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Frustration, teacher motivation



carinita
Argentina

Frustration, teacher motivation
 
What do you do when you don īt like a group of students (or a couple groups)? I have my problematic groups on Mondays and I start feeling bad on Sundays Disapprove Plus I have to get up at 5am and I am not a morning person Sorry I īm not bringing good news to the site

29 Aug 2011      



libertybelle
United States

I try and find something positive about them
I try and be well prepared to keep them busy and sometimes let them
decide how they want to work with a topic. (giving them responsibility)
and I go to bed really early the night before with a boring book!!

You can also show a film - and let them talk and answer questions in pairs.

29 Aug 2011     



carinita
Argentina

Thanks 4 the tips!

29 Aug 2011     



chokosaki
United States

What are some of the reasons you don īt like your students?  

29 Aug 2011     



bhau
India

Get involved in their activities and add humour in their acts.

29 Aug 2011     



inmaaa86
Spain

Dear friend, I can understand you very well. Last year I had many of the groups you describe. It was terrible. What I did to "survive" was trying to take interesting worksheets to the lessons and use different levels of exercises so that they feel more comfortable since low level students like interrupting the lessons. They loved when we had crosswords, or songs or games on Fridays. I hope this is useful for you. I wish you the best.
Inma.

29 Aug 2011