Teaching large classes (Part – 1)

Most of us agree that teaching large groups of students can be tricky. We usually tend to prefer small groups that are easier to manage, more interactive and enjoyable, and above all less time consuming.In some countries like in South America or Asia it’s not uncommon...

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Story telling

Storytelling has been part of human traditions since we have been able to communicate with one another! Traditional oral storytelling was one of the first form of communication. Why do we tell stories? We all are storytellers. Whether we are telling jokes or telling...

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How to create a safe learning environment

As mentioned previously the good rapport between students and teachers is crucial but the rapport between students also has its importance to build a positive learning environment. Therefore it is important to jot down the basics for common ground rules right from the...

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How to build a classroom or remake it

Since I started my professional path in education, there is not a single year I didn’t remake my classroom. It may seem a tough project but if you are really looking to improve your learning-teaching environment then it is something you clearly have to think about. It...

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How to create group work

When visiting another school or another colleague’s classroom I will always praise the group on finding a lesson running smoothly with every single student on task, knowing what to do, sharing ideas, being respectful towards one another. When learning is actually...

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Activities to enhance classbuilding (part – 2)

Find Someone Who ‘The Find Someone Who’ activity is a very entertaining hunt where students move around the classroom to find some classmates with defined characteristics. Students are given a worksheet at the beginning of the activity with these special...

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Activities to enhance classbuilding (part – 1)

When we start a class with new students we may sometimes be a little anxious. No doubt that the first day in front of a classroom can be stressful and not only for us as teachers but also for our students. No matter their level, no matter if you have adult learners,...

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How to build our classroom

Classbuilding is key to ensure the success of our students. Classbuilding is the first step that will provide them a positive support for the acquisition of their knowledge. As students and teachers spend most of their time in the classroom, it’s important to create a...

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