Aug 22, 2010
Learning Methodology 3321 Views
One of the best ways to make incremental progress during your other 8 hours is to learn. There are all sorts of newfangled websites that can teach you a thing or two -- some with nifty videos and others with PowerPoint presentations. Call me old school, but I think...
Jul 23, 2012
Teacher Training 3321 Views
If done properly, centers can bring an entirely new dynamic to your class. An opportunity for students to move from their seats where they probably sit for most of the day, and immerse themselves in an engaging and stimulating activity. An effective teaching strategy. In order to establish and maintain centers in your classroom you will have to carefully plan and organize.
Mar 8, 2012
Teaching 3320 Views
Preamble: To begin, it is important to define what I mean by the term 'non-traditional assessment'. By non-traditional, I mean assessment items other than the formal pen on paper examinations and essay type assignments. They include; research assignments; practical tests; assessment instruments using technology or the student's personally collected data.
Jun 21, 2013
Adults 3320 Views
Many adults choose to start studying again later in life. Whether they want to up-skill, make a career jump or just fulfill a dream or passion that they haven't been able to yet, adult students find themselves in classrooms every year - some of them not sure what to expect.
Nov 15, 2010
Career Development 3318 Views
Many school districts accept e-mail cover letters and resumes. There is a proper way to submit these when you are job searching. You will want to ensure your cover letter to be neat, enticing, concise, easy to read, and in a professional format. Try to make your email look different than “just another e-mail”. Most employers will print the cover letter out to keep it on file with your resume, so making an excellent impression is critical.
Feb 4, 2017
Teaching Methodology 3318 Views
According to professor Jarvis in his (2012) work, "A state of disjuncture occurs when we can no longer presume upon our world and act upon it in an almost unthinking manner". Linking this idea to teaching in its varied forms (group, 1-2-1 and Online) suggests the need to provide or create conditions that cause learners to experience a state of uncertainty or dissonance in knowledge, skills, sense, emotions or beliefs. Conditions which cause them to reflect and question, in order to find solutions or accept the fact that they are willing to live with being ignorant about a particular topic or discipline. Here are two ways this could be accomplished.
One, the work of Lygo-Baker, Jones and Reedy (2013) - while it was partially about exposing participants to the experience of disjuncture - provides proof that problem-based teaching experiences (Vignette, Case studies, Scenario) are effective ways to create states of uncertainty or disjuncture and can be utilised with good effect by ...
May 9, 2009
Young Learners 3316 Views
Today the K12 education world has tons of experts analyzing and measuring infinite nuisances. There are plenty of learning theories old and new. Students face a raft of assessments to supposedly measure what they have learned or are capable of learning. Yet, every school day the fact remains, there is a teacher in a classroom - doing the trench work.
Jul 16, 2009
Grammar 3315 Views
When learning the English language, it is important to have an understanding of the grammar. One area that requires understanding is the function of prepositional phrases. Prepositions are words that have just one possible form which introduces the object of the prepositional phrase.
Oct 6, 2013
Teaching 3313 Views
Developing critical thinking questions can be challenging for teachers. So, how do we create inquiries that drive critical thinking? Teachers should ask questions that create ongoing thinking. When we receive an answer from a student, we have given them permission to stop thinking. When the questions continue, the thought processes continue.
Making sure we cover content for students to recall is stopping their thinking processes.
· Provide content that encourages thinking.
· Provide content that requires thinking to encourage learning.
When students have quality questions, thinking and learning are occurring. Quality questions are the result of quality thinking. When the question, "Is this going to be on the test?" is asked, the student has stopped thinking and are not engaged in the learning process.
Inquiry drives or directs thinking. If we as educators do not continue to ask questions about our field of study, our profession would die. According to, "The Role of Socratic ...
Jan 11, 2014
Teaching 3313 Views
There are companies out there who are busy working on new technologies because they want to make life easier for the teacher. You can argue until you are blue in the face about whether this should be done, but this is something that is going to have with innovative technologies.
Now, lets take a trip down memory lane, a trip to when you were at school. The year is 1990 and a teacher's job is very hard. Let's look at the day from their point of view.
They go into the classroom and manually take the register. Now, the class begins. They are on their feet all day because they have to work at the chalkboard. They have to write endlessly on the board because they have to stop and change for different classes. They might have to do the same lesson over and over again for different students and this will mean drawing and writing the same thing over and over again.
Their life is very monotonous. Their legs and arms are probably aching. But, their workday doesn't end there. They will have to ...