Now that you’ve got the basic things prepared (classroom, characters, props and student attitude), you’ll want to make very clear to your students that this is not a random activity. “Art loves order,” Stanislavsky told us in his work with actors. Make sure you have order in the basic structure of your class to allow the … More To Pair or Not to Pair: Part Five — Class Structure
When you begin an online course, you often start with high spirits and a lot of enthusiasm. Perhaps the course will help you move up in your job towards better pay. Maybe you’re simply interested in the subject of the course and want to expand your horizons. Once the course is underway, though, you … More Studying Online: Obstacles and Motivation
A challenge is a difficulty that stimulates the person who faces it. A large class is more difficult to define. This could be from six to sixteen students, even more. The challenges faced in any EFL or ESL classroom should serve as a stimulus in the ongoing effort to become a better informant and educator. … More Challenges in Large ESL Classes
The ways in which we learn languages are always at debate within the linguistic community. Some of the ideas put forth become unchangeable obstacles to learning. It is important to compare other aspects of learning that differ between adults and children, aspects that can be controlled by the adult learner. These would include motivation, time … More Is it Really Harder for Adults?
Though there are many behavior challenges teachers have to face in the classroom, three stand out in my classes that I have often had to overcome. These challenges can be listed as: Speaking out of turn or speaking all the time Distracting or annoying behavior during class time Refusal to participate in classroom activities These … More Dealing with Poor Behavior in Your Classroom