Everybody knows and loves hangman.  The games are more fun when you give some stickers or candy prizes, etc.  (Note: Honestly, I love teaching and playing games in huge classes, like public schools or summer camps.  If you have the games prepared they will provide the enthusiasm in big numbers.  The bigger the groups, the more likely you will be able to connect with “awesome students,” who will inspire your teaching.  I never learned this until later in my career.  I used to think small groups were better, but I realized small groups are more tedious and are more susceptible to “bad energy”.  Another secret of mine is to bring in parents or Korean teachers to help keep the students in line and at the same time the adults can also connect with you in meaningful ways that some students can’t.  Hopefully they are good Korean teachers.  I really believe in the “co-teaching” system.)


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