Aug 12, 2008
Tutoring/Home School 5378 Views
The importance of parental involvement as an accelerating and motivating factor in their children's education is a worldwide-accepted fact. This research project provides an in depth explanation along with specific reasons, the importance of parents' involvement in their children's education. It also discusses the parenting techniques, their types and their consequences if neglected. It also describes the ways to measure the outcome of the positive parental involvement.
Dec 6, 2014
Teaching 5375 Views
In 1996, the Ontario government enacted legislation requiring all students in grades 3, 6, and 9 in the province of Ontario to take mandatory standardized tests in reading, writing and math. The Ministry of Education uses these yearly tests to increase the quality of education in Ontario and to plan for future improvements. Each year the government spends $32 million to administer the tests and an additional $77 million to improve future test scores. While there is no merit pay connected to improved test scores in Ontario, schools feel a heavy pressure to continually improve their results.
Since the introduction of the tests, Ontario has had a great deal to celebrate. High school graduation rates have improved and the gap between students receiving special education supports and other students has been reduced. The results of immigrants who don't speak English when they arrive in Ontario have also risen rapidly. The number of low-performing schools in the province has been reduced ...
Nov 10, 2009
Tutoring/Home School 5374 Views
There're some useful tips of how to create an amazing thanksgiving ecard with PowerPoint. It will be easy to deal with all kinds of people to create your own last-minute ecard.
Have you ever considered teaching English as a second language (ESL)? Whether you’re seeking to augment your teaching career or transition from your present profession into a teaching career, you’ll find that teaching ESL is a great choice that offers outstanding travel and employment opportunities, both within the United States and abroad.
Jun 4, 2011
Teaching Methodology 5359 Views
To be told or to be encouraged - the educator's conundrum. Research carried out by Elizabeth Bonawitz and Patrick Shafio published in "Cognition" recently addresses the question as to whether teachers should 'tell pupils' the way things are or encourage them to 'explore' and 'play' Remember in the review of the National Curriculum in which Michale Gove (Education Secretary) was reported as saying "lessons should emphasise the learning of facts and equip children with essential knowledge" and "every child must be given a "profound level" of mathematic and scientific knowledge" (The Guardian 20th Jan 2o11) Remember the collective sigh of educators who saw this as yet another call for a return to 'traditional' approaches that 'served us well in the past'.
Working as an English teacher in Mexico has been a very rewarding experience. I've been teaching English in Mexico for well over two years now. It's been a lot of fun and my Mexican students are generally very inquisitive and work hard to perfect their English. They are aware that they'll have more travel and career opportunities if they are able to speak English.
Wouldn't it seem like a dream come true to be paid to teach English while living in an exotic culture half way around the globe? You've probably heard that this is a great way to see the world using a skill you already possess, speaking the English language. But is it that simple or do you need to get a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate?
It seems as though I get an email asking that question in an email almost every week. The answer is a 'qualified' yes... for now. More and more countries are not granting work/teaching visas to anyone unless they have a degree. Some countries are more bureaucratic than others. Here is an example:
In Thailand, where I taught for 14 years, three ministries are involved in the process: Education, Immigration and Labour. You can't teach officially without all of their stamps of approval. Let's say you receive a job offer from a school in Thailand. What you then do is go to the nearest Thai embassy or consulate and get 3-month Non-Immigrant B visa. The 'B' allows you to travel to Thailand and work while your documents are being verified and processed. You also have to get a letter from your local police department stating that you are a good person and not on anybody's wanted list. Once you get to Thailand, your school should be able to do most of the legwork for you... if you are to be ...
by Pamela Beers, M.S. Ed.
Aug 15, 2008
Reading 5331 Views
Learning to read doesn't just happen. It has to be taught through systematic, organized instruction. Reading is a skill which is built upon through stages and is an ongoing process.
JOURNAL ENTRY 2 "A giant leap into the past - observational reflections in the classroom" - I was hit with a familiar sense of dejavu when walking through the gates of Glendowie College. I had been here before but in a different time. Passing the school corridors I passed a photo of myself taken by my first boyfriend for bursary photography in 1994.