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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

My Crazy Kimchi is moving to http:mycrazykimchi.blogspot.com

The change is minute but the shift is big.  Basically, the only difference in the URL is to add "my" to the current address.
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Old URL:

crazykimchi.blogspot.com
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New URL:
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mycrazykimchi.blogspot.com

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Why I think Speed Games are great for my slow students

I'm a bit fan of speed games, especially as a warm up for class. For me, there's nothing better than getting my students' heart and adrenaline racing with a game which forces them to think on their toes. Unfortunately, my CT's aren't always big on doing speed games.

But there's many other reasons why I like using them--

It eliminates mental bullshit.
I'm a firm believer that kids absorb more than we think. Aside from popping my students wide awake at the beginning of class so I have their attention, speed games fool the mind into thinking it knows the answer!  Often the mind does know the answer; but given too much time, self-doubt, laziness and shyness sneak in to kill confidence.  Speed

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