Tips 1 Before we begin…… Routine
e.g. wait outside
Door drill; giving question, checking passport, etc
Bags, pencil, books, seating, …
Register, take turn
Uppers and Downers – stirres-settler; warmer-cooler,
Teacher could do more just for welcoming students before the class starts. By the password, for example, they can check or match the data on and the students’ answer. These activity done outside of class and continued inside.
Tips 2 Creativity
Explore creativity to set student’s attention, mind set
Over to you
What do kids like doing?
Moving about, singing, listening to stories, playing games, making things, doing puzzles, watching …..
Teachers imagine what do students like doing and try to stimulate them to do in the classroom.
Tips 3 Pace and Variety
Kids have shorter attention span
Don’t be afraid to cut off an activity
Use the classroom span for different activities
Teacher should set the classroom as the theater or stages where the students can do anything creatively.
Tips 4 Use English, but flexible
Asking student to explore many; number, color, clothes, the background of the teaching material
Teacher should explore the students’ attentions/ responses on they have or things around them.
Tips 5 CLIL, connecting to “their” world
It teaches aspect of subject topics which pupil learn in their other school classes such as science, Math, Geography, etc using English as the medium of instruction
Tips 6 Can do…… not cannot
It is best to avoid negative feedback as this may lower a child’s motivation and results/ scores
Adapted from Chambridge Seminar by Stuart Vinie