Transform your Teaching: Module 1: Lesson 6: Emotions

One of the hardest things to draw are emotions, but learning a few common ones can really help you communicate visually. Here are some tips and tricks to use in class.

You may want to practise these a little more than the other icons. It’s amazing what a difference a slightly misplaced facial feature can make!

It’s also a good idea to try to copy some emojis. 😁 😫 πŸ™„ πŸ˜• 🀯 😡

How to draw emotions

There are various ways to use these emotions icons in class. Here’s a few ideas:

  1. Draw a few icons on the board. Ask students to select the icon that represents how they feel today and why. Discuss.
  2. Give feedback on students’ work. Think carefully about which ones to use. Some icons may be de-motivating for learners
  3. Tell a story. Draw three or four emojis. Ask students what happened to make this person feel that way. Discuss.

How could you use these emotions icons in class? Which icons would you avoid when giving feedback?

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