Teachers often struggle to manage large classes. The increased number of students in classes puts a lot of strain on staff who are under-prepared an ill-equipped for the change. Teachers who are left to deal with this problem on their own are more likely to feel unsupported and will inevitably burn out quicker.
Engagement - (The Hook)
Games & Ice-BreakersWith my background in The Arts, I am a firm believer in playing games with students. Games, or ice-breakers as some people refer to them, are a fundamental tool in building class collegiality. Having your class working together as a unit will benefit everything that you do in class. In teaching large classes there are inevitably going to be learning activities based on a collaborative framework, or group-work.
Here are some great sites for games & ice-breakers:
Good luck in now managing a huge class! Pull as many tricks out of your teaching toolkit as possible and you'll have no trouble managing the increasing number of students in class.