Thursday, July 12, 2012

868. Rules are necessary

One day teacher of English B said to teacher of English A, “If you want to scold or explain to all the class about recient misbehaving, you can do it in English, and not in their mother language, albeit you think they’ll understand not much. It’s sound they listen in English massively. They may understand some things, and they see you’re serious too – but never cry out; don’t lose your temper!

Tentatively they will improve: the following days you can carry on calmly saying something of what is wrong and by saying the actions that are ok: they need to gain the good habit of respecting you and their classmates, and this takes some time.

Like I said, it’s sensible they listen in English massively: it may be part of their process of acquiring the target language.

One more thing: the next day after a ‘disaster class’ you will find out that it was not that horrible, that it was this and that students who really did wrong in the class, and in no way ‘all’ the class-group. Disruptive students, moreover, will accept your correction if you can talk with each one of them. Their response will be more positive if you correct each kid speaking to him separatedly.” / Photo from: geograph org uk. cricket at Colney Lane Fields UEA
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