"Ask me my three main priorities for Government, and I tell you: education, education and education," that's what Tony Blair had once said while delivering a speech at the Labour Party Conference (1996).
Now that the fall semester is gearing up, you're probably cooking up new ways of getting today's students engaged in their studies. And since conducting class via Twitter sounds neither feasible nor appealing, it might be time to look into your other options.
If teaching is, as I suggest, the new selling, then I might be in trouble running my own Internet business - not because I disagree with the concept, but rather because all those teachers out there may want to have a share in what I am doing! Allow me to explain how I have arrived at this theory.
After spending hours memorizing and internalizing the standards for your subject area(s) and grade level(s), you may have decided that driving a sewer pump truck may not have been such a lousy job. After all, sewer pumping is tough and dirty, but when the day is done, the day is done. Teaching days never end.
Math is scary. If you don't believe me just ask your kids. Or if you are a teacher, ask your students. Or better still; think back to when you were a kid. Unless you were one of those who are naturally good with numbers, you'll have to admit that it was a bit intimidating at times.
After many years of service as an educator, and having traveled and taught in the USA, UK, China and Australia, there are several defining factors which contribute to an effective classroom teacher. These integral factors concern: rapport with fellow staff, management of the classroom curriculum, behavior management, parent relationships and also creating novel classroom events through the use of classroom games.
A bright eighth grader came home distraught one day. The child's mom asked, "What's wrong?" The child's answer was disheartening. "I want to be home schooled. School isn't fun like it used to be. Teachers are so mean." The concerned mom talked to her child...
To preparedness to adjust subject matter and working methods and the consistent practice of Individualized work skills, is the allocation of resources in response to current needs. School difficulties are connected with the social situation of school and pupils.
The content of the compulsory school syllabi is grouped into subjects. General subjects are grouped into two blocks, namely social subjects and science subjects. Each subject or subject block is allotted a particular amount of time in the compulsory school time schedule...
I'm telling you that you're insane, eh? How insulting... well yes, but actually you are... and not angry but insane, deranged. What am I talking about?