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Essentially, the individual student or groups of students develop the questions and become the quizmaster.
Here is the procedure for the two versions.
1. Select a topic. This may be one you have just taught or it could be one which needs revision.
2. As homework, the students are instructed to devise five questions each (with answers). These are to be written out neatly.
3. During the next lesson, the teacher asks a student for his/her questions, checks them and the answers and if they are satisfactory, the teacher ...
Feb 5, 2014 2923 Views
1. The first thing to say is that lesson planning is very important whether a teacher is newly trained or experienced. It is true that an experienced teacher may not need to do as much preparation on a day-to-day basis as a newly trained teacher but, nevertheless, it is important that every lesson is prepared with care.
2. When planning a grammar lesson try to embed the grammar in a typical situation so that the new language is easier for the students to understand. For example, if you have a class of adults you could build your lesson around having a car serviced in a garage to introduce or practise the Present Perfect tense. In the course of your lesson, sentences like this could naturally arise. They've ...
Sep 30, 2014 2774 Views
Amongst teachers, the question of whether or not one should always have a detailed lesson plan is up for debate. Some strongly believe that the possession of a detailed written plan hinders the ability of a teacher to be flexible and really respond to their students’ needs as they arise. They say that lesson plans can result in mechanistic and predictable lessons. Moreover, the more experience one gets in teaching, the less need there is for an actual written document. That is not to say that a teacher does not plan what they are going to teach, but that they feel less need to formally write it down. Experienced or not, however, a teacher should always plan what they are going to teach. There are few who would be confident enough to begin a class without the foggiest idea of what they are actually going to present for the next hour. However, amongst new TEFL teachers, you will find that you do benefit from, and want to have, a formally written ...
Feb 5, 2015 2373 Views
All of these activities can also be used at the close of any training module to check learner comprehension. However, the purpose of these activities is to make sure that the learners leave a training session with a good understanding of the content that was taught. Hopefully, the learners have been given the opportunity to test their new knowledge or skills in application exercises during the training session. The activities identified here are intended to close a module or a training session on a high, content-centered note.
With only a few exceptions, these learning activities are ...
Jun 28, 2015 2208 Views
So what is the solution if graduates are not able to get jobs upon graduation, the old formula seems to work less efficiently than it used to in the past which included getting an education, then get a job, rise through the ranks and finally retire with a sizeable pension.
How do we train and equip students going through these changes. We need to rethink the way that children are being trained today and what the expectation or end goal of getting an Education is. For one the focus needs to change from getting a job to rather being able to earn a living. Earning a living means getting paid or earning wages in ...
Dec 9, 2015 1927 Views
Moreover, Miller found that, when someone tries to hold in mind and think about more than this short-term memory "buffer" can hold, something has to go. That is, when a person tries to add one more item into conscious memory, something else that he was holding in mind previously drops out. It's a biological constraint. We simply "max out" and are incapable of holding anything more in memory until we do something with what we already have in our minds.
The findings of this study have been replicated many times and, in fact, more recent ...
Apr 8, 2016 2366 Views
Lesson plans are a common feature in the lives of most teachers. Without a well written plan, teachers will be ill prepared, and this will affect their ability to close the achievement gap. Writing a quality lesson plan can be a challenging task for teachers and they may sometimes engage the help of websites which provide writing services for teachers. These websites that assist or give information on writing services for teachers and are widely available on the net and are a great resource for teachers around the world. They help in a variety of areas such as writing a lesson plan. When writing a the lesson there are a few guidelines that can be used as to build up and effective program. They include:
Goals These help ...
Jan 21, 2017 1560 Views
But there are also important biological reasons why lecture methodology doesn't work well. The first issue is an input problem. The most common analogy for lecture teaching is the "fire hose" analogy. Trying to take in all the information thrown at you in a lecture is like trying to drink from a fire hose that is turned on full blast. There's simply too much input, too fast. So, what can teachers intent upon improving the effectiveness of their lessons do to improve this situation?
The obvious answer is to cut down on the overload of information. The first step in this regard is to limit the amount of input time to shorter chunks ...