大部分的學生很喜歡畫畫。讓學生做一些海報或圖片也可讓您達到有點平靜, 而且父母很可能會很快樂因為他們能親眼看證明他們的孩子會做一些建設性的動作。如果作品能幫助地球或人類福祉或健康那就更好了。有時候藝術品可當成廣泛的活動的一部分。例如，在美國學校參加了停車熄火環保活動: 學生展出他們畫的海報，甚至走到學校外面，提醒家長熄火。
Just remember: kids like games, stories, and cartoons. If we help children to see learning as fun – as the greatest game – then we’ve already done them a great service.
The great thing about using art in language classes is that students can use and hear a variety of language in the process and it can also help them to achieve a relaxed focus beneficial to learning. Furthermore auditory and visual tasks are easily performed in unison so as students draw they can still talk or listen to stories and music. The students generally love it, it can help them to focus, you get some peace, and you’ll probably get very happy parents who have visual proof that their children are actually learning or doing something constructive. If the artwork can help the World then all the better. In some cases the artwork can be part of a wider campaign. For example, in America various schools took part in an anti-idling campaign in which students drew posters, displayed them, and then even went out to remind parents in cars to not idle their engines.
While students create posters I sometimes read aloud stories or articles they have previously learned. You can also make it a game by pausing in mid-speech. The student that can recall the next sentence, word or idea can get a point for their team.
Tip: Each student must first create a sketch including all the text in pencil. Then a teacher checks and only once the teacher says or writes that it’s OK can the student start to use pen. It’s often good to use plenty of the target language in the artwork, such as in speech bubbles and so on.
Example artwork from English classes:
1. ‘愛護地球’ Moby (台灣)
‘愛護樹木’ Phoebe (台灣)
Tree of Wisdom (By Jimmy: elementary school student in Taipei)
My dream (By Jimmy). Getting children to draw their dreams and goals.
Why teeth are important (By Jimmy)
1st Place. ‘Save Our World’ By Jimmy (Junior High School Student in Taiwan. Poster created at David’s English Language Centre in Taipei)
如果您上課時用過我們的資料做海報或圖片情寄給我們看! 如果您在香港工作在孤兒院, 非營利機構, 基金會等等, 我們的 Luc 老師可免費來您的場所用英文或普通話教小朋友做自己的海報。歡迎您於我們聯絡。
Feel free to get in touch and send images by your students. High quality artwork with beneficial messages could be put online. If you have a school in Hong Kong and would like to hire Luc (the Peacemaker founder) for a poster making session with students then feel free to get in touch. Free for orphanages, charities, and non-profit organizations.
For resources to help when making posters with students see HERE
To see the winning entries in our 2015 poster contest see HERE