Jan 16, 2011
E-Learning/CALL 3739 Views
This article is about integrating tech tools in everyday teaching methods to get the best out of students. This article talks about some of the most common challenges faced by teachers in classrooms, and ways to overcome them by the efficient use of technology.
Feb 25, 2012
Teaching 3739 Views
Here are several ideas that you may want to try using in your own classroom. They have made my life easier, and I am sure they will do the same for you as well! One of the best things you can do as a teacher is "arm" yourself with knowledge that will help improve your classroom management skills, teach you how to prevent and deal with behavior problems, and help you plan lessons more effectively.
Mar 27, 2009
Grammar 3737 Views
Homophones are words that have exactly the same sound (pronunciation) but different meanings and (usually) spelling.
Dec 11, 2008
Teacher Training 3736 Views
In helping many college students over the years make a smooth transition into the education profession, there are a few concerns that stand out among the rest when it comes to fears and scenarios associated with a new teaching position.
Aug 17, 2010
Writing 3736 Views
Children love using their imaginations and using writing prompts is a great way to allow them to do just that. Here is a list of several topics your students will truly enjoy writing about!
May 16, 2014
Teaching 3735 Views
Work smarter, not harder! How, you ask, with all of the added demands and expectations of differentiation that the educational world is now placing upon teachers? In this article, I offer one simple solution to help educators work smarter with the time that they have: open-ended question asking.
The open-ended question format is a natural answer for how to differentiate in the classroom! Instead of giving students the question all the time, give them the answer and have them become the teacher! I use this type of question in several ways. Sometimes it is a part of my launch for a workshop session, other times it is a part of the partner work that I expect my students to complete, and yet other times I use this type of question as an "exit" ticket for an informal formative assessment check.
In math class for example, you might ask the following:
"The answer is 10. What is the question?"
Imagine the power of working with this type of problem in your classroom, ...
~~1. Establish ground rules from the first day of class and be clear, consistent and fair throughout
2. Remember the learners' names. Encourage them to use and remember their classmates' names. Use their names often when teaching (ie. talking to them, making requests, TPR exercises, learners passing back notebooks or workbooks, playing games, etc.)
3. Show them what to do. Don't explain. Just do. They will follow your lead. English needs to be experienced, not explained.
4. Encourage trust between you and the learners. Through your actions show them that you will never embarrass them for making a mistake in English.
5. Use eye contact to communicate your praise and disappointment.
6. Create well-planned, consistent lessons with a predictable format which gives the learners a sense of security and balance. Learners feel more confident if they know what to expect.
7. Always be pleasantly surprised when learners interact with each other or you in English.
8. Reassure your learners that ...
by Larry Icabandi Nabiong
Apr 7, 2013
Teaching 3733 Views
How do we measure the effectiveness of a classroom teacher?
This one needs answer, right? And, answer/s must come from the people in the know. Does it mean he/she must have a doctorate degree--- or PhD, after his name?
Mar 2, 2011
Teaching 3732 Views
A medical doctor from the previous century would not recognize the technology in today's hospital; a college professor from that era would see virtually no change in the tools of education. But with the rampant technological break; we would soon be witness to technology being leveraged for optimal yield for ease of education.
May 6, 2010
Teaching 3731 Views
As students prepare to return to school, there are several things that parents can do to help their children succeed in the classroom and in life. When discussing studying success, learning styles and learning differences need to be taken into consideration.