- The social space / the audience
- Non-verbal Cues
- Calm, Clear Directional Language
- "Being a teacher"
- Brief Statements (of established rules or describing behaviour)
- Directed Choices
- Partial Agreement
- Sticking with the Primary Issue
- Tactical Ignoring
- Take-up time
- Clear consequences (of their choices)
- The importance of small interactions
- The importance of colleague support
The difficulty for NETs is achieving many of these things in a student's second language (if, indeed, they speak English at all). For settling a class, perhaps a series of flashcards depicting the behaviour that the teacher wishes to direct which can be turned over as each one is achieved. That said, clear language and non-verbal cues are the mainstay of the NET experience!
The Guardian Teacher Network
Bill Rogers Videos from Osirus Educational