KFC Study Jam

Motivating students to study content in English outside of school can be a challenge.  Furthermore, many students have not acquired study skills necessary to succeed in subjects taught by Falang teachers, who often put greater emphasis on critical thinking than what many Thai students are used to.  However, one strategy I have found very helpful is study jam sessions outside of school.  Before each unit test, I schedule a review session with my students at the local KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) within one of the department stores in town.  We complete a study guide, answer any questions students may have, and then enjoy a wonderful meal together.  Students receive bonus points and an extra study guide for the test.  More importantly, we build community within the class and experience learning in a meaningful way outside of school.