Yasemin Islah currently Works as an English language coordinator of a private primary school in Istanbul. She has been giving seminars and webinars for both teachers and parents. She is particularly interested in curriculum design and material development, especially in TEYL. She blogs at teachaboo.com
The Escape Room: Boredom Crushing Lesson Planning
Think of a worksheet or a book page you always use; or any educational tool you are surrounded by as a teacher. And now, think of a room where you are supposed to solve puzzles, break codes and search for clues to escape. Which one sounds more engaging? Where would you like to be? In a room where you are just sitting and following the words in order OR where you solve puzzles, thinking differently and challenged by unpredictable moves?
In this workshop, we will turn ordinary activities into educational escape rooms. Get ready to think out of the box!