Apr 28, 2014
Grammar 3630 Views
The grammar is the nuts and bolts of a language. It is the foundational stone to get the grip of a language and master it.
So, a sound knowledge and clarity in comprehending English grammar is mandatory for every English language teacher. Just like the nuts and bolts need to be used for the smooth functioning of an engine, similarly sound knowledge of English grammar is a must.
An English teacher could inspire confidence in a classroom scenario when she has comprehended the English grammar. She will be able to re-structure and apply it under different tenses without altering the meaning of the sentences or use the sentences differently to highlight the different meaning implied.
It is only through the understanding of grammar one comes to know the use of 'will' and 'shall' and tenses and its usage which are the fine points of grammar that in turn reflect the language proficiency of a teacher.
When the teacher is thorough in her grammatical skills, she could ensure the students grasp ...
Jan 28, 2010
Teaching 3627 Views
Parents and teachers must work together to help children succeed in school but because teachers ask for parents' trust and then do not nurture that trust the bond between parent and teacher is weakened with consequences for all involved.
Oct 7, 2011
Teaching 3625 Views
During a teacher interview, you will more than likely be asked the question: How do you motivate your students? Of course, we know that motivating students and piquing their interest in learning is a key factor in their success in the classroom, so what methods have proven successful in capturing their attention and driving successful mastery of the material?
Sep 26, 2008
Classroom Materials 3622 Views
April Fool's Day is quite an appropriate way to begin National Humor Month. Here is some background information plus a few activities for you to enjoy.
Jun 19, 2011
Teacher Training 3621 Views
Internet forums are always abuzz with future TEFL students asking what they can do to prepare for their course. Here are some of my tips on what you can do to make sure you have an edge over your classmates and help make the transition into teaching and living abroad easier.
Dec 23, 2008
Young Learners 3619 Views
It's somewhat of a nuisance to carry around but I don't go to any of my schools without it.
Don't leave home without it
Aug 18, 2013
Reading 3618 Views
With so many states adopting the Common Core and trying to increase the rigor of the reading that is required of students, teachers are faced with a "common core" problem. Many students, whether they are in a rural or urban area, have limited experiences outside of their immediate neighborhoods. The increased rigor of texts means that teachers will either adopt a "sink or swim" model or will increase the level of background information for the students. It is becoming essential for teachers to strike a balance between giving all of the background information and letting students "discover" it of their own accord.
One of the main issues teachers have with the "sink or swim" method is the great possibility students will complete a required reading and activities to go along with that reading and essentially take nothing from it because "something" was missing. The "something" that is often missing is the background information. This doesn't refer to just a little piece of information ...
Sep 23, 2011
Teaching 3615 Views
Question and answer sessions are an important part of lessons and are integral to test students’ comprehension of material, as well as to let you as the teacher know where your students are in terms of their understanding of lesson concepts. Sometimes, however, these sessions can go flat. Students can tune out, opt out, play dumb, etc, as a way to get out of participating. So how can you improve your question and answer sessions to get more out of your students and display your control?
Aug 29, 2008
Learning Methodology 3614 Views
Have you ever wondered how we learn? Why are some people able to achieve tremendous success while others receive mediocre results although both groups receive the same learning materials? Was it because these successful people are smarter or more talented than the rest of us?
Feb 21, 2016
Classroom Management 3610 Views
Actually, is it possible to modify anyone's behavior if that person is not willing to listen to input and advice and eager to make some changes. Little kids may need modeling and practice to achieve acceptable behavior simply because they have not performed certain tasks before or because they have not had positive role models. When children have only witnessed misbehavior and poor manners, they replicate them unaware that other expectations exist. If Mom slouches and Dad swears and Grandpa hits and Grandma throws cups and forks to solve issues, it is no wonder that a child mimics these behavior. People tend to copy what they see, behave according to what they have witnessed and lived through, and push buttons as necessary to get what the need.
Many schools are implementing a behavior plan that includes five positive interventions by a teacher before s/he directly reprimands a student. So if Susie does not bring her book, a clear and necessary expectation for learning, I have the idea ...