10 Tips on How to Create a More Meaningful & Effective Classroom Experience
Preparation and organization are key to creating an engaging and fun classroom. Students learn in a variety of ways: kinesthetic, auditory, and visual, and a good teaching approach should incorporate all three. This means coming to class fully prepared with TPR, props, and some brief background information about the lesson(s). The first 3 minutes are critical for building rapport with your students, fostering enthusiasm, and determining how you will differentiate your teaching method for your student(s). You want to make sure that your students and their parents are satisfied with your delivery. There is a saying in the ESL industry (concerning parent feedback) that says, ‘no news is good news,’ but I disagree. We should show up expecting to deliver a good lesson and anticipate feedback that reflects an exciting and educating class session. Granted, some parents do not leave feedback. Still, we should be aiming to wow them! We can achieve this by tapping into our inner child while incorporating our experience and teaching styles. Here are 10 tips on how to achieve this with ease.
#1Keep your classroom space tidy and inviting. You don’t have to spend a ton of money to accomplish this. It can be as simple as a poster, a map, an ABC chart, or pictures of Qkids characters.
|(This simpler background cost less than $20 – minus the globe, and stool)|
|Or you can go all out!|
|Regular-sized store-bought flashcards fit in these too!|
Other favorable props might include Momo or Koby dolls. I ordered mine from Jennifer Wilson. She is happy to take your orders! Here’s her page on FB https://www.facebook.com/yahrite01
Tip: to save yourself time, use an index card catalog and index cards. This way, you’ll only have to take notes once.
# 10Have fun!! This is one of the best jobs on the planet, and you work for the best ESL company in the industry, ahh hmm – Qkids, so take the time to enjoy it.
I hope that these 10 tips will help you to create a productive classroom space and meaningful learning experience for your students. If you have questions about any of these suggestions, feel free to contact me via Facebook.
If you are interested in joining the Qkids Family, click here (or use referral code DMABBY). I will be happy to mentor you and walk you through the process. For those of you who are already a part of the Qkids family, You Rock! Happy Teaching!!