End of the year activities

Dear seminar members /readers

Our last seminar session took place last week and we talked in depth about assessment in CLIL so I am not going to write about that today.  I would  like to suggest  just 3 ideas  that you can put into practice to try and make the last month of school a memorable one. Needless to say this is my personal choice based on long-term  feedback from my  teenage students.

 Therefore, I hope these proposals will be effective and memorable  for your students  too, regardless your content area. Here are my 3 favourite end of the year activities:

Make a Class Video: 

Use pictures taken throughout the year to make a video. Ask  students to add captions and music. Add in live footage of students talking about their favorite parts of the lesson.

Ask students to write letters to your future students. 

Have your current students write letters of advice for the new students you will teach next year. What advice would they give on how to “survive” or do well in your classroom? What are the hardest parts of the course?  If you have any special activities you don’t want students to spoil, make sure to tell them ahead of time.

Help students to reflect on their learning process by asking them some reflection questions:
  1. What is something we did this year  that you think you will remember because it is meaningful to you ?
  2. What is something you accomplished this year that you are proud of?
  3. What was the most helpful  thing someone in our class did for you this year?
  4. What was the most challenging part of this subject  for you?
  5. What is something the teacher could have done to make this year better?
Last but not least, would you like to take the survey "How CLIL are you?"   you took when we started working together in October 2018? I am sure you will be very proud of your accomplishments. 

It was an honor and a privilege to work with you so as to make the most of our CLIL practice in our schools. 

Wishing you all a fabulous summer break and looking forward to meeting you all again in September 2019.

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