Aug 16, 2008
Study Skills 2776 Views
These twelve tips will help you get through any test and as long as you prepared adequately for it, you will certainly get an A.
Jun 28, 2015
Other 2774 Views
How exactly are we supposed to handle a school employee who isn't doing the job?
Before answering the question, let me ask you to recognize the distinction between underperforming employees and those who might be misbehaving. There's a big difference. Here, I will be talking only of employees who are falling short on their performance, not those who might be breaking school rules, school committee policies, or the law.
In my decision-making, students always come first. They deserve the best instruction and support systems the district can provide. At the same time, I recognize that schools are staffed by human beings, and not by machines that can be easily replaced if a defective part is discovered. Decisions about an employee's career must be made with the utmost care, professionalism, and fairness.
That doesn't mean you should go easy on underperformers. Not at all. Good administrators must face the issues of underperformance head-on. Other employees expect it. Unions expect ...
Apr 8, 2016
Tutoring/Home School 2774 Views
We live in a world of euphemisms. When someone dies we say, "they passed away." When a person lies we say, "they're economic with the truth." When a student has a serious retardation we say, "they are cognitively challenged." Euphemisms can best be described as a type of cancer running amuck. The problem isn't with their use, rather, the real danger is the underlying cause that promotes their use. We currently live in a global society that places value on disguising the truth. The better one is at disguising or distorting the truth, the more value they are given. Education has also been impacted by the euphemism pandemic. Parents are having to take it upon themselves to get tutors for their children as a result of the stagnation euphemisms promote.
It is better to appear forward thinking than actually be forward thinking. Appearing to be forward thinking means you change a name, reorder a process, or rebrand your business. Schools are doing this all the time. Schools will change ...
Jun 18, 2016
Grammar 2774 Views
If a sentence has a singular subject, it is followed by a singular verb and if it has a plural subject, it is followed by a plural verb;that is, the verb agrees with the subject. Compare:
• She lives in Thailand.
• Most people live in Asian than in any other continent.
Some nouns with a singular form can be treated either as singular (with a singular verb) or (with a plural verb):
• The council has (or have)postponed a decision on the new road.
Other words like this include association, audience, class, committee, department, electorate, family, government, orchestra, population, staff, university, and the names of specific organisations such as the Bank of England, the BBC, IBM, Sony. We use a singular verb if we see the institution or organisation as a whole unit and a plural verb if we see it as a collection of individuals. Often you can use either with very little difference in meaning, although in formal writing (such as academic writing), it is more common to use a singular verb. ...
Sep 28, 2008
Classroom Materials 2771 Views
Are you a first year teacher? Have you taught in the past and are returning to the classroom? Do you crave knowledge about specific tips and tricks that will help your school year run smoothly? You might be brand new to the education scene or have a few years of teaching under your belt. Either way you can learn from teachers, professors, and educators with years of experience in the field of education.
Sep 24, 2009
Other 2767 Views
While starting out can be uncomfortable, there are ways to approach teachers that can naturally lead to collaboration which is a necessary and vital ingredient for new teacher survival.
Feb 11, 2010
Adults 2767 Views
Character education assignees often become accidental teachers, forced against their wills to make business trips into high moral value country. Out of their comfort zones, and working with insignificant expense accounts, they visit as infrequently as possible, and remain only as long as they must.
Jul 17, 2010
Other 2766 Views
With my first batch of seniors safely across the stage, I am now faced with the toughest call of my teaching career thus far:
Do I friend former students?????
Sep 4, 2012
Study Skills 2766 Views
The effect of poor numeracy on people's lives is often less obvious than poor literacy. However, there is considerable proof that low numeracy skills can be the cause of limited opportunities in life. This can react negatively on you, your family and on society as a whole.
Sep 10, 2010
Other 2765 Views
Traveling the world can be a fun experience, but volunteering abroad is more fulfilling. Anyone can go to another country and snap photographs, but actually interacting with people to build a stronger community is an unmatched experience.