Sometimes our lessons don't go to plan, and sometimes they do, but what we had planned isn't good. What do you do in these cases? How do you handle a lesson that just doesn't go well?
This can be a stressful situation, especially for a new teacher who is unsure about what they are doing. The main thing to remember is that this happens to everybody everywhere, and there's always a next lesson. But in this blog, I want to share some specific tips that will help you in your classes.
Bad Lessons Happens to Everybody
Know When To Abandon an Idea
Brainstorm with your students.
One thing you could do to turn a bad lesson into a good lesson is to brainstorm with your class. You could teach ways to give suggestions and elicit suggestions from your students that could have turned your "bad idea" into a "good idea". You might be surprised what students will come into, and on top of that, they are learning and using real natural language.