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classroom management problems

ESL and TEFL teachers often do not receive the class management training that their primary school colleagues benefit from. Without preparation, it can be a shock to take on a classroom of energetic children.

Here are some tips and ideas to help you contain your pupils'...

26 Feb Shelley Vernon 15 Comments
cartoon of hands waving to represent a wave done by a crowd of children

*Dear Teacher,

Silently, effortlessly re-gain everyone's attention with this tip

Introduce this idea early on in the school year and use it when the class become noisy or too excited. Start a wave, or any action, like a bird flying, or just swaying your arms from...

27 Feb Shelley Vernon 2 Comments
excited kids

It can be difficult to manage a classroom of children, even if they are only three years old ! Here is a question from a teacher on managing her classroom of mixed ages – not an easy task…

PROBLEM

'In one class I have 8 children. 6 of age 5 and 2 of...

05 Dec Shelley Vernon 4 Comments

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