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TESOL Videos - How to Pronounce 'GIBE'- English Grammar
In this episode, we cover the pronunciation of the word gibe. This word can be used as a noun and as a verb. Used as a noun, it describes a taunting remark and when used as a verb it refers to the action of making a taunting or insulting remark. Synonyms for gibe are taunt, sneer and insult.
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The content of this unit featured aspects of classroom management, such as defining classroom management, content looked at how a teacher plays a major role as a resource in classroom management. For example, resource that a teacher can use for classroom management may be the teacher's eyes, voice and gestures. The unit further explains those with its pros and cons. The content of this unit also featured various aspects of grouping students by listing them, defining them with their advantages and disadvantages. Moreover, the content of this unit looked at things to avoid while writing on the classroom board while stating some excellent strategies to use when writing on the classroom board. Teacher talk time (TTT) verses Student talk time (STT) was differentiated in this unit, along with giving instructions and maintaining discipline strategies for a teacher to incorporate in the classroom. One of the most important things I learnt from this unit is to understand and know when to use TTT and STT. I now understand the importance of both and the role each plays. However, I understand that STT should be the focus for teaching English as a foreign language in the classroom. I've connected TTT to being like a teacher-centered class, where the teacher just talks. And for STT class I've connected it to a student-centered class. Where I should encourage more STT in the classroom and use TTT at its minimal, keeping in mind it has its benefits/usefulness. Moreover, I've learnt classroom management strategies on all levels I never thought about, such as simply keeping in mind the factors to consider when maintaining discipline in a classroom.