Feb 17, 2013
Teaching 3543 Views
This is the first of two articles on goal setting for the first year teacher. The first article explains why you, as a first year teacher, should have a set of goals designed to make sure you get the most out of your first year and make significant progress towards becoming a competent classroom practitioner. It also lists what the author believes are the goals that a first year teacher should aim towards.
Aug 22, 2008
Other 3541 Views
Japanese is among the most fascinating languages in the world to study as a non-native speaker. Its complexity, its openness to incorporating words from other languages (gairaigo), and its association with one of the world's strongest economies makes it an ideal choice for foreign language study. Here are 5 tips for learning Japanese faster and with better retention.
May 4, 2010
Teaching 3541 Views
One of the challenges we face as educators is to discover a way to captivate the learners. The mind needs to be fed a proper diet of information, the emotions need to inspire our students to learn and the will needs to bring about the discipline necessary to assimilate the information into paradigm shift and ultimately lifestyle change.
Aug 3, 2015
Classroom Materials 3541 Views
Materials and activities take an important part of most English teaching programs. They are relevant issues of the educational process and teachers rely on a whole range of activities to support a good teaching performance. From textbooks to videos, audio CDs or any sort of support materials, we always need them to guide our students in any context. Although there is a great set of English language teaching materials commercially available, many teachers continue to design their own to be used in their classrooms. Most of us spend time selecting, adapting, working on materials for our classes. For most of us, designing or adapting our own teaching materials enables us to take into account our particular learning environment to overcome the lack of “fit” of the course book.
Commercial hits and average texts are found in the market, most of them covering multiple aspects and ensuring to foster multiple skills and to become the best tool to accomplish the educational goal in a hundred ...
Jul 9, 2010
Learning Methodology 3540 Views
Education is in a state of flux. The traditional learning techniques of a teacher standing in front of a class full of students referring to notes and a 'standard' textbook are beginning to feel a little dated. While this may provide an excellent method that facilitates examination methodology and coaches children to store enough basic knowledge to pass a series of questions on an exam paper, it isn't how people actually learn.
Jun 23, 2012
Reading 3538 Views
Finding reading activities is easy, but finding activities that make reading fun is a lot harder. Many children are turned off reading at a young age because they are forced to dissect each word and sentence without taking the pleasure of the story itself. However, it is easy to find ways to engage your child in day-to-day reading beyond just sitting down with a book at bedtime.
Mar 24, 2017
Teaching Methodology 3535 Views
Churches (2007)'s intellectual and timely revision of Bloom's Digital Taxonomy is a consequence of evolving varied areas of instructions dictated by fast changing times. This contemporary taxonomy pursues to elevate the order thinking skills that every learner should acquire. With the proliferation of emerging technology and media intervening with pedagogy, changes are yielded paving educators' innovative perceptions to flourish. These variations enabled the alliance of media and technological tools in pedagogy to form common goals for the viability of knowledge absorption. Because of these two factors' inseparable interconnections, technological fruition is media proliferation; both are adopted as teaching tool-kits. As a favorable result, traditional learning is systematically being replaced by 21st century methods and strategies in formal and non-formal classrooms as a manifestation of advocacy among educators worldwide.
Benjamin S. Bloom's (1956) Taxonomy of Cognitive Domain which ...
Sep 1, 2009
Teacher Training 3534 Views
Hundreds and thousands of bright, eager teachers are about to descend upon classrooms throughout the nation. There are few pleasures greater than a first job after a long period of study and preparation. After being hired in many fields a strong support team steps up to guide and sustain new hires during those first critical days and weeks on the job.
Sep 10, 2009
Learning Methodology 3534 Views
I have often talked about the conscious and subconscious mind without actually explaining to you what they do and how they work. I know there is nothing worse than sitting in a classroom without having a clue what the teacher is talking about, so I apologize, and here is my explanation for you.
Aug 27, 2016
Teaching Methodology 3530 Views
Different educational institutes have different ways of teaching. Some of these are teacher-centric while the others are student-oriented. There is a constant debate on which of these is the best teaching methodology.
A quick scan and understanding will help us understand:
Teacher-Centric Teaching Methodology
As the name suggests, this methodology mainly revolves around the teacher. The attention is completely on the teacher who teaches by giving lectures and demonstrations either using a blackboard or a technological tool. The students are passive in this scenario and are usually the listeners. They play little or no role in the entire process. They take in information quietly as the teacher teaches.
Student-Oriented Teaching Methodology
This teaching methodology has a wider acceptance because students are no longer the passive listeners. They are active and play an equal role in the entire teaching and learning process. This means that there are practical lessons involved in which ...