domingo, 21 de fevereiro de 2010
Fast tip 1: Stand up!
Do you usually teach sitting or standing? Well, when I was teaching big groups I didn't use the chair much. Really. I was standing 99,5% of my class. And I used to do that because I could feel that this way my students were paying much more attention and the lesson had a live and dynamic environment. In the past teachers used to teach sitting and I myself had some great teachers who used to be like that all the time. I could see that some of my classmates were sleepy, others were "flying away", and I was thinking about how boring that class was. Now that I'm giving private lessons it's a bit different. I don't stand as much as I used to, but I do stand up in certain moments in order not to leave my class "die". You'll be amazed when you realize how a student's behavior is influenced by our mood and position in class!! See you tomorrow!