Successful young learners’ teacher is like a gymnast trying to keep balance during the lesson. Discipline is a cornerstone of the primary school lessons. Kids’ short attention span shrinks if someone distracts the class. The secret of perfect discipline lies in the right amount of stirring and settling activities to get all students engaged.
Calm lessons are comfortable for students with slow pace. Most children get bored without diversity. Stirring activities include songs with movements, action games, surveys, miming, mingling activities, gap-filling tasks, group and pair work. They energize kids and keep them motivated.
Here are tasks to stir your students:
- “Find a thief”. Students mingle to find out who stole a diamond. They ask each other questions based on the picture they have. The person who guesses correctly is called the best detective of the class.
- “Gather together”. Students get cards with information about their hobbies. They go around the class and ask each other questions aiming to unite in groups with similar interests.
- “Buzz groups”. The teacher d