Tag: Classroom

Packing for an Overseas Classroom: Five Things You Should Make Room to Pack

I will never forget lugging a briefcase packed with teaching books, seriously the thing must have weighed fifty pounds, through the airport in Newark, NJ to LAX to Tokyo to Shanghai to Beijing. I’m tired just writing that sentence. Imagine how i … BusyTeacher: Free Printable Worksheets For Busy English Teachers

Classroom of Dread: Get Your Students Pulse Thumping with These Six Speaking Activities

Halloween is not exactly around the corner. But you don’t have to put spooky language learning on the backburner and wait to embrace this holiday. Here are six great speaking activities you can do to have fun with horror. 6 Slightly Scary Activi … BusyTeacher: Free Printable Worksheets For Busy English Teachers

Step-by-step Guide to Teach Assignment Writing in Classroom

Teaching writing to a classroom of green scribes is a stressful undertaking indeed – in fact, after my first failed attempt during my inaugural teaching year, I was tempted to cut this entirely from the lesson plan. But, of course, reality set i … BusyTeacher: Free Printable Worksheets For Busy English Teachers

The Easy Way To Get Them Chatting: 13 Classroom Discussion Prompts and Strategies for Multilevel ESL

Classroom discussions can be difficult in general: getting the students’ attention, engaging them in the topic, getting them to work together… the problems are multiple. These problems expand when the students are English language learner … BusyTeacher: Free Printable Worksheets For Busy English Teachers

No More Waiting for Most of the Class to Show Up: 6 Classroom Filler Activities for Adult Education

It’s happened again. You are in the middle of a class discussion, and students are engaged, raising their hands, and volunteering ideas. Or you have the lights dimmed, a film clip showing, and then, at the most critical part— Then, at the … BusyTeacher: Free Printable Worksheets For Busy English Teachers

Top 6 Absolutely Must Have Classroom Resources for ESL Teachers

Everyone sets up their classroom a little different. Just like any other teacher, ESL teacher like to share a little bit of their personalities with what they keep in their classroom. For some, games are essential. For others, shelves of books line th … BusyTeacher: Free Printable Worksheets For Busy Teachers Like YOU!

How to Avoid Chaos and Manage Like a Boss: 6 Must-Know Tips for Making Sure Your Classroom Management Works

Every teacher wants to have good classroom management. But while some aspects of being a great teacher come naturally, keeping a controlled and encouraging classroom may not be so instinctual. That’s why we succeed best when we learn from the ex … BusyTeacher: Free Printable Worksheets For Busy Teachers Like YOU!