Set Induction recommendations: Role-play an argument between colleagues Show a video about a conversation gone very bad – preferably one from a popular movie or TV series.
Classroom Environment and Management
The Learning Environment
You enter a classroom in unfamiliar surroundings… What are 3-4 things you would check (or change)?
What are some common problems encountered in the classroom?
<ul><li>You are teaching a language course. The learners are aged 25 - 65 years. Ellen is one of the more mature learners. You sense that the other learners are becoming increasingly irritated by her continual boasting. It is obvious that she is undermining the self-confidence of the less able members of the group. </li></ul><ul><li>What do you do? </li></ul>
May is a Language lecturer. In her class are 30 male students, almost all of whom come from the Middle-East. Very often, May is shown disrespect. One of the boys even told her that, “In my country, women don’t have the right to teach men” What would you do if you were in May’s position?
Joanne is giving a Business lecture. Halfway through the class, a student puts up his hand and says, “This is crap!” This is a new class, so Joanne is keen on building rapport and is thus reluctant to appear too harsh. Still, what the student said was rude, uncalled for and must be dealt with. What’s your advice to Joanne? What would you do?
<ul><li>Always be ready to tell one (or two) </li></ul><ul><li>It doesn’t matter if the story is unrelated to the lesson! </li></ul><ul><li>Stories are vehicles of meaning which trigger emotions, therefore changing states </li></ul>