Activities at Future Kids are always challenging as some participants are as young as four years old. However, older children happily take on the role of helping younger ones, and over the first 30 to 60 minutes, a group competence emerges. As the kids became more comfortable with left, right, and both, Woods extended the activities from merely indicating body parts to playing games. The kids then watched a video that let them practice acting out left/right gestures, and the activity culminated in a group performance of the “Hokey Pokey” song and dance.
Matt Gleason was an English Language Fellow (2018 - 2020) in the Philippines. His primary duties included teaching undergraduate and graduate university courses to English language majors. Read more to discover how he trained teachers in 21st century pedagogical approaches including educational technology.