Dec 14, 2008
Lesson Planning 4449 Views
15 criteria for good groupwork organisation
Sep 10, 2009
Learning Methodology 4449 Views
It's important to actively involve students in the learning process. This is generally done at the elementary level, but, in some cases, gets lost, especially in high schools. Involving students makes the subject more interesting to them.
I spent years studying the Italian language and leading an Italian social club in Atlanta, Georgia. All along, I was a teacher of English as a second language (ESOL) at various American schools for 21 years. I was later employed in Italy as a teacher of English for Italian students while, in my free time, I wrote articles, poetry, and fiction stories. The purpose of this article is to provide ESOL and TEFL teachers some tips about the challenges that Italian speakers often encounter when learning the English language. Each and every group of people with a unique language background faces its own challenges, but there are specific errors that tend to be made by most Italian learners of English at the beginning and intermediate levels. If not corrected in the early stages, those errors will later be difficult to unlearn.
Until a student reaches an intermediate level of proficiency, it is difficult to explore the literary analysis of English. This is why the first six months focus ...
by Meggin McIntosh, Ph.D.
Nov 30, 2008
Writing 4444 Views
10 Writing and Assessment Prompts For Students - From Abbreviation to Acknowledgment
English language learners (ELLs) are the fastest growing subpopulation in the country with the highest dropout rate and the lowest graduation rate of all subgroups. Though you can find specific statistics on the ELL population by going into individual districts and department of education sites, it is very difficult to find up-to-date real statistics as a nation on the total English language learner population.
All subjects we teach have their own language and terminology. These help communicate meaning to what children learn and help them communicate what they have learnt more effectively. Consequently, we, as teachers, need to teach and test the language/terminology of our subject areas. The quiz in its various forms is a way to enhance that learning in a time efficient and fun way.
Mathematics has always been an area where the quiz has been used to great effect. Below are examples of how it can be used in Mathematics as an example for other teaching areas.
1. Subject Language/Terminology Quiz
Here the teacher simply gives students a series of terms. The students write out in their own words an explanation of each term.
e.g.: concurrent parallel congruent collinear skew (Maths) constellation galaxy planet satellite orbit (Science) revolution democracy nationalism parliament cabinet (Hist.)
Students should be encouraged to use other subject terms/words to help explain what the terms mean. ...
Sep 2, 2008
Learning Methodology 4433 Views
Throughout life you and I learn through many avenues. While in school and at work assignments and tasks are made which rely on your capability to learn. Since positive change happens, the learning is continuous.
While it may be hard to learn a new language as an adult, there are some that test our faculties more than others. Though it's slightly subjective which language is the hardest to learn, there are some that are definitely harder than others. And rather than listing very obscure languages that are undoubtedly hard (Tamil, Icelandic, Estonian, Polish, Hungarian), here are some of the most spoken and most challenging.
Mar 9, 2009
Classroom Management 4424 Views
You hear the same story from teachers again and again; their classroom is a nightmare to manage. There are kids that do not have support at home, who do not want to learn, and state and federal regulations that only increase the burden. One thing is for sure in this day and age nothing comes easy.
Dec 14, 2009
Young Learners 4422 Views
Preschool is the ideal time to develop and enhance students' understanding of written and spoken language. The letters of the alphabet are the basic building blocks that lie at the heart of communication, both spoken and written.