Feb 25, 2013
Teacher Training 3466 Views
Some teachers regularly lift students' test scores, while others leave their students with below-average results year after year. This can happen right next door from each other; same grade, same building. Results from dozens of studies point to the same most significant factor-a good teacher is the single greatest influence on a student's chance at success.
Apr 5, 2013
Learning Methodology 3464 Views
The K-W-L-H learning strategy is one of the most popular strategies that have been used by the learning community to read and understand texts as well as work on different school projects. This strategy was developed by the researcher Donna Ogle in 1986 and was originally developed for studying literature. K-W-L-H is an acronym.
Jun 11, 2011
TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS 3463 Views
Sitting for the Praxis exam can be tough, especially when the test just won't cut you any slack. The Praxis exams were just designed to make things difficult for you, but do realize this is only because they want the cream of the crop to educate America's future generation!
Mar 6, 2011
Writing 3461 Views
The topic of English Composition generally refers to the essays and other types of written prose used in the English language. The subject is typically first taught to students in elementary school at an early stage, in order to properly prepare students for more advanced English courses in their scholastic futures. It will then continue to be taught as they move onto high school and college levels.
Mar 10, 2018
Career Development 3459 Views
Language teaching is a unique field which has seen a tremendous amount of change in recent years. Emerging technologies have fundamentally altered the language teacher's role and opened up instructional opportunities undreamed of just 15 years ago. Government policies have mandated bilingual education programs, fostered the development of a Common European Framework, and acted to protect endangered languages. Theoreticians have moved to a post-method era in recognition that language teaching and learning is a dynamic system with the teacher as autonomous agent in the classroom, responsible for making calculated decisions based on experience, professional training, and the immediate needs of his or her learners.
While our field's rapid evolution is exciting to watch, it also signals the importance of ongoing professional development. For teachers with limited resources (monetary, time, or access), the challenge comes in the form of weighing options. There are five paradigms of ...
Aug 28, 2008
Study Skills 3456 Views
An exam tests more than your knowledge. It tests your mental discipline and emotional stability too. Some students occasionally collapse under the threat of exams. Fear makes them nervous or they suddenly become sick. To avoid this disease of test anxiety, try the following prescription:
Oct 11, 2010
Young Learners 3455 Views
When my son gets to the age where he's thinking about college, things should get pretty interesting. I have some outside-the-box ideas when it comes to education. I work too hard for my money and have too much respect for my nest egg to see it go to waste if my son is not focused on going to college.
Our student is a little nervous about the course he’s about to start. English is all very well, and he can see why the boss has insisted he go to these lessons, but it’s so complicated. He’s heard it on the TV and even at the cinema, and there are words that are familiar to him: coca-cola, Microsoft, Tony Blair, Love, Yes, No and some swearing!
Sep 4, 2012
Teaching 3452 Views
If learning is what we value, then we ought to value the process of learning as much as the result of learning.
By nature, people are attracted to activities where they feel free of psychological or emotional pain. Learning is promoted in a climate where people feel safe and cared for. The adage, "People don't care what you know until they know you care," is applicable.
Sep 8, 2013
Writing 3452 Views
In an argumentative essay, the introduction is very important. It gives the reader his/her first impression of an argumentative essay.
Start with a short background.
Example: Every pet owner knows that there are enormous responsibilities that go along with having a cat or dog. You must feed and exercise your pet, to keep it physically healthy; you must play with it, and keep it emotionally healthy too. You have to keep it safe from cars, people, or other animals, and you ought to protect other people, property, or pets from your own animal.
Introduce the debated question / issue.
Example: There's another responsibility that not all pet owners think about, however: spaying or neutering, or "fixing." What does "fixing" you pet mean? Simply put, it means taking your pet to the vet for a quick, cheap surgery that will prevent your pet from ever becoming a mother or father.
Explain why it's important.
Example: This surgery solves problems that pet owners know about, and ...