Mar 23, 2014
Classroom Management 333 Views
Effective classroom management strategies can ensure a pleasant teaching environment for the entire year. Conversely, poor classroom management may lead to a difficult class and a year that drags on. These tips will get you well on your way to creating a positive environment in your classroom.
Post class rules
Students need to know what is expected of them from the very beginning. It is also useful to have visuals of the rules so that you can redirect small misbehavior problems by pointing at the appropriate rule poster. Since I have very little artistic talent I had my students create the posters for me. We went over the rules the first day of class and I had students each create a poster for two rules. We displayed all the posters for the first week. I later had the students vote on a single poster for each rule to leave up.
Students may occasionally break a rule. It is important that you have established a procedure for dealing with infractions. The consequences ...
Mar 23, 2014
Writing 278 Views
When people speak or write, they try to find the best way to describe what they are referring to. Using details to explain things makes the topic more interesting, as well as easier to picture and understand. Sometimes, it gets a little confusing trying to think of descriptive words and to remember how they work. In these moments, you may find that you need a little help.
There are websites that explain how and when to use descriptive words and give many examples of great word choices. Words used to describe other things are called adjectives and adverbs. While both add description, they work a little differently. A quality website that instructs on the proper use of descriptive words will use numerous models to show the differences in how the words are used.
Adjectives describe pronouns and nouns, such as people, places, things, and ideas. Questions that can help you remember adjectives include: which one? How many? What kind? These are questions that can be answered with: that... ; ...
Mar 23, 2014
Study Skills 262 Views
Learning how to study effectively will boost your motivation to study. This way you will enjoy studying like never before. Here are some tips on how to study effectively:
Have a positive attitude
The approach you give to your studies matters a lot. A negative attitude will demoralize you whereas a positive one will highly motivate you. Most people fail in studies because they look at it as a mandatory task and hence do not enjoy it. Take studying to be something you enjoy doing. This can be possible if you understand the reasons for your study. Take it as a personal responsibility that will change your future and mold you into someone great. Due to this you will appreciate that you are not studying for your friends, parents or relatives but for yourself.
Develop a realistic study plan
Good planning is key to the success of any activity. Have a personal study plan on how you want to achieve your study objectives. Develop a very realistic and highly effective study plan, which you can ...
To learn a language (in this case English), you must master different language skills.
To communicate effectively, you need to be able to speak, write, read and listen.
Speaking and writing are productive language skills, this means that you have control over what you are saying or writing and the vocabulary you use.
To do this, you use your active vocabulary. These are the words you know, and more importantly, know how to use in context!
Reading and listening on the other hand, are receptive language skills, this means that you receive information and have no control over it.
However, this does not mean that these two skills are less important than speaking and writing, quite on the contrary, you can use them to build and enlarge both your passive and active vocabulary.
For example, you read a text but did not understand every single word in it. But the overall meaning was clear to you. Thanks to your active vocabulary, you were able to understand the main points of the text and it ...
by Nagshree Krishnamurthy
Mar 23, 2014
Young Learners 225 Views
Success like all other skills can also be learnt. In fact it should be an important part of child education. The million dollar question is how to teach children to succeed?
Here's the answer.
Help your children to develop the qualities required to succeed. The habits, the style of thinking, the way of behavior which attracts success, can be easily taught to children.
After all, children have more curiosity and better grasping power than adults.
What are the qualities that help children become successful?
The first and foremost is the belief 'I Can.' "I can become successful... I can do it." This kind of confident self-belief should be nurtured in children.
B.K. Narayan, author of 'Success Mindware,' a complete self development course for children, suggests following technique to build confident self-image in children.
"You can build Success Self-image in your children on the strength of each little success which they have achieved till today," says Narayan. "Here's how you do ...