Learner Training or Lion Taming? A Real-World Look at Classroom Management with Alastair Grant

25 March 2024
12:00 to 13:00

Join us for a valuable and practical session with Alastair Grant of IH Montevideo and IH Mexico City on the reality of classroom management.

How can teachers make sure their students are both engaged and behaving themselves, especially when they have a syllabus to get through?

“Classroom management is the dimension of teachers’ work that is the most challenging, and the area of training that many teachers feel is lacking.” (Egeberg, McConney & Price, 2020)

Learner Training or Lion Taming? A Real-World Look at Classroom Management

How many of us have felt our pedagogical practice evaporate when faced with a class of students? Despite our teacher training, it sometimes feels as though there was nothing that really prepared us for what we face in schools and institutes every day: the challenge of managing a classroom.

In this session, we will look at how combining two aspects of classroom management, collaboration and control, can make every lesson a success for both teachers and their younger learners.

Speaker Bio

Alastair Grant is an experienced teacher trainer, academic director, ELT author and public speaker. He is Head of English at Colegio Nuevo de Las Lomas in Buenos Aires, and is part of the evaluation and assessment unit at the Ministry of Education for the City of Buenos Aires. Alastair is a teacher trainer for International House Montevideo, where he runs the Cambridge Delta 1 teaching diploma, and is also the main course tutor for the Cambridge Delta 3 teaching diploma at International House Mexico.

Alastair teaches at the Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia San Juan Bosco, and works as a consultant on the profesorado de inglés at the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional in Buenos Aires, where has lectured on both Discourse Analysis and Methodology. He has been Director of Studies at IH Montevideo, IH San Isidro and at Colegio San Luis in Victoria, Buenos Aires.