I study English to become a teacher in Austria. And in Don’t Shoot the Dog I particularly liked the examples of the dirty laundry etc.
What I’m thinking of now is: Don't shoot the student :-)
I used positive conditioning with my private lesson students – so there is a special word – and it appears to work.At the moment we are focusing on speaking in one of my language classes.
The problem is that as soon as you send students to pair- or teamwork - which is the only possibility to provide lots of talking time (We have up to 30 students in our classes) - they usually switch back to their mother tongue.
What we teachers do then is nag, nag, nag… (= check, be persistent about it,…)
So my question is - Have you ever tried clicker training on a group of trainees?
Thanks for your input :-)