How Great Leaders Inspire Action, by Simon Sinek
May05

How Great Leaders Inspire Action, by Simon Sinek

This lesson is intended for intermediate and upper-intermediate level students, and should take about 1.5 hrs to complete. This is primarily a speaking class, although it features Simon Sinek’s TED Talk as a listening text during the second half. The lesson is comprised of the embedded Microsoft Word document below, which is pretty self-explanatory. I used the document projected on an overhead to guide my class. Where it...

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Lesson Plan: Ken Robinson’s TED Talk
Apr25

Lesson Plan: Ken Robinson’s TED Talk

I’m a huge fan of Ken Robinson’s TED Talk, “Do Schools Kill Creativity?” It’s funny and interesting; a great way to inspire your students. At the beginning, he comments that everyone is interested in education. If you’re reading this, you’re probably a teacher, so that applies to you. It also applies to your students, too. The following is a lesson plan designed for a highly communicative...

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How to Live Before You Die, by Steve Jobs
Apr01

How to Live Before You Die, by Steve Jobs

Introduction This lesson is intended to last 60 minutes and would suit an upper-intermediate or advanced class. It can, however, be tailored for lower levels, and you can use material from the student page for extra activities to stretch the class to 90 minutes. Steve Jobs is a famous and interesting figure who inspires students, and so this lesson has a wide appeal and is a great opportunity to get students talking enthusiastically....

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