Jun 1, 2013
Classroom Management 4197 Views
Most people feel that consequences and punishments are the same thing. However, there is a key difference between the two. Punishments are a way for the teacher to release tension or frustration from a disruptive student. Where consequences are directly related to the rules provided ahead of time by the teacher.
English classes are the most popular way in which people study English. They are so amazingly popular that most people do not even think about how to learn English. The process is automatic: I want to learn English, so I sign up for an English course. I will pay some money, sit in class for a few hours a week, and I will get good English.
Linguistics is the scientific study of language and languages. It encompasses their nature, the function of the human mind during the formation of their words and their meanings, and their reception and resultant effects on the listener.
The definitive origin of language has thus far been elusive, although there are several theories, all of which point to its earliest use. Hand signals, for instance, emanated from thoughts and it is believed that these ultimately adopted sound, while other studies indicate that objects were given names to reflect their appearance. Still other theories postulate that primitive grunts and similar sounds, emitted during hunts and in the midst of arduous labor, evolved into distinct words.
Nevertheless, there are several linguistics sub-branches, including historical, comparative, grammatical, theoretical, neuro-, psycho-, anthropological, ethno-, socio-, computational, and stylistic.
Speech can be defined as the utterance of an individual, while writing ...
Oct 6, 2009
Teaching 4193 Views
After many years of service as an educator, and having traveled and taught in the USA, UK, China and Australia, there are several defining factors which contribute to an effective classroom teacher. These integral factors concern: rapport with fellow staff, management of the classroom curriculum, behavior management, parent relationships and also creating novel classroom events through the use of classroom games.
by Sarah Elaine Eaton, Ph.D.
Oct 28, 2010
Teaching 4193 Views
Teachers, it's time to get smart. Plagiarism is sooo 20th century. In today's world, students are outsourcing their academic assignments and papers to highly educated ghost writers in foreign countries. If you're a teacher, find out how they do it.
Mar 20, 2010
Learning Methodology 4192 Views
It will be my responsibility as a teacher of language arts to challenge, motivate, and support students in becoming proficient readers, writers, speakers, listeners, and thinkers. The common goal for students is to become independent readers and writers, but the paths that they will take to achieve this goal will be very varied.
Jan 20, 2012
Classroom Management 4188 Views
I need quiet to work. I am made nervous and irritable when there are disruptions when I am speaking. Knowing that about myself I needed to create a quiet room. It turns out my students are also more relaxed and pleasant in a quiet place - even though they would NEVER admit that!
Jul 22, 2013
Learning Methodology 4186 Views
Teachers tend to have free reign in their classrooms in their decisions on how to teach their students and as such different learning styles are often apparent in schools. Yet which are the most effective and why are these not being used in every classroom if they benefit the students best? All students learn best in different ways so it is hard to know what methods are best. However, here are some methods that have proved to be the most effective.
· Visual - Visual Learners prefer to use pictures and images in their learning. For these students using drawings to explain things will benefit them when it comes to their revision. Teachers can make games out of colored cards to emphasise different facts and get students involved in their learning rather than simply being spoken to while they sit in silence (in which case the teacher has no way of knowing who is listening to them and if what they are explaining is even being understood.)
· Social -These learners prefer to work in groups ...
Have you ever wondered why children seem to be able to learn to speak English a lot faster than adults? The reason is mainly because they don't have the fear associated with learning a new language that adults have.
by Jonathan Zeen Yick Quek
Mar 4, 2014
Young Learners 4183 Views
Objection 1: No Proof That Early Learning Works
To some parents, the concept of "early learning" --- teaching children at a very young age using specific methods and techniques --- may seem like a modern myth, with little scientific evidence to back it up. Yes, one may occasionally read in the newspapers about the child prodigy who could read lengthy books, solve difficult math questions, or play music like a virtuoso, but isn't this more the exception rather than the rule?
Scour the world wide web, and it is easy to discover otherwise. If nothing else, the bountiful video footage posted online of many young children reading, doing math and playing a musical instrument is proof positive that early learning is a lot more common and successful than some parents may imagine it to be. The Internet community of parents teems with personal testimonies and anecdotal accounts of how their children have benefitted in different ways from their efforts to teach them early.