How many Multiple Intelligences can you fit into one class? This site gives you a range of activities grouped according to the seven main learning styles: auditory, kinesthetic, logical, musical, visual, interpersonal and intrapersonal. It’s filled with great activities that you can adapt for your classes.
In the build-up to Easter, I spent my conversation classes with an adult student talking about Semana Santa and the different types of bands, candles and other paraphernalia associated with the event. As my parents were coming to visit, I was hoping to amaze them with my in-depth knowledge of all things “Semana Santa-ry“.
Unfortunately, when we were watching the processions, I realised that I couldn’t remember half of what my student had told me and cursed myself for not having taken notes during our classes.
“Right,” I said to myself. “After Easter, I’m going to make sure that all my students are taking notes in class and copying down all the vocabulary we use.”
But then I realised that the very student who had been teaching me about Semana Santa rarely if never copies down new vocabulary, and yet he remembers it and uses it quite frequently.
Everybody has different ways of learning – I am one of those who needs to write everything, as I should have learnt after a couple of disastrous lectures at university when I sat in class and hoped to absorb all the information, then left with a blank notebook and a blank mind.