9 Steps to Perfect Classroom Management
Classroom management is a very important task because it makes the class run smoothly and effectively and enhances students' academic skills and competencies .it is the role of the teacher to inspire confidence in the students and should know when to be firm and when to be flexible. There are different techniques the teacher can use to manage the class in a good way:
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1. using eye contact gesture and voice
To build confidence between the teacher and the students and to make sure they do understand what they are supposed to do and by using visual interest they can understand the meaning of the language, to make sure all students are involved in the class and also to maintain discipline.
2. grouping students
Working as a group can motivate the students to learn better, it builds a good relationship between themselves and between them and the teacher and the students can have fun learning and it makes the teacher be in control of the class.
3. classroom arrangement
The teacher organizes the position of the students and himself the way it makes the class effective depending on the activity like arranging the students in an orderly row the traditional way or in circles and horseshoes or separate tables.
4. writing on the board
Usually the teacher spends a lot of time with his back to the class so to reduce that the teacher can use an overhead project, prepare cards for vocabulary for the students or can writedown the work on the board before the class starts.
5. Individual attention
The teacher needs to know his students, their names who are a good learner and who is not so he can include all the students equally and don't teach only strong or weak students.
6. Teacher talking time and students talking time
It is the teacher's responsibility to make a balance of that depending on the class activity and lessons because they will talk more when giving instructions, presenting and clarifying.
7. The instructions are given by the teacher
They need to be in a simple language so the students know what needs to be done. being consistent using the same words for the same instructions and with beginners teach them the necessary language and of course monitor the students to see if they are following the instructions given to them.
8. Creating rapports
Between the teacher and the students and between the students themselves to see how successful the class is so rapport can make the students know each other's, make them help each other's and the teacher must act positively and show that he enjoys what he is doing.
9. Maintaining discipline
The teacher should be in control of the class by being fair, positive and consistent.of course maintaining discipline depends on many factors like the size of the class, the age of the students and respect between the teacher and the students.
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in conclusion, class management is an art, so a good teacher is the one who can run the class with mutual respect, the students can learn and enjoy what they are learning and teaching have fun teaching them and at the end, it is win-win for both the teacher and the students.
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