Apr 30, 2009
E-Learning/CALL 3039 Views
Have Your Ever Wanted to Write Your Emails, Letters, Reports, and Blog Postings With Correct English Grammar, Spelling, and Punctuation in Every Sentence. This Type of Software Claims to Check Your Grammar, Style, Spelling, and More in an Instant. But Does it Really Work? Let's Take a Look and Find Out.
Aug 16, 2009
Other 3038 Views
Curiously, the idea of using government money to help send children to private schools is considered a very right-wing, conservative notion. Granted, in the U.S. it is mostly Republicans who support the concept, with Democrats against. Thus we have the odd situation of liberals opposing a government hand-out that has the potential to mostly benefit the poor and minorities.
Jan 15, 2018
Classroom Management 3038 Views
~~Facing a class of under fives can be a very frightening experience. What do you do when they start crying, crawling under the table, throwing things, won’t participate etc?
It is important to remember that learning English can be a frightening and destabilising experience for a young child and it is vital that rapport and trust is established quickly. Greet them when they come into the classroom, and use their names as much as possible. Sometimes having children’s music/songs playing quietly in the background can reduce the stress felt by the learners.
Sometimes small toys/teddies etc can be used to distract nervous or tearful learners who can be asked to “look after” the toy for the lesson. It is important to set this up clearly or the child may become distressed at the end of the lesson when they have to return it. For this to work well the same group of toys should be available every week and there should be at least one available per learner. These toys can also be used to ...
Mar 18, 2012
Study Skills 3036 Views
On any given school night, a common question parents ask their teenagers is: "Do you have any homework?" or "Have you studied yet?" What those parents should be asking, is: "Does my child know how to study?" Unfortunately the answer is often no, yet having strong study skills are the key to academic success-whether in middle school, high school, or college.
Jan 27, 2011
Tutoring/Home School 3035 Views
So you're thinking of choosing an independent school? Well choosing on the type of education and school for your children is certainly a very important decision to make, one that takes plenty of time and research.
Oct 19, 2008
Classroom Materials 3030 Views
Not long ago, a (non ESL) teacher/friend noticed the term ‘graded material’ in an article and asked me: What? Are ESL teachers expected to grade (mark) their material as well as their students? Graded material, as any ESL teacher knows, is material...
May 26, 2010
Reading 3030 Views
There is no doubt that reading textbooks helps form careers. With technological innovation, catching up with the multi-million dollar textbooks market, the market movers have introduced eReader textbooks for the benefit of the students. They believe that the age will soon arrive when the students will dispense with their pen and papers and, instead, read through the eReader books.
Feb 18, 2012
E-Learning/CALL 3029 Views
Spelling Errors in Online Writing - The Game Is Changing, The Rules Too, Does It Matter?
Dec 15, 2010
E-Learning/CALL 3028 Views
Future classroom Classroom technology is not only the sign of improvement of today's technology but also an efficient and effective way to provide the students, an excellent and creative education. To improve the quality of the studies, you should have to insert some latest technological tools and terms in the classrooms to make the teaching more meaningful.
Oct 20, 2008
Adults 3025 Views
For years, I taught English to people who often ran out of class because they heard their child crying in the next room. They all had children or grandchildren under five, which meant they weren't always able to get to class, had no time for homework, and couldn't go anywhere in the afternoons. So why did I love my job?