Anything that contributes…

On a page about managing participation, the following idea was presented: Students earn points for doing anything that contributes to language acquisition…speaking to you in the target language in and out of class, asking questions, answering questions (even if...

Carrots

On a language teachers’ list, the following comment was posted in a thread about using rewards in the classroom: If we don’t use [activity A], should we offer it as a reward for good behavior, or should we just incorporate it into our weekly/monthly...

Slap down those disruptive kids

  After a posting about techniques to handle neurodiversity in the classroom, this response was seen on a teachers’ list: …if the kid speaks English twice during a given class or disrupts me or other students twice in a given class, they have to go to...

Some methods are more equal

On a language teaching group, a comment was recently posted: My end conclusion:  The success of a method depends a lot on the personality of the teacher and how well it fits the method of choice and allows the teacher to reach the most students.  In other words,...