Read an overview of the elements included in the professional practice 'Managing the lesson'

Resources for Managing the lesson

8 June, 2017
This article looks at the techniques involved in setting up tasks in the young learner classroom with suggestions of how to implement them.
18 June, 2012
Date: 26 April 2012Theme: A series of short activities to help consolidate – challenge – and enhance language learning. Some of them are tried and tested and are old favourites to many of us and...
27 January, 2010
Keeping students' attention and stopping them from getting distracted is a big challenge.
7 February, 2019
In this self-study guide, teachers will find some useful theory and practice on managing lessons effectively, including short case studies and professional development activities to do individually...
10 September, 2018
Discover strategies for creating a positive learning environment with this self-access development resource.
14 April, 2015
In May 2014 we published a video of Winnie Pang during her first class with a group of very young learners. In this video, we meet Winnie and her class again at the end of the school year.
8 May, 2014
In this video, Winnie Pang demonstrates several activities that can be used with 5 year-old children who are in their first English class of the year.
11 April, 2014
Recorded on 6 May 2014, this webinar with Ceri Jones explores how a range of micro writing tasks can activate language, encourage communication and aid class cohesion. She looks in particular, but...
Humour in the classroom
13 January, 2014
Our latest teaching tip looks at how using humour in the classroom can help with classroom management as well as create a warm atmosphere and help relax students.Watch Dale demonstrating some simple...
classroom management teaching tip
29 April, 2013
For most teachers of young learners, classroom management is a big issue. Our latest teaching tip with David Rixon looks more closely at this topic and offers practical advice on how best to manage...
22 February, 2013
Graham Hall and Guy CookIn this research paper Graham Hall and Guy Cook explore teacher attitudes to own-language use in the classroom. They conducted a global survey and interviews with practising...
5 July, 2012
Jeannette Littlemore, Fiona MacArthur, Alan Cienki and Joseph HollowayIn recent years there has been a significant increase in the number of international students studying at British universities.   
26 September, 2011
This very practical and ‘teacher-friendly’ publication was produced following a Hornby workshop on teaching large classes in Ethiopia in 2006.
28 June, 2011
Do you have days when your learners seem tired or lacking in energy? How do you re-energise them?
8 September, 2010
Good classroom management skills are essential to the smooth and efficient running of any classroom.
26 August, 2010
Do you think about colours, fonts and grouping when you use a board or prepare a presentation?
25 August, 2010
This second part of the tips for reluctant talkers focuses on your skills as a people manager.
30 June, 2010
When your students are on-task and engaged in a speaking activity where are you and what are you doing?
17 June, 2010
Group discussions occur in many different formats – from very informal ones between friends to highly structured and challenging discussions included as part of a selection process.
25 February, 2010
Teaching in the primary classroom is very different from teaching teens or adults because of the amount of energy children have! Knowing how to channel this energy, or when to ‘stir' and when to ‘...
3 February, 2010
Asking questions is a natural feature of communication, but also one of the most important tools which teachers have at their disposal. 
6 January, 2010
This article is designed to help you with keeping children interested in your class. There are so many reasons why their minds could wander and you find that you are talking to yourself!
2 December, 2009
Getting students to use English in the classroom is one of the biggest challenges of teaching.
Conducting Feedback on Exercises and Tasks - methodology article
26 November, 2009
The term feedback can apply to a number of classroom situations and procedures, but here it refers to a range of techniques employed by the teacher to facilitate responses from the students to an...
18 November, 2009
No matter how interesting and well prepared our lesson may be, it can be ruined by a confrontation with students.