The Underground Training

44 of my best games. 13 catchy songs. 204 ways to use them. The perfect complement.

Getting their attention

  • 3 ways to engage the little ones and a trick that will make adults enjoy your class as if they were little kids again – Your classroom will feel like a time machine going right into their best memories
  • 2 ways to guarantee your students' participation
  • How to use tonality to really engage the little ones
  • 4 ways to use facial expresions, gestures and emotions to help students participate in class, understand deeply, retain what they learn and avoid getting frustrated - ever
  • 7 was to get their full atention, hold it, align it, direct it, recover it fast after interruptions and intensify it even further
  • How to use primal emotions to keep them spellbound to your lessons
  • 6 ways to give instructions so they listen to you, they understand you and they follow your directions exactly as you intended
  • How to turn a students's compulsion to interrupt as a game
  • This will keep your students present, your problems in the past and will give you and your students a bright future

 

Classroom Management

  • How to get your students to clean up the classroom (even run to do it first)
  • Get a taste of what our classroom is like and why we become the number one in our city
  • How to guarantee a positive vibe and environment – no matter what happened at home, at class nor during breaks
  • How to eliminate bullying in your classroom and redirect judgemental attitutes in a possitive way (even fun and acceptable way) – This will eliminate all feelings of isolation, timidity and shame
  • How to allow students to express their individuality (by what they wear) and teach them not to be judgemental nor critic – This will raise their own self confidence and will give them a new sense of freedom
  • 3 examples of dealing with interruption, the unexpected or even the rude without harming the class experiene and without losing any time – You may be the only one noticing the interruption
  • The XX golden rules that will make your classroom their favorite place to be, increase your popularity in your school, get you compliments every week and garantee that you'll be remembered and loved by your students – for the rest of your life (This alone may be the main reason my school was só succesful and parents paid consistently even if the school was in the second most poor country in central América)
  • A simple way to teach your students to ask from what they want, respecting their own needs and desires and those of others – This may be a life changing lesson for some of them
  • The mirror effect – 11 examples of how to shield your teenager students from self criticism, self doubt, Teach them to ask for what they want, raise your students confidence by showing them they are ok the way they are, teach them they are ok with their bodies, give them an opportunity to express their individuality and talk about themselves without fears of being judged – to completelly get rid of their negative perceptions about themselves and others
  • A trick to take good care of your voice during those long hour days
  • How to give students the opportunity to express their individuality without being judged nor criticized – End discriminating clichês and encourage sexual equality in the classroom How to pace the amount of information you give students so you avoid overwhelm
  • Give students the chance to practice their self-controle and leadership skills (without you loosing control of the class)
  • 5 ways to control the energy of the classroom – How to move it around, how to get it back, how to change instantly it up and down on command, how to turn it off, burn it off or suck it out of the room completely - Without having a classroom explotion nor loosing control
  • 2 ways to help your students with bad higiene without making them feel self-conscious nor judged

 

Getting them to improve

  • How to transform mistakes from a hated enemy into your most powerful ally to bond students together, to empower them, to collaborate, learn from each other, eliminate guilt, shame embarrasements and having them havê the best time of their lifes – every day of their lifes. The formal education system got it all wrong and this tip will release the super-star teacher inside of you
  • How to deal with mistakes, the first reaction you need to have when it happens, when and how to correct them, how to make them impossible to happen again, why you should make mistakes on purpose, a proven way to release all anxiety and tensions and many more
  • How to avoid the traps that create 80% of the problems, parent complains, administrative “talks” and all the boring, heavy stuff – If you fall in any of these traps often enough you'll end up with sower grapes
  • 3 examples of how How to frame / phrase corrections from students to students and teachers to students só you Encourage them to make mistakes and learn from them
  • 2 examples of how to get your students to help each other and even teach to one another
  • 4 ways to make them feel like a polygloth math wizard – This will help them in all áreas of life, no matter how old or how young your students are
  • How to use assumptions to help them learn ( And in what case they will make learning much harder)
  • How to make sure your students are motivated to improve, aware of their progress and why the concept of “little wins” is so important
  • discrimitation and sexual equality
  • Premium – Kim's Mirror technique “I picture myself in the mirror” How to stop confusing left and right when you give instructions to your students
  • A sneaky way to track students mistakes without anybody eles knowing about it (not even them)
  • Give them a chance to overcome their fears by understanding that they are not real
  • A trick used by gifted kids to burn through their homework in a fraction of the time and how they can use it to remember anything they want
  • A sureway to eliminate the tip of the tongue phenomenom, timidity and frustrations
  • How to teach your students to reach for their dreams trusting in themselves and asking for help when necessary
  • correction
  • A little known visual – kinestetic trick to double their chances of remembering a word
  • How to use emotion to improve their pronunciation
  • The vaccine against silence – The most powerful tool at your disposal to get even the shyest student going
  • A sneaky way to test your student's level without boring tests
  • A game that will increase their hability to translate in real time – One of my teenager students became the “official translator” for he dad's lawyer firm (she's 12 years old)
  • 3 ways to teach your students to navigate the world around them in a confident way

 

Lesson Planning

  • 13 songs so catchy that you'll hear it back as you walk down the streets – from complete extrangers / Careful what you teach with these tunes because they-ll never be able to unlearn them
  • 5 ways to teach the colors
  • 44 of my best games – Keep these in your pocket and you'll never run out of fun ways to teach a powerful lesson
  • “The spelling bee queen” trick that makes typos impossible to make. One of my students won the spelling bee contest 2 years in a row using this simple method
  • 7 body parts associated to colors, numbers, verbs, shapes, spelling in a fun way
  • 3 fun ways to introduce new vocabulary, review it, practice it and memorize it so it sticks to their memory in multiple ways
  • 2 ways to teach the animals
  • 2 ways to teach the propositions
  • A fun way to teach them the propositions
  • How to create themes to bond new vocabulary together
  • 2 ways to teach the cloths
  • 5 alternative ways to use these games and how to chain them together – You'll students will never want the class to end (and when parents insist it's time to go home they'll “get” how awesome you are!
  • A fun way to teach food vocabulary
  • 5 kinestetic tricks that increase the effectiveness of your lessons
  • The missing link to the book ( The songs we use at school and are not in the book)
  • A simple rule to help them learn once and for all - This is an awesome way to teach them to count to 100 in less than 10 minutes (and to billions in less than 20 minutes) making sure they avoid the number 1 mistake
  • 2 creative ways to teach difficult sounds to spanish speakers
  • The right way to create a break during your class
  • 3 ways to teach transportation vocabulary while having a blast
  • 5 Listening exercises (And how to make sure they really listen)
  • 5 language blocks that will get them speaking in the present, past and future faster than they thought possible
  • 5 different ways to teach them to ask questions and question structures
  • 4 ways of adapting and recycling these games and songs to fit different situations, age groups and cultures – You'll never run out of things to do
  • A way to get students to practice the time of the day and asking questions
  • The perfect example to give your students to show the diference between how much and how many
  • Tricks to teach visual oriented learners
  • 4 uses of the principle of consistency to increase retention, hold their attention and eliminate confusion and mistakes
  • How to use “Competitive collaboration” to teach, engage and bond students together
  • 3 ways to learn and practice the shapes
  • How flash cards are a 2 edged sword and how you can use them as your teaching swiss knife
  • A good game to do with intermediate level students
  • Places vocabulary
  • A trick to force them to speak in the past
  • Weather vocabulary
  • Trasportation vocabulary
  • 7 ways to teach the numbers
  • Fun vocabulary
  • 8 ways to use examples to teach new words, hard words or complicated points and even test their vocabulary retention
  • 14 ways to teach verbs and language structures