My lesson
Subject How to study effectively for TEOG (a national high school exam in Turkey)
Title/topic Learning 5 effective ways to study for TEOG
Age of students, grade, if languages then the language level (A1 to C2) 8th graders, 13-14 years old
Used method 


Video guide and then filling a worksheet
Used programme/site/app Filling a worksheet
Place (homework, lesson, outside etc)/necessary equipment: At home, computer/tablet or smartphone (speakers not necessary, but recommended), paper, pencil.
Duration in minutes: Max 15 minutes
Objectives of the method: Students learn how to study effectively for national exams
Description of the method/lesson (what was done before the lesson, during the lesson, after lesson – lesson plan) The teacher gave the link to the students and the students watched the video at home. After a short revision in the class, the teacher gave a worksheet to learn whether they learn these methods and what they think about their applicability.
Links to the materials
Describe what was easy/useful for yourself as a teacher in preparing the lesson It was easy for the teacher because the video was already on youtube and preparing the worksheet did not take much time.
Describe what was difficult in preparing the lesson
Describe what went well from your (as a teacher) perspective The students had new ideas about how to study effectively.
Describe what was difficult/what didn’t go so well from your perspective? Some students had not watched the video. But after a short revision and with the comments from their peers, they could do the worksheet.
What were the benefits for students? Think about students’ motivation, responsibility, interest etc based on student surveys, observations Apart from just talking about the effective ways of studying, watching a funny and interesting video made them laugh and motivated. Some students were not responsible enough to watch the videos but as most of the students watched it, I think these students will be more eager to watch the new videos.
What was difficult of using the method from the students’ perspective? From the students’ perspective, the class was not difficult because their only responsibility was to watch the video carefully.
Author Serkan USTA
School Şehit Sait Ertürk Secondary School