Mar 6, 2011
Other 3728 Views
As a college consultant, I get far more questions about extracurricular activities than about any other topic. Parents are concerned about their children's chances of getting in a good school or receiving scholarships. And, I must say their concerns are well grounded.
Aug 12, 2008
Young Learners 3727 Views
Our society is captivated by the notion of intelligence and measuring intelligence levels. What does this measurement indicate? For the past hundred years intelligence has been measured by tests. A person's performance on those tests would indicate their intelligence quotient, or IQ score. IQ scores are normally thought of as being an indication of a child's ability and potential and also a possible indicator of how that child will perform in the future, in school or workforce. However, IQ scores have been used in research to see if there is any correlation between the scores and a person's affluence, longevity, health, and behavior.
May 6, 2011
Learning Methodology 3726 Views
There are some teachers who inspire strong loyalty from their students who will do anything for them, similar to a coach and her players. Other teachers have trouble just getting students to behave in the classroom, let alone work hard. What's the difference? In the first example, those special teachers are able to meet the needs of their students on a very consistent basis. While most of us will never reach the level of a Jaime Escalante, we can all focus on the importance of meeting the needs of all of our students.
Apr 23, 2012
Study Abroad 3725 Views
The United States Agency for International Development, otherwise known as USAID, is a US federal government agency that's fundamentally accountable for administering civilian foreign aid to several countries around the globe.
May 18, 2012
Grammar 3723 Views
Are you looking for English lessons online? Are you taking up EFL or ESL and you are still confused with some words or phrases? A lot of times, these commonly misused words are so because they sound alike or they are pronounced very similarly. It really sometimes does not matter if you misuse some words or phrases but for the sake of not sounding funny and to not have somebody pick on you, then here are some words that are frequently misrepresented.
May 26, 2010
Teaching 3720 Views
Last year at Back-To-School-Night, I was pleasantly surprised to see both parents of a struggling student show up. The student was in my accelerated 9th grade class. She had an F, she didn't do any homework, and always came into my classroom smelling like cigarettes. Up until then I had minimal contact with her parents. They were hard to get a hold of, made vague promises they would help turn her around, but the next day she would still show up without her homework.
Jul 29, 2011
Learning Methodology 3720 Views
In this time of being a full-time student and attending classes at my local TAFE SA campus, I have come to the realisation that I just cannot for the life of me, sit still and listen to a lecture for an hour or more. After even just a short period of sitting, I become restless and start wriggling around in my seat, crossing and uncrossing my legs, rolling my head from side to side, back and forward and round in circles to exercise my neck, I partially stand up and then sit back down again; anyone would think I have Saint Vitus Dance - I am sure that the other people in my class must think I am a real fidget bum!
Aug 19, 2008
Teacher Training 3717 Views
After careful consideration of all the above, I chose The TEFL Institute, Bangkok (www.teflthai.com), impressed by their attitude and philosophy towards learning teaching. Fortunately, I found it to be a massively positive experience, not least I am sure, due to the fact that I found a course that emphatically provided the answers I needed to the questions above.
Jul 29, 2009
Pronunciation/Phonics 3716 Views
Many people think that good pronunciation means pronouncing every word distinctly and clearly but this is not always the case. In spoken English the words within a sentence do not always sound the same as when you say them individually. That's because English speakers link words together in phrases and sentences.
Feb 17, 2012
Young Learners 3716 Views
If you believe you are likely to be away sick tomorrow, plan today the work that you will leave for the relief teacher. Make sure you leave clear, detailed instructions on your desk where it is easy to find. Worksheets left for the relief teacher to use need to be based on the current work units which will help consolidate the students' learning.