May 6, 2012 Study Abroad 3718 Views
Dec 26, 2017 Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) 3718 Views
The TEFL industry is a rapidly developing one so there will be plenty of opportunities for the interested candidates. However, no two teaching positions are likely to be the same as every company has an ideology of its own and will want things done in their own way. Candidates should look upon this as a valuable learning experience rather than arguing over it with the employers. There is no end to improving one’s teaching skills.
TEFL professionals are also ...
Apr 2, 2012 English Language Learning (ELL) 3713 Views
Mar 20, 2013 TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS 3712 Views
Aug 9, 2009 Teaching 3711 Views
Aug 25, 2014 Other 3711 Views
The first claim the newsletter makes is this:
the Common Core State Standards set clear, consistent goals that build upon each other at each grade level...
provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn... Note the words clear and consistent. With those, I have no argument. I'm sure they'll be clear and consistent... and less academically rigorous than what we now have in place, which is less academically rigorous than what we had in place previous to those... previous to those... etc.
The newsletter claims Standards do not equal curriculum or lesson plans! so ...
Sep 2, 2008 Learning Methodology 3710 Views
Dec 25, 2016 Classroom Management 3710 Views
It's a widely known fact that many new elementary teachers leave their jobs after only one year of teaching. A fact that isn't widely known is that they leave because they were fired. Terminating a new teacher can be accomplished very quietly, without any notice or interventions by simply "not renewing" the teacher's contract. In my almost 30 years as a teacher, I have seen many beginning teachers fired, and it wasn't because they didn't know how to teach, that's very well covered in teacher education programs, no, they were fired because of their poor conduct and improprieties.
The Truth Behind: "It Looks Easy."
No one really knows what it's like being an elementary teacher until they're actually doing it. Even though most teacher education programs require student teachers to spend many hours in real classrooms observing and learning from an experienced classroom teacher, it's the classroom teacher who remains in complete control over the cluster of children, and the ...
Jun 28, 2015 Classroom Materials 3708 Views
How can English teachers working abroad and international English textbook publishers both respect local cultures and create more engaging English classroom lessons? The challenge may be more complicated than you might suspect.
A long, informative, and detailed exchange on a TESOL list serve recently focused on the peculiar sensitivities of Saudi Arabian students. An experienced American English teacher reported that his Saudi students expressed anger over a paragraph in their writing book. The imported American English language textbook, which has collected considerable critical praise, contained a paragraph celebrating friendships across many countries and religions - including an unpopular democratic rival nation of the Saudi kingdom. Working in a closed, theocratic society where women are banned from driving evidently raises many delicate problems for English teachers, ...
Apr 22, 2010 Teaching 3707 Views