Academic institutions of learning are now turned into international communities with diverse students of varied and complex cultures. As a result, instructors must strive to put in structures to accommodate all the cultural diversities of students in his/her class. This is very important because educational institutions must be communities where cultural hybridism is encouraged to serve as a pilot community of peace and unity. However, instructors must be assisted with practical steps in knowing how to handle a class of students with varied cultures. This would prevent any form of culture abuse that may stir anger, chaos and mar the unity that should be the hallmark of every academic institution.
The instructor must provide a learning context that is friendly to all cultures. To be able to do this, the instructor must take time to study the different cultures of the students in his/her class. S/he must research and know more about the cultures of the students so that s/he wouldn't ...
Nov 17, 2009
Lesson Planning 4235 Views
Specs, specs, and specs! It's quite common for international business negotiators to use lots of numerical details. Each of these details must be precisely communicated for both sides of the negotiation to make a good working deal. It makes sense that a business English class should have at least one such activity of working with lots of technical numbers. "The Tractor Deal" certainly gives this kind of practice.
Dec 15, 2015
Grammar 4233 Views
If a sentence has a singular subject, it is followed by a singular verb and if it has a plural subject, it is followed by a plural verb;that is, the verb agrees with the subject. Compare:
• She lives in Thailand.
• Most people live in Asian than in any other continent.
Some nouns with a singular form can be treated either as singular (with a singular verb) or (with a plural verb):
• The council has (or have)postponed a decision on the new road.
Other words like this include association, audience, class, committee, department, electorate, family, government, orchestra, population, staff, university, and the names of specific organisations such as the Bank of England, the BBC, IBM, Sony. We use a singular verb if we see the institution or organisation as a whole unit and a plural verb if we see it as a collection of individuals. Often you can use either with very little difference in meaning, although in formal writing (such as academic writing), it is more common to use a singular verb. ...
Feb 26, 2012
Learning Methodology 4231 Views
We learn through all of the intelligence styles, but we have certain learning preferences that are stronger than others. Choose strategies that support your student's strongest learning preference when helping them with homework or studying.
Sep 20, 2016
Young Learners 4230 Views
Although students need to perform basic academic work to learn during the early years, extra-curricular opportunities are also important for a well-rounded education. Learn what types of opportunities are typically available in elementary schools to find the best options for your youngsters.
Science fairs are organized programs designed to give students an opportunity to learn about science, mathematics, and engineering. This program involves the students' selection of projects that appeal to individual interests. Students can gain valuable experience, knowledge, and skills as they explore a specific area of study for a project. Students also learn how to conduct experiments and investigations, documenting activities and arriving at hypotheses based on observations and outcomes. It's also common for science fairs to involve scholarship opportunities for children who place successfully with their projects.
Plays and Musicals
Elementary schools that provide drama education ...
Dec 19, 2009
Classroom Management 4223 Views
As a substitute teacher you will need to have as many tricks and devices as possible to help motivate your students toward good behavior. In this article I will share a few that have worked well.
Nov 12, 2012
Classroom Management 4223 Views
When we hear the word differentiation, many of us automatically think about developing instructional activities that are appropriate for a student's learning ability. However, how many people think of behavior when they hear the word differentiation?
Feb 8, 2010
Classroom Management 4221 Views
This, the third in a series of eight articles about classroom management, will help you deal with the all-my-kids-hate-me phenomenon. Use the advice in this article to repair your ego and your rapport with your students.
Dec 28, 2009
Teaching 4219 Views
Quality knowledge is the solution to ignorance. Ignorance is not a lack of information but the absence of quality and positive knowledge. The degree of quality and positive knowledge determines the degree of human enlightenment and civilization.
Jul 21, 2010
Classroom Management 4219 Views
Most teachers will agree that having a good relationship with their students really helps in all areas of teaching. Classroom discipline, classroom management and general student performance can all be effected by the quality of the teacher-student relationship. But where to begin?