Aug 19, 2009
Young Learners 3951 Views
Teachers, do you know how to get ready for the new school year and then what to concentrate on that first week? Many teachers get stressed out just thinking about it, because it's important to get started on the right foot.
Aug 15, 2008
Young Learners 3948 Views
Do you want to start using stories in the preschool ESL classroom but don't know where to start? There are many great pre-k activities for ESL classrooms, including games, but it's also very important to not discount the power of stories. Whether you're reading a classic book, making up a story as you go along or designing a story specifically for a particular lesson, you'll want to be sure to include stories in the preschool ESL class every day.
How do you increase your English vocabulary? All language students are usually confronted with this question. Well, before you increase your vocabulary, you must understand English words before you can attempt to use them in your speech. With right methods, increasing your vocabulary rapidly is possible.
Dec 9, 2011
TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS 3947 Views
About The IELTS Examination
The IELTS English Examination (International English Language Testing System) is the most widely used English test in the world. There are two streams: Academic and General Training consisting of four papers each: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing.
by Jack Harrington, M. Ed.
May 9, 2009
Young Learners 3944 Views
Characteristics of Learning - Knowledge Transfer Learning is all about thinking. In order for knowledge to be acquired a certain level of thinking must take place. Those levels are also called the taxonomy of learning. Taxonomy can be compared to a ladder; the higher you go on the taxonomy the deeper the level of thinking taking place for the individual.
Nov 28, 2016
Teaching Methodology 3944 Views
My simultaneous experience as a teacher and a student makes it convenient to experience the difficulties and problems on both sides. Efficient learning requires dedication and no short term strategies could work. To estimate a person's caliber, capacity or capability in a single meeting would be an irrational approach. It's a matter of understanding and setting up the goals accordingly. However, often we observe a quite formal behavior with false colors of diligence and efficiency at first, but shortly the hidden secrets about the borrowed masks begin to melt, and the potential of both sides could be explored.
• Co ordination
Tutors provide expertise, experience and encouragement. They do not provide answers but rather assist in problem solving. While teaching, annoyance and impatience may crop up due to the difference in approach, mental level or learning. Here the important factor is the co ordination, not only in speed, style but also in the studying material. The teacher here ...
Jun 11, 2011
TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS 3940 Views
You may come across many tips online about how to study for your Praxis exam, however not much guidance is given on what you should keep in mind on the test day. No matter how hard you studied, in the end it's how you perform during the Praxis test itself that will decide if you are going to pass this teacher's certification test or not.
Feb 5, 2014
Classroom Management 3939 Views
Classroom management systems (and especially positive behavior support) promote an orderly learning environment for students. They enhance students' academic skills and competencies, as well as their social and emotional development.
Teachers should have the following goals in mind:
Develop caring, supportive relationships with and among students.
Organize and implement instruction in ways that optimize students' access to learning.
Use group management methods that encourage student engagement with academic tasks.
Promote the development of student social skills and self-regulation.
Use appropriate interventions to assist students who have behavior problems.
Effective classroom management systems work best using these six practices:
Post, teach, review, monitor, and reinforce expectations.
Actively engage students in observable ways.
Identify the behaviors that are an integral part of the instructional agenda, more specifically: what behaviors are required for goals to be reached; ...
Feb 27, 2011
TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS 3936 Views
Students wishing to study at UK and Australian universities will usually need a band score of six or higher in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). While solid English skills are indispensable to pass IELTS, the knowledge of certain test techniques can substantially improve the band score. This article addresses tips and tricks to do well in the listening task in IELTS.
Sep 13, 2008
Teaching 3929 Views
It has been a long-standing fact that girls do better in school than boys do. It was not until recent years, however, that experts have conducted studies to explain this phenomenon. The results show that it may be the changes in the school and the methods of teaching that may be adding to this situation.