Here is an ESL idea to help with discipline problems and teamwork in the classroom.

I usually do this on the first day of class.  After you have done some getting to know you games give all your students a piece of paper and tell them to write their names.

Collect all the pieces of paper and taking one name out at a time, make groups.

Tell your students to sit in their new groups and think of a “good” group name.  You then explain that until the end of term they will accumulate as many points as possible because the winners will get a prize!!

They get points for winning games, activities, helping colleagues being good etc and minus for bad behaviour, no homework etc

I then usually play a game and write down the points on a piece of card which is kept in the classroom.




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