Jan 29, 2012
E-Learning/CALL 3303 Views
At the 62nd annual conference for the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), held in Chicago in November 2011, renown experts in the field of education, researchers, educators, advocates, parents, and business and political leaders converged to share the latest advances, techniques, and ...
Jul 23, 2012
Teacher Training 3303 Views
If done properly, centers can bring an entirely new dynamic to your class. An opportunity for students to move from their seats where they probably sit for most of the day, and immerse themselves in an engaging and stimulating activity. An effective teaching strategy. In order to establish and maintain centers in your classroom you will have to carefully plan and organize.
May 9, 2009
Young Learners 3301 Views
Today the K12 education world has tons of experts analyzing and measuring infinite nuisances. There are plenty of learning theories old and new. Students face a raft of assessments to supposedly measure what they have learned or are capable of learning. Yet, every school day the fact remains, there is a teacher in a classroom - doing the trench work.
Jun 21, 2013
Adults 3301 Views
Many adults choose to start studying again later in life. Whether they want to up-skill, make a career jump or just fulfill a dream or passion that they haven't been able to yet, adult students find themselves in classrooms every year - some of them not sure what to expect.
Mar 8, 2012
Teaching 3300 Views
Preamble: To begin, it is important to define what I mean by the term 'non-traditional assessment'. By non-traditional, I mean assessment items other than the formal pen on paper examinations and essay type assignments. They include; research assignments; practical tests; assessment instruments using technology or the student's personally collected data.
Feb 4, 2017
Teaching Methodology 3300 Views
According to professor Jarvis in his (2012) work, "A state of disjuncture occurs when we can no longer presume upon our world and act upon it in an almost unthinking manner". Linking this idea to teaching in its varied forms (group, 1-2-1 and Online) suggests the need to provide or create conditions that cause learners to experience a state of uncertainty or dissonance in knowledge, skills, sense, emotions or beliefs. Conditions which cause them to reflect and question, in order to find solutions or accept the fact that they are willing to live with being ignorant about a particular topic or discipline. Here are two ways this could be accomplished.
One, the work of Lygo-Baker, Jones and Reedy (2013) - while it was partially about exposing participants to the experience of disjuncture - provides proof that problem-based teaching experiences (Vignette, Case studies, Scenario) are effective ways to create states of uncertainty or disjuncture and can be utilised with good effect by ...
Aug 16, 2008
Grammar 3299 Views
Handwriting, reading and of course, 1st grade spelling are among the basic things your child learns in school. These three are very important as your child's learning capacity with regard to these three aspects can make or break his learning habit and his learning desire as he matures. The earlier your child is taught and is made accustomed to writing, reading books and spelling his first-learned words, the earlier he is able to nurture good attitude and behavior towards learning.
Oct 6, 2013
Teaching 3299 Views
Developing critical thinking questions can be challenging for teachers. So, how do we create inquiries that drive critical thinking? Teachers should ask questions that create ongoing thinking. When we receive an answer from a student, we have given them permission to stop thinking. When the questions continue, the thought processes continue.
Making sure we cover content for students to recall is stopping their thinking processes.
· Provide content that encourages thinking.
· Provide content that requires thinking to encourage learning.
When students have quality questions, thinking and learning are occurring. Quality questions are the result of quality thinking. When the question, "Is this going to be on the test?" is asked, the student has stopped thinking and are not engaged in the learning process.
Inquiry drives or directs thinking. If we as educators do not continue to ask questions about our field of study, our profession would die. According to, "The Role of Socratic ...
ELT Foundation Activities in Google Maps: A Contemporary Content-Based Language Teaching
"The essence of strategy is that you must set limits on what you're trying to accomplish."
A popular means of integrating instructions is the engagement of themes and content- based instructions. The overlying objective of this instruction is to promote students' academic awareness and skills while they prepare and learn the intended language targets employed in the activities. Teachers dealing with second language learners must be specific in the conduct of these three lesson-planning components to attain output/s within a given time frame. The first is vocabulary contents which needs systematic activities for easy comprehension since second language learners often lack the basic and specialized vocabulary used in the academic passages. The second is prioritizing materials for the teacher to decide the key concept that should receive most attention since it is not always ...
Jul 16, 2009
Grammar 3297 Views
When learning the English language, it is important to have an understanding of the grammar. One area that requires understanding is the function of prepositional phrases. Prepositions are words that have just one possible form which introduces the object of the prepositional phrase.