Jun 13, 2009
Writing 4535 Views
As part of your coursework for earning your certificate or degree, it is likely you will have to write several well-researched essays. Essay writing should be a central feature in any balanced CV. You should be able to show that you know how to select a topic, research it thoroughly and then put together a series of arguments with supporting facts based on your research.
Dec 4, 2010
Classroom Management 4531 Views
When I was in my third year of teaching I had second period planning. Every day, without fail, I would start to get a headache about halfway through the period. My least favorite class of the day, and of my teaching career, was the fast-approaching third period class. As time crept closer to the beginning of third period, my headache grew. Now you can learn how to keep the headaches at bay and your teaching career on track with the following tips.
Aug 16, 2008
Teaching 4530 Views
You know it's true. If you want your children to master mathematics, you need to give them certain tools so that they can whip the heck out of this difficult subject. One of those tools is a mastery of arithmetic. Another is a mastery of fractions. These two together will give your children a formidable arsenal against this notorious subject.
Feb 4, 2011
Young Learners 4530 Views
Laugh and learn. Is it possible? Of course it is! Not only is it possible, it might even be necessary for some types of learning and for particular students. Research has already confirmed that laughing can be a source of healing, and yet it can also be a great source of learning math, vocabulary, and numerous other subjects too. Simply put, laughing has been shown to provoke unique emotional as well as physical responses in our bodies.
Before arriving in Colombia I took a short TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) course, which at least provided me with the basic teaching skills required. My first job teaching English here was for an institute. After arriving and settling down, I visited various English language schools, dropped off my CV, was invited to various interviews by some, and even did some tests to prove I knew the language well enough to teach it.
The tests taught me the first thing you need to know if you are considering teaching English as a foreign language - just because you are a native speaker, doesn't mean you know the language well enough to teach it. The tests some of the language schools gave me proved that there were rules and parts of speech in my language that I didn't know existed. I spoke the language very well, but instinctively, without knowing the basic grammar rules or structure. I remember in one interview in those early days I was asked to prepare a short ten minute class ...
No child, not yours, not mine, nor the child of someone we do not even know, should ever have to go off to school feeling anxious. Perhaps it is the first day of the school year jitters or knowing that you will have to take a spelling test for which you are not prepared. Nervousness over school does happen some days for some children.
So you believe you have what it takes to be one of the many English language teachers around? You should know that English language teachers are not all of one type – there are differences between English language teachers (just like in other occupations.)
Sep 21, 2010
Learning Methodology 4516 Views
This article discusses the relevance of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine to learning, memory and attention as well as the pros and cons of orchestrating its release in the classroom.
Oct 11, 2010
Classroom Management 4504 Views
It is not uncommon for new teachers to have trouble figuring out how to handle classroom discipline. It's no small task trying to keep a roomful of students in line while trying to teach them the lessons you have planned for the day. These nine suggestions might be helpful to new teachers, making it possible for them to make it through the school day with fewer disruptions.
Oct 10, 2008
Teaching 4502 Views
Teachers are all at sea: despite a great deal of effort over the past 20 years, academic achievement among high school students continues to lag behind. In their attempt to improve school results, the educators are trying to find roots of poor academic achievement of high school students.