Creating and mixing some bubbles in that first class... Image: Nick Harris
Yet another application of my ol' favourite, the Wizard English Grid (a post with a downloadable version of the grid is available here), this time to facilitate classroom introductions in a way that cushions the potential stress for those first-time students, but also hopefully gathers a richer array of information about students and offers more targeted opportunities for spoken interaction.
Jason demonstrates how to apply the Wizard English Grid to facilitate "getting to know" style activities relevant to first classes or classroom introductions
Looking forward to using it again myself next week with some new classes, and hope some teachers out there feel it might be worth trying with their new groups as well.