Jan 14, 2017
Teacher Training 875 Views
The present teacher education and training environment in England is characterised by schools and university partnerships and school-based only frameworks. There are however an increasing body of 'independent' teacher education providers. Out of this 'new' thinking has emerged labels and entities such as School Direct, Teach First, Troops to Teachers and School-Centred Initial Teacher Training.
This occurrence suggests that increasingly, research in teacher education and training is being carried out in a variety of schools' contexts. This also provides researchers with a larger 'ground' in which to work and a diverse array of potential respondents and participants.
While there is always a 'downside' some may argue that the positives (such as the potential for 'rich data' and increased understanding of teacher education and training issue based on a wider pool of participants) out-weight the potential negatives--some are highlighted later in this article. Additionally, the highlighted ...
Mar 26, 2017
Teaching Methodology 871 Views
The configuration of today’s work environment calls for people to work more collaboratively than ever before. Similar to how a sports team works together for the common good of the entire team and not just for any one individual. Sports teams typically practice working together on a daily basis that can span over the years. They get to know each other during seasons of individual health, sickness, sadness, happiness, rough times and joyful times. They become very aware of each other’s personality traits along with each person’s strengths and weaknesses. Increasingly, job situations are requiring people to work together more like a sports team; however, most people are not born with a collaborative nature; therefore, it is up to elementary teachers to help build these team-building characteristics and perspectives with their students.
In working with elementary students, it’s best to begin team-building skills in small, incremental steps. A very effective literacy strategy to ...
Nov 28, 2016
Other 862 Views
In different areas and sectors, companies have long relied on native language translation solutions in guaranteeing smooth and proficient communications. Organizations with a global view also depend on the services offered by translation providers when it comes to translating product descriptions and guides, glossaries, financial records, and other important documents.
Translation organizations normally work with translators and native language translation professionals who are professionals in a particular to deal with the needs of their potential customers in the technical, lawful, and economical sectors. Equipped with particular knowledge in their industry and a profound knowing of their specific 'languages', these professionals are able to convert huge documents perfectly.
Companies that provide translation solutions currently notice a growing requirement for the translation of texts from the healthcare care industry. Some of the services that organizations provide consist of ...
Apr 15, 2017
Teaching 862 Views
We live in a world of science, the most profound force changing our lives. Language is closely linked to the intelligence of mankind. It is employed to explain and convey science, with scientific writings being records of sciences. Language itself is considered no science. However, in my recent article "independence of written language from the non-textual world" we noted that the texts are part of science. We mentioned the world can be re-explained. Now, let's start re-explaining the world from discussing "writing as part of science". Herein, as always, we consider written language the essential form of language.
Principle of investigation
We treat texts as independent visual information, capable of forming part of science, instead of as representations of science.
We consider science as collections of sensory information, mostly what we see. Science is divided into textual portion and non-textual (visual and non-visual) portion. Investigations are carried out on the characteristics ...
May 28, 2017
Teaching 861 Views
Having retired from public education after about 35 years in the classroom, I encountered withdrawal and so returned as a volunteer, guest presenter, and college supervisor. There are few thrills greater in life than working with excited teachers and engaged students.
I have discovered that good teachers want to get better; great teachers wish to advance strategies and skills; fantastic teachers want to know and be and do terrific things every day in every way to reach and teach every child. Regardless of the above mentioned category, these teachers want to improve so that their lessons engage students and bring them academic success. Yes, there are a few educators who prefer the status quo, drifting along with the current while trying to avoid stress, strain, or cultivating talents. Fortunately, I know little of these folks as I am not invited into their private realms nor do I necessarily want to go.
Inspired teachers light up the room with motivation and creativity. Students here ...
May 11, 2017
Classroom Materials 859 Views
~~ASEAN Now - Weekly Wrap, http://www.thestartv.com/programme/asean-now-weekly-wrap/, is a week’s worth of news that made the headlines across the Southeast Asian region in one quick and easy take.
In this article, I present some ideas that anyone can use to stimulate interest, guide students to understanding, encouraging them to try to listen to news programs in English and foster a more global view of the region and the world. With AEC (ASEAN Economic Community) coming into effect in 2016, the ASEAN nations have entered into higher level of collaboration. This also makes the region the third largest economy in Asia and the seventh largest in the world. So, it is useful for all students to learn English through current events that are happening in ASEAN.
These are some of the reasons an EFL teacher would want to use TV news in their classroom:
• TV News stories are short; usually lasting 3-4 minutes each. Anything longer than 10 minutes is often difficult for language learners to ...
May 28, 2017
Other 852 Views
Meeting the needs of all the children in your class seems like a daunting task. Because it is. However, classrooms in the 21st century are demanding this style. In fact, our whole society is demanding it. With the viral spread of technology and social media, the change in our language and ways of communicating is changing the way our education system must look.
Don't get me wrong, change is good, technology is good, and yes, social media is good. What's not good about these things is the lack of physical- social interaction skills we practice in order to get through the day. The lack of problem-solving skills we practice because our phone does it for us. Not to mention the "havoc" that we reap on our entire sensory system from all the "screen time" that we log.
What Do 21 Century Learners Look Like?
Over the past ten years of my personal experience as a Reading Interventionist, I have seen the classroom dynamic shift. Ten years ago, there was one, maybe two students that needed to be ...
Sep 20, 2016
Other 851 Views
A collection of writing over time helps students (or anyone) recognize growth. When teachers grade papers and return them so that students can toss them and then you collect more and do the same, the opportunity to compare growth and evaluate advancement disappears. Portfolios furnish a quick solution. Some teachers prefer a complicated process that includes massive collections, sorting, shuffling, and much time. Time is a commodity that teachers do not have in excess so I will offer my streamlined approach. Purchase or order manila folders in a variety of bright colors
Why would colored folders matter? The folders are great because papers slip in and out and are easily re-ordered. Since you store them in your classroom in a special file drawer, they remain as a collection and not scattered about a desk or locker. Why colored folders? After years of experience and cover comparison I have found that when folders are colored, students treat them in a special way. They write their names ...
by Kalpesh Madhukantbhai Chhaya
May 28, 2017
Other 841 Views
Education is the primary agent of transformation towards sustainable development, increasing people's capacities to transform their visions for society into reality. Education not only provides scientific and technical skills, it also provides the motivation, and social support for pursuing and applying them. For this reason, society must be deeply concerned that much of current education falls far short of what is required. When we say this, it reflects the very necessities across the cultures that allow everyone become responsible towards quality enhancement.
Improving the quality and revelation of education and reorienting its goals to recognize the importance of sustainable development must be among society's highest priorities. It is not that we talk only about environment but also about every component of life.
We therefore need to clarify the concept of education for sustainable development. It was a major challenge for educators during the last decade. The meanings of ...
by Timothy G. Weih, Ph.D.
Mar 12, 2017
Teaching Methodology 834 Views
In the fall of 1961, I started Kindergarten, and I was horrified to discover that I was uniquely different from the rest of my 12 classmates-I found out that I was adopted! I was having a conversation-I loved to talk-with another boy about where babies came from, and we agreed that they came from our moms’ tummies; however, he was fast to point out that I, in fact, did NOT come from my mom’s tummy, but instead from some other mom, because I was adopted. I was not sure what that meant, but I remember not liking his tone when he said this, and as a reaction, became very angry, which means, I most likely started yelling, “No, I’m not!”
Later that afternoon when the bus dropped me off from school at our family farm, I recall telling my mom about this terrible lie that a boy from school said about me being adopted, to which she responded that I was, and told me the story behind my adoption. This news was very upsetting to me, and to complicate matters, I had an older sister ...