Sep 17, 2011
Other 3219 Views
Some of life's most memorable moments take place in primary and secondary school. Years when we're too young to have real responsibilities and too oblivious to have real insecurities. Hollywood has made some wonderful comedies about these years. They inspire nostalgia and remind us of a simpler time.
Sep 16, 2010
Other 3215 Views
Recently, students across the country took the Advanced Placement English Literature exam. This three hour test, which grants college credit to qualifying students, is the culmination of a year of intense study and preparation in a high level class. On this year’s exam, students were asked to write an essay in response to the following quote:
Mar 22, 2009
Learning Methodology 3214 Views
If you ask the following question: Where do the best students sit inside a classroom? 9 out of 10 are likely to respond "in the front". If you ask: why? The likely response is "to pay more attention" with only a few saying: "to be noticed by the teacher".
Comprehensive and detailed Diploma teacher training programs for graduate ESL/EFL aspirants for teachers & trainers are quite in demand. Such courses though are quite comprehensive and intensive yet promise to acquaint the aspiring candidates with the utmost knowledge covering most topics and necessary key areas required to build a prosperous as well as fulfilling career. In recent times, to become a teacher in a well-established institute, especially those recruiting EFL/ESL teaching in various parts of the world, training is the primary requirement that the employers give importance to while selecting teacher for their education institute. And since in this fast paced world everyone wants to land up with a job of their dreams as soon as possible, hence they also may want to pursue a training program that is all-inclusive and covers maximum related topics. Well integrated TEFL training courses which includes other equally important topics like Train the Trainer and Education ...
Jul 20, 2009
E-Learning/CALL 3211 Views
This is a list of five educational programs that can be a lot of fun. Educational programs aren't just for kids, people of all ages can enjoy these programs and enjoy learning new information. Here are five programs that in my opinion you should download.
May 19, 2013
Teaching 3211 Views
I've been retired from full time teaching for a dozen years now. Therefore, over that time, I have gradually given away or trashed much of my teaching resources. Recently, I have found some material I put together for my classes during the late 1960s on how best to attack a formal examination.
The pre-production phase, or silent period, is one which many beginner second-language students have had experience with. In my years teaching EFL to young learners in China and Korea, I have dealt with many students who looked completely overwhelmed by the new language. I believe the most important thing for a teacher to do is to respect this silent period as a natural phase. It is part of the development, that is the language development, that a period of input needs to be built up before a student is ready to produce, and so it is the teacher's job to provide the student with a developmentally appropriate environment while he or she works through this initial phase in language acquisition.
Keep them moving
One approach which I have found to work really well during this phase is the Total Physical Response (TPR) approach. In this approach, the teacher gives a series of commands while demonstrating (or modelling) each one; the student then demonstrates comprehension, not verbally, ...
Feb 18, 2013
Career Development 3205 Views
Though there is hardly any fully fledged English for Specific Purposes (ESP) program run in professional institutions in India, teaching of one of its better known forms English for Science and Technology (EST) in tertiary level has up to now practically limited service role for work and study, accommodating demands for 'communicative' skills and 'needs' of the rural students who have limited previous exposure to functional abilities in English. Despite years of teaching communicative skills and scientific and technical English, qualitatively, I am afraid, there has not been much improvement, as obvious from the fact that about 75% of the technical graduates have not been able to get employment.
Jun 18, 2016
Classroom Management 3202 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 ...
Oct 19, 2010
Study Skills 3200 Views
Have you ever asked two people who sat in the same lecture, to comment on what they heard from the speaker? Chances are, you will get two different perspectives. They may overlap, but because we "hear" with our own understanding, interpreting all the while, what we actually hear may be slightly different from what the speaker intended. If you're a student, then you have to know both how to hear what the speaker wanted you to know and what to do with it.