Sep 24, 2010
Other 2874 Views
Choosing a public school that best fits your child is no easy task. There are a lot of questions that you, as a parent, probably have to ask.
Sep 22, 2008
Classroom Materials 2873 Views
Educators are always looking for ways to increase educational outcomes for their students. One often-overlooked area that can assist in this quest is to consider the impact of interior design in classrooms. Children have heightened sensibilities and take in details that adults may miss.
Apr 10, 2010
Other 2873 Views
The problem with learning today is that many people have a sour taste in their mouths from the drudgery of the systems currently in place. Who remembers the monotony of memorizing the multiplication tables with fondness?
Aug 21, 2011
Study Abroad 2873 Views
A number of routes exist for a student that is interested in studying abroad, be they a high school or university student. The educational institution that the student is involved with will likely have exchange programs that they already work with. Thus the first step is to get in touch with ...
As teachers we often feel we are the driving force in the classroom. It’s our classroom and our students so it’s our responsibility to make sure they learn the language. Maybe by sheer force of personality we can drive the language into our students’ heads. Teaching can sometimes be like an aerobic exercise, where we teach ourselves into a sweaty mess valiantly trying to force language into our students.
Ironically it may well be the case that the more we do in the classroom the less our learners understand. Doing too much in a classroom can be a distraction to the language itself, just because we are talking does that mean the students are learning? Although we all want our learners to be entertained, can we sometimes lose sight of the ultimate goal in our classrooms? Our classrooms should be about the language and the learners. Our role in the classroom should be to facilitate this as much as possible.
The adage ‘you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink’ ...
Jul 14, 2010
Other 2871 Views
You don’t need to be at teacher to see how hooked our youth has become to music and their portable music devices — MP3 players, cell phones — they now carry more music in something the size of a lighter than all the CDs I’ve owned in my life.
Feb 5, 2014
E-Learning/CALL 2870 Views
If you are a teacher reading this, then you will have probably experienced the glassy look. This when you are talking to a room full of students and they all look like they are paying attention but you can tell by the look in their eyes, that they are not. They are probably daydreaming about their next holiday.
When this happens, it can be frustrating. You will be trying your best to get the message across and you want them to understand what you are saying but you know if someone asked them what they did in class, they would have no idea. They probably wouldn't even remember what you were wearing.
When you ask a student why they zone out, they will probably blame you. You have talked at them for too long, or the topic was boring or the personal favorite, "Well, I will never need this life, so why listen?"
What can you do?
The answer to this is proactive learning. This might be a shock if you are used to standing there with a projector and a clicker and then talking for the length of ...
Jul 3, 2012
Other 2869 Views
In viewing projects for elementary students I took some time today to talk about private vs public school. I have gone to public school. My son has gone to private school. Did we turn out different?
by Beverly L. Stewart, M.ED.
May 31, 2009
Study Skills 2868 Views
When children return to school in the new year, many parents dread the homework battles. But parents can do a lot to head off those conflicts by setting and committing to some ground rules, creating a suitable work environment, and communicating with teachers.
Aug 19, 2009
Reading 2868 Views
One of the most important things a teacher can do is to develop in children the desire to read. In Kindergarten through second grade students are learning to read. From third grade on they are reading to learn. No matter what grade classroom you teach in, having literacy based designs in classroom furniture can help enhance in students the desire to read.