Okay, time for payback - all you teachers in the trenches, do you have tips/good activities to get new teachers started? Pay back for all those who've helped you along the way.
It's Sept. and many teachers are planning, many of them new. Let's help them out!
I'll comment more later but
A) New teachers please see our Games/activities resources here. Our Young Learners resources and Essential Resources for new teachers. This tag search has lots of inspiration!
B) See in our Resource / Share folder the following games in PPt games : Top 5 (also download the worksheet). Price is Right (great for numbers), BAAM, Jeopardy (many kinds), Let's Talk, Bingo Basics. Also instructional ppts. The recent 30th blog carnival we hosted was specifically for new teachers - great advice!
C) See our Practice and Elementary pages. Get familiar with the content there. Many ppts for download but also click and play in your class. Get familiar with them and there is something for each lesson/theme
D) Make friends here. Stay tuned for professional development opportunities. Networking is a great resource!
E) Oh yeah, almost forgot. Download the karaoke player if you have a computer/screen (use with Windows XP ). Music is great for a warm up/engaging students before the Study/practice part of the lesson. Many are also available inour video area.
F) Check out this new teacher checklist. Lots to think about . ......slowly get these things done.
G) Motivate your students. That is your main job I believe. There aren't enough hours in class to "learn" English but you can make a difference by setting them up for self learning success. Show them where to get resources online or study outside of class. Set up a class page here for them (one log in / id/pw for everyone!). But motivate, motivate, motivate....
Also, use the search function here. Hundreds of great threads with lots of great teaching advice. I'd also recommend the "Lessons in a Can" - lots of fully explained lessons with downloadable resources. Available to EFL Classroom 2.0 supporters.
Now others, any really good tips? Management, classroom set up , resources, living advice?
Let the adventure begin!
hay everyone. i am new member here. I am student of university. Next month i will practice teaching in school that have aggressive student. My friend who have ever practice in that school ignored by student. Can you give me suggestion or some activity to get student attention especially in the first meeting?
I will try to suggest you here. I think the first you have to have big smile when the first time you arrive in school. because students will make impression in the first they see you. just show your confident to them. like you're have many experiences in teaching. don't show that you're nervous.
How about getting rid of unnecessary apostrophes? ;)