Classroom Management Podcasts
There are more or less three constants present in every educational setting: students, teachers and classrooms. This episode we focus not on the participants, but on the spaces for English language learning. We discuss how to set up a classroom, how seating can support your students (or sabotage your lesson) and how teachers and students can benefit from moving their class outside the classroom (from time to time).
"Plan-teach-reflect" - everything starts from lesson planning. This episode we look at what to put in a plan, how to plan when you don't have enough time and how to make your lesson go according to plan.
We talk with self confessed role play and ESL nerd Fifi Pyatt to look at how to take role plays from nerdiness to awesomeness and discuss how to help students get as much as possible from role plays and also go off on tangents about burning witches and dungeons and dragons…
You can't teach all of the students all of the time, but you can teach all of the students some of the time. This episode we look at what mixed ability classes are, how to plan for them and how to differentiate on the spot.
Find out what your students are saying when your back is turned. Learn about observers paradox, monitoring and how to set up successful group work.
Listen to find out when it might actually be beneficial for your students to speak their L1 (first language) in class and hear the arguments for both banning and encouraging L1 in English class.
Listen to find out the similarities and differences between teaching kids and teaching adults and for practical tips if you're making the transition between one and the other (e.g. as part of a CertTESOL/CELTA course).
The human brain is a bit like a smart phone. Run 30 apps at once and the processing speed is going to be more Nokia 3310 than iPhone 7. Hit play to find out how this affects our classes.
Using phones and tablets is often considered as a necessity in language learning. Here's our guide for when to avoid and when to use technology.
How to get your students to behave without ever needing to raise your voice.