Oct 5, 2016 Writing 2371 Views
Oct 5, 2016 Career Development 1978 Views
Because it is hard to find teachers in most locales, alternatives have been implemented. This ...
Sep 29, 2016 English as a Second Language (ESL) 3474 Views
Specifically, the cultural aspects of the language must be taught in a TEFL class at the same time with the linguistic aspects, which has conventionally been given emphasis on. Understanding and interpreting the cultures of non native language learners is a significant part of the ESL teachers' role. Serving the ...
Sep 21, 2016 Classroom Materials 2311 Views
1. You must have clear, easy access to your boards and your table.
2. Arrange the students' desks to suit your teaching style or rearrange them to suit your different teaching strategies.
3. Make sure there is easy access to all desks for all students and for you.
4. Movement around your room should be quick and easy.
5. All desks must have clear uninterrupted views of boards, screens and monitors.
6. You will need desks that allow you to separate 'troublemakers' or those who are easily distracted.
7. The position of the teacher's ...
Sep 21, 2016 Study Skills 2059 Views
• Student-to-colleagues social success
• Student-to-teachers social success
• Student academic and intelligence success in class
There are students who are successful building relationships with their colleagues in class without focusing on building good relationships with teacher or to get good grades in different classes.
There are also students who build good relationships with teachers, but not with their colleagues at class nor they get good grades in different classes.
The third type of students are those who focus solely on their academic success and to look more intelligent than others in class and they neglect the relationship part of the success in class.
In this post, I will not talk about balancing between the three ...
Sep 20, 2016 Other 1760 Views
Why would colored folders matter? The folders are great because papers slip in and out and are easily re-ordered. Since you store them in your classroom in a special file drawer, they remain as a collection and not scattered about a desk or locker. Why colored folders? After years of experience and cover comparison I have found that when folders are colored, students treat them in a special way. They write their names ...
Sep 20, 2016 Young Learners 4256 Views
Science fairs are organized programs designed to give students an opportunity to learn about science, mathematics, and engineering. This program involves the students' selection of projects that appeal to individual interests. Students can gain valuable experience, knowledge, and skills as they explore a specific area of study for a project. Students also learn how to conduct experiments and investigations, documenting activities and arriving at hypotheses based on observations and outcomes. It's also common for science fairs to involve scholarship opportunities for children who place successfully with their projects.
Plays and Musicals
Elementary schools that provide drama education ...
Sep 20, 2016 Speaking/Listening 2498 Views
In college I encountered a bit more interaction, where instructors solicited responses from students but I never felt that this was to encourage thought but rather to double check that either students had done the reading and were ready to offer up rote answers or to ensure that our thoughts matched those of the instructor. Really, free thinking was a moot point. Read, write, and mimic the professor in thought and deed and we would receive a passing grade. One professor in particular loved to call ...
Aug 27, 2016 English as a Second Language (ESL) 40196 Views
In order to assess how compatible Krashen's and Swain's views are, it is essential to first outline the basics of each view, that is, the main tenets of their hypotheses.
As part of his Monitor Model, Krashen (1981,1982, 1985) formulated the Input Hypothesis, which claims that language input (listening and reading comprehension) constitutes the main communicative process through which we acquire a second language. Krashen believes that fluency in speaking or writing in a second language will naturally come about after learners have built up sufficient competence through comprehending input. However, it is not just any kind of input that is appropriate or effective, or as Krashen puts it, not all input will produce intake. The term "intake" is closely linked to how affective factors affect second language acquisition (SLA from now on), and this is how this author refers to the amount of input that is effectively assimilated by ...
Aug 27, 2016 Teaching Methodology 3546 Views
A quick scan and understanding will help us understand:
Teacher-Centric Teaching Methodology
As the name suggests, this methodology mainly revolves around the teacher. The attention is completely on the teacher who teaches by giving lectures and demonstrations either using a blackboard or a technological tool. The students are passive in this scenario and are usually the listeners. They play little or no role in the entire process. They take in information quietly as the teacher teaches.
Student-Oriented Teaching Methodology
This teaching methodology has a wider acceptance because students are no longer the passive listeners. They are active and play an equal role in the entire teaching and learning process. This means that there are practical lessons involved in which ...