Nov 28, 2011
Learning Methodology 3812 Views
The more I learn about learning disabilities, the more I see that the "best practices" for educating students with learning disabilities are actually considered "best practices" for all learners. For example, math and reading interventions focus heavily on "hands-on" and "experiential" learning activities.
Jan 22, 2013
Grammar 3812 Views
By definition, a verb is a word that describes an occurrence of an action. It also explains the current situation of the person, thing or an object. This word "verb" is from Latin word verbum and it means "word". Without verbs, your sentence seems useless and cannot elaborate true meaning to the reader or listener.
~~Teaching children can be a challenging prospect, especially to those who are new to teaching. But don’t worry! Below are some FAQs about teaching English to young children, with suggestions and tips.
Q: What should my main role be when teaching?
A: In a young learner class your role is very special. Your enthusiasm for English and having fun will be transmitted to the children. This leads to their love of coming to your lesson and learning English!
As a teacher of young children you need to be prepared to do silly things the children enjoy – for example, putting your hands on your head to make rabbit ears and jumping around the classroom pretending to be a rabbit.
As a teacher it is important to demonstrate new vocabulary and language, either by showing the children realia/pictures or actually doing the action. Young children learn by watching and imitating a model. So by seeing the language in action the child understands what this ‘strange’ English is all about. Children watch, ...
Aug 21, 2008
Other 3809 Views
How can a teacher manage to find time during the day to get things done? In providing teacher time management training for school districts, I recognize that using time management in education at the teacher level is difficult because you face unique challenges.
by Larry Icabandi Nabiong
Jul 26, 2013
Young Learners 3808 Views
Two weeks before my internship, I was not feeling well; in fact, I was feigning sick. I was blaming my mom, and told her--as always: I was not cut out a teacher; that, I should take another course. Four years, I had been telling myself, that I had to drop the course and take psychology or marketing or what instead. For I knew, then, I would not be a fit to this profession. But, mother knows best; and, here I was, a teacher.
When assigned to second graders, I had not had the faintest idea of what my wards would be like. And there that very moment: I was not ready to meet them, what with their innocent eyes staring at me as if someone from outer space had invaded their little kingdoms; I felt totally awkward. Perspiring. Dunno what to do. Here I was, in the flesh, dealing with kids!
The school principal had entered the room, and I was still hesitant to go inside. She said things about me, which was not audible for she had a squeaky voice. Some children were giggling at the back every ...
May 24, 2011
Career Development 3803 Views
There are many ways by which we can make our Lecture session interesting. We often use various ways and methods to make our session interesting and a Fun Filled activity. There are many forums and websites which discuss the same. However over the years, I have found that there cannot be a common formula which will work for one and all. You need to evolve certain methods which are of yours and will work for you. There are many factors which plays an important role in making a lecture session an interesting one.
Jan 14, 2012
Learning Methodology 3801 Views
This article is written with the intent of fostering more effective written and verbal communication. Are you reflecting (thinking) right now about the degree of validity and accuracy of the pattern of thinking shared in the first sentence? If so, then you are engaged in critical thinking!
Jun 16, 2014
Classroom Management 3798 Views
What has compelled me to write this article, is often the lack of foresight teachers, particularly in primary schools, put into setting up their rooms.
As a relief/substitute teacher, I have, for example, found it difficult to get around the room to help students. White boards are often put to one side to allow the main central space for an electronic board. This prevents the easy use of the white board when any problems arise.
This article discusses issues that the teacher needs to address to create the best learning environment in the classroom.
The three most important considerations are:
1. Ease of movement around the room for your students;
2. Creating a disciplined learning environment; and
3. Making sure that every student can see and hear everything that is going on in the teaching situation.
With these considerations in mind, you need to think seriously about the most appropriate place for the following physical equipment. (My suggestions follow each item).
• White and ...
Sep 5, 2009
Reading 3797 Views
The classroom procedures for introducing new vocabulary involves, to a great extent, the three R's: review, repeat, recycle both on sound and meaning levels on beginning, ending and middle sounds and those respective sound clusters. Planning in this respect should evolve around simultaneous practice around decoding and retrieving a word's meaning.
Sep 13, 2010
Teacher Training 3797 Views
Training is not about us as trainers or even the content we have to deliver. Instead it is about creating the environment and guiding the process that facilitates gaining a skill, changing an attitude, or enhancing a professional or personal sense of efficacy around our trainee's self-identified challenges under the umbrella of the larger outcome.