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Teachers, what’s the Difference between Games and Exercises?

Author: Orly Katz

So, there is a little difference!
When I say little, I mean little in several ways.
The exercise (or activity) is the little brother of the game.
And it takes less time than a game.

So, it’s appropriate to use one at the start of the lesson to get into the atmosphere.

There are also closing exercises to sum up the topic. Games, in contrast to exercises, are bigger and take longer, so it’s usually worth positioning them in the middle of the lesson so that the main topic will be based on them.

Exercises are a sort of window to get to know the main topic you’ll be discussing during the lesson.

Taken from our accredited online course for teachers:
The Art of Effective Group Facilitation.

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