Jan 21, 2010
Classroom Management 4313 Views
Do you struggle with managing your classroom? Do you feel like pulling your hair out and wonder why in the world you ever decided to start teaching in the first place? Well the bad news is you have probably been struggling with classroom management for years when you really didn't need to. The good news is I have some great solutions for you.
Mar 13, 2015
Classroom Management 4313 Views
magine if you were reading a textbook essential for a particular subject. How would you feel if out of every four words, one is completely omitted? No doubt, you would return it to the bookstore and ask for a refund! Yet, such problems are actually plaguing schools nationwide as we speak students are literally missing out words from their teachers in poorly designed classrooms and lecture halls. In such cases, there is no refund - only social costs that continue to plague succeeding batches of students.
In this article, we will discuss ways in which the design of educational spaces have gone wrong from an acoustic point of view - and some possible solutions for noise control.
Noise Control Problems
Although noise control problems could be due to student discipline issues, those are not the only reasons for high noise levels. There are 2 main acoustic problems in the classrooms. They are:
These 2 problems directly interfere with speech - the most ...
It is agreed by most that learning languages from a young age is a good idea but why is this? Traditionally, in England, language learning was introduced at the age of 14, but over the last few years more and more primary schools have been including it in their curriculum. Far from being a fleeting trend, it has now recently even become the focus of a legislative measure which stipulates that languages will be compulsory in all primary schools from 2014.
Jan 28, 2011
Reading 4306 Views
The graded reader can provide several learning opportunities for the ESL/EFL student. Using background information, character exploration and Reader’s theatre, the following article will provide an overview of how through the use of graded readers, an ESL/EFL teacher can activate a student’s schemata to develop an appreciation for second language reading.
Aug 1, 2013
Teaching 4306 Views
Can you remember a time in class as a student either at school or university, when you were bored with the lesson and you began to count the number of times your teacher used a particular phrase or performed, subconsciously, a habit he or she had? It might have been an utterance like "ah" or gestures such as touching the nose or pushing hair out of the face. On the other hand, the lesson might have been interesting or important but you kept being distracted by a teacher's mannerisms.
You may have not been doing the counting but I'm sure you knew someone who was. You may even have discussed the mannerisms at lunch and as a result, your group may have given the teacher a nickname that recalled the mannerism.
These mannerisms, be they verbal or physical, impact on the way your students react to your teaching. At Teachers' College, during a subject called, "Art of Speech", our lecturer talked about the need to have pride in the way we, as teachers, use language. It was important always to ...
Nov 12, 2012
Teacher Training 4300 Views
What Makes a Master Teacher? Current thinking among educators looks toward seven key characteristics. They are as follows:
Apr 8, 2016
Lesson Planning 4298 Views
Understanding the parts of a lesson plan is among the first steps in closing the achievement gap. It is only when teachers can plan lessons effectively that they will be able to teach all their students, regardless of their socioeconomic background, sex or culture.
Lesson plans are a common feature in the lives of most teachers. Without a well written plan, teachers will be ill prepared, and this will affect their ability to close the achievement gap. Writing a quality lesson plan can be a challenging task for teachers and they may sometimes engage the help of websites which provide writing services for teachers. These websites that assist or give information on writing services for teachers and are widely available on the net and are a great resource for teachers around the world. They help in a variety of areas such as writing a lesson plan. When writing a the lesson there are a few guidelines that can be used as to build up and effective program. They include:
Goals These help ...
Jun 2, 2009
Young Learners 4292 Views
Here are some Relax Kids exercises for you to try out in your classroom today.
Nov 21, 2010
Reading 4288 Views
Reading faster often ruins comprehension. Many people want to use speed reading to both complete text faster and improve their comprehension. The world's fastest reader describes how to accomplish this.
Jan 9, 2010
Teaching 4287 Views
What are the TOP 10 trends to be aware of in schooling in Australia in 2010? Schools are in a constant state of change. 2010 will also see significant changes. Be aware of the TOP 10 Trends in schooling in Australia this year.