10 Ways to Sabotage Your Classroom Management By Jennifer Gonzalez You know the basics: Establish clear rules and consequences, be consistent, keep students engaged. But even with all that in place, the small things you do could be wreaking havoc on your whole system. Here are some habits you might have developed that are messing with your classroom management, along with more effective alternatives. 1. This was a big problem for me. Alternative: Make a conscious effort to hold a neutral, “on-task” facial expression when you need your class to be focused. 2. Addressing student misbehavior in a public way risks embarrassing the student, and if she is prone to being oppositional, she’s likely to talk back and dig herself into a deeper hole. Alternative: Whenever possible, address off-task behavior in private. Others just speak in a quiet voice by the student’s desk or call the student up to their own. 3. So many behavior problems start with students simply not understanding what they are supposed to do. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
150 Teaching Methods Lecture by teacher (and what else can you do!) Class discussion conducted by teacher (and what else!) Recitation oral questions by teacher answered orally by students (then what!) Discussion groups conducted by selected student chairpersons (yes, and what else!) Lecture-demonstration by teacher (and then what 145 other techniques!) Attachment: 150 Teaching Methods [PDF, 33 KB] Teaching the Facebook Generation Our goal as college professors is to open studentsâ minds to new experiences so they can grow intellectually while they mature through the traditional four-year process. But we are also challenged to give students the immediate skills they will need once they graduate so that they can begin their professional careers and move away from the fry-o-later to the cubicle and beyond. Over the past decade, there has been a sea change in the marketplace demands for graduates. Whereas broad skills used to be sufficient, now our students must demonstrate a set of concrete skills that not long ago were required only of those in highly technical majors. Nowhere has this change created a greater shift than in fields such as marketing and public relations, which traditionally have been viewed as nontechnical but are now demanding a technological competency that is astounding. Students also must be familiar with online gaming and trends in mobile communication technologies.
Five Quick Classroom Management Tips for Novice Teachers I made a good number of blunders my first year teaching that still make me cringe. I learned though. And it's fair to say, when it comes to managing a classroom, most of what we learn as new teachers is trial by fire. It's also smart to heed the advice of those who have walked -- and stumbled -- before you. #1 Use a normal, natural voice Are you teaching in your normal voice? Raising our voice to get students' attention is not the best approach, and the stress it causes and the vibe it puts in the room just isn't worth it. You want to also differentiate your tone. #2 Speak only when students are quiet and ready This golden nugget was given to me by a 20-year veteran my first year. So I tried it; I fought the temptation to talk. My patience paid off. #3 Use hand signals and other non-verbal communication Holding one hand in the air, and making eye contact with students is a great way to quiet the class and get their attention on you. #4 Address behavior issues quickly and wisely
06-44-2-b.pdf Games for English language learning and teaching Home Page----- In my [pocket] [shopping bag] [house] [garden] [country] [dream], there is / are / was /were (The teacher imposes the necessary restrictions according to the vocabulary area) I packed my bag and in it I put: an X (longer & longer list) an X and some Ys. an X, some Ys, a Z, an ___ and some _____s (As you go round the class each student has to recite the existing list and add an item in the same category). Ss: I'm a market trader and I can sell (camcorders) (compact disks) (televisions). T: That's right. Ss: I'm a market trader and I can sell (steam engines) (saucepans) (guitars) T: No you can't. CONNECTION: Invented after 1900. Other possible restrictions 1. objects must begin with the same letter as the S's first name. 2. objects must begin with the same letter as the first name of S on the right of speaker. 3. must be in the room 4. must be made of special material / must include wood or metal 5. must be objects you can grow. Instructions The students must guess the connection. 1. 2. 3.
27 Tips for Effective Classroom Management Infographic Teacher Infographics Classroom management is as much about instructional design and relationships as it is rules and discipline. Though there are certainly exceptional situations, in general the more you’re having to hold them under your thumb, the more likely it is adjustments are necessary elsewhere. The 27 Tips for Effective Classroom Management Infographic presents strategies that you can add to your teacher tool-belt. Via: anethicalisland.wordpress.com Embed This Education Infographic on your Site or Blog! Teaching English to Young Learners Details Hits: 8,575 TEYL or Teaching English to Young Learners refers to a more specialized area of teaching English which deals with younger students. Aside from the usual considerations which you should give to any TEFL class, there are certain extra considerations to take into account. This page offers general tips and ideas for the young learners classroom. Note, young learners here are assumed to be about 3 - 12 years old. First Lessons with Young Learners In the first few classes with a YL group, it's often good to just sit and play with the children and not to "teach" them. Also, and this is important, it's good to speak English only. Finally, speak naturally to the children. What to Teach Young Learners A first general rule is to forget teaching grammar to young learners but instead concentrate on simple, useful phrases and conversations. Tips and Tricks for Teaching English to Young Learners Teaching English to young learners is a whole specialized field. Motivating Young Learners
The 30 Second Assessment I know a few teachers this year who are committed to assessing students without testing them. That’s right: they’re not only ditching grades, they’re trying to ditch the tests that produce them too. They’re confident that the data they’re gathering provides far better information than those tired instruments used to, particularly when it comes to understanding when learning is happening, when it isn’t, and why. They’re doing this without adding “one more thing” to their curriculum or extending their preparation time, too. You’ll find a collection of the most popular strategies below, but know that this isn’t a definitive list, and each strategy can and should be adapted to fit your purposes. I’ll add this reflection as well: when learners are invited to bring their cell phones into the classroom, they power up the documentation process. Of all the work I’m facilitating this year, these projects are my favorite. 30 Second Assessment Strategies The following two tabs change content below.
6 Classroom Management Tips Every Teacher Can Use By Dave Foley Found In: classroom management, discipline, routines & procedures Effective teachers are passionate about educating their students. They want to spend their time teaching, not dealing with classroom disruptions. Here are some classroom management tips to help teachers settle problems, or prevent them from occurring, so that they can spend more of the classroom hour on teaching and learning. 1. Get everyone’s attention before beginning class. 2. If students aren’t paying attention or busy doing other things, get them focused by using nonverbal signals of disapproval. If non-verbal cues are disregarded, the next step will be imposing discipline measures within the classroom such as having them stay a few minutes after class or changing their seat. 3. At the beginning of the school year, let students sit where they want for a few days. 4. If the student has not made a real effort, then that student will be given a short homework assignment, due the next day. 5. 6.
Age-Related Variations Between Young and Adult Learners: A Theoretical Review of Different Perspectives | Amer Adway Student: 110014 Second Language Learning and Teaching Module code: EDU5134 A: The biological factor: Is language acquisition biologically determined? plasticity and argues that after puberty “children need more conscious and laborious efforts to acquire language and that their foreign accents can’t easily be overcome (1967.p.176) Lennenberg’s views have been criticized by other linguists and psychologists. who has built some of his views on Lennenberg’s, has reanalyzed data Lennenberg used andreviewed his hypothesis.
How to Use Google Search More Effectively [INFOGRAPHIC] Among certain circles (my family, some of my coworkers, etc.) I'm known for my Googling skills. I can find anything, anywhere, in no time flat. My Google-fu is a helpful skill, but not one that's shrouded in too much mystery — I've just mastered some very helpful search tricks and shortcuts and learned to quickly identify the best info in a list of results. Sadly, though web searches have become and integral part of the academic research landscape, the art of the Google search is an increasingly lost one. That search process also included determining when to rely on Google and when to utilize scholarly databases, but on a fundamental level, it appears that many people just don't understand how to best find the information they seek using Google. Thanks to the folks at HackCollege, a number of my "secrets" are out. Infographic via HackCollege Image courtesy of iStockphoto, LICreate