Class theme/topics discussed: Guilty Pleasures

Goals of the class: learn about each other’s TV/music guilty pleasures

How did you structure the class? 

  1. 10 min: warm-up exercise in which we all talked about how our week was going and plans for the weekend.
  • 15 min: I showed them a presentation on some of my guilty pleasures (Legally Blonde movie and Jonas Brothers songs). I asked each of them to prepare a similar presentation that included the name of their guilty pleasure, a brief explanation, and a visual prompt (video, image, etc.)
  • 35 min: Each of them presented their guilty questions and we as a class had to ask them questions or make comments on their presentations. (10 min preparation + 25 min presentation).

What technology, media or props did you use? (Internet resources, handouts, etc.)

Canva Presentation, Youtube, Google Images.

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

I think everything worked super well because they were excited to come in front of the class and explain their guilty pleasures. We all laughed together, and we learnt new things about each other’s media tastes. I also showed them some Spanish reality shows and I learnt a lot about American TV culture. Perhaps, I should have managed the time a bit better because we got so excited on the first presentations that the last people presenting had to rush and they didn’t have as much time as the previous students.

How could this class be improved/ modified?

I think the next time I will time each presentation and put a limit on questions so everybody gets the same amount of time. However, I think that on my next class on Tuesday I will ask the people who didn’t have much time to present to come up in front of the class and finish their presentation if they are willing to.