Excitement Management

Excitement Management

Excitement Management My tutors on my CELTYL were really focused on this aspect of the class. They made us think about the type of activity, specifically how the students would react by it. We classified activities as ‘stirrers’ and ‘settlers’. When planning classes we would alternate activities so that students would get stirred up and excited, the next activity settled […]

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Gamification in the classroom

gamification in the classroom

Using gamification in the classroom for managing young learners. Gamification in the classroom is an excellent approach to classroom management. This is particularly true with young learners. Adding a competitive element to a learning environment with young learners can add motivation, improve behavioural problems. It can also encourage extra language. I divide my classes up into teams, each team can […]

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Differentiation

Differentiation in the classroom

Differentiation: Takeaways from the CELTYL Differentiation is a bit of a buzzword right now, but it is really important, particularly with mixed ability groups. To start with, you need to know your students. Once you are confident that your lesson plans are aimed at the average student in your class, you then need to understand how you can get more […]

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Authentic Material

authentic materials in the classroom

Authentic material is often overlooked by language teachers. Newspapers, magazines or brochures can expose learners to more realistic language. Choosing learning material for your students is an important consideration. One thing to think about is where you are getting materials from. So often I get bogged down in using a coursebook. It’s sometimes really nice to use materials from alternative […]

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