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TESOL Videos - Classroom Management for Teaching English as a Foreign Language - Common Issues
There are some other classroom management issues that we need to consider and they may include issues such as writing on the board, giving students individual attention, the use of teacher talk time, the way in which we should give instructions to our students, the building and maintaining of rapport with our students, and finally the one that perhaps most new teachers particularly spend a lot of time worrying and thinking about, is the issue of classroom discipline. So what we'd like to do is to take each of these in turn and look at some of the major issues surrounding these classroom management issues.
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Books choice in education process as much important as teacher?s professionalism. The book, that the teacher brings into classroom can be one of the key points on the students? way to success. In the Unit 14 we speak about course books, how to choose and how to use them. When I was a student, I?ve had different teachers, good and also bad ones. But, the most I remember one teacher, who was using just one book during the whole year. The book was bad, with the poor variety of exercises, but the teacher anyway made us read and study on every each and one exercise in that book. We, the students, were unspeakably bored and angry with that process. Then, I was more lucky and I?ve never seen the teacher who would use the same book for each lesson over a year after. Boredom is the worst teacher?s enemy. Bad and wrong books always provide boredom. Indeed the teacher should choose the main book for a course, which is going to cover most of the students? needs in language knowledge. But, unfortunately, there are no magic books, which can cover 100% of students? needs. Thus, supplementary books and materials are complete ?must have? for the teacher. We are lucky to live in 21st century, in the digital era. In one click we can open some book selling site and choose some of them from the astonishing variety. We even can use preview options or load some parts from the book to try it out. If we as teachers have no choice with the course books, we always can load visual, audio material and additional exercises from Internet to balance the mandatory book. Nowadays, we have all resources needed. We just have to analyze what would be appropriate and useful for this particular group of students and make our choice.