What happens before a class? From the teacher’s perspective.

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You arrive at class, take a seat, wait for the teacher, gaze through the door, and see them arrive, and for many, either the torture begins or the adventure commences. Today, I’m going to tell you what happens before a class from the teacher’s perspective.

A teacher receives in advance the group, schedule, and number of students they will have, and with that information, the teacher starts the journey.

 “Why are they here? How many times have they studied my subject before? What

 went wrong the first time? What are their needs? How can I help them?”

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1. You start designing a curriculum that suits the needs of the group/student.

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2. Get to know our group/student.

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3. Practice and feedback.

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4. The time to teach the class.

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You start designing a curriculum that suits the needs of the group/student.

It’s important to have a clear understanding of what your subject is and at what level, so we avoid mixing things that are not yet aligned with the plan. Here, you could even add a review of the previously covered basics (a review never hurts anyone). This way, we can ensure good organization and structure of the content.

Review the material we have at our disposal and how we can improve it.

Something I personally do is prepare the material in a way that caters to the auditory, visual, and kinesthetic needs of my students. For example, in a single class, I include audios, videos, colorful images, drawings, and dynamic activities at the end where everything covered during the lesson is practiced.

Get to know our group/student.

As I mentioned before, the teacher-student relationship is extremely important to me. That’s why getting to know the audience in front of you is VITAL. It doesn’t matter how big or small the group is. We can always get to know them all and help them meet their needs

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Practice and feedback.

Once again, personally, after practice, the best thing is feedback, so students remember what should not be repeated or what needs improvement. After that, there’s one final practice to correct mistakes right there.

The time to teach the class.

After all the planning, it’s time to teach the class. Always keeping in mind that our students are there to get the best knowledge from us, have every right to ask, question, debate, learn, express themselves, have fun, and learn.

So, I encourage you to express yourself as much as you want in class, ask a lot of questions, and learn. I assure you that no teacher who truly loves their job will have any problem helping you. I wish you much success on your journey to mastering the English language, and I hope to see you soon in class. See you later and see you soon! 😉

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