How to make your classroom like a playground?

kotireddy By kotireddy, 29th Aug 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Make your teaching fun to the students.It is better for you to make the class fun and automatically the class makes the students fun. If you want to make the student be attracted towards you, you must make the classroom positive. Fill the student with positive feelings towards you. It is generally the start and the end of the class that the students remember it ever the day.

Make your teaching fun to the students.

Make your teaching fun to the students.

Make your teaching fun to the students.It is better for you to make the class fun and automatically the class makes the students fun. If you want to make the student be attracted towards you, you must make the classroom positive. Fill the student with positive feelings towards you. It is generally the start and the end of the class that the students remember it ever the day. First five minutes of the classroom you make the fun in the classroom, the remaining period they would listen to you and do whatever you teach with intention. Make your classroom like a play ground by making the teaching methods of you making the students challenging and funny.

Getting to know each other

Getting to know each other

On the first lesson, the students sometimes tend to be shy when speaking in front of you and their colleagues. It may have been quite a long time since they have used English and they may be quite low on confidence. To best deal with this, the entire first lesson should be aimed at building a positive and constructive learning environment that is fun and open. One of the best ways to do this is to start with an activity where the students get to know you (see BusyTeacher’s Getting To Know You activities) and build a strong rapport at the same time. As the teacher, you will be spending quite a lot of time with the students, so it is in their best interests to get to know you. Instead of introducing yourself, simply write a big question mark on the board, and get them to do the hard work by asking the questions. Use your immense charm and personality while doing this, and make them guess certain things about you, such as your nationality, age, etc. Personality, charm and a nice smile go a long, long way, as well .

Find out what they really want

Find out what they really want


When it comes to corporate classes, student feedback about you and the course will most likely be given to the company’s HR manager and whoever it is who pays your wage. One way to keep the students happy is to give them what they want. In the first couple of lessons, a needs analysis should be done to compile a list of their wants, needs, strengths and weaknesses. This can be done by asking each individual student the following questions:
o What do you find difficult about English?
o What do you want to improve?
o How do you use English in your job?
With this information, you can plan supplementary activities, projects and various other tasks that are not in the book with the aim of keeping your class fresh and interesting.

Dress the part

Dress the part

As a corporate teacher, you will be teaching in conference rooms, meeting rooms or even boardrooms. Working in this environment takes you into the realm of the company’s big wigs, and dressing to impress helps your image. It may also help gain further work in the future. As a corporate teacher, you should dress like a corporate individual.

Go with the flow

Go with the flow

If you find that your planned lesson on business writing is putting them to sleep, a quick change of tactics has never gone astray. The students have generally worked a long day, and giving them the task of writing an email makes them feel like they are continuing their work. If you notice their attention span beginning to falter, start a classroom conversation. Get them talking about things they are interested in, such as their hobbies, families, life outside work. This also shows that you are a caring teacher, with a genuine interest into the wellbeing of your students.

They’re adults, not children

They’re adults, not children

Never reprimand or discipline an adult student for arriving late or not doing homework. They are adults and can make up their own minds.. They probably had a good excuse for not doing the homework, or came late to class due to a work meeting. Always remember that you can lead a horse to water, but not make it drink. The same rule applies for adult students.

Give them something they can use

Give them something they can use

When it comes to using material from a book, skip the parts that are not relevant to them. If you’re teaching a group of accountants, focus on money related topics, rather than irrelevant topics, such as ‘booking a hotel room’. If your students don’t need to know about presentations, don’t teach them it. The best approach is to replace the redundant task with a fun activity, such as a team project that gets the students working together.

Keep it personal

Keep it personal

Give out your email address and let them know that you are always there for any help or assistance if they need any help with English in their job. This creates a personal bond, meaning good feedback for you, and a way for them to improve their English skills, which directly relate to their job

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Confidence, First Lesson, Student, Teaching, Teaching Methods

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hi! My name is Koti Reddy. I am a lecturer in English and a Yoga master. I would like to be creative and write creative and live in creative manner.

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author avatar Two
2nd Sep 2012 (#)

It is nice.

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author avatar Redd
2nd Sep 2012 (#)

Nice.

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author avatar Reddy
2nd Sep 2012 (#)

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author avatar Hari
2nd Sep 2012 (#)

Like a good gigs

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author avatar Rani
2nd Sep 2012 (#)

I wanna consult you.

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author avatar Rand
2nd Sep 2012 (#)

I like to be a teacher like that

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author avatar John
2nd Sep 2012 (#)

Goooooooood

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author avatar Venky
3rd Sep 2012 (#)

Thanks

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author avatar A student
3rd Sep 2012 (#)

Nice sir!

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author avatar weatherguyal
6th Sep 2012 (#)

It is easier to learn if you enjoy yourself and have fun. Great advice.

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