Jun 21, 2017
Lesson Planning 5017 Views
~~ What’s a lesson plan?
Your lesson plan should be a framework for your lesson. A successful plan has a strong start and a clear finishing point. The stages in between are to get you from one to the other. A Lesson Plan is simply a step-by-step guide to what a teacher plans to do in the classroom on a given day: the more detailed the better. Ideally, you should be able to produce a plan that could be read by another teacher who would know exactly how to teach your class. A good plan might also include specific gestures and cues used in different parts of the lesson.
How do I plan?
The best plans consider the finishing point or aims first (e.g. Role play “Eating in a restaurant”) and then work backwards to consider all the language and practice needed to be able to do that (e.g. making suggestions; food and drink vocabulary; listening practice; preparation time.)
Why is planning important?
You need to consider your aims carefully. This will enable you to anticipate problems and ...
Addresses virtual world scepticism regarding steep learning curves, in particular the array of challenges confronted in Second Life by language learners/teachers...
I hate to admit it, but back in my college days, when my English professor comes in to our class, all of us would start groaning. It means all of us would have to endure 1 and a half hour of boring English language lecture. And it always makes me laugh whenever I remember those days.
Jun 17, 2010
Teaching Methodology 4989 Views
You already know your subject better than anyone else, and you are ready to share your knowledge. Have your knowledge respected, and your instruction remembered.
Academics in the UK have warned about the decrease in number of students learning a second language in schools. Despite the warnings, the rate of enrollment for foreign languages in GCSEs continues to drop. Experts said this decline in foreign language learning has something to do with the British attitude to languages.
Feb 22, 2011
Classroom Management 4985 Views
Teenagers: dealing with them in the classroom can drive even the most patient of teachers to the edge. One minute they demand to be treated as the adults they are. The next minute they are refusing to take responsibility because they are just kids. Knowing some basics about the teen brain can help you understand what's really going on.
by Dr. Robert W. F. Taylor
Dec 5, 2012
Classroom Materials 4985 Views
Mixed-up or jumbled sentences has long been a common, effective method used by ESL teachers around the world to test their students' ability to rearrange a series of words and correctly form them into a sentence. In my experience, most students dislike having to do this. They often find it difficult and hard to comprehend. It is also quite boring for them.
Feb 12, 2011
Teaching Methodology 4974 Views
It's amusing now to think back to the 1960s and early 1970s when there was so much talk about replacing teachers with televised learning, computers and programmed learning systems. I remember reading articles titled, "Will teachers become obsolete?" Times have changed!
Feb 12, 2011
Classroom Management 4970 Views
This article describes and articulate the unique dispositions of Gen Y employees in Singapore. How they see the world in their eyes and a localized experience of working with Gen Ys in Singapore. and how as facilitators we can engage them.
International schools are looking for NQTs who are trained in the UK to teach core subjects abroad. Teaching jobs in Europe are on the rise according to inquiries and interest. They have noted a significant rise in requests and job postings for UK trained teachers and currently cannot meet the demands from international schools.