Motivating Students: from the
sublime to the ridiculous
Cheney School, Oxford
Feedback on Spanish lessons
Dear parent / carer,
Over the last two weeks I have seen a real improvement in
When he comes to lessons he shows he is respectful and
ready to learn by immediately taking out his books and getting on
with the work that has been set. He has always arrived on time to
lessons but now he is getting on with his work much more quickly.
He has also shown greater consideration for others by not starting
or joining in inappropriate conversations during the lesson. He has
shown increased maturity by moving from loud participation in
speaking work to quiet concentration when listening. Finally, I have
seen in XXXX a greater sense of responsibility as he has not only
always done his best in lessons but has also completed all
I thought you would like to know about this great
Dr. Bown – Spanish teacher
Singing in lessons (videos)
• Singing in Spanish (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KATBgZ5oyIg )
• Singing in Maths (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zpfs76wgxv4 )
• Singing in English (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K9pd6h9JT0 )
• Singing in Science (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUDDiWtFtEM )
The go-verbs song
ME: You put a 'go' at the end of some verbs
YOU: Oh no another song, Rob, you're such a nerd!
ME: But they're really important verbs.
YOU: Go on, tell us then, but it's getting absurd.
MEN: Tengo is the one
MEN: you know the best.
MEN: It means I have and it's not like the rest.
MEN: There's no g in the infinitive,
WOMEN: it only shows, when you use the verb to say I have
ALL: Don't forget about the go-verbs:
ALL: Salgo, hago I go out, I do-oo.
ALL: Put a go at the end of the go-verbs:
ALL: Tengo, digo I have, I say it's true.