Cooperative Learning, Paideia, Role-plays and Simulations, Inquiry Based Learning, Mastery Learning, and The Glasser Approach are six common strategies used in language education. Cooperative Learning, Paideia, and Role-plays and Simulations focus on group work. The students work together to facilitate the learning process. Students are free to be creative. Inquiry Based Learning, Mastery Learning, and The Glasser Approach are more student-focused. The teacher focuses on the individual students.
Aug 26, 2008
Teaching 5138 Views
When I first started teaching, it was exciting. I loved education and working with young people. I was very idealistic and as corny as it may sound, I thought in my own way I was changing the world. Through the years, my initial excitement turned to stress and anxiety. Teaching was an overwhelming responsibility. The stress of dealing with students, papers, lesson plans, report cards, principals, supervisors, co-workers, and parents would weigh down on me and I would doubt why I even became a teacher.
Jul 11, 2009
Classroom Management 5135 Views
A teacher is also a manager. Whether you are a new or seasoned teacher, you are expected to hold a class of thirty five students from the minute you close the door to the minute you exit. So what is the secret behind classroom management?
Oct 29, 2008
E-Learning/CALL 5130 Views
When children come to school in kindergarten you will find they have a large range of computer skills. Some will have trouble just finding an available computer to work at, some will never have used a computer and some will be able to launch the internet and look for their favorite "dot com" web site!
Did you know that your ability to speak English could enable you to live abroad making money teaching English? A simple TEFL/TESOL course could be all you need to access a new life living and earning overseas. So whether you dream of waking up in sunny Spain or tantalizing Thailand, TEFL training could turn your dream into a reality. But before you embark on your new adventure, I'll help to answer the top 4 questions you're likely to have if you're tempted by TEFL and a move overseas.
Apr 22, 2010
Lesson Planning 5126 Views
When you're sick the last thing you'll want when you return to school is more work fixing things after the substitute covers for you. Here's a quick guide to help you make great lesson plans for your sub.
According to Franz Boas, the socio-cultural context within which a speech community thrives and upon which its collective preferences and linguistic prejudices are established should be considered only as a "secondary rationalization" and should be relegated below the more important aspect of studying the inherent dynamics of the language itself. In the process, Boas developed an alternative linguistic model where race, language, and culture may be separated from-and can function independently of-each other.
Jan 9, 2009
Classroom Materials 5114 Views
Children love folktales and fables. With their simple characters and settings, as well as an enticing conflict early in the story, folktales immediately grab a reader’s attention.
Jul 6, 2009
Learning Methodology 5110 Views
In the midst of multiple international conflicts, an interwoven global economy and the shrinking nature of our techno-driven world, language learning can no longer be considered an elective subject, but should rather be a necessary core to modern education.
English teachers use English as the subject of instruction when teaching students of middle and high schools, as well as college, typically about reading and writing. They handle several different subjects, like grammar, reading comprehension, composition and literature, among others. College students who are majoring in English take highly specialized classes in middle English, literary theory and short story writing, to name a few. The tasks of every English teacher depend on the level of students he/she is teaching.
English teachers give more general classes to students from the middle school level. The subject matter includes grammar, literature and composition. In high school, they teach general classes, as well as particular topics, like creative writing. When it comes to college level, they teach classes that are focused on particular subjects, some of which are American literature, journalism and novel writing.
Some English teachers hold as much as six class periods in a day, ...