Author: Adrian Tennant | Uploaded on 1 August 2022
Question:Why is it important to have a variety of activity types in a lesson?
Answer: Because different learners learn in different ways. It also stops them becoming bored.
Including a variety of activity types in a lesson:
- stops learners becoming bored
- supports different learning styles
- develops all the skills
One way you can categorise activities is as follows:
- heads up
- heads down
- heads sideways
Heads up = learners are looking at the teacher or the board, or possibly doing a listening activity.
Heads down = learners are doing a task such as a reading, writing or an exercise in a coursebook.
Heads sideways = learners are speaking, possibly in pairs or groups.
How are you going to change your lessons to get a good balance of different activity types?