Feb 21, 2016
Classroom Management 3603 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 ...
Jul 20, 2009
Classroom Materials 3601 Views
Preparing a classroom each fall can be exciting, but also a little overwhelming. If you are a new teacher or have been teaching for several years, new ideas are always helpful. One of the main subjects teachers always want ideas on is classroom organization.
Jan 11, 2014
Classroom Materials 3600 Views
If you have ever been in a classroom environment, you will know that there are times when it is a nightmare. The students won't be listening, they will be chatting over you and if you have younger students, then there could even be screaming.
On those days, teachers are more likely to go home and feel like pulling their hair out, rather than having a sense of helping people and achievement. They will probably feel like giving up. If the teacher is new, then this could break them.
The key to reducing days like this is having complete control over the classroom environment. Some more experienced teachers will say that this comes with making the students know that you are in charge and screaming at the students, but there are other ways. There are teachers out there who have complete control and they haven't raised their voice once.
Those teachers will say that the key to their lesson plan is complete engagement. The students are so focused on their lesson, that they don't have time to ...
Jun 25, 2010
Speaking/Listening 3598 Views
Speaking and writing are the 'productive skills.' We teach speaking as learners consider this particular skill as one of the most important and also the most challenging. Speaking communication is the most common way of building interpersonal relations.
Nov 19, 2008
Tutoring/Home School 3597 Views
How to make one to one teaching fun, whether you are a teacher with private pupils or a parent wanting to teach English to your child in a fun way.
There was a great English teaching job listed on an English job-hunting website several years ago. My JET-like contract had just finished. I was newly married with a baby on the way. (Don`t do that, btw.) And, I was looking for fulltime work in the worst way. I saw the advertisement, and it was like manna from heaven.
The private eikaiwa company offered a high salary. The commuting expenses, health insurance, and pension were also part of the compensation package. And, to top it all off, the teaching job was no kids` classes and no weekends. This was the job for me!
I searched frantically for my resume file on my computer. I gave it the once over. I spent three hours tweaking my cover letter, and I added a new photograph of me to the top.
I uploaded my file, and hit send. My computer screen flashed. An ominous message in bright red appeared before my eyes. It read, "The job listed is for people under 35 years-old." My mouth dropped open, and I cried. (Dude, I did.)
I had years of ...
May 30, 2012
Learning Methodology 3591 Views
To know about something through understanding is acquiring knowledge about it. The more you gather knowledge about something, the more the kingdom of your mind expands. Your thinking arena widens and strengthens. When you know more than what others know about a particular subject or field, You become a master; an expert to resolve the issues related to it; a judge to pass valid judgements about it.
Dec 2, 2008
Young Learners 3589 Views
Teaching young children can be a daunting prospect, especially to those who are new to the game, but don't worry! Help is at hand. We have gathered here some FAQ's about teaching English to young children, with suggestions and tips from Mario Herrera.
Oct 29, 2016
Teaching Methodology 3587 Views
A 2013 Gallup Poll found that about 45% of high school students are not engaged in school. Disengagement significantly lowers achievement. This is especially true of urban and rural youth. While there are school remedies, here I want to focus on classroom instruction that makes a difference.
Give students control over their learning. Allow them track their own progress using simple lists and graphs. This empowers and motivates students. Allow students to check the answers to their own multiple-choice quizzes and tests. That way they get immediate feedback on answers. How many people would keep bowling if they didn't see the results of every ball tossed? Control creates interest, trust and ownership of learning.
Focus your classroom on short-term goals. Long-term goals have little meaning for students marking time until they can jump ship. Short-term goals are within easy reach. They are visible. And they are built into the learning activities themselves. No one playing a game or a ...
Jun 3, 2011
Learning Methodology 3583 Views
I recently returned to the classroom teaching IT Service Management courses and this is just the result from my thoughts at that return. I specialise in ITIL and IT Service Management and teach public classroom courses as an Independent trainer, working in many different countries and situations.