Engaging Students in the Classroom Through Photos and Images


An effective way to engage our students more deeply with the content of our classes is through the use of photographs and images. In this interactive webinar we will explore principles and practices of creating unique and engaging lessons using visual stimulation. We will look specifically at several kinds of practical in-class collaborative activities for the teaching of a variety of language skills. We will investigate how teachers and students can create and use personal images in addition to sharing great sources of copyright-free images to be used in classroom and presentations. Our focus will be primarily on the use of photographs but we will also briefly explore the use of drawing and art. The ideas in this webinar will be relevant for teachers of students of all ages and proficiency levels, and applicable to those who work in a variety of settings.

About the Speaker

Joe McVeigh

Joe McVeigh is a teacher, teacher trainer, and independent educational consultant based in Middlebury, Vermont. He has worked in a variety of countries and has taught at Cal State LA, Caltech, USC, Middlebury College, the Bread Loaf School of English, and Saint Michael’s College. He serves on the Board of Directors of the TESOL International Association and has worked as an English language specialist for the U.S. Department of State. He is co-author with Ann Wintergerst of Tips for Teaching Culture from Pearson along with other books for students of English. In addition to giving plenary talks and workshops at professional conferences, Joe contributes to the field through his website, which contains videos, resources, and presentation slides and handouts at www.joemcveigh.org.