Jam-packed with inspiring lessons and ideas, this book will help you access and enhance your own creativity in the classroom and inspire your students to become motivated language learners.
Top authors Blaz and Alsop share practical strategies to channel your creative impulses and transform them into effective lessons that will energize students of all levels. Aligned with ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) standards, the resources in this book support creativity as a practical process, with step-by-step guidance on goal-setting, implementation, evaluation, and feedback. Examples come from many world languages and cover fun and original topics, including tapping into students’ own interests through cooking, memes, online videos, sports, arts and crafts, and more.
Relevant for all levels of language instruction, this text includes plentiful photocopiable charts, templates, and samples to use in the classroom.
Meet the Authors Preface 1. Why Be Creative? 2. The Creative Process from Start to Finish: Road Map to the Book 3. Curiosity: My Sparks 4. Imagination and Creativity 5. Goal Setting, Innovation and Implementation Capsules: Modes of Instruction 6. Goal Setting, Innovation and Implementation Capsules: Teaching Ideas 7. Goal Setting, Innovation and Implementation Capsules: Promotional Ideas 8. Support: Making the Creative Journey Fun and Easy 9. The Path of Persistence 10. My Creativity Recipe Cards 11. Stimulating Creativity in My Students 12. Positivity and Celebration, and Final Thoughts Appendix Sources