Feb 9, 2016
Teaching 3190 Views
There have been lots of changes in the social and the technological environment the world over and India has not remained untouched and aloof from such changes since Independence. Such changes have also brought with them their macro-effects directly on our society broadly, and micro-effects on each family and individual, especially the youth.
Technological changes are taking place in geometric progression. The moral and social environment in which our youth used to live and get educated three-to-four generations before can now hardly be said to have any major similarity with the modern educational, social environment. The youth of today appears to be under a spell of a specific kind of stress resulting specifically from unconsciously trying to find rhythm and co-ordination between their social requirements and the needs of the present-day multi-dimensional education. Different types of experiments taking place in the field of technology have, without us being aware of it, generated ...
Apr 19, 2011
Other 3189 Views
Given to contrivance and convenience we reduce education to an equation of inputs and outputs - dollars committed to productivity achieved. Taxpayers contribute their apportioned tolls and make performance demands. Every rational assessment of our system however, identifies a bankrupt enterprise. We search for superman and race to nowhere, but now it is time we focus on the only viable solution to our educational dilemma: personal responsibility.
Jul 23, 2009
Pronunciation/Phonics 3187 Views
With English as second language, proper pronunciation in the vernacular can be more difficult than usual. These few tips should help you get a good grasp on it.
Oct 18, 2011
Career Development 3187 Views
Teaching overseas is an exciting opportunity, and one that is being increasingly sought after by educators, especially graduating students or those who have been in the industry for many years. Unfortunately, many people find the process of overseas job hunting confusing and complex. Job seekers can relieve this feeling if they do some research prior to beginning the job search process.
Oct 18, 2015
Teaching 3185 Views
A problem is 'a situation that presents an opportunity to make a difference in making things better' and problem solving is the process involved in the conversion of a 'current situation' into a 'desirable future situation'. Any thought process that thinks about ways of increasing quality of life or avoiding a decrease in the quality of life is actually being involved in the process of 'problem solving'.
The area broadly defined as Problem Solving usually consists of using ad hoc methods or means to find solutions to problems in a methodical and orderly manner. Examples of problem solving techniques can be taken from those related to 'psychology' that involves mental solving methods.
It is used in many areas and disciplines with varying perspectives and terminologies - e.g. mental process in psychology, computerized methods or processes in computer science and so on.
In education, an important goal is to teach and help students think more productively using a process of "creative ...
Nov 12, 2016
Classroom Management 3185 Views
One of the profound challenges that teachers face these days is - classroom behavior. Disruptive behavior results in lost teaching time and un-conducive learning environment. The key to nipping behavioral problems in the bud; is to create a positive environment in classroom.
There are a lot of ways and means to encourage positive behavior in classrooms, but, to begin with - laying a good foundation in pupils is the most important aspect.
Here are some tips and guidelines to bring about positive behavior amongst students.
This is one of the most important regimen which a teacher can deploy to bring about order, discipline and attentiveness in a class. A teacher should resist from conducting a class until there is complete order restored. Persistence is one of the fundamental and effective tools, which a teacher can use to get the class to behave.
Students should ideally live up to the expectations of teachers. It is the duty of the teachers to ensure that ...
Mar 13, 2009
TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS 3184 Views
If you are planning to study abroad, you will likely have to undergo the obligatory standardized test, which can be either or the combination of GRE, TOEFL, IELTS, GMAT, SAT, OET.
Feb 25, 2013
Teacher Training 3183 Views
OK, so the title of this article might have confused you a little bit. After all, when you go off teaching English overseas, YOU'RE the teacher! What could you possibly LEARN?
by Adekunle Ibrahim Agbaje
I am a scrabble game freak and I make no pretence about. In point of fact the game is about the only one I enjoy playing without getting tired of it. When I was younger I used to play with a couple of my friends sometimes far into the middle of the night. That was when I had friends and acquaintances living in the same city with me. Honestly we used to make a great game out of it. The competition was really fierce and we really enjoyed it. That was when the quality and quantity of my vocabulary started going up on the ascendancy until it has improved to the present level. However we have all since moved on. Careers and marriages have separated us all.
These days without the Luxury of friends and acquaintances to play with, I have resorted to downloading the game onto my laptop. Right now I have graduated to playing with the champion having passed the level of playing with the expert and the pro. I usually inflict defeat on the champion just as it does to me. My dream is to very soon ...
Aug 26, 2008
Career Development 3180 Views
Let me set the scene for a moment…
The interview committee at a well-respected, very competitive, high-paying school district has narrowed down its huge list of 500 applicants to the final three. The finalists would all make great additions to the school, but the interview committee can only hire one so they decide to...