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Teachers need the skill of lesson planning effectively as an essential asset. A well-planned lesson allows students to engage more fully and learn more than would otherwise occur without an effective plan in place.
Instructors often create unit plans for each topic or step of a process to make lessons run more smoothly and help English as second language (ESL) and adult basic education (ABE) teachers organize content, materials, time management strategies, and instructional strategies to reach specific learning objectives.
Teachers need to keep in mind that every lesson should have a clear beginning, middle and end. The natural learning cycle for lessons includes assessing prior knowledge, introducing content/concepts/vocab and vocabulary introduction through hands-on activities as well as checking comprehension. Each step must come together successfully for a successful class period.
Manage a classroom is one of the key elements of teaching. Employing some simple strategies will allow you to keep students focused and engaged while also creating a positive learning environment for them.
Start every class off right by giving students a sneak peak of something exciting from your lesson, which will immediately capture their interest and prevent misbehaving students from acting out.
Engage students in a class discussion to create mutually-acceptable guidelines for your classroom, then hand out copies as reminders.
Consider targeting individual discipline problems instead of punishing an entire class for one student’s behavior, as doing so can create negative associations that undermine your classroom management efforts.
Praise students for their academic and behavioral progress to help motivate them to work hard in the future. This approach works well at all levels and with students from diverse racial and socioeconomic backgrounds. Informing parents of their child’s successes will make them more invested in school and supportive of your classroom management system.
Communication in classrooms serves multiple functions simultaneously. Classroom 6x talk stands out by its multifaceted nature: often including elements of content, procedure and control of behavior (Wells, 2006). This balanced combination reflects how participation structures shape class activities – as we discussed them in Chapter 8.
Nonverbal communication in classrooms often supplements and sometimes contradicts what is said verbally, providing additional context or refutation to what was just spoken aloud. Finally, classrooms offer unique challenges in that students vary widely in how they perceive and comprehend information presented to them; some forms may be inaccessible due to differences such as disability. At other times it may simply be that certain formats more directly align with individual student’s language skills, cognitive strategies, culture or historical background than others.