Esl Classroom Analysis

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Task 2: Video Analysis of a Primary ESL classroom session.
1.0 INTRODUCTION
The most common role a teacher plays in the classroom is to teach knowledge to pupils. Beyond that, a teacher also plays a role to provide a conducive and non-threatening learning environment for his pupils in order to ensure the pupils will get the best learning experience in school. Generally, classroom management refers to the wide variety of skills and techniques that teachers use to keep pupils organized, focused, on task, and academically productive during a class. Boon and Aeria (n.d.) stated classroom management refers to the way teachers organize what goes on the classroom, which contributes directly to the efficiency of teaching and learning.
Recently, we were given a task to make a report on the video analysis of effective classroom management in the Primary ESL classroom. The class that I observed is a year 1 class taught by Miss Najwa. The class consists of 25pupils with mixed level of proficiency. Based on the video, I managed to identify a few actions the teacher did in her teaching regarding of the classroom management aspects.

2.0 TEACHER GIVES CUES TO ATTRACT ATTENTION
Based on my observation, Miss Najwa is using a cues technique to attract her pupil’s attention whereby she kept on saying “Class, eyes on me” and the pupils will immediately reply “Eyes on you”
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It means that the teacher is aware of every action in the classroom and will respond accordingly. It is described as “having eyes in the back of your head.” Boon and Aeria (n.d.) stated that Kounin determined that this trait is communicated more effectively by teachers ' behaviors than by their words, and further, that it is effective only if students are convinced that the teacher really knows what is going on. They also added handling the correct deviant on time is more important to classroom control than is firmness or clarity of a

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