Classroom Management and Novice Language Teachers: Friend or Foe?

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Ana Clara Sánchez Solarte

Abstract

This article describes the importance of classroom management for language teachers, particularly for novice L2 teachers since it can affect their permanence in the teaching profession. A definition of classroom management along with a description of its dimensions, a set of initial principles and practical ideas to approach teaching with more confidence are provided in this paper. It is expected that this information will contribute to equip inexperienced teachers with procedures and strategies that can be translated and adapted to their teaching situation and ease the transition from student-teacher to being in charge of a classroom on their own.

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Sánchez Solarte, A. C. (2019). Classroom Management and Novice Language Teachers: Friend or Foe?. HOW Journal, 26(1), 177-199. https://doi.org/10.19183//how.26.1.463
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Reflections and Revision of Themes
Author Biography

Ana Clara Sánchez Solarte, Universidad de Nariño

She holds an MA in TESOL/Linguistics from the University of Northern Iowa (USA). She is the director of the Lenguaje y Pedagogía research group. She is currently studying a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction: Foreign and Second Language Education at Florida State University (USA). Her interests include L2 methodology, teacher education and assessment.

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