listen to William Bradridge talk about Mr E, one of his more dynamic students. Mr E didn’t like the course book the school had recommended and preferred to chat about his travels, wife, girlfriend and football in his English lessons. You’ll discover the challenges faced and how the group teaching him were able to negotiate a way back to the lesson plan and course structure.
ESL Teacher Talk,
Sometimes classes can drag and there are two or three students really pulling it down. Mark and Eric discuss ways they keep students motivated and also ways to pull the “motivationaly challenged” back into the class.
Another show topic that might interest you is rewards systems which Eric and Mark refer to several times in the show. http://www.eslteachertalk.com/2006/12/motivating-the-motivationaly-challenged/
ESL Teacher Talk, A Podcast for ESL & EFL Teachers - Games, teaching techniques, activities, etc
Ideas for discipline and classroom management in the EFL Classroom