Congratulations. Regardless of the actual number of years teaching, you are an advanced teacher if you use chants and claps for transitions to manage your classroom.
Are you ready to go to the next level?
Here are the three steps to follow to move from being an advanced classroom manager to a master classroom manager.
1. Make a slide for each activity in today’s lesson — make it appealing and useful. (for more ideas, read The World Language Daily Tech Guide)
2. Insert one of my brief 50+ transition videos before the slide and train your students to watch the video in Spanish. Soon they are imitating the voice over or else singing the song. Do this every day and when you are observed by your administrators they will note your seamless transitions. You will notice that the students stay in the target language and that the expressions in the videos just fall from your students’ mouths appropriately in other scenarios! Even my level one students are spontaneously contributing these expressions at appropriate times!
3. Buy a remote presentation device or wireless mouse and click to the next slide from any part of the room so you can stand close to students who struggle to behave.
Here are the basic 21 videos for transitions: