How can you best learn Spanish? It depends on your particular approach to learning. Take a look at the following approaches to learning Spanish. But if you already know where you are, you can skip the following reflections and go back to see what is available for your level ( beginning, intermediate, or advanced) in Spanish, to sort and search for your specific needs, as well as to read reviews and summaries of the books that strike your interest.
Holistic education is a hot topic these days. From holistic schools to holistic certification programs, there are seemingly endless opportunities for obtaining holistic training. But which one is right for you and how do you choose?
It's often said that pupils learn the most from what their teachers do, rather than what they say. Here are eleven good practices you need to adopt if you want your kids to lean good habits rather than bad.
New Research: How Kids Triple Their Math Skills. Remember the expression, It is All Greek to Me? Algebra is comparable to Chinese to 3rd and 4th grade American students. But wait, there is more. A new study published July ’07 in the Journal Cognition, led by University of Rochester scientist, Susan Wagner Cook, offers evidence hand gestures can 3x math learning.
You know it's true. If you want your children to master mathematics, you need to give them certain tools so that they can whip the heck out of this difficult subject. One of those tools is a mastery of arithmetic. Another is a mastery of fractions. These two together will give your children a formidable arsenal against this notorious subject.
All teachers want to be great teachers. But the pressures of lesson planning, grading, preparing materials, and talking to parents often eat away at the little time we have to work on being a great teacher. This can lead to frustration and feeling as though you are failing your students.
When I first started teaching, it was exciting. I loved education and working with young people. I was very idealistic and as corny as it may sound, I thought in my own way I was changing the world. Through the years, my initial excitement turned to stress and anxiety. Teaching was an overwhelming responsibility. The stress of dealing with students, papers, lesson plans, report cards, principals, supervisors, co-workers, and parents would weigh down on me and I would doubt why I even became a teacher.
Today it seems more and more like mainstream education is involved in appearance setting rather than educating our young people. I have seen instances of teaching a test rather than educating the young person as to life and the expectations that not everything will always be "Hunky Dory" and you can be whatever you want to be just because you want it. It seems like the time period of "Dr. Spock" is fast approaching it's demise and a major dose of reality is setting in.
Benjaming Franklin once wrote, "...as the happiness or real good of men consists in right action, and right action cannot be produced without right opinion, it behooves us, above all things in this world, to take care that our opinions of things are according to the nature of things. The foundation of all virtue and happiness is thinking rightly."
The main problem faced by today’s teacher is that they feel students are loosing interest in studies. If we look from the student’s perspective then students feel that whatever is taught to them in schools is boring.