I know most people are busy with the end of term but following yesterday’s BESIG webinar with the creators of 52 and The Round (you know who they are) I decided to try something I’ve wanted to do since hearing about 52. What is it you may ask?
Well, Lindsay has often mentioned PARSNIP and other teachers keen on pushing real and meaty subjects in the EFL class are also enthusiastic about challenging students with topics not found in books. Just look at Designer Lessons and English for Critical Thinkers. So, as I like to push things as far as possible to see when they break, I’d like to put up some teaching ideas of how lessons on some of these topics could be approached. Some of this, as 52 says, will NOT be for most teachers or even classes but I think it would be interesting to think about what is and isn’t acceptable nowadays, after all, our students are sheltered and live in a nunnery. They probably know a heck of a lot more about the world than we do. So, my idea is to choose a PARSNIPPY topic and put up teaching ideas and then you can vote/comment on whether you’d be comfortable teaching it or not.
What do you think oh wise and wonderful PLNsters??