How To Use Looper For YouTube To Select Listening Clips For Class

As a listening and speaking instructor, I often mention the value of authentic listening materials. “Students find it motivating to discover that they can extract information from an ungraded passage” (Field, 1998). I feel the same sense of accomplishment when I can read full sentences of Korean webtoons without using a translator.  It doesn't happen … Continue reading How To Use Looper For YouTube To Select Listening Clips For Class

Effective Classroom Rules

One powerful force of classroom management is class rules.  What guidelines will direct student behavior? Several weeks ago, attended a classroom management presentation up north, in Jeonju.  One speaker shared clear and actionable insights about classroom rules. I embraced some of her wisdom but elected to ignore other aspects.  Regardless, I see great merit in … Continue reading Effective Classroom Rules

6 Tips And Mindsets For Effective Classroom Management

As a teacher, classroom management often takes a backseat to instruction and activities - as it should.  The purpose of classes is for students to learn.  However, I would argue that effective classroom management is not a second-fiddle, but rather a foundation for learning.  Students in well-managed classes often report more positive feelings toward the … Continue reading 6 Tips And Mindsets For Effective Classroom Management