Sample Lesson Classroom Management
This is a condesed TEFL course to teach you ALL of the important lessons you need to know to pass the TEFL English teaching exam in just 5 days! Each Lesson has been designed to be short and to the point. The best way to cover each lesson is: As a teacher it is your duty to lead students, both as individuals and as a group. You will interact with students both formally and informally, depending on your chosen position. Your tasks will be varied, but your aim will always be to help students develop their understanding of new ideas. Teaching is an ever-changing job, based on interaction with your students. You will need to understand and influence the group dynamic. How you influence the group is the key to a successful classroom. Classrooms are made up of different relationships: between students and the teacher, between students and other students, and between individuals. Learning how to best respond to your students needs is your goal: this will make you a respected and well-liked leader. We must always remember, we are dealing with people; we all have good & bad days. When harmony is achieved we learn best. When the politics of the classroom are put aside and trust is built, we can learn anything. Your goal is to create a harmonious classroom, where students want to put aside distractions and learn together. In your classroom the students are happy, because they find learning easy and fun. To achieve this, a teacher needs to create and manage classroom order, based on students needs and the teachers wants. When this is achieved students will naturally focus on their work, learning as groups and individuals. Mostly importantly everyone, including you, will enjoy your lessons. This first video looks at some techniques used by a first year teacher to effectively manage a classroom and offers further advice on how you could improve trouble areas. Watch and take note of techniques used that you can apply as a TEFL instructor.
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Classroom management is an art not a science. what works here today, might not work there tomorrow. No two cases are exactly the same, you will need to adapt what others have done to suit your classroom and students. Learn from others more experienced than you, no book can compare to frontline experience. As a teacher you will build trust and respect, by focusing and changing techniques to best suit students needs and wants. Classrooms will naturally manage themselves when everyone understands what is expected, and where the teacher is also someone whom students respect in their position as leader. The best way to achieve this is through patience, understanding and fairness. Your best strategy is to learn from others. Practical guidance, from those with experience will help you work more effectively. Working effectively will mean you spend more time teaching and less time managing. Repeating patterns, styles and techniques already familiar to students will help you smooth over the transition. From there a new teacher will build mutual trust and respect. All teachers develop skills as they learn, interact, try & fail, discuss with others and reflect on their experiences. This can be as simple as thinking about what worked or did not work in your own classes at school, good teachers always remain in our memories Classroom Management is: Learning how to achieve balance trust and leadership. A teacher needs to be prepared and flexible at the same time. Planning is key to giving your class structure and being a well organised professional. You will need to be prepared to deviate from your plans. A common mistake new teachers make is to rush an activity. Students often need more time than we expect to properly understand an activity or absorb an idea. Your perspective will develop as you learn about your students own learning styles and abilities. Be pragmatic and proactive, keep your students focused in a calm guiding way, as they develop their understanding and eventually learn to self-manage.
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