Classroom management tips and tricks
I think it’s worth pointing out right away that one of the eternal truths about classroom management is that there are no easy fixes and sure-fire tricks guaranteed to make the classroom industrious and harmonious. There are, however, attitudes that we can adopt and processes that we can put into action that will – over time – be likely to improve the overall environment of the classroom as a learning arena.
So my workshop for OUP in Serbia considers a number of questions about effective classroom management: How can I get students into small groups effectively? How can students be best encouraged to take part in the lesson? Are there any alternatives to ‘hands up’? How can I handle distracted and hard-to-reach students? The session offers a variety of simple and practical techniques to try out in the classroom.
The slides are available here in pdf format.