Oct 10, 2008
Teaching 4509 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.
The pre-production phase, or silent period, is one which many beginner second-language students have had experience with. In my years teaching EFL to young learners in China and Korea, I have dealt with many students who looked completely overwhelmed by the new language. I believe the most important thing for a teacher to do is to respect this silent period as a natural phase. It is part of the development, that is the language development, that a period of input needs to be built up before a student is ready to produce, and so it is the teacher's job to provide the student with a developmentally appropriate environment while he or she works through this initial phase in language acquisition.
Keep them moving
One approach which I have found to work really well during this phase is the Total Physical Response (TPR) approach. In this approach, the teacher gives a series of commands while demonstrating (or modelling) each one; the student then demonstrates comprehension, not verbally, ...
Nov 15, 2011
Classroom Management 4502 Views
When student behavior becomes disruptive it can take away from the lesson and distract the students and teacher. I have discovered three ideas that have worked for me to get things back on track. The ideas are; pulling them close, letting them take a walk and giving them a job. Making a plan ahead of time with the students can give you both the advantage.
Volunteers abroad almost invariably return home feeling like they made a really worthwhile contribution to the area they visit. Rightly so, because any reputable volunteer organization will put your skills to work in the most valuable way possible. Volunteer teaching in Africa is one of the areas where help is always wanted - and just because you don't have teaching qualifications right now doesn't mean you won't be welcome.
Sep 4, 2008
Learning Methodology 4495 Views
New Research: How Kids Triple Their Math Skills. Remember the expression, It is All Greek to Me? Algebra is comparable to Chinese to 3rd and 4th grade American students. But wait, there is more.
Dec 17, 2009
Young Learners 4495 Views
Elementary education is so important as it provides the basics upon which all other education builds. Without these basics, children will struggle throughout their school education, causing unhappiness, stress, and perhaps behavior problems. This means that elementary school teachers need to help all their students as much as possible with these basic topics.
by The English Academy 流利英語學苑於
Sep 19, 2010
TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS 4494 Views
This article is for students who need to take an English test to study overseas. Here you find out about the differences between the TOEFL iBT (考托福) and the IELTS Academic (考雅思) exams. This article looks at the different format, content and general question types. It discusses which parts usually cause trouble for students and sho accepts the exams. It helps you to make a decision about which one you should take.
Sep 23, 2013
Other 4481 Views
Government has a big role in providing its citizens proper education. Pakistan has undergone a number of changes since 1980s. Recent policy changes is slowly shaping the nation, making it look more and more like Western nations that embrace "Americanization." Pakistan is rapidly losing its social democratic status. Unfortunately, the so-called economic restructuring that is currently taking place is having adverse effects on the Pakistani school system and its students also. By analyzing the changes made to Pakistan's education system we can track neoliberalism's level of growth in the country. Privatization of education means transferring taxpayers' money designated for public education to luxuries of the Government, corporations, and/or individuals instead of to public schools, colleges, and universities. For the poor and middle class people, to have access in proper education, government's educational free facilities are most vital; should be available.
It is undisputed that common ...
Feb 16, 2010
Teacher Training 4478 Views
Adapt flexible ways to train teachers on the job for improving, such as computer based training, training through video, online test assessment, etc. It saves effort and more efficient .
Sight-Words are a blight on the teaching of English. No ordinary person ever learned to read with Sight-Words. Article explains why we should eliminate Sight-Words entirely.
(A/k/a Dolch words, high-frequency words, Whole Word, etc.)