Aug 2, 2009
Lesson Planning 5240 Views
You hear snippets of student conversation in the hallways or perhaps during lessons. You chuckle with them or to yourself. Maybe you even make a comment to them that's agreeable. No doubt - this kind of scenario strengthens the teacher-student relationship and class dynamics.
Sep 6, 2008
Study Skills 5235 Views
An Experienced Math Tutor's Tips for Solving Math Word Problems. As a teacher and math tutor, I have seen many students struggle with solving word problems. Who of us doesn't remember being asked questions about 2 trains leaving different stations at different speeds, and being asked to figure out when they will meet?
The best place to teach English abroad? Well of course it all depends on the individual, your worldview, your tastes, experiences and your ambitions. Everyone has different motivations, different expectations and lifestyles.
by Dr. Robert W. F. Taylor
Every industry has its acronyms and Teaching English is no exception. If you are new to the world of language teaching, you may very well find these a tad confusing. Let me run through most of the acronyms you are likely to come across in ads for teachers and education articles:
Sep 20, 2008
Classroom Materials 5213 Views
Classroom decorations come in great varieties – there are different classroom decorations for practically every holiday and season – but the absolute best classroom decorations are the ones that students make themselves.
Apr 23, 2009
Learning Methodology 5198 Views
Project Based Learning (PBL) provides opportunities for students to collaborate on specific tasks to resolve one or more challenges. The effort is driven by asking questions that feed the investigative processes where students do some level of research to collect data and then draw conclusions by summarizing what they found.
Considering the recent unprecedented growth in the number of international schools in the world on top of the abundance already operating worldwide, it is no wonder you might be reeling from the thought of choosing the ‘right’ school for you.
Mar 9, 2013
Learning Methodology 5188 Views
Imagine a family being stranded in a desert due to a war situation. What do you think will primarily be on their minds? Finding food and water and making an appropriate shelter, the basic survival needs, will be their main preoccupation as well as protecting themselves from hostile forces. Keeping this in mind, let us look at Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs.
Jan 5, 2019
Reading 5188 Views
As related to the reading process, metacognition can be defined as contemplation concerning one's own thinking processes or knowledge of one's own thinking processes. Reading fluency and comprehension is a major problem for students today. Age and experience influence proficiency in metacognitive learning. As is obvious, the earlier and more frequently an individual practices metacognition in reading the more proficient he or she will become. Therefore, the earlier a child begins to practice this process, the easier reading and learning will be. Good metacognition will serve a student well through the years of academic learning. Metacognition is a higher functioning or executive skill and a derivative of cognitive skills brought to bear or impacting a reading task.
This process includes:
(a) understanding the instructions associated with the reading task or the purpose for reading. In addition,
(b) the type of reading material and would include all categories of text, reading books, ...
Feb 25, 2013
Career Development 5187 Views
There are literally thousands of people "Googling" the phrase "classroom management" every day. They are really seeking strategies for dealing with students who misbehave. Ironically if they did spend more time on classroom management they would have fewer students who feel the need to misbehave. Let's take a look at what classroom management is, and some strategies to make your class a better place to be.