Below is an article discussing why English class is boring and why students do not like English classes:
Why English is Boring Article click HERE
In order to make a classroom successful and engaging, I think it is important to understand that a lot of students absolutely dread English, think it is so boring, and want nothing to do with it. The article above discusses some of the reasons why we don’t like English including:
- Reading boring textbooks
- Learning grammar rules
- Do a grammar exercise
- Get assigned homework
If this was the classroom setting I was sitting in, I would be bored too. Too often English teachers (teachers in general) fall into the pattern of doing worksheets or reading out of the textbook because it doesn’t require them to do any additional work. This is extremely sad and detrimental to the students in our classroom.
With all of the new technology and tools at our fingers, there should not be any reason, other than laziness, to create an engaging lesson. Most of the work is often already done for us.
I often hear from students that they hate English because of a past English teacher you implemented the above practices. It is hard to get this students to get past their hatred, but I think we begin to help students like English again by providing them with engaging, motivating instruction.
Throughout this blog, many resources will be available to use in the classroom: blogging, fun activities, etc. Teachers can turn the boring classroom around!