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How to Cope with an Excessively Talkative Class

How to Cope with an Excessively Talkative Class

Student collaboration is great, but talking during a lesson can be frustrating both for other students and the teacher.

One of the most frustrating feelings that any teacher can experience is the hopelessness that comes when our students are so busy talking that they don’t listen to us or work productively. Unfortunately, having a class that is excessively talkative is one of the most frequent complaints that many teachers – experienced and novice alike – share. It is disheartening at best to plan a wonderful lesson that no student is interested in.

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