Workshop 1: John Lemon

How can we inspire more independence and creativity?

John started with a tricky hand activity to illustrate how a short input from a teacher can result in students independently talking and interacting with one another.

Here is a video of a comedian doing it:

Here is John’s presentation:


Download presentation (PDF)
Handout 1 – Odd one out (PDF)
Handout 2 – Thinking (PDF)

Odd one out in an English classroom
The inspirational teacher

John ended his workshop with a radio interview with Dr. James Williams, a senior lecturer in education at the University of Sussex . Dr. Williams gave a summary of what he considers makes an inspirational teacher.

The inspirational teacher (transcript) (PDF)