My lesson
Subject Mevlana
Title/topic The life of Mevlana
Age of students, grade, if languages then the language level (A1 to C2) 6th graders, 11-12 years old
Used method Video task
Used programme/site/app Learningapps
Place (homework, lesson, outsideetc)/necessary equipment: At home, computer/tablet or smartphone (speakers not necessary, but recommended), paper, pencil, classroom
Duration in minutes: Max 15 minutes
Objectives of the method: Students learn the life of Mevlana.
Description of the method/lesson (what was done before the lesson, during the lesson, after lesson – lesson plan) The teacher sent the video to the students and the students watched it at home. When they came to the school, the students attended the activity on learningapps.
They learnt about the life of Mevlana.
Links to the materials  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dz1_q-y_CGg
Describe what was easy/useful for yourself as a teacher in preparing the lesson As the video was ready on Youtube, it was easy. Preparing learningapps was also easy because I used it before.
Describe what was difficult in preparing the lesson Preparing the activity on learningapps takes some time.
Describe what went well from your (as a teacher) perspective The students learnt the life of Mevlana easily. The information is long-lasting.
Describe what was difficult/what didn’t go so well from your perspective? The physical conditions of the school were not enough. At home, some students didn’t have internet or device to watch the video.
What were the benefits for students? Think about students’ motivation, responsibility, interest etc based on student surveys, observations It was interesting for the students to watch the video at home. In the classroom it was enjoyable and different.
What was difficult of using the method from the students’ perspective? I think nothing was difficult because all the materials were ready for them. They just watched the video.
Author Ayşe BAYRAKTUTAR
School Şehit Sait Ertürk Secondary School

Photo: https://pixabay.com/en/mevlana-monastery-konya-turkey-64442/

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