The following article has been adapted from the comprehensive Foreign Teachers’ Guide to Living and Teaching in China that first appeared on the Internet in its original form in March 2007. It is specifically based on the mini-checklist of questions to ask and issues to consider, before accepting any job offer, in appendix A of the guide.
May 4, 2009
Young Learners 2451 Views
People often joke that when a person has bad handwriting they must be a doctor. Handwriting is still an important part of our everyday lives. Even though as adults we spend a lot of time typing on a computer for work and less time writing things down doesn't mean we should neglect the basic skills.
May 5, 2009
Other 1717 Views
You want to have a good connection with your kid's teacher and, maybe, give those apples and all other tokens as your way of appreciating their efforts. Actually there are five important core values you need to understand to have a good bonding with your kid's teacher.
May 5, 2009
Study Abroad 1845 Views
As you are leaving your home country in search of knowledge it would definitely be a very thrilling experience for you especially if it is the first experience.
Most of the emails I receive about my language manual ask what level of knowledge will be obtained following the plan outlined. This is like saying to a world class golfer what level can be reached if you follow his/ her instructions. Think about your native language. What level of knowledge are you at?
May 7, 2009
Tutoring/Home School 1452 Views
Learning a foreign language can be one of the toughest experiences in school. Many students struggle as they have to wrap their minds around completely new concepts, word arrangements, and pronunciations. Luckily, if a student is struggling, there is tutoring help available to make the experience flow a little smoother. So if your child, or a student you know, needs help with a foreign language, let's explore just how tutoring can help them excel.
May 9, 2009
Young Learners 1424 Views
Today the K12 education world has tons of experts analyzing and measuring infinite nuisances. There are plenty of learning theories old and new. Students face a raft of assessments to supposedly measure what they have learned or are capable of learning. Yet, every school day the fact remains, there is a teacher in a classroom - doing the trench work.
by Jack Harrington, M. Ed.
May 9, 2009
Young Learners 1909 Views
Characteristics of Learning - Knowledge Transfer Learning is all about thinking. In order for knowledge to be acquired a certain level of thinking must take place. Those levels are also called the taxonomy of learning. Taxonomy can be compared to a ladder; the higher you go on the taxonomy the deeper the level of thinking taking place for the individual.
May 9, 2009
Lesson Planning 5273 Views
Project Based Learning (PBL) provides opportunities for students to collaborate on specific tasks to resolve one or more challenges. The effort is driven by asking questions that feed the investigative processes where students do some level of research to collect data and then draw conclusions by summarizing what they found.
May 13, 2009
Career Development 1792 Views
The IICM has launched a series of high-speed online training courses specifically designed to help marketers keep up with the relentless pace of change in today’s digital marketing.