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THREE WAYS TO MAKE YOUNG LEARNER CLASSES LESS PROBLEMATIC

Понедельник 15 сентября 2014

Are your young learner classes a struggle to control? Here’s a story of how a teacher managed to transform her class.

 

 
настроение: governing

ключевые слова: co-operative behaviour, difficult group, points system, competitive element, «having fun», clarity of class rules

e-mail: natassa@expresspublishing.co.uk

 

 
Background
The pupils in the difficult group I want to talk about were very un-cooperative. As a co-ordinator, I spoke to several pupils about their behaviour and phoned some parents as well. None of this seemed to have much effect and the group continued to be problematic. After two months the teacher of this group left and a new teacher took over the group. The new teacher — let’s call her Karen — managed to bring about a remarkable transformation which saw the class change from a very difficult group into a highly successful one which worked very well. How did Karen manage to bring about this radical change? Part of the answer lies in the strategies below.

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