Managing the Language Classroom
Managing the Language Classroom

Managing the Language Classroom

By Phil Quirke, Series edited by Thomas S.C. Farrell

English Language Teacher Development


52 Pages, 7 x 10

Formats: Paperback, ebook: EPUB

Paperback, $20.95 (US $20.95) (CA $27.95)

Publication Date: January 2015

ISBN 9781942223443


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Classroom management is the ability to create and maintain a conducive, collaborative learning environment with and for students. As language teachers, how do we best establish such an environment? Managing the Language Classroom introduces a practical, fresh approach to classroom management which discusses 10 principles to ensure students remain at the heart of a structured, practical, and effective classroom. Quirke's methods follow the DREAM philosophy; Develop and delegate, Recruit and respect, Enhance and enjoy, Appraise and attend, and Mentor and motivate. Learn how to unpack the complexity behind a teacher's daily classroom work and channel tacit knowledge into a well-designed, productive learning environment.

Author Biography

Dr. Phil Quirke has been in ELT Leadership positions for 20 years and has published on areas as diverse as face, action research, appraisal and journaling. His books, Managing the Language Classroom and An Exploration of Teacher Knowledge, are widely available, and his publication on Reflective Writing is available online.