I believe that only when a student’s mind is fully active and engaged can any serious learning be done, this is therefore the responsibility of the teacher to make the classes interesting, enjoyable and dynamic. It is also vital to understand your students and find the best way that they are going to learn and adapt classes accordingly.
The connection between teacher and student is fundamental to productive learning, I believe only when a student feels truly comfortable with their teacher can they develop their confidence to really push themselves and try new things. This allows for faster and more efficient learning and makes the whole learning journey one to really enjoy and embrace.
Patience is key in the classroom, if a student is feeling under pressure then they are not going to produce their most effective English and without patience, the experience will not be an enjoyable one for the teacher nor the student. Patience is essential as students need that space to explore, getting things wrong is part of the process, it is about encouraging students to try things, to let their talk flow and identify the errors and work on them through interesting activities.