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Class

management
and
atmosphere
English for children

What does
it take to
keep
control of
a class?:
Managing groups of children is
a fundamental skill of teaching,
but theories differ about
whether it is inborn, a question
of trial, and error or can be
learnt

Why do you like your


teacher?

Teacher of children class


should?
Have sense
of humor

Patient

Openminded

Adaptable

Have
attitudes
and
abilities

abilities
Sing
Mime
Act
Draw
Organize worksheets

Attitudes

Respect your
pupils

Be realistic
about what
they can
manage at
an individual
level.

Like all your


pupils equally

well-prepared

Helping the children to feel


secure
Know what you are doing
Respect your pupils
Accept whatever the pupils say mistakes as well
Dont let a student being laughed at
Establish routines
Give them responsibilities to do practical jobs in the
class
Avoid organized competition & prizes dont exclude
Dont give the children English names.

The physical surroundings


Children like pleasant and familiar
surroundings
Encourage the children to bring in
objects or pictures or postcards. Share
them with the class
Have at least a section of wall to pin
things
Mark boxes and files. Students will
respond to the organization.

Seating arrangement

Grouping the children

Not all children will take grouping at once


Cooperation is something nurtured and learnt

pairwork

Groupwork

Classroom Language

The sooner the pupils learn simple meaningful


expression in English, the easier it will be.
Classroom language is the necessary tool to progress
the students from dependence on the book and
teachers.
Try to speak English as much as you can, using mime,
acting, puppets etc.
Keep your language simple, natural, and at their level.
Decide for yourself how much mother tongue
language you use.
You dont always have to switch language.
Have picture dictionary

Phrases children should learn


as soon as possible

Good morning/afternoon
Goodbye
Can I . Please?
Sorry, I dont know/dont understand/cant
Whats this called in English/whats the
English for ..?
Whose turn is it/book is this/chair is this?
Whose turn is it to .?
Its my/your/his/her turn
Pass the ., please.