Key Resource: Working with Large Classes

Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa and The Open University (2016) Key Resource: Working with Large Classes. [Teaching/Learning Resource]

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Top 20 ideas for teaching large classes
Plan ahead and prepare thoroughly; problems can be magnified in large classes, but they can also be dealt with effectively. Maximise classroom space by removing unnecessary furniture, and use space outside the classroom for learning and activities. Ask your pupils for suggestions on arranging the classroom in a comfortable way. Do everything possible to get to know your pupils. A positive relationship with your pupils means they will be more willing to actively participate in class. Give opportunities for pupils to individually introduce themselves to the class. Move around the class when talking – this engages pupils, and it can reduce the physical and social distance between you and your pupils. Be natural and personal in class and outside of it – be yourself! Tell your pupils you will be available before and after class to answer any questions they might have. Keep track of frequently asked questions or common mistakes. Use these to develop lessons and help pupils avoid making mistakes.

Item Type: Teaching/Learning Resource
Learning outcomes: To support teachers in developing their skills
Search terms: Open Educational Resources (OER), Working with large classes
Subjects: Education-Traditional and online learning
Level: Subject Resources > Teacher Education
Program: Working with Large Classes
Access: Open
Depositing User: COL Staff
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2021 10:23
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2021 12:23

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