On July 7, I attended U Junior High School reserch classes and observed English and social-study classes. Needless to say, I really wanted to observe Mr.M's fantastic English lecture!
I was impressed by his lecture.
First, the goal of the class was clear. The goal was "Let's talk about dreams!" Last time Mr.M taught us that setting the goal is important to make up a class. Since the goal was easy to understand, the teacher and students could understand what they should do with ease.
Second, according to his teaching plan, Mr. M mentiond that he made a point of relation with students. In the class, the students did many activities in many different type of unit; such as in pairs and in groups. I think these activities are good for the students not only in a class but also in their daily life.
What I really surprised was that student's attitudes. As you know 2nd grade of Junior High School is difficult time for the students. However they were really positive! I guess they confide Mr.M.
Finally, I recommend that you should observe not only English but also other subjects. If you observe other classes, you may get some hints! Especially, teaching materials.
This September, I will teach English to 1st grade students at Diamond Junior High School. So I'll be busy to prepare for the class in this summer vacation.