Jul 23, 2016
Teaching 2402 Views
The Internalization of Narrative Story
What happened to my son's passion for learning, his overwhelming curiosity, and his constant drive to produce? These are questions that I've asked myself over the past 8 years of my son's formal education beginning in Kindergarten at our community public school. Prior to these years, he quite literally filled our house with his writings and drawings. We bought enough reams of card stock to fill a small warehouse. In addition, we had boxes of markers and crayons, along with tape, glue, and scissors. He was constantly producing stories related to his life experiences connected to Thomas the Tank Engine and SpongeBob SquarePants. Not only did he create his own written and illustrated stories based on the characters from these TV shows, he also created physical, action stories by building the characters out of Legos and then narrating a verbal story as he manipulated them. He even developed stop-action-video stories with his iPod and voice-over ...
Jul 23, 2016
Young Learners 3291 Views
Online Spanish Classes!
Spanish is the most common second language in the world and the most popular language taught in the United States schools. One reason it seems Spanish is the most popular second language, is over 20 countries claim it as their first language and over 400 million people speak it. More people on earth today speak two or more languages. With numbers like that it seems we all should learn a little bit of this popular language.
In high school I spent time in France after completing my required classes in French. Once I returned home I rarely ever spoke it again. I regret that I have lost that language. My son does attend preschool Spanish, but I will push to keep him exposed to the Spanish culture and language as he gets older so that doesn't happen to him.
Improving Cognitive Development
That is a group of words we all like to see when speaking our children's education. Research shows that it is best to start a child in Spanish or any type of language class at age ...
Jul 23, 2016
E-Learning/CALL 2008 Views
There are apps can help you learn a new language faster and more easily. Even if you want to sharpen the skills of a language that you already know, these language learning apps will prove helpful. So whether you want to learn a new language to be able to communicate with people in their native language or simply to build your resume, these apps will help you reach your goal. You can use them to learn words in many different languages.
Best language learning apps
To get started with Duolingo, simply open the app and select the language you would like to learn. Duolingo uses text, images, and audio to guide through the new language. The goal is to associate the translation sound with the visuals of the pictures and texts, and then manually translate the sound back into your native language. Each section you complete will move you to more complex tasks, to enhance your sentence structure and vocabulary.
Works with: Android, iOS, Windows Phone
Languages: Spanish, French, ...
Jul 9, 2016
Other 2297 Views
Education is meant for equipping a person with skills and knowledge to live the life meaningfully. Any curriculum, be it at the school, college, and training levels, should enable the learner to upgrade the capabilities for contributing more to the life on Earth. Whatever be the systems adopted for education, the purpose must remain the same.
The policies and systems of the government affect the academic advancement and career of several deserving people. The authorities should admit the students by giving importance to the talents than the quotas based on caste and religion, donations, and recommendations. By denying the admission to the meritorious students, the society actually stands to lose from the potential benefits that accrue from the education of the former.
The purpose of education needs to be achieved by imparting theory and practice simultaneously. It should kindle the minds to think and explore new horizons. Aptitude based learning has to be encouraged, and the ...
Jul 9, 2016
Teaching 3538 Views
Teachers have a professional obligation to be trustworthy with the education and care of their pupils. Often during a teacher's professional career, a student will look at him/her as a role model and since educators will teach their students with both academics and life lessons, the proper use of social media is very important. Teachers who learn to perfect the good use of social platforms will establish constructive and respectful values with the community and their students.
The Virginia Department of Education has established a professional code of ethics that an educationist must follow to ensure unbiased and trustworthy instruction for their students. "The mission of the Department of Education is to lead and facilitate the development and implementation of a quality public education system that meets the needs of students and assists them in becoming educated, productive, and responsible citizens." ("Code of Ethics") A professional code of ethics outlines a teacher's ...
Jul 9, 2016
Other 2094 Views
Education is the primary agent of transformation towards sustainable development, increasing people's capacities to transform their visions for society into reality. Education not only provides scientific and technical skills, it also provides the motivation, and social support for pursuing and applying them. For this reason, society must be deeply concerned that much of current education falls far short of what is required. When we say this, it reflects the very necessities across the cultures that allow everyone become responsible towards quality enhancement.
Improving the quality and revelation of education and reorienting its goals to recognize the importance of sustainable development must be among society's highest priorities. It is not that we talk only about environment but also about every component of life.
We therefore need to clarify the concept of education for sustainable development. It was a major challenge for educators during the last decade. The meanings of ...
Jul 9, 2016
Career Development 1968 Views
Having taught hundreds of adult learners of English, many of whom were desperately looking for work in Sydney, one of the most expensive cities in the world, I have come to notice a number of factors that lead the students to fail job interviews.
To apply for jobs looking for "bubbly" personalities
Be realistic. Know your strengths and weaknesses. You might be "bubbly" in your language but are you in English? "Bubbly" people are obviously people who never shut up, they're like a chatterbox, very talkative, get it? So, to be "bubbly", you need to have so many words "bubbling" in you and out of you, which is most probably not going to be the case if you're still learning English and are not very fluent yet.
To use long difficult words to impress
Yes yes I know that's all you know, especially if you started off learning the language through reading and writing. The thing is most people are not comfortable listening to that sort of formal language, it sounds very artificial. They prefer ...
Jun 27, 2016
Teaching Methodology 4751 Views
The following reflection on education is inspired by the work of Paulo Freire, an educator I greatly admire, as a fellow pedagogue and human rights advocate.
This Brazilian educator postulated a different kind of learning experience would be a key factor to liberate the oppressed rural masses from the control of the oppressor's education system. He viewed this system as perpetuating their servile and subservient condition.
According to Freire, the simple truth was that the education of the "oppressed" and the education of the "oppressor" should not be the same, as their experiences of everyday life were not rooted in the same tangible reality.
He believed, as I do, that Education must reflect the reality of the learner, if not, it won't come from a place of significance, it won't be a source of empowerment, and belonging.
In his book, La Pedagogia del Oprimido, (the pedagogy of the oppressed) Freire talks about literacy as the path for people to find their own humanity and be able to ...
Jun 27, 2016
Other 4120 Views
We understand the title might not sound right to some. After all, the general belief is that education is extremely important and a must in today's world. So how can anyone even question its importance?
Well, as always, there seems to be many misconceptions about the importance of education. While everyone, ranging from the poor people living on streets to the ultra rich believes that education is a must in the modern world, many seem to be mistaking education for something that simply involves getting good grades.
A very detailed example explaining the current situation
Confused? Let us explain. Assume you're given a book that has a lot of highly complicated and extremely difficult-to-understand information about the planets of our solar system. Though you find it extremely boring, you try reading and understanding the information simply because you're told that you will be made to take a test and based on the results, offered a reward.
So you try your best to learn and remember as ...
I spent years studying the Italian language and leading an Italian social club in Atlanta, Georgia. All along, I was a teacher of English as a second language (ESOL) at various American schools for 21 years. I was later employed in Italy as a teacher of English for Italian students while, in my free time, I wrote articles, poetry, and fiction stories. The purpose of this article is to provide ESOL and TEFL teachers some tips about the challenges that Italian speakers often encounter when learning the English language. Each and every group of people with a unique language background faces its own challenges, but there are specific errors that tend to be made by most Italian learners of English at the beginning and intermediate levels. If not corrected in the early stages, those errors will later be difficult to unlearn.
Until a student reaches an intermediate level of proficiency, it is difficult to explore the literary analysis of English. This is why the first six months focus ...