So as I’ve said before, I’m not gonna talk about what eikaiwa (English conversation school) I work for, because I kinda want this job. BUT, I’m gonna have to teach 4 classes next week that are known for how out of control they are. (aka “genki.”) Two of which, are extremely out of control to the point where they have to send in two teachers. These 2 classes are full of boys who are “physical" towards each other AND the teacher. Actually, toward anyone who isn’t male*.
The lessons that I have to teach these groups are extremely dry and many times, the students will get up to wander around the room or just start doing something that isn’t want they’re supposed to be doing. (Like opening and closing the blinds and trying to jump off of window sills.)
This is my first time teaching these 4 classes, as my supervisor has made this one of the schools I’m to teach at. And more than one person has warned me about these 4 classes, especially the 2 full of boys. I basically don’t even wanna follow the material too closely until I have these kids trained. I want to keep them active for almost the whole class if possible. I only get to see them for 1 hour, once a month, so I need to make a lasting impression—and put the fear of God into them if necessary. Especially since 2-3 of these classes that I have to teach are full of boys are that are undisciplined and have behavioral problems.
I would very much appreciate it if you could message me (or ask someone that you know who is a teacher or has taught previously) with any ideas, suggestions and recommended activities that I can use for these classes. Especially recommendations on how to deal with the students with behavioral issues.
ESL/EFL or even regular English activities/games would be great. (Oh, and these Japanese boys especially seem to love competition games.) But the ones I’ve found so far are kinda wack.
Thank you all very much!
August 28th, 2013