Jul 26, 2010
Reading 3301 Views
Time and time again through the years I have encountered kids who struggle to read, who hate reading and perhaps for that very reason are disillusioned with school in general, yet when they find themselves with a part in the show, the script they are given to read and memorize never leaves their side. The opportunity to be in a show sometimes provides the best - often the first - real motivation for a young actors to voluntarily pick up a book and read...their script!
Oct 15, 2016
Learning Methodology 3301 Views
I completely agree with the statement "If we are interested in the students' future, then our way of teaching must reflect the future. ''
The right education is the one, which is planned according to the future need. Present students are future job-seekers. The future working environment won't be the same as today. Due to globalization the world changes into a global society, and the advanced technology transforms the organizational infrastructure. So in the future, the students will work as team workers of wide spread teams, in globalized organizations, using ICT (Information and Communication Technology) tools to enhance the given jobs.
Keeping the above working scenario in mind, the current education should provide the students, the needed knowledge and training, to face the working environment with confidence.
When we seek a learning method, which consists of team work, and using ICT tools, Collaborative learning appears to be the right answer.
What is Collaborative learning?
~~Stand up/Sit Down: Young children enjoy this simple game. Give a command and the children respond as quickly as possible. Then give the wrong command i.e. stand up when they are already standing etc. This can be adapted into a Simon Say type game where the children respond only when the caller says ‘please’. Children can take the teacher’s role.
Greetings Theatre: Every lesson should begin with greeting but they can also be used as an acting/drama game. Have two or more children walking around the table in opposite directions. When they meet each other they must greet each other. This can be extended to incorporate other QAs. Note: ‘Theatre’ should be an event rather than random. Have the learners who are not participating to sit at one end of the room as an audience, they could clap in time, teacher ‘sells popcorn’ etc. Make sure all learners get a chance to perform.
Alphabet Relay: Line up the learners in two teams as far from the board as possible. The first person in each team ...
Sep 2, 2008
Other 3300 Views
Do you know what the IQ score is? No, no, no. I don't mean if you know about it; everyone knows about the IQ score, but hardly anyone knows what it is. And even though no one is really certain about what the IQ score is, or how it is calculated, society puts a lot of pressure on us if it seems too "low", or makes us feel like we have extra responsibilities if it is really "high." Well, let me clear some things up for you right now.
Jun 27, 2009
Other 3299 Views
I am a fervent believer in self-education and continuous learning. It has been my experience that people learn best outside of a formal learning or classroom environment and that self-directed learning is the most useful because it encourages you to seek out knowledge that is necessary for your success.
Aug 20, 2008
E-Learning/CALL 3296 Views
Most students find schools and academic programs through the web. That is a well-known fact. We know that most students will find a school by using a search engine (namely Google) and we know that most of them use Internet Explorer as their primary browser. We know these things because of data collected from the past. What we don't know is how they will find programs in the future.
Jun 21, 2013
Teacher Training 3296 Views
When attempting to determine the effectiveness of any training program or training course, it is customary to embark on an evaluation process. This evaluation process often starts during the event or program itself, where delegates or students themselves are forming opinions on the effectiveness of the training facilitator, instructor and the general surroundings. At the end of the training course, delegates are often asked to fill in an evaluation sheet, that we often term the 'happy sheet'. Are happy sheets effective?
by Dr. Khalid Al-Seghayer
Nov 3, 2011
Career Development 3295 Views
It is our destiny as non-native English-speaking teachers (NNESTs) to face a variety of challenges with many issues, including, among others, highly required language and pedagogical competencies, proper cultural orientation, native-like accent, native-speaker fallacy, credibility, and more. The question remains: Should these challenges hold us back, or should we exploit them as opportunities to grow professionally?
Dec 7, 2010
Study Skills 3294 Views
A log book can be a highly valuable record for improvement. Log books are used to keep track of things such as the last date of automobile maintenance and what was done, or the number of hours a pilot has flown and where he's traveled. The log book becomes evidence of the event or action, and is used to ensure that the next trip or event is better because of what has been learned. Likewise, a student...
Feb 19, 2011
Teacher Training 3293 Views
What do teachers want? The answer is simple, more time. Indeed, locating that elusive time creation button has become a quest to be pursued with relentless zeal. Although management and career development books offer suggestions, they don't seem to apply to a person whose work life is dictated to by the ringing of a bell.