Andrew Snider sent this:
I was reading John Medina’s book Brain Rules and I had an idea to give students a brain break but stay in the target language. I call it ¿Vida o muerte? — Life or death?
After a 10-15 minute stretch in the TL, I give the students a life or death scenario and then ask whether the person lives or dies. The class votes by show of hands and we decide his/her fate democratically.
Clase, ¿Vida o muerte? — Class, Life or death?
Mario se echa delante de un tren. — Mario throws himself in front of a train.
(Now SLOW, repeat as necessary and pause for comprehension)
¿Vive? o ¿muere? — Does he live or does he die?
Hopefully the peeps on the PLC will like this brain break idea. I think it’s dynamite.
Admins don’t actually read the research. They don’t have time. If or when they do read it, they do not really grasp it. How could