Organising the classroom
Deciding what you want to do with the chairs and desks in the class. Do you want your learners to sit in rows? In a horseshoe? Café-style sitting around tables?
Organising the learners
Deciding how you want your learners to complete an activity. Do you want them to work alone? In pairs? In groups? As a whole class?
Asking learners questions to find out what they know and don’t know about an idea or about language.
Telling learners what you want them to do in an activity.
Asking learners questions to check that they understand the meaning of language or to check that learners know what to do in an activity.
When learners are doing an activity on their own or in pairs/groups, the teacher walks around the room to look at or listen to what learners are doing to check that they are doing the right thing and to help when needed.
Telling learners how they are doing. This could be checking the answers to an activity in class or providing some correction. It could also be talking to learners about their progress.
Organising your board and using the board to help learners learn.