You are standing at the interactive white board right next to some text. There are subtle ways in which this is different to everyone referring heads-down to their own print version in front of them on the desk. Here is one.
Posts Categorized: Classroom management
The simplest pieces of advice are sometimes the best and hardest to follow. This is one of them. I need to relearn this every single course.
Move around and get up close while your students are doing pairwork or groupwork.
This is an idea for keeping pre-experience students focussed and speaking in English when working in groups. I hope it is the first of many posts on this very important topic.
Pairwork is seen as a key element in the communicative approach. But is it always the best option?