by Dave D\\\'Alessio, PhD
Aug 19, 2008
E-Learning/CALL 3831 Views
Almost everyone says that computer games are bad for you. But some games you can have fun playing can also help you in school, and in life, if you let them.
Oct 12, 2012
TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS 3830 Views
Speaking is a significant module of IELTS exam where you have a face to face conversation with the examiner. It is basically a test to judge your English conversational skills. How better you understand the question and answer them accordingly is the crux for the efforts put into speaking and language structure. This might turn out to be tough for non-native speakers who have less experience conversing in the language different from their native language.
Oct 12, 2012
Learning Methodology 3828 Views
Story of The Wizard of Oz is a wonderful metaphor for experiential learning. It shows how each character shared an experience yet received a different learning or meaning from it. In experiential learning programs each person is exposed to the same experience but may take away a different learning based on their perceptions, desired outcomes and their learning styles.
Dec 8, 2009
E-Learning/CALL 3823 Views
What makes e-learning effective? Or perhaps we should ask the question the other way around: What pitfalls must you avoid in order to implement a successful e-learning program? We know it can be a daunting process to choose the right e-learning delivery and management system for your needs, and to develop effective course materials.
Feb 2, 2010
Learning Methodology 3822 Views
To change your life, simply change your learning! It's a small and effortless change that comes with big benefits! "Learn to learn" and never look back.
Nov 28, 2016
Teaching Methodology 3822 Views
Does your students' poor performance on class tests keep you up at night? Do you find yourself wracking your brain, trying to figure out how the same students who seemed to understand what you taught yesterday now can't seem to remember any of it? Do you stress for months prior to a large-scale standardized test that your students have to take because you fear that they will perform poorly on it?
If any of these experiences sound familiar, you're not alone. These are some of the most common complaints and fears experienced by teachers everywhere.
But don't despair; there is hope! Cognitive scientists have been delving into the mysteries of human memory for over a hundred years now, and we know more today about how to teach students so that the material actually "sticks" than ever before.
Today, I want to talk just a bit about one of the easiest ways to radically boost your students' memory of the material you teach--incorporating mnemonics into your teaching.
Mnemonics: The ...
Jan 28, 2009
Learning Methodology 3820 Views
Investigates links between debased language and failed education policies.
Apr 4, 2009
Teaching 3820 Views
I started teaching at age 27. Though I thought I was old then, I look back now and see that I was most assuredly still a very young adult. Back then I was very much a self-starter.
Aug 10, 2015
Classroom Management 3818 Views
All teachers have discipline issues at times. Kids are kids and they simply are more interested in each other than they are in your class. Think of discipline issues as challenges and tackle them immediately before they become chronic problems. How? Ask yourself these questions over a cup of coffee and a piece of cheesecake.
Question 1: "Which of my non-negotiables is being broken in this situation?" Your non-negotiables are the behaviors that must be present in students before you can do your job. Often teachers don't really take time to think about what these are and to share them with students. But even if you haven't overtly thought about them you definitely know when they aren't in place.
For example: It drives you up the wall when students continue to talk while you are trying to instruct. Your non-negotiable is: Students must be quiet and listening when I speak.
Question 2: "What is my first course of action to improve this situation?" Brainstorm. Write down as many ...
Sep 17, 2011
Learning Methodology 3814 Views
We all have certain preferences when it comes to receiving information. Some of us like to learn exclusively by reading books, while others favour discussing ideas with other people to help themselves understand a topic or problem. Recognising what your preferences are is generally considered a good way to improve the way you perceive and process new information.