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10 Tips for Teachers of10 Tips for Teachers of
ChildrenChildren
Young Learners Workshop
Cecilia Maller
To think about…To think about…
It is believed that from a teacher's point
of view, elementary school children are
the mos...
At this age Ss possess three very
important conditions before they even
enter the classroom:
1.Naturally cooperative,
2.cu...
Tips for Teaching ChildrenTips for Teaching Children
1. Make the rules: from the first day of
class
 fair.
consistent,
clear.
2. Try to remember the students'
names the first time you meet them.
 Encourage all students to remember their
classmate...
Use their names often when teaching
ie. talking to them,
constructing blackboard sentences,
making requests,
TPR exercise...
3. Show your students what to do.
Don't explain. Just do. Just be.
They will follow your lead. English needs
to be exper...
4. Nourish trust between you and the
students with each class.
How?
Through your actions let them know that
you will ne...
5. Use eye contact to communicate your
praise and disappointment.
6. Create well-planned, consistent
lessons with a predictable format :
Why?
 Gives the students a sense of security
and...
7. Always be pleasantly surprised when
students interact with each other or with
you in English.
8. Reassure your students that you
understand their English and you
approve of their attempts.
9. Show respect to the children (since
they are worthy of it) and let them
sometimes be the teacher.
10. Use English as a tool to build their
self-esteem.
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  1. 1. 10 Tips for Teachers of10 Tips for Teachers of ChildrenChildren Young Learners Workshop Cecilia Maller
  2. 2. To think about…To think about… It is believed that from a teacher's point of view, elementary school children are the most gratifying age level to work with. Why?
  3. 3. At this age Ss possess three very important conditions before they even enter the classroom: 1.Naturally cooperative, 2.curious, and 3.the least self-conscious of all levels. + they learn very quickly.
  4. 4. Tips for Teaching ChildrenTips for Teaching Children
  5. 5. 1. Make the rules: from the first day of class  fair. consistent, clear.
  6. 6. 2. Try to remember the students' names the first time you meet them.  Encourage all students to remember their classmates' names. Ideas? ( next slide)
  7. 7. Use their names often when teaching ie. talking to them, constructing blackboard sentences, making requests, TPR exercises, students passing back notebooks or workbooks, playing games, etc.
  8. 8. 3. Show your students what to do. Don't explain. Just do. Just be. They will follow your lead. English needs to be experienced, not explained.
  9. 9. 4. Nourish trust between you and the students with each class. How? Through your actions let them know that you will never embarrass them for making a mistake in English.
  10. 10. 5. Use eye contact to communicate your praise and disappointment.
  11. 11. 6. Create well-planned, consistent lessons with a predictable format : Why?  Gives the students a sense of security and balance more confident if they know what to expect.
  12. 12. 7. Always be pleasantly surprised when students interact with each other or with you in English.
  13. 13. 8. Reassure your students that you understand their English and you approve of their attempts.
  14. 14. 9. Show respect to the children (since they are worthy of it) and let them sometimes be the teacher.
  15. 15. 10. Use English as a tool to build their self-esteem.
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