This July I gave a Webinar that I will link below. It includes 7 game ideas, as well as some ways to differentiate if you teach heritage learners or native speakers. Enjoy!
Classroom management procedures are what make class run smoothly, and you have to have control over the class before you can teach anything. Your classroom management procedures can (and should) change if they are not working, but make sure you are deliberate and explain why you are going to change it so you don't look wishy-washy to your students. Students crave routine and order, so make sure you have procedures in place for them. I will write a future post about my procedures.
#3. Under-plan your lessons
It's that time again: summer is over and everyone is thinking about going back to school. For me, this will be an extra exciting year. In July I moved across the country to escape the winters of Chicago and see if I was better suited for the California sunshine. In packing, I think I may have had just as many boxes labeled "classroom" as I did for my house, so I was happy when I could unload them and start setting up.