Conditionals and Reported Speech - Reported Speech Teaching Ideas

 

This video presents a teaching idea for reported speech. The activity includes having the students walk around the classroom asking other students for various bits of information. At the end of the activity, the students will report back the answers in reported speech.


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In class management you must be able to inspire confidence, be flexible and change his/her role according to the activity and situation without being dominant or leaving the students uncertain. Classroom management is the skill of organizing and managing the class having a friendly, relaxed manner and maintaining discipline. Eye contact can convey messages. A teacher who never looks students in the eyes can appear to lack confidence. Staring is not very productive either. It is effective to convert meaning of language, manage the class, add visual interest, increase pace of lesson, and reduce need for verbal explanation. EXAMPLES: Listen - put hand behind ear. Repeat in chorus - hand wave for all to repeat. get into pairs - two fingers together, stop: stop sign hand signal. good- thumbs up? maybe.. not right: thumbs down. Nearly right- shaky hand. unusual idea: both arms upside down. Identifying a student- head nod. Grouping students - factors - class size and classroom furniture can be problematic. Activities geared to the whole class, students working alone, pairs and larger groups are all appropriate and each has its own place in classroom. Teacher talking time and student talking time is the balance between TTT and STT largely depends on the type of lesson/activity, and on the level of the students. In the classroom the teacher will speak more when: presenting, checking, modeling, clarifying, providing language input, giving instructions, setting up activities, or establishing rapport. Maintaining Discipline is to the degree upon a large number of factors: age of students, reasons for learning, do the students want to be there? class size, principles and atmosphere of school, respect between students and teacher. Help stop problems - if you are punctual, well prepared, consistent and fair, do not let personal feelings influence your treatment of students, never make threats, return homework promptly, never lose your temper, show them same respect for your students as you expect from them, make your lessons interesting and varied, enthusiastic about teaching, establish rapport with the students.

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