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How to stir students to study harder/ catch their attention

 
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elviscan



Joined: 30 Oct 2005
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 10:30 am    Post subject: How to stir students to study harder/ catch their attention Reply with quote

Now I teach English in a cram school.
How could I stir them to study without any punishment?
Additionally, how could I catch their attention to focus on the Class?
I ask some tips or methods to realease this problem.
By the way, I teach in Asia. (also I'm a non-native.)
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gencebay



Joined: 10 Oct 2005
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Location: turkey cappadoccia

PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must first express that the teacher should not be a teacher only lecturıng durıng the class;I mean s/he should be able to deal with his/her students before and after the class.S/he should be able to be lıke a friend with students and in this way the teacher can urge students to study to some extent.The teacher must not be monotonous durıng the class;but at the same time s/he must show students who the boss is and the teacher msut endear both the lesson and him/herself.If a student doesn't lıke the lesson or the teacher s/he cant be successful ın that lesson.You may tell them what is waiting for them in the future,be it hard life conditions or good thıngs(if they study)I am sure you also know these but anyway ı have told you.By the way ı am a student and turk.of course what we have mentioned above may be enough;only these occured to me for now.Take care.Hope it helps
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iditb



Joined: 31 Oct 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:09 pm    Post subject: How to catch the students attention Reply with quote

Hi Elvis

First I want to tell you that I know exactly how does it feel. I am a teacher too and sometimes it's hard for me to atract my students attention.
Here are few tips:
1) try to be funny - the students always like to laugh. so you may tell a few jokes or funny stories in English.
2) try to find reading text subjects - that are interesting for young adults, like sports, music or Hollywood stories.
3) Tell the students about yourself - try to create personal interst in your life - if they like you they will be ready to learn from you - still don't get too personal.
4) teach a well known song - Bob Dylan has some good, easy to understand songs like "The answer is blowing in the wind". I learned this one many years ago - and I still remember it.

good luck
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