Teaching a difficult class that is really rowdy (especially younger aged students) can make any teachers day stressful. Sometimes you go to work dreading that one class of kids that don’t respect you, don’t listen to you, and cause soreness in your throat at the end of the day.
Classroom management for adult students can be a tricky road to walk. One of the benefits of teaching adults is that you don’t have to constantly deal with discipline and class management the way you do with kids.
Handling conflict in the ESL classroom will be part of your job as an educator. Teaching your students life skills such as compassion and conflict resolution is just as important as teaching the nuts and bolts of the English language.
Your first ESL class is always an important one. Even if you have a set lesson plan prepared for you by your school, giving your first ESL lesson can be a daunting task. Your first lesson makes a big impression on your students, establishes your teaching style, and sets the tone for the year.
Cell phone’s in Chinese universities can be a bit of an issue. No cell phones in class is usually the key rule in college, but cell phone usage in some Chinese universities can be quite rampant. Some students say they study so hard in middle school, once they take their college entrance exams and make it to university, it’s party time!
Your ESL classroom is a place where control can quickly be flipped, a teacher has to stay vigilant in making sure that this balance is not disturbed too much. We have brought you many articles about what you should be doing in your ESL class, but we haven’t covered what you should not do in your ESL class. This article explores the big no no’s every teacher should be aware of.