Yes, this blog is still rolling! I’ve simply just returned from trip number seventeen this calendar year, covering fifteen states and three countries, so my blogging has been more like blah-ging.
During those trips I got to learn and try lots of fun and useful things, one of which is the subject of this post, a follow-up on a session from Mitten CI in April, which included a brain break in which participants had to mimic some quirky pictures I projected. I thought about writing up a more detailed description with variants, but Sarah Breckley (Wisconsin 2017 Teacher of the Year!), who was in attendance, beat me to it and did a better job than I would have. So, I’ll just link her handy post and embed the accompanying video, which has already caught on and generated the name Fotos en Vivo, which is cooler than Image Imitation. (For those of you into nomenclature lore, I also considered Imagitation.)
The only other thing you need to know is that Sarah says this may be her “new favorite Get Your Butts Moving Activity.”
Oh, don’t forget that this is a great brain break to Unbreak!
I love this! What great energy from both the teacher and the students, all while staying in the target language! I definitely plan on stealing this activity for my French classes! I am always a big fan of getting the students moving around the room and giving them a workout! Since it seems like your students enjoy getting up and moving around, you might be interested in my post: http://teachinginthetargetlanguage.com/tpr-is-not-just-for-babies-8-ways-tpr-can-be-used-in-an-upper-level-course/. I use these types of activities for students of all ages and proficiency levels. Any kind of activity to involves getting up, moving around, and getting some exercise works for me! Thank you for this post! I am looking forward to trying this out! 🙂
Dear Laura, Thanks for your comment and for sharing your post–I love all those ways of getting lots of mileage out of TPR! All the best to you and your students.