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Making Connections - Classroom Management with Young Learners (Webinar Preview)

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The slides from a webinar I did for the British Council on 12th December 2012.

The slides from a webinar I did for the British Council on 12th December 2012.

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  • 1. Classroom Management with Young Learners David Dodgson TED Ankara CollegeImage by lrargerich
  • 2. What teachers want...
  • 3. What teachers fear...
  • 4. What is ‘classroom management’?
  • 5. What is ‘classroom management’?For me, it’s about: Involving learners in important decisions Ensuring good discipline Establishing rapport with students Creating a positive atmosphere for learning
  • 6. Some tips before we start...  There is no ‘right answer’!  Be responsive and adapt to each class  Be consistent and follow through  Establish regular routines  Accept that there are some things you can’t change Image by laughlin
  • 7. Establishing ‘ground rules’
  • 8. Establishing ‘ground rules’Some of my ideas: ‘Class Contract’ Rules for the teacher! Discussing & negotiating rules Involve the students & let their opinions be heard! Image by Scott Thornbury via eltpicsSee also my blog post on this topic:http://www.davedodgson.com/2011/09/democracy-in-action-in-primary-school.html
  • 9. The students will.... ...be ready at the start of the lesson. ...listen when someone is talking. ...always be polite, patient and helpful. ...wait for Mr. David to say the lesson is finished.
  • 10. Mr. Dodgson will.... ...not give homework on Fridays. ...let us drink water in the lesson. ...let us eat snacks in the lesson.
  • 11. Enforcing ‘ground rules’
  • 12. Enforcing ‘ground rules’Some ideas: Class Captains Highlight examples of good behaviour Plenty of praise (individual students and the class!) Make sure you follow through on any promises/detterents.
  • 13. Gamification  What is ‘gamificaiton’?  How can it help with classroom management?Image by @acliltoclimb via eltpics
  • 14. Gamification  What is ‘gamificaiton’?  Applying concepts and theories from the world of gaming to the classroom.  How can it help with classroom management?  Easy for kids to relate to.Image by @acliltoclimb via eltpics  Adds a sense of ‘fun’ to proceedings. See also the Digital Play blog by Graham Stanley and Kyle Mawer: http://www.digitalplay.info/blog/
  • 15. Gamified Classroom ManagementExample – Class Achievments Reward following class rules with a ‘level up’ After 5 level ups, the class chooses a ‘reward’ The reward could be a game, a video, free time, or even no homework! Rewards are ‘just for fun’ Image by @oyajimbo via eltpicsSee also my blog post on this topic:http://www.davedodgson.com/2012/09/taking-classroom-management-to-next.html
  • 16. Gamified Classroom Management Example – Class Dojo  Set up class accounts on www.classdojo.com  Award points for ‘positive’ behaviour (and ‘negative’ if you wish)  Connect with students & their families
  • 17. Establishing rapport
  • 18. Establishing rapport  Be friendly & approachable  Be flexibile (and be willing to ‘bend the rules’!)  Focus on the kids’ own interests  Personalise the lessons as much as possibleImage by lighttruth  Involve the students and give them choices See also this post I wrote for Shelly Terrell’s blog: http://shellyterrell.com/2011/05/09/tips-for-connecting-with-young-learners-by-dave- dodgson/
  • 19. Getting the students involved
  • 20. Getting the students involved Class rules Image by ToGa Wanderings Personalising lessons & offering choices Use student-created content in class Get students to create tasks and quizzes.
  • 21. Getting the students involvedExample: ‘Video of the Week’ Image by ToGa Wanderings Allow one student each week to select a video Student writes questions about it Video and questions are posted on the class blog ‘Secret homework’ See also this blog post by David Mearns:http://www.davidmearns.blogspot.com/2011/10/idea-of-getting-students-to-write.html
  • 22. dave.dodgson@gmail.comwww.davedodgson.com@DaveDodgson