5-cXRUKS9ToHMS3LgwYdJ65Y35ooCLRoD0OoMbigvU/edit?usp=sharing The lesson plan also from slides: … Continue reading Carnival and its true colours – B2 (CEFR) – 75′

Describing Clothes, directly from the Oscars 2019 (A1 CEFR) – 75

This is another lesson, Oscars related, however this time for A1 (CEFR) Basic 1 students. Materials used: Websites: https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/oscars-fashion-red-carpet-2019/index.html  Lesson: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1T0T344eEo3AIVwBcodcK3EEWBi_AVW5JfrClbRPdJ5Y/edit?usp=sharing  Lesson Plan: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ihJTil_IuO1iqw32jA59Tz5X_WujQpZkzGvqfqMLB_E/edit?usp=sharing  

The star of the Oscars (B2 CEFR) – 75′

Ah! The Oscars always take my breath in different ways. This time it was the great and loving performance of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.  (Highlight on the performance). I have also added a lesson plan, instead of describing the steps on the blog. This way the teacher can use and download (or print) both. Have … Continue reading The star of the Oscars (B2 CEFR) – 75′

Upcycling your clothes (A1.1 CEFR) – 75′

Follow me on instagram.com/beatrizsolino I have been creating flipcharts and lessons with the material: Bohle, D. & Parker, S. (2018). Keynote Elementary. Cengage Learning and National Geographic. The best way of using videos or listening tracks is through this website: http://bre.eltkeynote.com/ted-talk-videos/elementary  (you have to log in and use the code on the first page of the … Continue reading Upcycling your clothes (A1.1 CEFR) – 75′

Buying Smart (A1 CEFR)

2019 is here and with it a new A1 lesson. This lesson is part of a professional project, and it has been planned to develop students' vocabulary as well as inform them. I have added feedback pages, a 'further practice' page in order to assign and what I liked the most - a teaser at … Continue reading Buying Smart (A1 CEFR)