Setting and organizing learning activities and pupil behaviour efficiently and effectively.
- Pupils' academic and the English language levels vary widely.
- It is difficult to adopt teaching strategies appropriate to all pupils.
- It is difficult to communicate with individuals or member names.
- It is difficult to keep noise levels down.
- Pupils have few chances to speak English or to answer questions.
- Teacher's feedback on pupils' written work is limited.
Some General Tips
- Make the ground rules clear
- Do not shout or humiliate the children
- Use positive discipline rather than negative.
- Change activities at least every 20-25 minutes to make it interesting.
- Involve the whole class in lessons.
- Use visual aids in teaching as they are appreciated by all ages.
- Use proximity (moving about the room and standing near students).
- Allow enough time for students to reply. Wait time is the amount of time a teacher waits for a pupil to answer before moving on.
- Avoid interrupting students while they are speaking or preparing.
Management Strategies to Overcome Particular Challenges
1. Learning Names in a Large Class
- Desk Plates: Get the children to make name tents using scrap paper to serve as reminder.
- A Map of the Class: Draw a rough sketch of the classroom and write the names of the pupils on it.
2. Mixed Ability Classes:
- Differentiation:giving different work to different children in the class according to their ability level.
3. Correcting Errors
- Allow the learner to correct him or herself.
- Use rising intonation to show the point of the mistake.
- Use finger correction (A method of correcting oral mistakes by using fingers to signify the words in a sentence or the syllables in a word.)
- Use your own gestures.
- make the correction yourself.
- Set homework which is easy to mark.
- Get the students to correct one another's work.
- Collect part of the class's work each week.
5. Getting and Keeping the Class’s Attention
- Make everyone responsible for getting one another’s attention.
- Praise and reward meeting criteria.
- "If you can Hear my Voice, Clap Once."
- Teach a Signal for "Stop talking."
- "Raise tour hand. Do not shout."
- Let's do something different; e.g. songs, activities.
Positive Discipline: Reinforces and rewards good behavior
Negative Discipline : Punishing bad behavior