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

Resources for Managing the lesson

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...
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?
26 August, 2010
Do you think about colours, fonts and grouping when you use a board or prepare a presentation?
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. 
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...
Eliciting - methodology article
26 August, 2009
Eliciting (elicitation) is term which describes a range of techniques which enable the teacher to get learners to provide information rather than giving it to them.
14 January, 2009
Why are some young learner classes successful and others a constant struggle?
22 January, 2008
The layout of your classroom can have a serious impact on the way you teach and the way your students learn. This article looks at some of the basic points that you can consider regarding the way you...
17 October, 2007
We have seen so far how we can organise our classroom work to incorporate the four features of creativityand how we can add the essential element of creative thinking, transition between two ways of...
Teacher Talking Time - methodology article
15 August, 2007
The development of Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) brought with it a methodology which emphasised communication in the classroom, pair and group activities and student involvement in the...
Teaching one to one - methodology article
18 July, 2007
Most teachers at some time in their career have to teach one to one classes. They find a very different, challenging and special learning context, with unique possibilities and unique problems.
Increasing student interaction - listening article
27 September, 2006
Most teachers have experienced classes in which student interaction has been more limited than they would like, with students becoming reticent when asked to 'talk to your partner about..'.
Checking answers - methodology article
3 August, 2006
When checking the answers to an exercise or activity teachers often revert to a more traditional role, whereby from the front of the room they ask students for their answers and tell them whether...
Monitoring - methodology article
6 July, 2006
Monitoring is a classroom management technique loosely defined as listening to the learners for their accuracy and fluency, or checking to see whether activities are going to plan and that the...