when I first started my work as a teacher while still studying at a university, I taught small classes and had individual students. I liked it a lot, of course, as any type of teaching is a lot of fun to me. However, what I longed for was a large class. Sounds crazy? But, wait -- just ask yourself -- is it fun to sing with 6 or 8 people, how much fun with the whole class of 20 or something :), is it fun to play games and be divided into various groups -- so much more in a large group of people! -- That's why I was so excited when I started working in a secondary school. Classroom space was too small for me - I would occupy school corridors :)
And now, when several years have passed by I still find big classess charming in some aspects. Of course -- they are not really big -- as university style, where one has 100 or 200 students in one auditorium. However, when one has 20 students in a language class, where each of them has to be noticed, taught pronunciation, grammar, writing, listening skills.... it becomes overwhelming sometimes... However, it is the best place for interaction, fun and creativity, if one has time to prepare and work with them (yet with the current workload of a teacher in Lithuania having enough time is not an option...).
And yet there are great tips that can help the hectic teacher. I loved how interactivity is intertwined into a classroom work. Having multimedia work for you (of course, after you have spent a significant time by it yourself ;)) in a class is a great way of engaging students in a meaningful way. The new ideas that I liked and read about -- were crating a poll of students opinions online. Or creating questions for a class to engage them.... and loads of other fun things to do in a class. It I'd say revived my enthusiasm, which was going away a little bit already :) And suddenly a bigger class is a fun way to experiment and teach again ;)