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I've been teaching at this school for about three years. I see the students just once a week and I've got tons of them. Then sit in groups of six and thats about the only seating arrangement I can make. I can't get them to do much. I use six smal whiteboards because they don't bring a pen. I seat them according to student numbers beacuse its hard to cater to 21 classes. How can you divide them by levels in the classroom? Won't they just sit with their friends and goof off? Where is the competetion between teams? Half the kids want to be number one. How can they be satisfied with just completing an activity from an activity page? I'm sorry I ask so many questions. I'm skeptical. At the same time my after school enrolement is decreasing and I've got to try something new.
You left a comment in March about how you use Andrew Finch's worksheets in class. I'm interested in how you do this. Do you copy the worksheets and hand them out to all the kids in the class? Do you give one page to one group and make them share? Worksheets don't seem to be effective in Korean classrooms. There're just too many kids.
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