Feb 20, 2009
Teaching Methodology 7655 Views
Anchor activities are student centered activities that are designed to extend and review already learned skills. These activities are ongoing assignments that are self-directed. In other words, the students work on these activities independently throughout a given unit.
Aug 29, 2008
Learning Methodology 7649 Views
Assigning homework serves various educational needs. It serves as an intellectual discipline, establishes study habits, eases time constraints on the amount of curricular material that can be covered in class, and supplements and reinforces work done in school. In addition, it fosters student initiative, independence, and responsibility and brings home and school closer together.
One method of creating a genuine information gap is through the use of blindfold activities. Blindfolds can be employed in a variety of ways in the TEFL/foreign language classroom to foster a truly communicative and student-centered approach to learning.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Jun 25, 2009
Teaching Methodology 7626 Views
Anyone who has ever taught using the technique of presenting the language, practising it in a controlled way and then giving students the chance to use it in a free communication production activity will know that it is far from a perfect method, and some of the legitimate attacks on its theory and practice are...
Cultures differ in how they communicate, how they use their time, and how they view themselves in terms of empowerment and decision making. The main variables we will discuss are selected from the research of Edward Hall, Florence Kluckhohn, F.L. Strodtbeck, and Geert Hofestede.
My father came over to this country sixty- five years ago not speaking a word of English with barely a penny in his pocket with the clothes he was wearing for the journey and a spare pair of socks. Being a tailor by trade he was soon working in an all immigrant clothes factory where no one spoke native English and...
Mar 8, 2010
Other 7563 Views
Having high intelligence does not always breed success. There is another form of intelligence known as emotional intelligence that is arguably of equal or greater importance on your path to success.
May 16, 2014
Classroom Management 7562 Views
Many teachers in primary schools take it upon themselves to teach students to accept the responsibility of doing a job well and helping their classmates and their teacher have a happy and successful time at school.
These teachers have a series of jobs/duties that are spread among the class to ensure the efficient management of the class. The students change their jobs each term or week so that every student learns to do each job and to do it well.
Here is a list of jobs/duties shared in one class I saw as a relief teacher:
1. Collecting tuck shop orders and delivering them to the tuck shop/canteen.
2. Collecting the tuck shop box at morning tea and lunch time.
3. Returning the tuck box to the tuck shop after morning tea and to the class room after lunch.
4. This school had what it called a "Blue Bag". Each morning, students put important message, notes, order forms etc. in it ready to be taken to the office by the duty student.
5. Answering the class phone if the teacher is ...
English is the most difficult language to learn, read her `why` and `what` to do about it.