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Ways of Controlling and Managing an ESL Class Effectively

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Classroom management focuses on ways used to ensure and secure a comfortable atmosphere in the classroom, these are ways the teacher uses to make the classroom conducive for learners, to achieve this task, the teacher must set up rules that eliminate unwanted behavior that get to disrupt learning. Different approaches can be put in place by the teachers too. Achieving his objective while taking into consideration the age and level of the kid's Different teachers will have a different approach in the respect, taking into consideration the age and level of the kids.

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Relationship between students and teachers

For the teacher to engage the students in the learning process and make the teaching and learning organization interesting and this further creates a friendly relationship between the teachers and student, which boosts cooperation within them and facilitates learning. Good classroom management will help the teacher to know the level of the learner and thus change strategies. There is also the need for evaluation of learners to know their progression in the lesson.

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Teacher’s responsibility

The teacher has to be the full control of the class, the teacher has to take his job seriously, be devoted and be serious and equally to be patriotic of his profession he chooses who to talk and at what time, he should be a role model, set rules and instruct the student in the course of his lesson. Teachers should encourage learners and give more positive feedback than negative ones.Another important point to consider is that the teacher should be able to speak aloud and clearly to be understood by everyone and also apply the right theories at the right time to ensure coherence throughout the course.

Celebrating students progress

The teacher should sometimes celebrate a student’s success by throwing a class party just to motivate them and to make them understand that success is rewarded that will encourage them to always make the teacher proud of them

The remark is another way to make the student feel their teacher is concern about them like giving tangible rewards to active students, for instance, those students who are active throughout the lesson attentive and responding to questions the teacher can applaud them that will push other students to want to gain that same reward thus getting others hard working.

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Punishment

The teacher should avoid getting every student to involve in punishment caused by a few, this can train teacher and student relationship thus jeopardize the smooth running of the class, what the teacher should do is to call students in a friendly Manner be polite when asking a question to the student, this approach will help you get along easily with students.

Lesson planning

Another important thing to ensure your class is well managed is to have a solid plan before day one, with this solid plan you can outline and give a rundown plan on how the school year will cover then you have prepared their minds and they will be ready for the task and take the challenge, the more your students have a clue of what the year will cover gives them more chances to be successful and make sure you enforce your rules and consequences consistently and get your student to involve and excited throughout the year.

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Role model

In a nutshell, looking at the different techniques which the teacher applies, it is important to be a role model in his class, the teacher should depict good qualities that students admire and are ready to copy. Qualities like speaking politely, love, and treat all equally and giving all students equal opportunity in the classroom. Another important point is for the teacher to praise and encourage students for their good performance.

One thing the teacher should avoid is not to get all student to involve in punishment caused by a few, this can train teacher and student relationship thus jeopardize the smooth running of the class, What the teacher should do is to call the student in a friendly manner be polite when asking a question to the student, this approach will help you get along easily with student.

The teacher should sometimes celebrate student success by throwing a class party just to motivate them and to make them understand that success is rewarded that will encourage them to always make the teacher proud of them.

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To conclude classroom management is necessary for the proper functioning of a classroom desirable for learning. With this theory teachers and learners would be able to achieve their goal thus teachers should research more in order to get more reliable principles, for it is very important to know how to control your classroom which would be the key for positive results.

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