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How to properly manage your ESL classroom.

Classroom Management: 10 things you should never do in class

You want your classroom management to be impeccable if you want your students to learn and learn well.

How to Throw a Teacher Tantrum

Temper tantrum not only happens in toddlers but in teachers too. It’s called teacher tantrum. The school guidelines are plain and simple with little to no room for misinterpretation. Well, other than the fact that they are only written on the website. They are not posted anywhere else, not even in the classroom where they would be more effective. Nonetheless, they are straight to the point. – No electronic devices while the Teacher is teaching. They are to be placed inside a box in the back of the classroom. – Sleeping is not permitted – Bow/greet the Teacher when he/she enters the classroom – Be respectful at all times to your Teachers Plain and simple right? Let me get an amen – and the congregation says in uni-some – a-m-e-n. Preach on It would ...

Dealing with Disruptive Students: It’s not because you are (necessarily) a bad Teacher

Disruptive students don’t mean you’re a bad teacher It is tough teaching but it’s even tougher teaching in another country. This reason alone is why a lot of teachers don’t travel teach. But they are mistaken because the rewards outweigh whatever problems they might face in another country. One of the biggest issues we face as travel teachers is discipline. Not necessarily because it’s hard but because what is acceptable in your country might not be acceptable in another. And there is a lot of room for miscommunication. Handling Disruptive Students It’s not that students are bad a lot of the time. It’s mostly because they just don’t get it. They are behind other students or above other students and because of that, they find other things to d...

Class Management Tips: The 5-minute Behavior Rule

Class Management Tips 101: Here is a fun and interesting way to keep your class in order. Since one thing you have to keep in mind as a Teacher is your student’s strengths and weaknesses, you learn a lot of information about their behavior, likes and dislikes. But there comes a time when you have to use that information for or against them in order to keep the sanity in the classroom. This quick way of controlling the class does just that. This is the five-minute class management tips for ages 9-14 All students love games as a way to learn. But you don’t want to reward them by playing a game if they don’t give something back to you as their Teacher. And at the end of the day, the most important thing you want from them is their attention so that you can learn them somethi...

7 Reward Ideas for Teachers

Ideas for teachers who prefer to reward than to punish It is a good feeling when you have designed a lesson and when presenting it the students respond to it well. It reminds you of why you teach. As a teacher, the greatest reward is to see students progress as a result of your teaching. It makes you feel good about yourself. Because teaching is tough and even more so if you are in a completely different country. Your emotions are heightened because you are in a strange land with many unfamiliar circumstances. In short, you want to give your best and because you are called in Korea or whatever country you are in to teach, your temporary identity is attached to how the students make you feel and how you make them feel. So a bad day is really bad and a good day is really good. That is why yo...

Class Management System: The Best Way To Control Your Class

This is a class management system that will change the way your kids behave. We have tested this at all age levels and we found that although this class management system is meant for young kids ages 4 to 14, if modified properly, it works at all age groups. Please feel free to alter it to your particular needs, we just ask that you repost the modified version back here for other teachers to use. This class management system was tested for a year It works wonders if executed properly. Why it works: For the students The student’s performance is rewarded It creates competition among the students It brings excitement back to the classroom For the Teacher It’s a reward and punishment system combined It takes away stress because the students earn what they get and they can see it pl...