Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching. This convenient, highly structured design means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto the next.
I thought this unit addressed many problems that I, as a student, have felt/encountered. I think starting a class is really difficult because many students want to anonymously sit at their desks and do nothing for the first little while and thus do not really want to participate in warmers. However, without the warmer, they are likely to learn nothing in the beginning of the lesson because they are not really engaged. I like activities that get students talking, perhaps in small groups, but don't necessarily single them out first thing in the morning.