In this episode, we cover the pronunciation of the word quay. This word is used as a noun and refers to the platform used for loading and unloading ships. Synonyms for quay include wharf, pier or landing stage. The spelling of the word was influenced by the French spelling quai.
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Unit 5 gave me information about managing classes. Classroom management refers to the wide variety of skills and techniques that teachers use to keep students organized, orderly, focused, attentive on tasks, and productive during the class. Non-verbal communication is a system consisting of a range of features often used together to aid expression ( eye contact, gesture and the voice).
Grouping students. Group work is another approach for having students complete assignments and task. There are many different varieties of grouping: whole-class grouping, pair work, students working on their own, group work. Here are some common advantages to group work:Encourages collaboration and cooperation, opportunity for decision-making, opportunities for role-differentiation. Some problems with group work includes the following. Organizational time, risk of chaos, students' preference to work alone.
The physical atmosphere of the classroom can play a large role in how well you are able to manage your students. Orderly rows: you have a clear view of all the students and all the students can see the teacher. The best solution for large classes. Circles and horseshoes: teacher's position is less dominating, allows students be more focused on the lesson, good for small groups.
One of the most important management tasks of the classroom setting is to make certain that the teacher can keep an eye on every student. Commonly used educational materials should be accessed easily.
TTT and STT. The right balance depends on the type of the class. There are advantages and disadvantages to TTT. It is not easy to reduce TTT when talking to the students is a natural thing to do and when there is inevitably a theatrical side to language teaching. However, bearing in mind the nature of the communicative classroom, teachers should perhaps be aware of the quality of their TTT and how it is used rather than trying to reduce it to a bare minimum.
Giving instructions: using simple language, being consistent, using visual clues, checking the instructions.
Maintaining discipline. There are many reasons why disciplinary problems can occur in the classroom and some of these problems are out of your hands. The teacher must be a model for their students.
Classroom management is essential, not only for a teacher?s piece of mind and in allowing them proper control over their classroom, but it is imperative for a positive and flourishing learning environment for students.