Vaiva BERNATONYTĖ-AŽUKIENĖ, Vilnius Christian Gymnasium, Lithuania


Positive classroom management as a tool to promote values education

Classroom management is an inseparable part of everyday lessons. ELT is no exception as the English language classroom involves a lot of communication and interpersonal contact. I assert that positive classroom management, teacher’s positive approach to interpersonal processes in the classroom and specific activities and/or strategies used in the lessons can promote and enhance values education. The session will aim at showing strategies for positive classroom management and revealing their effect on learning. The session will also present Jim Scrivener’s “popular techniques that prevent learning”, i.e. common strategies that promote stress and humiliation rather than values in the classroom.