Using “Activators” for Language Learning

Classroom exercise and the sample chapter are interesting…

Language for Peace Forum

Educators are always looking for practical ideas for livening up a class and engaging learners. These ideas, however, do not always need to be complex or even unique. Even a new spin on familiar tools, or asking the right question can do the trick. Engaging Schools’ publication Activators: Classroom Strategies for Engaging Middle and High School Students by Nicole Frazier and Donna Mehle provides simple, yet effective approaches for drawing learners into the lesson.

Although designed for middle and high school students, the content of the book can also be useful for language educators in university or adult learning settings. While the activities themselves are not necessarily new, several aspects of the text integrate elements of peace education and promote healthy communication patterns.

First, the instructions are clear and pay attention to relationships in the class. Descriptions of active listening, suggestions for arranging seating, and reminders for students to follow Classroom Expectations…

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