10 tips for teachers of children

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  • 1. 10 Tips for Teachers of10 Tips for Teachers of ChildrenChildren Young Learners Workshop Cecilia Maller

2. To think aboutTo think about It is believed that from a teacher's point of view, elementary school children are the most gratifying age level to work with. Why? 3. At this age Ss possess three very important conditions before they even enter the classroom: 1.Naturally cooperative, 2.curious, and 3.the least self-conscious of all levels. + they learn very quickly. 4. Tips for Teaching ChildrenTips for Teaching Children 5. 1. Make the rules: from the first day of class fair. consistent, clear. 6. 2. Try to remember the students' names the first time you meet them. Encourage all students to remember their classmates' names. Ideas? ( next slide) 7. Use their names often when teaching ie. talking to them, constructing blackboard sentences, making requests, TPR exercises, students passing back notebooks or workbooks, playing games, etc. 8. 3. Show your students what to do. Don't explain. Just do. Just be. They will follow your lead. English needs to be experienced, not explained. 9. 4. Nourish trust between you and the students with each class. How? Through your actions let them know that you will never embarrass them for making a mistake in English. 10. 5. Use eye contact to communicate your praise and disappointment. 11. 6. Create well-planned, consistent lessons with a predictable format : Why? Gives the students a sense of security and balance more confident if they know what to expect. 12. 7. Always be pleasantly surprised when students interact with each other or with you in English. 13. 8. Reassure your students that you understand their English and you approve of their attempts. 14. 9. Show respect to the children (since they are worthy of it) and let them sometimes be the teacher. 15. 10. Use English as a tool to build their self-esteem.