This book is full of useful ideas covering a very wide range of classroom management issues. Every school should have a copy, not just language schools. It includes such useful areas as:
- Avoiding chaos when rearranging the room
- Being yourself
- Finding the right voice tone
- Helping the group to work together
- Training students to listen to each other
- Justifying pair and group work to students
- Dealing with small disruptions
- Starting lessons
It’s great for new teachers and more experienced ones, helping you to deal with problems you may have, or giving you new ideas you may not have thought of before. Every technique is broken down into clear steps, and they are often accompanied by diagrams or images to help you understand them.
I decided to read it from cover to cover, to give me an idea of the contents. Throughout, I kept thinking which teachers at my school would benefit from the different techniques or chapters. It also has a comprehensive contents page and index, meaning you can find whatever you’re looking for quickly and easily. Of course, I don’t think every idea would work in my classroom, but then, I’d be disappointed if I found a book where that was the case!
Why not get yourself a copy? [And if you use this link, I’ll get a few pennies too!] 🙂