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Using the Guitar in the Classroom



PaulG
Costa Rica

Using the Guitar in the Classroom
 
So, apart from being an English teacher, I īm also a guitarrist. I would love to be able to use my guitar in the classroom in a way that it can help my students learn better. Any ideas?

6 Feb 2016      



ana.ap
Spain

Just use songs in class!! And there are lots of funny activities or role plays you can carried out with some music as a base. I love this one, for example, ha ha ha ha: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtN1YnoL46Q
 
Pupils love it too! 

6 Feb 2016     



PaulG
Costa Rica

-sigh-
 
This post is not about what kinds of activities can be used with songs... I use that... But students enjoy live music. Your answer was not at all helpfull since it has nothing to do with what I asked. 

6 Feb 2016     



crolston
United States

-You could play relaxing music for them as they do an activity.
-You could invent an activity like musical chairs, but using language, and play the music yourself on the guitar. http://www.eslteachersboard.com/cgi-bin/lessons/index.pl?read=2959 I think it would be better if the person who doesn īt find a chair (or a card) had to do the language activity, like name all the vocabulary words, but you could invent something better for your students.
-You could do jazz chants in class with the guitar for music to accompany it  http://www.teachingvillage.org/2010/05/23/how-to-create-a-jazz-chant-by-carolyn-graham/
 
I hope this helps! 

6 Feb 2016     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

Threaten to strike them with it if they misbehave. 

7 Feb 2016     



almaz
United Kingdom

Oh, come on, Lynne! As you can see from his answer to Ana, Paul is obviously far too sensitive, compassionate and tactful to do something like that. 

7 Feb 2016     



spinney
United Kingdom

@ Almaz 

7 Feb 2016     



Manuhk
Hong Kong

I second spinney īs comment.
@ Almaz 👍
That reply to ana was almost like biting the hand that feeds ...
 

7 Feb 2016     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

Alex, Manuhk and Dale - quite! I am awaiting with trepidation (or glee) his response to my suggestion!

7 Feb 2016     



spinney
United Kingdom

@ Lynne - I suspect he may take you at your word. 

7 Feb 2016     



PaulG
Costa Rica

Thank you to those who have been helpful. To the one who said to threaten, I have no problem with your comment, so ignore the idiots. No, I īm not too sensitive. But when I ask for ideas on how to implement something, I don īt expect someone to tell me to do something else instead. That īs like saying, "Your idea is too stupid, so try this."

7 Feb 2016     

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