How to Make Things Fall Apart – a PK on Classroom Management


A Pecha Kucha is a short talk based on 20 slides which are self promoted automatically every 20 seconds – so it can last no more than 6’40” . It was created by Japanese architects to relieve the boredom of long talks.

Reposting this from Thomas’ blog

One of my first Pecha Kuchas delivered tongue in cheek in 2011 and created in order to generate a good laugh – but a useful reminder of all the mistakes we have made at one or another time in our lives.  


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This Pecha Kucha, by Marisa Constantinides, should be required viewing for all EFL teachers. As hilarious as it is, there is a message lurking between the fits of laughter, the mirthful moments, the tears rolling down your cheeks, your sides hurting, as you laugh totally uncontrollably.

If I had an Oscar nomination for, Most Tears of Laughter Cried, or for Most Time Spent Holding Your Sides (because it is so funny it hurts to laugh, but you gotta laugh anyway), well, this Pecha Kucha would win hands down.

And lest we forget, Marisa still manages quite adeptly to touch us inside, where we are reminded, that this is only funny, because…it is true. We’ve all been guilty, from time to time, of the teaching “crimes”, she mentions in the PK.

Yes, in the end, we get a good laugh, and walk away with the firm conviction, to…”not do those things…

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Published by Marisa Constantinides

I train TEFL teachers at CELT in Athens Greece and online - our main courses are Cambridge CELTA and Delta. I interact with educators from all over the world through social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and through blogging

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