Jun 16, 2014
Classroom Management 3814 Views
What has compelled me to write this article, is often the lack of foresight teachers, particularly in primary schools, put into setting up their rooms.
As a relief/substitute teacher, I have, for example, found it difficult to get around the room to help students. White boards are often put to one side to allow the main central space for an electronic board. This prevents the easy use of the white board when any problems arise.
This article discusses issues that the teacher needs to address to create the best learning environment in the classroom.
The three most important considerations are:
1. Ease of movement around the room for your students;
2. Creating a disciplined learning environment; and
3. Making sure that every student can see and hear everything that is going on in the teaching situation.
With these considerations in mind, you need to think seriously about the most appropriate place for the following physical equipment. (My suggestions follow each item).
• White and ...
May 17, 2017
Teaching 3814 Views
~~Stages of a Grammar Presentation
When presenting new language or structure it is important to remember that for some learners it will be a necessary review while for others it is an introduction to a new language point.
Language presentation has a number of stages:
1. Lead-in – put the language into a recognisable context so the teacher can bring out the meaning or learners can see the meaning without a lengthy verbal explanation
2. Elicitation – Increases the opportunity for STT (student talk time), keeps learners engaged, focussed & finds out what they already know
3. Explanation/Clarification – to make sure the learners have fully understood the target language, form & meaning etc
4. Accurate reproduction – help with pronunciation & encourages learners to become familiar with the language
5. Controlled practice – help learners absorb new language and help commit it to long-term memory: To familiarise them with new language, not introduce it. Focus on accuracy.
Sep 5, 2009
Reading 3813 Views
The classroom procedures for introducing new vocabulary involves, to a great extent, the three R's: review, repeat, recycle both on sound and meaning levels on beginning, ending and middle sounds and those respective sound clusters. Planning in this respect should evolve around simultaneous practice around decoding and retrieving a word's meaning.
Sep 10, 2011
Writing 3812 Views
Novice writers like many of the English Composition students as well as students seeking a degree in English, can benefit from pre-writing strategies. There are several elements of the pre-writing process. They include choosing your topic, exploring your topic, and organizing your writing. This article will focus on various ways to organize information so that you know exactly what and how to include important information in your paper.
Dec 5, 2012
TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS 3808 Views
Getting 9 bands is a tough job but not impossible. As an IELTS trainer, I have come across a lot of students who work hard but don't possess the adequate skills in passing the exams. Of course, English is essential and IELTS is designed for the same purpose. While coaching my students, I learnt a lot of things and would like to share some of the tips which can help get desired bands.
Sep 13, 2010
Teacher Training 3807 Views
Training is not about us as trainers or even the content we have to deliver. Instead it is about creating the environment and guiding the process that facilitates gaining a skill, changing an attitude, or enhancing a professional or personal sense of efficacy around our trainee's self-identified challenges under the umbrella of the larger outcome.
Nov 12, 2012
Writing 3807 Views
Some kids just don't like to write. Others find the lure of technology much more responsive and engaging. So what is a parent to do? Kids still need good old-fashioned paper and pencil skills, right? Here are some engaging activities that your child may actually enjoy more than tapping the keys on your iPhone.
Aug 26, 2009
Teaching 3805 Views
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.
Mar 1, 2009
E-Learning/CALL 3803 Views
The World Wide Web has opened a whole new world of opportunity to those who need or want to learn English. Instead of being required to go to regular classes and study with a teacher in a traditional setting, which many do not have time to do, those who want to learn English can now do so from the comfort of their own homes on the computer.
Nov 3, 2009
Business English 3802 Views
Specs, specs, and specs! It's quite common for international business negotiators to use lots of numerical details. Each of these details must be precisely communicated for both sides of the negotiation to make a good working deal. It makes sense that a business English class should have at least one such activity of working with lots of technical numbers. "The Tractor Deal" certainly gives this kind of practice.