Provides 12 practical tips to help second-language learners: assess needs, empathize, foster a sense of belonging, assign a buddy, use sheltering techniques, teach keywords, read and reread aloud, etc.
Learning is not only about staying quiet and listening, but it is important for students to be able to focus and engage with the topics they are learning as it is important for them to interact with the subjects they learn
Establishing an environment where children feel comfortable exploring and experimenting with a wide variety of learning styles is key to fostering healthy, well
Johnny Macario's insight:
The importance of a good teacher can never be overestimated as any small word or action can make a huge different in students' lives. It is important to be aware of small techniques that can contribute to making a big difference in students developing the confidence to learn and feel comfortable trying new things.
Classroom management is not about always having a quiet classroom, but by being able to be proactive and anticipate the class behavior. Simple actions by the teacher; for example, by walking around the class or changing seating arrangements, can help the teacher steer the direction they may want their class to take.