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TESOL Videos - Overview of All English Tenses - Present Tenses - Present Simple - Find Someone Who
A first example of a teaching idea for the present simple tense will be a classic activity called 'Find someone who'. Here, we will be trying to find someone who has a general truth such as the ability to play a musical instrument or the fact that they have a brother and a sister. This results in students going around the room asking questions in the present simple tense, such as 'Do you play a musical instrument?' 'Are you a teacher?' 'Do you have a brother and a sister?' The answers resulting will also be in the present simple tense. They will be generally 'Yes I do,' or 'No I don't.' The students will go around trying to find somebody who fits the general truth and when they do, they will write their name in the appropriate space. The students will mill around the room for generally five to eight minutes depending on your timing of your class. When the teacher feels it's appropriate, he'll have the students sit down and begin feedback. Feedback will also be in the present simple tense resulting in questions such as: 'Who goes to bed before 11 o'clock?' Students will raise their hand and also report in the same tense saying the name of a student in the class, such as 'Jim goes to bed before 11 o'clock.' During the feedback, the teacher can also expand upon these general truths. When the teacher hears that Jim goes to bed before 11 o'clock, the teacher can ask 'Why do you go to bed before 11 o'clock?' 'Do you always go to bed before 11 o'clock?' The same can be done for musical instruments: 'What musical instrument do you play?'
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Classroom management is a system which create to maintain appropriate behavior of students in classroom settings. This system is effective because they increase student success by creating an orderly learning environment that enhances students' academic skills and competencies, as well as their social and emotional development. Teacher can use different way to group student up in class activities geared to whole class, students on their own, pairwork and group work. There are 3 different seating arrangement for a class. Such as orderly rows are most often the best arrangement, especially when the class is large. It allows teacher to move around the classroom whilst all students can continually focus on the teacher. second, circles or horseshoes are often practical in a small class, it is a good way for the teacher to have less dominating approach and each student is positioned equally. Separate tables are seated in small group at individual tables and offers an informal environment to the class. It is easy for teacher to give individual attention while other continue their work. Teacher talking time is important when the teacher is verifying correct comprehensive of the English language. However teacher should avoid unnecessary talking time. This reduces the amount of time available for student to speak. Rapport between teacher and students plays an important part in determining if a class is successful and enjoyable. There is also important in how a teacher responding to problem behaviour. If the teacher didn't respond with the problem immediately the problem will become more worse. If problem happen teacher have to use non verbal techniques first, keep calm and try to use humuor when possible. Because shouting almost never helps.