Class management

Thinking about Discipline – Part 3


<![CDATA[ Some Classic Mistakes In my first two posts in this series on Discipline, I mentioned some of the causes of undisciplined behaviour and a few proactive steps which I believe will help in creating a classroom atmosphere which promotes disciplined behaviour. In this post, the third post in this series on discipline, I […]

How not to teach English


Here are some of the things that still happen in many classrooms in Greece – do they also happen in other parts of the world? The teacher and the students talk to each other mainly using the students’ mother tongue. The teacher asks the students to read a text aloud. […]

Playing Games or Being Serious?


<![CDATA[Most learners enjoy playing games; most teachers use games convinced of their value for language learning.  This short, post aims to give you ideas for games which deal with subject matter which  is usually considered ‘ heavy’ or ‘ very serious’ and not usually dealt with in such a light-hearted […]