TEACHING TEENAGERS – a challenge worth taking
- Build rapport – get to know your students and their interests. Don`t forget to tell them about yours! Small talk is an inevitable part of each and every lesson at our school.
- Use competitive games – students work in teams and win points. My favourite competitive games to use with teenagers are taboo games (http://busyteacher.org/13079-taboo-card-game.html ), word association games, riddles, brain teasers (https://en.islcollective.com/resources/search_result?Vocabulary_Focus=Brainteasers)
- Use multimedia - videos ( http://film-english.com has hundreds of really great lessons), commercials, visuals, films, songs
- Be yourself. - show that you are interested in teen culture but DON`T try to be one of them (you are the teacher). Open up. Share. Let them into your life….. a little. I tell them that I have two kids and that I am a nature, coffee and travel addict. Be what you are and they will appreciate that.