I have two questions!
I am a new teacher teaching an elementary class present simple and present continuous. They have had 4 lessons (of 2.5 hours each lesson) on this so far and are still struggling with the differences. I started teaching them recently and unfortunately all the resources in the text books had already been used by the previous teacher. I am struggling to know how to expand the topic into another lesson (which they need) without just making it a series of quite dull exercises cobbled together from the internet and my own materials which, as well as being boring for them, I am finding very time consuming to plan. I am spending as long planning as I am teaching! Once course book resources are used up, how do you go about planning a coherent lesson without it taking forever?! Course books only seem to cater to one or two lessons on a tense and my group need at least a week on anything new.
My second question is that I have a student who is clearly more advanced than the others and she is getting very frustrated at the pace of the classes. She should be moved up a level but cant because of the timetable. How can I stop her mutinaeing?! There are only 3 students in the class so it is almost a one to one with the slower ones.
Any help / advice gratefully received!