Oct 6, 2017 Teaching 785 Views
Feb 20, 2017 Career Development 783 Views
The greatest obstacle to effective and successful teaching doesn’t lie outside the profession, but within the profession. Over my almost 30 years of teaching, half as an elementary teacher, and the other half as a university professor, I have been constantly bombarded by other teachers meaning to stifle my voice. I recall during my first elementary teaching job the principal telling me that he admired my resolve at not giving into peer pressure to “follow the crowd.” At the time, I was not exactly sure I knew what he meant. It wasn’t until years later, after many fellow teachers constantly trying to enforce on me THEIR brand of teaching, that I realized what he meant.
Colleagues have often said to me that I was doing “my thing,” however, since accepting God early in my teen years; I have made it a daily practice to ask Him what I should or should not be doing, so that I was being obedient to him (Ps. 37:5-7). God has never let me down, but instead, ...
Oct 14, 2016 Teaching 778 Views
There are a number of certified institutions all across the globe which offer effective TEFL courses that you may pursue to begin with a happening career or if you are already working as an English teacher then the course will help you to upgrade your skills and grow as a teacher. The course will feature practice classes where you can get an overall idea about the real field and prepare yourself for any ...
Mar 7, 2017 Career Development 762 Views
As elementary teachers close their classroom doors with their students inside, they experience this false sense of autonomy that speaks to them within their deep inner voice that whispers whatever they do, whatever they say, or whatever attitude they display through their nonverbal communication, ultimately, they will not be held accountable, because after all, they are the adults, and their classrooms are filled with children, who are easily fooled, easily deceived, and easily influenced. Elementary children lack the social knowledge that comes from experiences over time that adults have acquired for the sake of discerning or perceiving the true, underlying messages and intentions that teachers have which are so easily covered up with a fake smile, or false flattery. Teachers know this, so therefore, hold the potential to be emotionally abusive to their students and think that they can get away with it. But, in reality, they won’t: God will hold them ...
Jan 3, 2017 Study Skills 762 Views
Literacy or reading long bedtime stories is one of the maximum crucial talents of modern-day humans. However studying and know-how do now not fall into each person's lap. The delight of analyzing does no longer come via itself.
Whoever desires to promote the analyzing competency of his infant can actively make a contribution to arouse the interest of the child in texts.
The sooner the kid has been installation in early life, the higher the child's future studying competency might be. What is studying competency inside the gift time, what tremendous and bad consequences it has and how it is recommended via reading aloud, may be found in this text.Analyzing competency and reading nowadays
Lamentably, analyzing is more and more being driven into the background. We decide on to look at tv or pay attention to the radio and audiobooks to inform or entertain us. Interesting testimonies are not read, but one lends itself to movies in the video ...
Jun 21, 2017 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (T 757 Views
Q: What should my main role be when teaching?
A: In a young learner class your role is very special. Your enthusiasm for English and having fun will be transmitted to the children. This leads to their love of coming to your lesson and learning English!
As a teacher of young children you need to be prepared to do silly things the children enjoy – for example, putting your hands on your head to make rabbit ears and jumping around the classroom pretending to be a rabbit.
As a teacher it is important to demonstrate new vocabulary and language, either by showing the children realia/pictures or actually doing the action. Young children learn by watching and imitating a model. So by seeing the language in action the child understands what this ‘strange’ English is all about. Children watch, ...
Sep 19, 2017 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (T 755 Views
The first thing a teacher needs to decide is WHAT they want to teach. What do children need to learn?
• Vocabulary - These should be concrete items in the children’s environment, grouped by category, as vocabulary is easier to remember that way.
• Functional Dialogues - Things children say every day.
• Listening - Children learning a foreign language can understand more than they can say.
• Grammar - Simple, useful structures that children can substitute vocabulary items into and make their own sentences. It is important to include statements as well as questions and answers.
• Phonics/Reading/Writing - Children learning English need lots of support, reading and writing are hard skills to master and require patience and practice.
The Lesson Plan
A basic lesson plan makes planning easier. Lesson plans are needed by the learners in order to provide structure and routine to their learning, the parents need one in order to have confidence in the teacher.
Below is a ...
Nov 14, 2017 Learning Methodology 755 Views
Piaget argues against those notions of association because those models do not support how anything can be produced from nature, since individuals, as emphasized by John Locke, are born with a 'blank slate'. These anti-empiricist and anti-behaviorist notions are challenged by Chomsky. Chomsky disagrees with Piaget's notion of constructivism and he claims ...
Dec 8, 2017 Study Skills 747 Views
If the subject matter is partly visual - maybe some complex formulas on a whiteboard or a scientific experiment which cannot be drawn easily, then the task of writing down and visualizing the session is double difficult.
If you have some form of sensory disability or learning difficulty then the challenge just got even harder. Then there are the foreign language students who come from Asia to study in the UK. A Glaswegian or Tyne side accent may be quite difficult for them to understand and quite unlike the English that they have been taught in their home country. So for them the challenge of comprehension and note taking is similar.
For the last twenty years students with a specific learning disability have ...
Jun 26, 2017 Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) 741 Views