by M. Francine Jennings, EdD
Jan 24, 2016
Teaching Methodology 5999 Views
As a professor of arts integration, I often use storytelling as a teaching tool and have recognized that as I demonstrate various methods to tell a story, I use at least one of Howard Gardner's eight multiple intelligences.
Gardner defines an intelligence as the capacity to solve a problem or create a product in a naturalistic setting; in other words, according to Gardner, the question is not whether someone is intelligent, the question is how someone is intelligent. To answer this question, Gardner professes that we all possess eight intelligences, although some of us are more dominant in some than in others. From this, I surmised that every time I diversify my storytelling methods, I am essentially giving my students an opportunity to show me new capabilities and strengths.
Below are eight methods I've used to teach storytelling with examples of how each connects to one of Gardner's eight intelligences.
1. Traditional Storytelling with Words Only: Students tell a story based upon ...
Jan 24, 2016
Business English 4102 Views
English is the global business language of the day. Many schools, colleges and universities are all offering English teaching for students and business professionals. With the growing demand for English, many ESL teachers are also trained to meet the global demand of ESL training needs.
For example, in many Asian and African countries, the English language is being taught as the Second or Third Language. Also, there are many varieties of English given the mother-tongue influences in countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, India, Brunei, Australia and Canada. As an ESL teacher, you will find that this ESL teaching guide provides you with a quick checklist of tips, helping you to make your ESL classes fun and easy for foreign students.
1) Understand Your ESL Students:
Basically, you will have two types of students - school students and corporate clients. ESL school students are those who do not have English as the mother tongue. They need help with Basic English grammar as ...
For ESL readers, learning to read can be difficult because it is a skill which requires time outside of the classroom to improve upon. Unlike writing, listening, grammar, and vocabulary, reading encompasses all of these skills and makes the reader have to comprehend English as a full language. Below are five key reading strategies to help any ESL reader to gain confidence in reading and improve their reading abilities.
The most important strategy towards reading in English is having the right mindset when reading. Being forced to read in class prevents you from gaining the full potential the book may have on you. For most of us, we can remember reading books in school, but how many people can remember what most of those stories were about in detail? Motivation plays a large role in determining how much effort you will put into a book. If you are motivated and willing to make mistakes and learn from the material, you will have an overall better learning experience and ...
Jan 9, 2016
Learning Methodology 4337 Views
The relationship between neuroscience and education is becoming ever closer, with the latest findings from the science starting to influence how teachers and other educators approach their profession. It is sometimes called "neuroeducation" for short.
With neuroscience uncovering more about how the brain works and our preoccupation with how to teach and learn more effectively, it was almost inevitable that the two fields would meet.
But not everyone's happy. In fact in some quarters the application of 'unproven' or 'misunderstood' neuroscience has been getting very bad press.
What's the myth and what's the reality?
Bad neuroscience in education
A study from the UK's Bristol University published in Nature Reviews Neuroscience found that a large proportion of teachers in Europe and China believe commonly-held myths that may be applied in their teaching.
Teachers from the UK, Turkey, Greece, China and the Netherlands were presented with seven myths about the brain and asked whether they ...
Jan 8, 2016
Other 2760 Views
Education is an important tool that is applied in the contemporary world to succeed. The word education means 'to bring up'. Education provides the basic knowledge that makes a human a human. Since the start of human history people have been learning and educating. People in the past struggled very much to get education. Education has progressed from that time. In the present time only educated people can get success in the world. Without education success is impossible.
Education helps an individual to live a respectful life. Educated people are more helpful in the progress of a country. It is playing an important role in the economic and social prosperity. Career wise, education is the foundation of developing individuals by providing knowledge regarding humanity all over the world. Individuals in the society acquire new approaches in life that build opinions on the economical and social life. Education enables the society to interpret the world around them rightly, innovating to ...
Jan 8, 2016
E-Learning/CALL 3038 Views
With the increasing accessibility to Internet among the masses, online education has been embraced by numerous educational institutions, schools and colleges worldwide. If we talk about intervention of electronic learning in a learner's formative years of education, then K12 learning services cater to learning requirements of students at school level.
What makes e-learning a success? Well, online learning explores a dozens of e-learning technologies like electronic books, simulations, pod casting, wikis, blogs etc. How this aspect of employing an array of online technologies into learning enhances its scope? Let's find out what facts and figures have to say regarding existing trends and scope of e-learning.
A study of the existing trend in e-learning
A recent survey in United States revealed that more than 2.35 million students enrolled themselves for various online programs. The survey also concluded that online education is becoming an integral part of many educational institutions. ...
Classroom demographics change ever year. Changes in the typical classroom mirror changes in society. The National Center for Education Statistics reported that nearly 10% of all US students actively participate in an English Language Learning (ELL) program.
Whether you are a veteran teacher, or a brand new one, you will need resources to help students who are not proficient in English or are current ELLs. Regardless of your methodology, helping ELLs to acclimatize to regular classroom instruction requires not just skill, but also charisma and creativity. Here are some tips that will help ease this process.
1. Tag and Label - Make your classroom print-rich by labeling every area and as many objects as possible. This will be beneficial not only to ELLs but also to students who have limited recognition of sound and symbol. The more exposed students are to print, the more opportunities they get to store it in their long-term memory.
2. Pictures cues - Use pictures with your vocabulary ...
Linguistics is the scientific study of language and languages. It encompasses their nature, the function of the human mind during the formation of their words and their meanings, and their reception and resultant effects on the listener.
The definitive origin of language has thus far been elusive, although there are several theories, all of which point to its earliest use. Hand signals, for instance, emanated from thoughts and it is believed that these ultimately adopted sound, while other studies indicate that objects were given names to reflect their appearance. Still other theories postulate that primitive grunts and similar sounds, emitted during hunts and in the midst of arduous labor, evolved into distinct words.
Nevertheless, there are several linguistics sub-branches, including historical, comparative, grammatical, theoretical, neuro-, psycho-, anthropological, ethno-, socio-, computational, and stylistic.
Speech can be defined as the utterance of an individual, while writing ...
Dec 15, 2015
Other 2323 Views
The World Bank's 1991 'World Development Report' has made a very interesting observation that the scientific and technological progress and enhanced productivity in any nation have a close link with investment in human capital as well as the quality of the economic environment. Scientific and technological capabilities are, however, unevenly distributed in the world and are linked with the education system in a nation.
The 21st century has seen quite massive changes in higher education systems both in terms of complexity of the systems and also in terms of its utility for converting education into an effective tool for social and economic changes. A very interesting relationship is emerging among education, knowledge, conversion of knowledge into suitable entities from trade point of view, wealth and economy.
Internationalization of education includes the policies and practices undertaken by academic systems and institutions-and even individuals-to cope with the global academic ...
Dec 15, 2015
Grammar 4233 Views
If a sentence has a singular subject, it is followed by a singular verb and if it has a plural subject, it is followed by a plural verb;that is, the verb agrees with the subject. Compare:
• She lives in Thailand.
• Most people live in Asian than in any other continent.
Some nouns with a singular form can be treated either as singular (with a singular verb) or (with a plural verb):
• The council has (or have)postponed a decision on the new road.
Other words like this include association, audience, class, committee, department, electorate, family, government, orchestra, population, staff, university, and the names of specific organisations such as the Bank of England, the BBC, IBM, Sony. We use a singular verb if we see the institution or organisation as a whole unit and a plural verb if we see it as a collection of individuals. Often you can use either with very little difference in meaning, although in formal writing (such as academic writing), it is more common to use a singular verb. ...