Jul 9, 2009
Other 3135 Views
"When you're working in a school," she said, "stay away from the teachers' lounge." Despite having nothing to do with teaching language arts, this is the best advice I ever received.
Jul 22, 2009
Study Skills 3132 Views
Do teachers do too much for their students? Do parents do too much for their children? Are we interfering in their development of a sense of responsibility? Having taught at both the the high school level and the elementary level I have noticed over the years that more and more students are not taking responsibility for their own learning.
Jul 5, 2011
Learning Methodology 3132 Views
Okay, so you're not doing as well in a class as you'd like. You have classmates, possibly friends, who get better grades and seem to put in less time studying. What's the deal? Are they smarter than you? Or is it possible that they study differently. Maybe they even utilize different behaviors and techniques in class. Not everyone is born a good student, but like anything else, practice and experimenting with creative studying techniques can improve your performance.
Nov 28, 2012
Other 3132 Views
The great soul Gandhiji once said: "Don't look at the evil, don't speak the evil, and don't listen to the evil." In our books, we see it as pictures of the Three Monkeys of Gandhiji - one covering its eyes with both its hands, symbolizing 'not to look at the evil'; the other covering its mouth with its hands, symbolizing 'not to speak the evil'; and the third one covering its ears with its hands symbolizing 'not to listen to the evil'.
Jun 1, 2013
Career Development 3132 Views
Teaching is a tough profession. Most teachers put invest themselves heavily into their students, spending time, money and other resources that far exceed the meager income they make. Still, it is a profession that has its own unique rewards and challenges. Here are seven that could have a profound effect on your career.
Feb 21, 2010
Study Skills 3129 Views
At the present the simple multiplication skills of very many pupils are “good-for-nothing”, and our children are getting worse and worse at the skills. If the situation is not changed, then, maybe, very soon we will be forced to say that most pupils cannot perform simple multiplication.
~~Writing is a complex process that encourages thinking and learning. Once learners realize that writing is a process that does not have to be right first time they are more willing to experiment, explore, revise and edit.
Activity 1: Simple Description with Visuals
Have learners examine a picture and ask them to identify the objects in it. Then have them write a paragraph to describe the picture.
Activity 2: Completing a Description Paragraph
Have learners examine a picture and complete a description paragraph. For example: Learners look at a picture and complete the following paragraph:
Mary lives in a very nice room. In her room, there is a ——, ——, and a ——. There are also several ——. There are no ——, but Mary does have some ——. She wants to get a —— for her wall and a —— for the desk this afternoon when she goes shopping.
Alternatively focus the learners on function words by having them complete the paragraph by supplying prepositions and/or expressions required by the context. ...
Jan 3, 2011
Career Development 3122 Views
Teachers seeking jobs in today’s market need to use every tool at their disposal – the teaching job market is very tough, so you need every advantage. One of the most valuable job search tools a teaching candidate can possess is a strong, visually appealing teaching portfolio. A teacher’s portfolio can contain a variety of different pieces of evidence which work to demonstrate their ability as a teacher. Your teaching portfolio should allow prospective school districts to envision how effective you will be as a teacher in their school.
May 30, 2012
Reading 3122 Views
The story book is almost as old as Guttenberg's printing press and the telling of stories is an ancient pursuit. Though, we live in a digital age the story is still an integral of part of teaching as ever and really profits children in a range of important ways.
Aug 24, 2012
Teacher Training 3122 Views
Good research, meticulous preparation, good quality presentation material and a training instructor with the right skills and personality are only a few of the key components that make up a good, effective training course. Some trainers are very good at presenting training courses, but if you are a trainer and about to embark on designing and preparing your own training course, you must follow a well prepared plan and see it through without compromising.