I'm the DOS at a children's private teaching school and i'm having a few issues with training of a newish (4 months in) teacher. I've gone over the usual theory, how to teach, language presentation format and suitable games with him and it all seemed to go well. The problem is in the classroom. He appears un-easy and nervous in front of the kids and the lessons do not follow his lessons plan. Its all a bit of a mess as the students aren't happy, they feel like he is unprepared and not fully engaged in the class however, I know this isn't the case. He listens to advice I and the other teachers provide him and he works really hard. I don't really know what else I can do. Has anyone got any ideas about how I can train him/help him to be more confident/relaxed and less nervous in the classroom? And about how I can help him to teach more effective language presentations?
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