Tag: Teaching Adolescents

Quick Ideas for Teaching Teens: The First Steps for Building Rapport.
Quick Ideas for Teaching Teens: The First Steps for Building Rapport.

Get Your Learners Thinking Creatively in the English Language Classroom: 5 Activities to Use in the Classroom

fat thinking and higher order thinking skills
Teaching Young Learners to Think

Coetzer (IHJournal June 2017) calls them “chubby questions”. Questions that get people, and importantly our learners, drilling down deep for answers. If you’re aware of HOTS and LOTS, you’ll know they refer to “Higher Order Thinking Skills” and “Lower Order Thinking Skills”. We want learners to move beyond LOTS, that include activities like memorising, applying and answering short Yes/No answers into the challenges of HOTS: investigation, interpretation, analysis, manipulation, critique and creation.