ESL classroom activity to help students with reading and vocabulary words.
Jan 23, 2009
Teaching 10037 Views
Constructivism has been ubiquitous for decades; educators can hardly write a grant proposal without using this trendy term.
But what does it mean?
Bilingual education has become very popular lately, with perhaps the most compelling reason for bilingual education being the concept of equality of education in our country. How is it possible for someone to obtain a great education when he or she doesn't fully understand the language the lessons are being taught in? Isn't that student going to become a second-class citizen?
Aug 12, 2008
Teaching Methodology 9889 Views
What is the relationship between Memory and Attention in the classroom? As a teacher, it is important to maintain the child's attention, but does memory have a co-existence in this field? Attention is seen as being important because, "we do not pay close attention to much of the information to which we are exposed, typically only scant mental processing takes place, and we forget new material almost immediately".
Dec 29, 2008
Teaching 9812 Views
As a first year teacher, you will be faced with a diverse learning community in your classroom. Most likely you will have students from different ethnic, cultural, and social backgrounds which impacts the way they learn.
Nov 23, 2011
Teaching Methodology 9783 Views
As a principal, school administrator, or department head, your number one priority (after safely getting the kids out of the hallways and into a classroom) is to ensure that learning actually takes place in between the ringing bookends of your bell schedule.
by Carmen G. Garrido B. - Elena Quezada C.
Affect is one of the factors that can greatly influence student success and within affective factors there is no doubt motivation is one of the most important ones.
May 1, 2010
Teacher Training 9578 Views
Teaching is tough enough. However, if you really want to make it hard on yourself and turn off your students, try one of these.
Recently the field of Pragmatics has received a great deal of attention. It has been described as a key part of communicative competence, as the defining difference between natural and unnatural sounding language, and even as the way in which we communicate real meaning in real situations. Many teachers and authors believe it should hold a central role in any language teaching curriculum. However, in this paper we try to answer the question of what exactly is pragmatics?, is it actually teachable?
Storyboarding for English As a Second Language classes
One of the important goals for any ESL class, and one that tends to get lost in the shuffle of grammar, writing and vocabulary lessons, is simple language production. One great way to get students to produce language is by the use of storyboards.
Storyboarding started in the movie industry with the creation of cartoons which later developed into moving pictures. Storyboards are used all the time now to set up action sequences for films and commercials. I introduce students to the storyboard concept by giving them very simple examples. I will show a YouTube storyboard video made by 5th and 6th grade students to show the class what I am looking for. These students retell the story.
Students are working from a textbook where there are a number of fairly simple fables and tales that they read each week. We start with the story they just read. I tell them they will retell the story on the storyboard.
Students are divided into teams of ...