Category Archives: Discipline in the classroom

New UsingEnglish.com stuff

The EFL Dictionary of Football is up to I and still lots of fun- get involved and add your own favourite idioms (“nutmeg” is already in, but haven’t decided about “park the bus” yet) Other worksheets and articles: Classroom language for … Continue reading

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New TEFL articles and ideas April 2010

Might’ve listed the ones nearer the bottom before, but been a while since I’ve done one of these updates, so maybe not: 15 no prep games with just little scraps of paper 15 zero prep games with (whole) sheets of … Continue reading

Posted in Cambridge Delta, Cambridge ESOL, Classroom management, Discipline in the classroom, Discussion questions, Lesson planning, Problem students, Reading, Teaching young learners, TEFL games, Usingenglish | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Keeping YLs on Task Part One

A guest piece by new(ish) blogger Leahn Stanhope http://www.earlyefl.blogspot.com “Part of the battle of teaching YLs (young learners) is keeping them interested and on task. Here is the first part of a series of activities that I have tried and … Continue reading

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On the CELTA, Japan, and very small learners

An interview with Charlie Richards of Learning Tree English, a private language school for 16 and unders (sometimes far unders!) in Osaka. “I first came across your school through your excellent examples of young learner lessons on YouTube. Typical lessons … Continue reading

Posted in CELTA, Cultural differences/ cultural training, Discipline in the classroom, EFL CD ROMs, English through craftwork, Lesson planning, Phonics, pre-school/ kindergarten/ very young learners, Teaching English in Japan, Teaching Japanese primary school children, Teaching young learners, Technology, TEFL career planning, TEFL games, textbooks, Using songs with kids, Using storybooks | Tagged | 2 Comments

Teaching preschool English links

I’ve done a fair bit of kindy/ kindie/KG/ pre-school/ nursery/ very young learner English teaching  over the years, and I’m doing it full time at the moment for the first time in quite a while, so will be writing about that and … Continue reading

Posted in Discipline in the classroom, Ending lessons, Flashcard games, links, Problem students, Starting lessons, Teaching young learners, TEFL, TEFL games, Using songs with kids, Using storybooks | 5 Comments

Controlling under fives

Of course, there are some people who would object even to the use of the word “control” in the title of such a post. Those people are called “modern parents“, or in layman’s terms, “hippies”. Only jkg!* Anyway, there is … Continue reading

Posted in Classroom management, Discipline in the classroom, links, pre-school/ kindergarten/ very young learners, Problem students, Teaching young learners, TEFL | 1 Comment

New articles, worksheets and reviews June 2008

All that TEFL International stuff below is not only depressing, I’m starting to think it is actually quite pointless. For example, if we compare the number of teachers who have paid money to TEFL International, let alone the number of people … Continue reading

Posted in Business English and ESP, Classroom management, Discipline in the classroom, links, Materials, Photocopiable worksheets, pre-school/ kindergarten/ very young learners, Present tenses, Problem students, Teaching large classes, Teaching young learners, TEFL, TEFL games, Using songs with kids, Usingenglish | Leave a comment

The benefits of teaching in Japan

Number one is that the status of English teachers is not so obviously low that when I met the love of my life and asked her to marry me she actually agreed! You won’t hear a lot about it on … Continue reading

Posted in Becoming a Director of Studies, Cross cultural training in EFL, Cultural differences/ cultural training, Discipline in the classroom, Eikaiwa, ELT management, English Teachers in Japan, IELTS, Job security, Teaching English Abroad, Teaching English in Asia, Teaching English in Japan, Teaching English in Spain, Teaching Japanese primary school children, Teaching older students, Teaching shy students, TEFL, TESOL, TOEIC, Working conditions | 7 Comments

Chinpoko – Japanese education quote of the day

“During the speech both old and new students had become extremely restless, and thirteen children were out of their seats and moving around the room. The obscenities accompanying another tussle between two four-year-old boys- bakayaro and aho (fool)- had started … Continue reading

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Unautomating teaching with Summerhill English Schools

Following my own advice for automated teachers, I’ve been trying to use my search for something to write about Japan and or teaching English on my blog as a way of expanding my horizons rather than shrinking them. Recent semi-successful … Continue reading

Posted in Alternative teaching techniques, Classroom dynamics, Classroom management, Discipline in the classroom, Humanistic language teaching, Learner training, links, Mixed ability classes, Pairwork and groupwork, Problem students, Teaching methods and methodologies, Teaching mixed level classes, Teaching teenagers, Teaching young learners, TEFL, TESOL | 1 Comment