Thinking in the EFL Class:
Activities for blending language learning and thinking
Tessa Woodward 2011 (Helbling)
This book cuts a clear, workable path for EFL teachers through recent developments in teaching thinking for all ages and in all school and college subjects. It progresses to the fundamentals of building a positive class atmosphere for communicating well and in English.
The book offers over 30 well-thought out, realistic tips for teachers and over 85 practical, easy-to-use activities for language classes. These tips and activities encourage flexibility, fun, creativity and rigour in teacher and student thinking. They involve minimal preparation and a wide range of interesting topics. Most of the activities are multi-level and adaptable from elementary to advanced students. Many integrate the skills of listening, speaking, reading and/or writing.
Thinking in the EFL Class is extremely valuable in helping teachers stay interested in their work and in helping students cope with the demands of learning a language and living in a restless, changeable world. It also provides teachers with ready-to-use handouts, freely downloadable.
Here is an article by Tessa about teaching thinking.