Aug 9, 2013
Teaching Methodology 5032 Views
You ask yourself, "What is definition of Blended Learning?" I asked the same question and realized that it is something I wanted as a teacher and didn't have a name for it, nor did I have the technology and administrative support to do it.
Now it seems that there are more and more administrators supporting teachers in their blended learning efforts. Personally, I think it sounds great. Our society is on the internet. Learning is acquired from everywhere, why not let this opportunity seek into the classroom.
Blended learning is the combination of having face-to-face classes with courses that are integrated with technology for instructional approaches. This model reminds me of the flipped classroom, but not totally flipped.
Here are examples of models of blended learning:
-Face-to-face driver: teacher delivers most of the lesson face-to face in class. Online resources are also available to supplement or revise course materials.
-Rotation: Students rotate between a period of face-to-face ...
Madrid's penetrative August weather is hard for any seasoned Madridilenos to bear. So this week's fresh September breezes complimented my first lesson very well...I have just completed my TEFL in Madrid and am enjoying the wealth of new opportunities it presents.
Whether you've already been offered a chance to teach overseas through one of the many teaching English abroad programs now looking for qualified teachers or you're just beginning to explore the idea, you should start preparing to go overseas now. It can take 2-3 months or more to get all your ducks in a row before moving to a foreign country for a year or more, and preparation is the key to a successful temporary relocation.
Educational benefits of using poetry
Poetry could be used as a medium to teach language as it shows a path to teach basic language skills. Some of the educational benefits of using poetry are explained by Sarac:
Different viewpoint for language:
It broadens the seeing perspective of learner, as they begin to use language in a completely different way. The grammar used in poetry is different (it does not follow typical grammar rules) for example, incomplete sentences. The syntax is also different for example, in this verse "women and men both little and small; cared of anyone not at all" the structure of sentence does not follow typical grammar use. The vocabulary used is also different for example a word "no one" used in a poem does not belong to standard English vocabulary, but in the poem it gives the meaning poet wants to explain. A poet might use slangs and jargons in order to make his poetry more meaningful In this way learner catches a different viewpoint towards language by ...
Nov 23, 2011
Tutoring/Home School 5026 Views
Pricing plays an important role in the success of any tutoring business. However, there is a lot of confusion about the best way to price your tutoring services and how to go about finding the right price. This article looks at pricing strategies for independent tutors and tutoring companies and how to research prices in your market.
You can pose this very question at the interview stage when you apply for a job, but don't let a potential negative answer put you off. Some schools are incredibly organised, with a clear syllabus and curriculum, and files full of cross reference systems. These help you to source materials from which to teach when they should be used.
Teaching English as A foreign language (TEFL) is one among the many esteemed certifications required to teach English to people who are non-natives. If one lives in an English-speaking country and is unable to speak the language flawlessly, the individual is deemed unfit. In order to overcome this situation people who belong to non-native countries go to TEFL certified teachers to master the language. A lot of people strive hard to become TEFL teachers so that they can fulfil their dreams of getting a secure job. If one can travel to exotic locations and be paid for it, why wouldn't anybody strive hard to get TEFL certified?
Getting TEFL certified is a very easy process, more so if you are a native speaker. Since TEFL courses are found worldwide, you can opt to choose a foreign country to get your certification. If it is your wish to stay home to be a certified as a TEFL teacher you can do that. You can also opt for online courses which are found in plenty these days. It is ideal to ...
Oct 5, 2014
Teaching Methodology 5015 Views
Numerous adults look back fondly on their days as a child. Many of us remember the names of our elementary schools, but few of us remember our teachers. For those of us who do look back, we can often place one specific instructor who made a significant impact on our young, developing minds. So, teachers, here are some tips on how to make an impact on your students!
Incorporate art into the classroom and the curriculum. Hands on projects that rely heavily on imagination are not only out of the box and fun, but take learning to a deeper level. There are thousands upon thousands of crafty ideas for decorating and organizing the classroom.
Some ideas for creative learning include:
- Reader's theater, where a group of students put on a miniature play about a book that they have read in class
- Finger paint illustration, having the students illustrate what they have read in their own way
- Improvisation, getting the children to act out lesson plans on the fly
Any sort of ...
Feb 5, 2015
Teaching 5015 Views
The A.C.T. Strategy Part 1 of 3
Prison. Juvenile detention centers. The mean streets of the city. All of these things and more are possibilities for kids these days. I know, because I've been there myself. One simple, stupid mistake made when I was a teenager led to four hard years in a correctional facility, and during that time I spent nearly every day feeling like I had completely destroyed my chances of having a life. It's a harsh, empty feeling and one that nobody should have to go through.
I turned my life around, however. It wasn't easy - it never is - but I was finally released from prison after what felt like an eternity. The first months after getting out were rough. Jail doesn't exactly prepare a young person for a role as a model citizen, after all. But today I've moved into a management position at a highly successful company and spend much of my free time as a youth mentor and professional speaker, trying to help at-risk kids avoid the same mistakes I made and start ...
Teaching English in Spain can be a lot easier than other countries, the students have often studied English for many years but lack the confidence to speak. Offering practical English speaking lessons can be very rewarding for teacher and student. Teaching is an easy way to make friends, and students are highly motivated.