Mar 12, 2017 English Language Teaching (ELT) 394 Views
Mar 12, 2017 E-Learning/CALL 488 Views
In his article, "Investing in Digital Resources" David McArthur explored the notion that the decision regarding whether or not to use technology as an educational medium has already been made. What must be done is plan carefully to ensure that ...
Mar 12, 2017 Teaching 476 Views
Mar 12, 2017 Career Development 361 Views
I have professionally been working with children of all ages, from birth to 18, for over 35 years. Most children are easy to love and work with, but not all of them. There have been a few that I have struggled to like, let alone love. Usually these children challenged my authority, bullied other children, were lazy, and extremely dishonest. These were the personality traits that were the hardest for me to personally deal with in children.
Students can Sense Authentic Love
Long ago in my first year of elementary teaching, my principal said to me that my students will work for me and follow my directions the most when they know that I love and care for them. Although, over the years I have found this to be mostly true, even teaching college students, I continue to have students that I find difficult to love, and the hardest, most concerning realization that I have discovered is these students seem to be able to sense that I don’t care for them as much ...
Mar 12, 2017 Teaching Methodology 316 Views
In the fall of 1961, I started Kindergarten, and I was horrified to discover that I was uniquely different from the rest of my 12 classmates-I found out that I was adopted! I was having a conversation-I loved to talk-with another boy about where babies came from, and we agreed that they came from our moms’ tummies; however, he was fast to point out that I, in fact, did NOT come from my mom’s tummy, but instead from some other mom, because I was adopted. I was not sure what that meant, but I remember not liking his tone when he said this, and as a reaction, became very angry, which means, I most likely started yelling, “No, I’m not!”
Later that afternoon when the bus dropped me off from school at our family farm, I recall telling my mom about this terrible lie that a boy from school said about me being adopted, to which she responded that I was, and told me the story behind my adoption. This news was very upsetting to me, and to complicate matters, I had an older sister ...
Mar 9, 2017 Classroom Management 412 Views
If you cannot get a student to follow rules, complete work, or be kind to other students after you have consistently implemented the strategies in this article, talk to your school team (administrators, guidance counselor, etc.) to determine what else can be done to help this student. The school team may need to meet with the child's parents and additional strategies may need to be put in place like an individualized behavior plan and/or support from professionals like the guidance counselor, school psychologist, or principal.
38 Effective Strategies For Classroom Management:
1. Say hello to ...
Mar 9, 2017 Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) 443 Views
1. Email - OK so emailing teachers is not the cheapest way to go about approaching them, but it is certainly very effective if done right. Typical open rates on school email campaigns will range from 8 - 15%, so you are going to need to email quite a few of them to get a decent return on your investment. The best email campaigns typically consist of 3 - 6 messages over a 3 - 4 month period, ...
Mar 9, 2017 English as a Second Language (ESL) 561 Views
Some educationalists believe that a grammatical approach to ...
Mar 9, 2017 Career Development 306 Views
Teaching, unlike most professions, has very little downtime. Through their eight hour shift, they are primarily in front of their audience, i.e., students, the entire time. In comparison, another profession that covers information for an audience is a television journalist (I am referring to the profession of researching, writing, and reporting-not the profession of just reading teleprompter scripts someone else has prepared), but instead of being broadcast on the television for their entire shift, they are usually being broadcast for only about 30 minutes. For the remaining seven and a half hours of their workday, they are making their preparations. In comparison, for teachers, these preparations are worked on outside of their eight hour shift-that is, on nights, weekends, and holidays. It’s during these times that teachers are developing curriculum, creating instruction, and grading student work. While they are physically with their students, similar to a ...
Mar 8, 2017 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (T 452 Views
Most children start reading around the age of four although some are ready at three. Children quickly become fascinated and excited with the idea of being able to read. However, they can also feel nervous and intimidated. Our job as teachers is to harness the children’s interest and excitement.
Stages of Reading:
Children need to recognise, understand and produce the spoken word before the written form can be introduced. They need clear consistent models from the teacher, drilling, chants, songs, responding to simple questions which will allow them to make meaningful links to the sound system of English. Learning sounds and letters without understanding any words is a purely mechanical and potentially off-putting experience for them.
3. Letter recognition
4. Phonic recognition
Phonics is the association of sounds and letters. It provides the building blocks to be able to decipher previously unseen written words. Once learners are comfortable ...