Teaching vocabulary through drawing can be a very effective strategy to engage students. Many of the novice at Wat Chetupon struggle with the academics, but when it comes to drawing..... they are fantastic!
Once I got the lesson started, Adam, an Autralian volunteer with Friends For Asia, stepped in and took over. Once again, I was in the mentor / coach role!
Draw 5 mountains..... two rivers.... eight fish...
|Ten houses, two cats.....|
|Eight ducks, five snakes.....|
I thought I liked to "ham it up" as the teacher.... check out Adam in this video as he tell a story to go with the drawing!
|The novice stepped in to help Adam and I with our drawing of animals....|
|Novice, like students in America, love to come to the board and teach the lesson.|
|When the novice took over the drawing of animals on the board, all the other students suddenly become totally engaged in this lesson.|
|One student decided, on his own, that Santa, his sleigh and the reindeer needed to make an appearance his drawing! Oh... and check out the Christmas trees too!|