Teaching English as a second or foreign language entails the use of both traditional teaching methods as well as instructional techniques that are unique to the study and learning of language. Based on the teaching experiences of educators around the world, different techniques should be deployed depending on the instructional purpose, the subject matter, and the students' level of competency, cognitive ability and enthusiasm.
Achieving optimal results with your blended learning programme depends on it being both effective at teaching your selected audience as well as being cost effective. When web-based learning was first introduced the uptake was enormous but experience has shown that making learning material accessible online
A Differentiated curriculum provides students with different avenues to learning so they have access to a variety of processes to acquire knowledge of the content being taught. If children do not have the curriculum differentiated to meet their academic needs, they are likely to find difficulty in understanding or completing classwork and homework. However there is a flip side to the differentiation question.
Most Teacher Training Courses today offer Preschool or Nursery Teachers Training. Preschool students are usually between 2 to 6 years old. Developmental psychologists have identified this stage as the most important developmental stage in a person's life. So, it is crucial to give these children the right kind of start in life so that they can become responsible citizens of tomorrow.
The cooperative learning model certainly had its heyday in recent educational history. The term cooperative learning describes a classroom setting in which the students are put into groups and formally work on a specific assignment in a formal group setting. The cooperative learning training that swept the nation in the early to mid 1990s was a helpful early step in the effort to keep students engaged in classroom instruction.
"A good teacher is someone who cares about others, and loves to explain things," one teacher writes. "Jr. High teachers have no fear of standing in front of a classroom full of disinterested teenagers, trying to get them interested in the day's topic. Elementary teachers don't mind wiping runny noses."
21st century, latest technological gadgets and modern outlook - we seem to have everything. There's still something which we crave for when it comes to education for our little ones and that is different teaching methods.
In the first part of this series, we discussed how teachers and administrators struggle to apply new techniques and up-to-date processes to address the motivational challenges that block students from engaging in the learning process. As we continue, we'll look at the complexities in students lives that impact their engagement in the classroom.
Throughout their career, most teachers will have classes of students with a wide range of learning abilities. This means they have to cater for all these students. They cannot use a 'one model fits all students' teaching pedagogue. This article looks at four different approaches to teaching most types of classes. An experienced teacher might use all four approaches, at different times, to get the best learning outcomes for each class.
Overcoming negativity in a classroom in regards to achievement and behaviour can often be a problem that has many strands. For many years I struggled on the rung of being a good teacher, sometimes dipping into the holy waters of being an outstanding practitioner with no great consistency. One of the Eureka moments that improved my teaching and ability to influence a class was to understand Assessment for Learning (AFL). Too many times, buried in the back of a University lecture hall, I had been washed over by the myriad of equally intangible ways to assess a child; never really understanding the simple truths of effective assessment.
Effective assessment has many forms but I will proceed to share a lesson that steered me on a course of a simple truth in AFL. This simple truth tangibly propelled me a few rungs further up the ladder of being an effective teacher.
Imagine you walk into a teacher training course and the lecturer asks everyone in the room to draw a house. All the teachers, ...