We are all dedicated teachers and we all want to do what is best for our students, but sometimes we aren’t doing the best job we can do. Every teacher benefits from taking a look at their classroom habits from time to time and checking we are not making the following mistakes.
1) Teacher Talk
The ideal ratio of teacher talk to student talk is somewhere between 20/80 and 30/70. In a 45 minute lesson, this equals 9 – 13.5 minutes.
It is often the case with new teachers, and some ancient ones too, that they are nervous and scared …