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In the teacher’s shoes

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This is great for the first class with a new group or when you come back to class after a holiday or even after a weekend.

Jo Budden
  • Put students into two teams. Ask the teams to write five questions they’d like to ask you.
  • Then ask for a volunteer from each team to sit at the front of the class. They are going to imagine they are you, and spend a few minutes ‘in the teacher’s shoes’!
  • The teams ask their questions and the students at the front who are in your shoes must try to answer the questions as they think you would answer them.
  • You decide whose response is closest to your own answer to the question and award points accordingly.

(Thanks to Andy Gemmel for this idea.)

First published 2009

Language level
Language Level: 
Primary level 3