The survey, conducted by the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Business School, points out that communication skills, including written and oral presentations, and an ability to work with others, are the main factors contributing to job success.
by Jarrod J. Williamson, Ph.D.
Successful teaching can be defined in different ways. I consider positively impacting the lives of students as aspect of successful teaching to be at least as important as expertly imparting content to students. When asked, What do you teach? my response invariably is students. In other words, I emphasize the fact that I am teaching people, as well as content. In that vein, my best teaching experience was the same experience that proved the tipping point for my going into teaching rather than professional engineering.
Teacher Appreciation Week has become a staple in many schools around the world. Whether you're a student, parent, grandparent, or community member, you likely come into contact with some terrific teachers who are worthy of your gratitude. How can you show them your appreciation?
Teaching is not for everyone. It is hard work, has long hours and pay is only average. What about the holidays? Well, yes every job has its compensations. The holidays in most countries are fair reward for the hard work during the academic year.
In a short documentary film* produced in the 1970’s, I coined the term Total Physical Response (which is now known worldwide as TPR). The film shows the complexity of spoken Japanese that three 12 year-old American boys could understand in only 20 minutes of training. Then, we located one of the boys a year later and after a few warm-up trials, his retention of Japanese was an extraordinary 90 percent.
In order to be a successful teacher your students must like you, believe in you, trust you and have confidence in you. If you fail to establish any of these with your students you will not be as effective as you could be.
Depending on the country and the urgency of their need, there are many schools that will hire you to teach English if you have a degree from a recognized college or university. It generally does not matter in what discipline you earned your degree, but the preference is education or arts/humanities. Having said that, you will find that more and more, schools are asking for a TESOL or other ESL teaching qualification in addition to a degree.
Summer is almost over and school will be starting soon in most places around the United States. Due to the current changes in our economic structure here in the U.S., many of us have had to relocate due to company transfers or loss of a job. Changes are very hard on children when they have to leave their old school and friends.
Teaching English in Korea is an amazing experience. There is a huge demand for ESL teachers in Korea. Korea offers the best contracts in Asia!
Elementary school teachers are responsible for the educational and emotional development of children in the beginning of their academic years. Most elementary school teachers instruct one class of children in several subjects; although some of them teach one special subject (usually music, art, reading, science, or physical education) to a number of different classes at different times.