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Classroom Dynamics e-book

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Classroom Dynamics e-book

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This book Explores the problems teachers have managing groups, and suggests various strategies which can be used to lead groups more effectively.

It provides activities suitable for classes of all levels of general or specialized English courses.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-442604-6
  • Price: USD 35.00 + Sales Tax
  • Print Length (pages): 192

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Key features

  • Examines the characteristics of a successful group.
  • Provides over a hundred activities designed to foster a cohesive and supportive group atmosphere.

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This book Explores the problems teachers have managing groups, and suggests various strategies which can be used to lead groups more effectively.

It provides activities suitable for classes of all levels of general or specialized English courses.

Contents

Note: A full contents list at the front of the book provides a complete list of the activities, the suggested level at which each activity can be used, and the approximate time required for each activity. The summary below aims to give a general idea of the book's organization.

The author and series editor
Foreword
Introduction
How to use this book
Section A: Forming the group


1 Breaking the ice:
Warm-up activities for the first week of term (7 activities)

2 Thinking about language:
Individual learning styles and group strategies (3 activities)

3 Thinking about groups:
Group strengths, individual contributions (3 activities)
Section B: Maintaining the group


4 Bridging gaps:
Opinion- and value-bridging activities (7 activities)

5 Maintaining fluidity:
Reseating and mêlée games (6 activities)

6 Getting to know each other:
Humanistic exercises and personalized grammar (6 activities)

7 I did it your way:
Empathy activities (5 activities)

8 A sense of belonging:
Whole group identity activities (6 activities)

9 Establishing trust:
Trust- and confidence-building activities (5 activities)

10 Staying positive:
Encouraging positive feelings (7 activities)

11 Group achievements;
Product-orientated activities (5 activities)

12 Bringing it together:
Pyramid discussions, feedback techniques, and summaries (7 activities)

13 That patriotic class feeling:
Inter-class activities and competitions (5 activities)

14 Ensuring participation (5 activities)

15 Learning to listen (5 activities)

16 A sense of direction:
Setting, assessing, and resetting goals (6 activities)

17 Coexistence and compromise:
Individual wants and frustrations; group solutions (5 activities)

18 Coping with crisis: some group problems
Section C: Ending the group experience


19 Ending with positive feelings (4 activities)

20 Evaluating the group experience (5 activities)

21 Finale

Language focus index
Further reading