Recently, the high-end English education project team of the primary school has held a teaching and research meeting. The theme of the meeting was class management. The meeting was presided over by Song Hualei, the director of the project. All the foreign teachers and Chinese co-teachers in the team attended the meeting.
In the meeting, Paulette, who is a foreign teacher in the high-end English education project team in Grade One shared her valuable experience on class management concerning students aged at 5-10 based on her 20 years’teaching experience.
She especially recommended “Class Dojo”, a website designed for the teachers to manage the class. It can provide teachers with a viable mechanism for giving rewards and punishments. There are also games, activities, music, videos and other resources available on it to engage students and arouse their enthusiasm for learning.
In the meeting, Paulette introduced the functions of “Class Dojo” and showed all the teachers how to use it. In order to demonstrate the process and its effects vividly, Paulette took all the teachers as students and gave a short lesson about how to use “Class Dojo”. She also showed a video clip of her using “Class Dojo” in one of her actual classes.
In the video, the interaction between the students and Paulette was effective.Thanks to Class Dojo, the class order was easily maintained, a light and happy atmosphere was easily achieved and the students were very enthusiastic.
After showing the video, Paulette invited all the foreign teachers and Chinese co-teachers to ask questions and share their ideas.
At the end of the meeting, all the foreign teachers and Chinese co-teachers actively expressed their thoughts about the training. They mentioned that Paulette’s sharing was helpful, especially when it came to the difficulties that they were faced with at the moment, and her class method of class management was novel and effective for them to improve their teaching. In the summary, the project director Song Hualei expressed her gratitude to Paulette. She proposed further meaningful sharing and exchanging activities in the future and encouraged more teachers to participate in them.