Monday, January 31, 2011

The Do's and Don'ts of the language classroom



Here in Brazil, it's the start of another school year here and excitement is in the air.


Teacher trainers always recommend that teachers establish rules at the start of a school year. They are there to help teacher and student and they reduce the chances of indiscipline. This is what we call classroom management.

But sometimes teachers think that students already know how to behave and students expect teachers to make the classroom rules clear for everyone.

This video from the eternal movie "To Sir with love" helps to show what I'm talking about




Did you look at the glogster at the top of this post?

For teachers: Do you always set the rules at the beginning of each year?

For students: What rules or suggestions would you include in the list above?