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Emphasizing Adjectives and Adverbs -- Maxim Achkasov
English language is exceptionally good at describing things and actions. If you’re still in doubt about that, then find some time to look through some of the emphasizing adjectives and adverbs that ...

Biodiversity in a nutshell -- Robin Day BSc MSc BEd
This article is a summation for teachers interested in the subject Bio-diversity in Boreal Newfoundland-Labrador, Temperate Canada & Tropical Forests. (published in The Osprey Magazine Oct. 2009) ...

Tips on graphs descriptions in preparation for the ESOL tests -- Maxim Achkasov
This is a brief introductory material, given in a form of notes, for those who are in the process of preparing for any international English language exams that include writing tasks dealing with ...

Mainstreaming Teachers - Is Help on the Way? -- Joel B.
It's no secret that in this day and age of 'No student left behind' and the Individual Education Plan (IEP) for special needs students, we all want to achieve the best education possible ...

Turning a Fun Lesson Into a Successful Lesson -- Rob Plevin
Having a fun classroom and teaching a fun lesson isn't enough to stop behaviour problems, and it isn't going to miraculously transform your challenging students into hard-working, diligent ...

Improve Classroom Management With Consequences -- Rob Plevin
"I'll tell you exactly what they need... a bloody good clip round the ear!" This was the response of a taxi driver recently when I told him I was on my way to a school to discuss how to improve ...

Effective Classroom Management - Getting Pupils to Follow Your Instructions -- Rob Plevin
When we are put in stressful situations the directions and instructions we give out to pupils who are causing problems us are often very unclear and impulsive. As such they virtually guarantee ...

Kids and Their Behaviour - Beware, Praise is Negative! -- Liz Marsden
Another 'barking' comment? Am I mad? PRAISE IS NEGATIVE -- don't be so stupid... everybody knows praise is good and kids need plenty of it... don't they? Well, yes, praise is good. ...

Preschool letter games – creative, fun and affordable preschoolers activities -- Megan Wong
The term literacy means knowing how to read and write. There are two types of literacy – visual and media literacy. Visual literacy Children are surrounded with visual images in the form of ...

5 Secrets to a Successful Teaching Career -- Jennifer Dobson
Teaching is a profession unlike any other. It is a way of life, a passion and a calling. Teachers do not just teach in a classroom, they are teachers everywhere. Every child is a student and every ...

Four Study Habits Tips -- Charles F Waters
Good study habits are essential to the success of students at any level of education. It is just as important for a fifth grader to learn and implement good study habits, as it is for an older person ...

Six Study Habit Tips For Students -- Charles F Waters
There is no secret to being a good student. The content taught at the elementary, high school and most college level courses can be successfully passed by most students who are willing to put in the ...

Why I Am a Selfish Teacher? -- Shannon Philpott
Before I was a parent, I never bought into the line "this hurts me more than you." If I was getting grounded or disciplined, how in the world did it pain my mom more than me? But, as an instructor, ...

Accent Reduction Tips for Pronunciation -- relaxandspeak
Accent Reduction Tips for Speaking Clearly 1. Slow down your speech by lengthening the vowels in words. Practice setting the pace that is within your comfort level. Chances are very good that others ...

Brain Activity -- Bettina Hansel
I've been writing frequently about emotional responses to sensory experiences and how this relates to intercultural learning. Recently I came across an online course at Open University* about ...

12 Ways to Eliminate Monkey Business in the Classroom -- Susan Fitzell
Much of what we are about involves finding ways to reach ALL kids and involve students in the leaning experience. If students are involved and engaged in learning, they won't be as likely to ...

Kindergarten Games For Creative Kindergarten Learning -- Maegan Wong
All children love to play kindergarten games. They are fun, engaging and develop motor skills. What about creativity? Do all these games involve the child in developing their creativity skills? ...

Fun Games - Playtime is Essential For Child Development -- Maegan Wong
Every kind of play is a learning opportunity for child development. Playing fun games is one tool parents can use for child development and the absence of play can be an obstacle to the development ...

12 Surefire Ways to Focus Your Class and Increase Learning -- Susan Fitzell
Johnny walked through the classroom door late. I took one look and thought, "Whoa! He didn't take his meds today!" Before he made it to his seat in the front of the classroom, he had touched four ...

Stop the Fidgeting -- Charity Preston
Being an observer in a classroom can be extremely enlightening or extremely frustrating. Students can be engaged in learning or engaged in what they are currently playing with in their desks. ...

Lesson Planning - The Art of Organization -- Charity Preston
Lesson planning can be an art form, if done properly. For too many teachers, lesson planning can be the black hole of a week - taking several hours out of planning time. Or leaving no planning time, ...

Types of Technology Used in the K-12 Classroom -- Charity Preston
There are many types of technology that can be used in the K-12 classroom today. Our future classroom has become the present. Many items you might have heard about or seen, but not used. Maybe others ...

Teaching English As a Foreign Language - Frequently Asked Questions -- Rosana Hart
If you are thinking of teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) in a non-English-speaking country, no doubt you have questions. What's it really like to do this? Here are some of the common ...

10 Creativity Tips for Teachers of ESL -- shelley berc
10 Creativity Tips for Teachers: An Inspired Teacher is an Inspiring Teacher 1. Believe in your moments of inspiration. Follow where they lead. 2. Carry a notebook and pencil everywhere you go. We ...

How to Be a Great Teacher - 10 Steps to Successful Classroom Management -- C.D. Watson
An educator's ability to teach effectively is directly proportionate to their ability to control their classroom -- this is one thing I am absolutely certain of. It does not matter whether you ...

Securing a Teaching Career -- Candace
If you have just finished college and have received your teaching degree, or are currently a professional not in the teaching field and you want to transition into teaching then read on. The process ...

A Look at the Possibilities of Role-Play and Drama for ESL -- Shelley Vernon
ESL role plays and skits are real and fun Many ESL teachers fear making plays and skits a part of their curriculum. Yet children absolutely love being given the chance to make-believe and indulge in ...

Preschool: Toddler Innocence or Wisdom? -- Deanna Mascle
Innocence: It is an absence of guilt; harmless; freedom from evil; lack of worldly experience; not recognizing the harmful intentions of other. This is the definition of innocence according to the ...

Learning To Read: Reading Tips for Parents of Preschoolers -- Deanna Mascle
Inspiring your child to read could be the single most important thing you can do to help him succeed in school. Stories are an excellent way to stimulate the mind and expand the imagination for all ...

The 7 Best Study Skills For ESL Learners -- Susan Thomason
Studying English as a Second Language is difficult. Whether you are doing homework, going over notes, or studying for a test, good study skills will help you get the most out of your time and effort. ...

Getting To Know Your Students Can Be Fun - Here's How. -- Honey Krumholz
It's vital that teachers get to know what their students are like and vice versa early in the school year. Its also important for classroom team building that students new to each other get to ...

Classroom Design Strategies That Motivate Your Students -- Honey Krumholz
Your classroom layout, displays and decorations are important to help motivate and stimulate your students. A classroom that is comfortable, friendly and colourful, creates a very positive learning ...

Dual Language Education -- E.K. Garcia
In the midst of multiple international conflicts, an interwoven global economy and the shrinking nature of our techno-driven world, language learning can no longer be considered an elective subject, ...

Multicultural Education In Your Classroom -- E.K. Garcia
America has always been referred to as a melting pot, but ideally, it's a place where we strive to invite everyone to celebrate exactly who they are. As the US population is becoming increasingly ...

Going Green In Your School/classroom -- E.K. Garcia
In support of growing environmental concerns, the federal government and many states are funding green schools. Many of these eco-friendly schools are experimenting with everything from solar and ...

Seven Thanksgiving Activities for Your ESL Class -- Jane Wangersky
1. Give them a Thanksgiving quiz– not for marks, but just to see how much they know about the holiday. You can find Thanksgiving quizzes online – you may have to simplify them, or write your own. ...

Classroom Management - How to Keep Your Classroom Organized -- Melanie J.
There is an abundant variety of teacher supplies to help you keep your classroom organized. Teacher supply stores are a great place to look for ideas and items that will help you achieve your own ...

Festive Fall Classroom Decorations - Top 5 Decorating Tips -- Melanie J.
Early educators know that classroom decorations are a fundamental part of the education experience for their students. Cheerful fall decorations help to illustrate the changes occurring in nature as ...

Why Children Need Active Playtime -- Melanie J.
Educators know that children need active play in order to develop naturally and be physically healthy. Sadly, more children than ever are considered to be obese, facing the danger of developing ...

7 Helpful Tips For Preventing Teacher Burnout -- Melanie J.
Teaching young children is a rich and rewarding career. However, beware the signs of burnout: grumpiness, fatigue and even depression may catch you unaware. The following tips may just save your ...

How to Improve Teacher-Parent Communication -- Melanie J.
Teachers, and especially first-time teachers, strive to improve upon their communications with parents. As a cornerstone of your students' education, it is essential to involve the parents and ...

Fun Classroom Bulletin Board Ideas For Fall -- Melanie J.
Your classroom's bulletin board is an intriguing focal point that plays an important part in educating and exciting your students. These creative ideas for fall bulletin board sets are not only ...

Top 10 Delightful Daycare & Preschool Activities -- Melanie J.
As a daycare provider, it is important to have a long list of activities that your children enjoy, as well as plenty of daycare supplies, such as art supplies, toys and games. Active play is ...

Important Daycare Safety Tips -- Melanie J.
When you manage a daycare, it is important to choose daycare furniture and daycare supplies that are designed to keep children safe - while making your job easier. Daycare Furniture: Safety ...

4 Tips For Successful Classroom Management -- Melanie J.
The first week of a new school year brings with it all of the excitement and challenges of how to implement a successful strategy for classroom management. Successful classroom management should ...

Bringing Fall Into the Classroom With Inspired Projects -- Melanie J.
When the crisp wind begins to blow the leaves off the trees, it is time to think about collecting natural materials for fall classroom decoration. A short field trip to the park or even just outside ...

Create an Ocean Floor - Sand and Water Table Activities -- Melanie J.
Sand and water play can be made even more interesting by introducing a theme like creating an ocean floor. Invite the children to imagine an ocean floor and to think of some items they might find ...

6 Helpful Tips For First Year Teachers -- Melanie J.
Your first year of teaching will likely be full of trials and errors, as well as healthy doses of uncertainty and innocence. The following tips are meant to help guide you through some of the ...

Formal Education Makes You a Living -- Phalbon Im
Looking back in life, when you were five or six years old, your parents enrolled you in a public or a private school in your town. Whether you liked it or not, you had to attend school. You learned ...

Respect and ESL Classroom Management -- Shelley Vernon
Respect is a two way street A large part of ESL classroom management starts with respect; and that is a two-way street, where you respect EACH OTHER. Management of disrespectful children is difficult ...

Teachers Are Insane - Let Me Tell You Why -- Liz Marsden
I'm telling you that you're insane, eh? How insulting... well yes, but actually you are... and not angry but insane, deranged. What am I talking about? Ok, I'll tell you. I talk to ...

Behaviour Management Diary - Jimmy's Story 1, An Ongoing Case Study -- Liz Marsden
My work informs and advises on effective behaviour management strategies to enable schools to cope with(and more importantly prevent) difficult and challenging behaviour. I decided to take this a ...

Teaching Tips For Teachers - Keep Your Content Fresh -- Betty B Miller
Keep your content fresh. By including something relevant from the news, it helps connect the students to the learning. Using real life examples goes a long way. Give extra credit to students who ...

Back to School Tip - How to Increase Parent Involvement -- Adam Waxler
Ok...it's back to school time! Whether you go back to school next week or in a few weeks, it's time to start gearing up for the upcoming school year. And, just like the beginning of every ...

Teaching Tips For High-Level Questioning -- Adam Waxler
Teachers ask hundreds of questions a day so it is important that they use questioning techniques that challenge the thinking of ALL students. Here are five teaching tips for high-level questioning: ...

Best Practice - Establish a "No Putdown Rule" in Your Classroom -- Susan Fitzell
Class rule: No putdowns, no exceptions... not by students or by the teacher. Mat and Rick walk into the classroom putting each other down jovially. Friends, they often banter with each other for fun. ...

Experience As the Teacher -- Susan Fitzell
"How are skills learned? By experience. How, then, are they best taught? By coaching. I, the teacher, can tell you rules for writing -- grammar, forms of felicitous phrasing, types of argument. I can ...

A Dozen Sure Fire Ways to Boost Memory in A Diverse Classroom -- Susan Fitzell
Do you have students who have difficulty remembering information for tests? Most teachers do. Here are a dozen sure-fire ways to boost memory in your diverse classroom: Provide visual clues. Create ...

12 Ways to Respond to Students Needs While Making Progress Together -- Susan Fitzell
When students in your classroom are not progressing at the same rate or better as their peers, supplement their learning with researched based strategies that increase achievement. These are also ...

The Best Tricks to Make Your Middle School Students Happy -- Ann Bidle
Making a middle school student happy sounds like an impossible job, best left to someone with super powers. In my experience, it can be as easy as 1-2-3. The first trick to getting your middle school ...

Resistance to Learning - What is It, and How Do You Avoid It? -- Dr. Rose Gamblin
Resistance to learning is when an individual, who is supposed to have learned something, didn't learn it, and now refuses to learn it. What causes students to resist learning? Just as there is ...

Teaching 1-On-1 Classes -- Sharon De Hinojosa
Teaching private students can be a great way to earn a bit of extra money. It can also be great to work with just one student and see their progress. Money can be an issue when teaching private ...

Teaching a Child ESL - 6 Methods to Get Through to Students Learning ESL -- Kelvin Nikkel
Teaching a child ESL can be a HUGE task, whether teaching ESL one on one or in the classroom setting. Especially when taking the language barrier into consideration. Sometimes it is easy but other ...

ESL Games - The Benefits of Games in Your ESL Lesson Plans -- Kelvin Nikkel
Teachers have turned to games now-a-days in order to try to supplement their ESL classroom lesson plans. Their reason for doing so is to add to the lesson in such a way as to benefit the students ...

ESL Teaching Jobs - 10 Important Things to Consider When Deciding on an ESL Job -- Kelvin Nikkel
ESL teaching jobs are a dime a dozen but there are 3 very important questions you should be asking yourself before and while you are performing your search for the perfect ESL job. There are also 7 ...

The Courage of a Teacher -- T. J. Lashley
Sometimes we don't include, nor categorize the teaching profession as a profession that calls for courage. In fact, it takes a marvelous courage to be a teacher and it is important to remember ...

The Importance of Homework -- Sharon De Hinojosa
Mention homework and you're sure to elicit a couple of groans from your students. The problem is that often teachers assign long, unnecessary, useless exercises for homework. Look at the ...

Dealing With Parents -- Sharon De Hinojosa
If you teach children or young adults, you should also get to know their parents. It's important for them to see the progress their child is making and be able to help them (whether with ...

Make Halloween More Fun - Quality Educational Activities For Kids -- Sue Gnagy Fegan
You might make Halloween more fun by sticking a pumpkin sticker on a worksheet or using a ghost shaped bookmark to keep track of independent reading and plopping some decorations around the ...

Testing and Assessing Students -- Sharon De Hinojosa
Although tests and an exam are a necessary evil of classes, there are things that you can do to make them easier for both you and your students. Only test what you have taught. This includes the ...

Teaching Grammar -- Sharon De Hinojosa
While students may dread grammar, more often than not they want grammar explanations as to why X is correct and Y is not, especially older students. Grammar doesn't have to be difficult and ...

Using Videos and Movies in Class -- Sharon De Hinojosa
Using videos in class can be a great way for even lower level students to pick up new vocabulary and expressions. Below you'll find some activities that can be easily used with videos. One thing ...

Dealing With Difficult People and Tricky Situations in the School Environment -- Janice Davies
Sometimes they creep up on you or other times they jump into your life. You are grating your teeth and feel like hammering the computer to get rid of the anger you are feeling after encountering a ...

How to Be a Better Coach or Teacher - Tips From the Students Perspective -- HyunSoung Kim
Coaching or teaching can be a really hard thing but in the same time it can be simple. There are fast tips which can help in any every situation, it is same in this case. If you know how the other ...

The Do's and Don'ts of Virtual Teaching English -- Brooke Schoenman
The lives of the world’s teachers and students are changing in this technological age, taking work and study in a whole new direction. Imagine sitting completely on the other side of the globe from ...

The Teaching Profession - A Challenging Yet Rewarding Job -- Erika Ayala
Teaching is indeed a very challenging job. It is because the welfare of your students are in your hands and it is your responsibility to instil knowledge in them. Yet, no matter how demanding the ...

Classroom Management Plan - The Best Way to Gain the Respect of Your Students -- Stephen Bradford
Students have changed greatly in the last few decades. There was a time when teachers were revered and respected. These days teachers must gain the respect of their students. By having an effective ...

Classroom Management Plan - Developing a Classroom Management Plan -- Stephen Bradford
Teachers that start the year off with a classroom management plan will be more apt to having a more controlled classroom than those that do not have a clear classroom management plan. The way I have ...

Help Your Child to Read and Write Better -- Steve Thornton
Phonics: The relationships between letters and sounds. Phonics Checklist: When we speak, we join sounds together to make words which all people that speak our language have an agreed meaning for. We ...

Top 12 Ways to Motivate Students -- Annie Condron
If there is one thing we know about kids, it's that they have short attention spans and prefer now to later. Teachers, more than any district or schoolwide programs, have the most power to ...

How to Make Feature-Length Films Fit Into a Class Period -- Tom DeRosa
Let's assume you already have a film in mind that illustrates main ideas you desperately want your students to learn. How do you go about making it fit comfortably into one class period, since ...

School Survival - 10 Tips to Survive a Disaster -- David W Simmons
If you are a school teacher and a disaster such as an earthquake, tornado or fire strikes, then your first priority must be school survival. Even though the chances of any of these events happening ...

Rearranging Your Classroom - 3 Tips For Teachers at the Beginning of the School Year -- John M Pearson
Unless you are the most meticulous of teachers and have contacted past teachers, former landlords, parents, friends, and old librarians, chances are that you don't really know your students on ...

Classroom Management Tip - Always Use This Power Word -- Michael Linsin
In his two excellent books, The Psychology of Influence and Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways To Be Persuasive, Dr. Robert B. Cialdini describes several experiments that prove overwhelmingly that ...

How to Combat Back to School Blues! -- Leah G
Not all parents get anxious and stressed as the new school year approaches, many feel a sense of relief as they found the holiday period hard going. Not least because of trying to sort out childcare ...

For the Love of Teaching -- Gini Cunningham
Back-to-school is here again. Excited little dumplings are donning new clothes and fancy shoes, brushing hair into fancy, eye-catching dos, loading backpacks with each essential supply, and then ...

What Makes a Really Good Teacher -- Jacques Sprenger
There is a common belief among people not involved in public and private education that a teacher's main function is to teach reading, writing, maths and sciences, both hard and social. While the ...

Helping Parents to Become Allies in the Education Process -- Monica Elsesser
It is a well known fact that positive and enthusiastic parental support is crucial in successful education of the child. The school can provide the best environment, state of the art materials and ...

Teaching Requires a 36 Hour Day -- Gini Cunningham
When I say 36-hour day I do not just mean that you are going to be so busy with lessons and learning responsibilities that you need to pack more minutes into each day, teachers teach all of the time. ...

Tips for Accent Reduction and Improved English Pronunciation -- Lead Trainer
Accent Reduction Tips for Speaking Clearly 1. Slow down your speech by lengthening the vowels in words. Practice setting the pace that is within your comfortable level. Chances are very good that ...

The Non-Traditional Student - Why They Call it a Degree -- Byron Edgington and Mariah Edgington
I turned 61 in July. The other day I sat in an admissions office to return to school. Going to finish my college degree after, oh, roughly three dozen years of 'off campus study', otherwise ...

Launching Your Teaching Career Part 3 - Rules and Procedures -- Gini Cunningham
Are you feeling great about the excellent progress you have made as you prepare for that first, enchanting day with real students in your own classroom in your dream job? You may also feel tired - ...

Classroom Control - It's #1 -- Gini Cunningham
Disregard the fact that I left formal classroom teaching four years ago, I still wake up some nights in a panic about an out-of-control classroom of swarming junior high students who are blabbering ...

Launching Your Teaching Career Part 2 - The Perfect Classroom -- Gini Cunningham
After spending hours memorizing and internalizing the standards for your subject area(s) and grade level(s), you may have decided that driving a sewer pump truck may not have been such a lousy job. ...

Launching Into Teaching Part 1 - Policies, Standards, and Textbooks -- Gini Cunningham
Hundreds and thousands of bright, eager teachers are about to descend upon classrooms throughout the nation. There are few pleasures greater than a first job after a long period of study and ...

Classroom Teacher Advice -- Scott Penrith
After many years of service as an educator, and having traveled and taught in the USA, UK, China and Australia, there are several defining factors which contribute to an effective classroom teacher. ...

Writing Tips For the Back-to-School Essay -- Gini Cunningham
Summer days are melting away as school bells prepare to chime. Three months of festivities have quickly vanished, but more fun and learning are about to unfold. A favorite back-to-school topic for ...

Four Methods of Teaching Students to Spell -- Chuck R Stewart
Teaching someone to spell can be rather difficult and challenging. Traditionally vocabulary quizzes and memorization were the methods many educators chose. Today, with increased technology and access ...

New Teacher, Lots of Energy, No Jobs? -- Tania Mesar
As a new teacher, we come out of teacher's college rearing to get out there, applying all the skills we learned in teachers college, and have an impact on the lives of students that we mentor and ...

How to Teach Your Child to Read Using Phonics -- Lynne Hunt
The first and most important thing to remember when teaching phonics is that children need to know what sound each letter makes within a word. It is important not to add on the 'uh' vowel ...

Rule 2 For Elementary School Teachers - Teaching is All About Learning -- Susan Guerrero
How did someone like me end up an educator with a book on the rules of teaching and learning? It's really only natural. I have always been a student and even now at the ripe age of 92 (if you ...

Elementary Teachers - Make the First Week of School Stress Free -- Honey Krumholz
Teachers, do you know how to get ready for the new school year and then what to concentrate on that first week? Many teachers get stressed out just thinking about it, because it's important to ...

5 Essential Parent Teacher Communication Methods You Must Use -- Honey Krumholz
In the best interests of their students, teachers need to work hand in hand with parents and build a strong and supporting relationship with one another. Developing effective communication strategies ...

Why Should We Encourage Educational Children's Books? -- Albertin Abelmont
Educational children's books impart knowledge and values through the stories they tell. Books for the young have evolved significantly over the years. There was a time when books which were ...

Vocabulary and Reading -- Uros Drnovsek
The vocabulary gap can have a serious impact on your child's learning experience, especially beginning in the fourth grade. James A. Duplass, author of Teaching Elementary Social Studies, ...

USING LOCAL LITERATURES IN ENGLISH OR TRANSLATIONS FOR TEACHING ENGLISH -- S.Elangovan
USING LOCAL LITERATURES IN ENGLISH OR TRANSLATIONS FOR TEACHING ENGLISH Professor Dr. S. Elangovan P.T. Lee Chengalvaraya Naicker Engineering College, Oovery. Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu State, India. ...

Hard to Teach Children -- Cheryl J. Koonce
"Why do you teach?" "If I had to teach those kids I would hurt someone." "How do you do it?" I have heard these comments throughout my teaching career. I hope I am not different than any other ...

Students, Take Charge! -- Cheryl J. Koonce
Well, it's back to school in just a few weeks. Are you ready? Whether you are a teacher or a student you are probably having mixed feelings. Summer is never long enough and yet at the same time, ...

Work Refusers! Here's Help to End Your Continuing Classroom Management Hassles -- Ruth Wells
Every teacher, every counselor, every principal knows youngsters who won't do their work. Some of these work refusers often fail to show up. When they do show up, they often say little, and some ...

A look at teaching English Pronunciation to ESL Students -- Shelley Vernon
Teaching English Pronunciation to ESL students Many English teachers avoid teaching pronunciation, not because it is not necessary, but because they have little or no information on the subject. ...

Sexual & Cyber Bullying on Oprah - How Kids Can Fight Bullies, Depression & Suicide -- Paul Davis
Success secrets for kids to be victorious over sexual & cyber bullying. Tips for kids to fight bullies, depression, suicide and a poor self-image. Oprah's national conversation on sexual & cyber ...

Two Popular Ways to Organize a Classroom -- Alycia Shapiro
Preparing a classroom each fall can be exciting, but also a little overwhelming. If you are a new teacher or have been teaching for several years, new ideas are always helpful. One of the main ...

Five Fun Educational Programs That You Should Download -- Justin R Williams
Five Fun Educational Programs This is a list of five educational programs that can be a lot of fun. Educational programs aren't just for kids, people of all ages can enjoy these programs and ...

Tutoring English for Adult Students -- Charlot
Useful tips from a Writer and a Teacher--Prof. Eric Roth How do you effectively teach English to a struggling private student? What will you actually do for 60-120 minutes together? How will you ...

Need to Teach Culture in English Classroom -- Dr. Khalid Al-Seghayer
Need to Teach Culture in English Classroom Dr. Khalid Al-Seghayer alseghayer@yahoo.com “In teaching language, cultural insights are bound to be transmitted automatically.” “Students learn ...

10 Ways to Score an "A" -- Marianne Barnhardt
There is no set answer to a perfect test score, but there are many strategies which will improve your study habits and test taking skills. By using some of the tips below you will find that you are ...

Teaching For Success - What is Homework? -- R. Chris Wilkins
Homework is an integral part of the learning process, and is a fundamental key in helping our students prepare to become independent learners. This in turn is imperative in our technologically ...

Teach For Success - Assess While You Teach -- R. Chris Wilkins
Ahhhh, yes! To be a teacher. What a noble thing to do. I will stand up in front of my student(s) and let them hear my erudite and elaborate explanations about how the universe works, and they will ...

Teaching Children With Video Games -- Ken Durham
It is often reported that video games can have a negative effect upon children and increase violent tendencies. But I do wonder, do video games really have this impact or is it not just another ...

Different Teaching Methods -- Chuck R Stewart
Teachers use many different tools to test their student's proficiency. They use exams and chapter or unit tests. Many teachers also give a weekly vocabulary quiz over specific words. Some ...

The World is Moving So Fast - What Should We Teach? -- Lance Winslow
Technological advances, and the forward progression of mankind is moving at such a rapid pace it's hard to decide what to teach those who graduate from high school and go on to college to get a ...

Working with Foreign Cultures -- Tracey Wilen
Culture Cultures differ in how they communicate, how they use their time, and how they view themselves in terms of empowerment and decision making. These differences are likely to become apparent in ...

Teaching Business English With "Big Numbers" -- Dave Volek
"Big Numbers" puts pre-intermediate level (and higher) English learners into a numbers exchange activity. This module is actually quite easy for both the learner to engage with and for teacher to ...

The Secrets of Good Parent - Teacher Communication - A Brief Handbook For Teachers -- Judith Acosta
The Difficulties Teachers Face Besides the obvious challenges of classroom management, curriculum development and ever-increasing mounds of paper work, teachers often have to face the difficulty of ...

Teaching Conversational English - Commonsense Tips -- Rowan Pita
There are over 508 million learners of English wanting to learn how to speak naturally. With online learning and the ability to connect live with native speakers, there will be many opportunities for ...

First Time Teaching English - What to Do? -- Lucy Pollard
You've decided to teach English, maybe you want to tutor in your own home and don't know how to start. I'll give you some ideas here for your first class. I'll give examples relating ...

Make Extra Money at Home - Become a Private English Tutor -- Lucy Pollard
If you want to make some extra cash, try working as a private English tutor. You just need a few books, some knowledge and a quiet place to do it. It could be in your home or in your students' ...

ESL Teaching - Is it For You? -- Travis Waack
Would you like to teach English to foreigners in your country or travel to another country to teach? Many young people consider such employment advertisements with great interest since the position ...

50 Tips on Motivating Students -- Teacher
1. Know your students and use their names as often as possible. 2. Plan for every class; never try to wing it. 3. Pay attention to the strengths and limitations of each of your students. Reward the ...

Tips on Grading Class Work -- Tiffany Provost
Teachers know their work isn't done at the end of the school day. Assignments still have to be marked. If you want to make your life easier and take back some of your day after you've ...

Teaching Your Class Longitude and Latitude -- Tiffany Provost
Latitude and longitude are basic geographical terms needed to find positioning on a globe or map. As a teacher or a parent helping out with homework, these tips will help you teach latitude and ...

Running a Successful Class Debate -- Tiffany Provost
Debating is a skill for students which will benefit them for years to come. The debate teaches us on how to argue and make any reason on and beyond the points. If there is a contentious issue in your ...

Tips on Leading a Group Project -- Tiffany Provost
The leader is the key factor in the results of a group project. As long as you provide great leadership, it's a sure bet your group will develop an outstanding project. A leader who hesitates is ...

Tips on Studying For Final Exams -- Tiffany Provost
Final exams are almost here; have you been preparing? Consider these suggestions on how to study for a final. Take a short amount of time to re-examine your readings. Going back over readings that ...

Tips on Taking Class Notes -- Tiffany Provost
You'll be required to take your own notes in class - professors will give away handouts from time to time but this does not give you an open pass to avoid taking notes. It can seem insurmountable ...

Finding School Teacher Jobs - It's Easier Than You Think -- Bart Rutherford
Searching for school teacher jobs can be a challenging, and daunting, experience. How do you find them? Where do you start? But, if you are interesting in earning a living as a teacher, there are ...

How to Get a Teaching Job - 3 Important Steps -- Bart Rutherford
Would you like to know how to get a teaching job? Well, it's really not that different from getting any other kind of job when it comes to the basics. But if you want to become a teacher, and you ...

Dealing With Late Assignments -- Tiffany Provost
Even though you give students a deadline for submitting an assignment, some students will not turn in the assignment on time. You've got to at least consider the late assignment for marking. But ...

Our Best Hope - Great Teachers -- Larry Icabandi Nabiong
Without somebody who can make us feel safe, confident and competent in life, we are at a loss. We really need someone--a mature guide-- to help us realize our own dreams, and believe in us as well. ...

Kindergarten 101 -- Patricia Tatum
Here's a peek at a list of things your child should know before leaving Kindergarten. This list is merely scrapping the surface. There's at least 90 more things your child should know before ...

Typical Lessons Don't Always Work -- Sharon Liston
Reaching students has been a mystery for a long time. Teachers teach many lessons throughout the day. The lessons they create take time, hard work, and at times are quite extensive. They expect ...

Top 4 Public Speaking Tips from a Psychotherapist -- Peter James Field
The fear of public speaking is considered to be the most common fear in both the USA and the UK today. Here are my top tips for successfully speaking in front of others: 1. Do not look at yourself as ...

Guidelines for New English Teachers - What is PPP? -- Gill Hart
PPP stands for Presentation, Practice and Production and is a prescribed standard lesson format for many EFL teachers. It is commonly used as a basis for a lesson plan and its principles are taught ...

TEFL, TESL and TESOL - What's the Difference? -- Gill Hart
If you are thinking of becoming an English language teacher (ELT) to foreign students then you may be confused with the many acronyms of the profession. If you decide to take an English teaching ...

Does Your Kindergartener Need Tutoring? -- Heather Eagar
When you think of your little five- or six-year-old, you typically don't assume that their first day of kindergarten might eventually result in needing tutoring assistance. "The work is so easy," ...

Understanding Education in The Environmental Field -- Philip Badeau
There have been a lot of changes in the education field and schools are offering new and different courses to keep up with the times. The way in which classes are taught and the types of technologies ...

5 Tips For How You Can Learn More -- Deanna Mascle
There are a number of reasons why we should be lifelong learners. Continuing education reaps us professional, personal and health benefits that are too numerous to list. However if you do not want to ...

Ditch the Homework! -- James Krehbiel
According to educator Alfie Kohn, author of The Homework Myth, multiple educational studies have found that contrary to our currently accepted thinking about schooling, "all empirical evidence ...

Calling All Teachers - Praising Your Students the Right Way -- John F Smith
Teachers dream of becoming the best that there is. They want their students to learn in the best way possible. They want to create a bond between them and their students in order to effectively teach ...

Teachers - Vocabulary Development - Create Mystery Boxes -- Meggin McIntosh
An article in Reading Teacher a few years back (2004, pp. 766-768) presented the idea of creating 'Literacy Mystery Boxes.' The idea is to put together a box with various items that represent ...

Ten Tips to Be a Better Teacher -- Cashmere Lashkari
There is always a good teacher behind a good class performance. The trainer has the responsibility to make the class and subject interesting to the students. The fact that you hate Math or love ...

What Makes an Effective Teacher - Do You Have What the Traits? -- Trevor Johnson
Teaching someone in a sense can be challenging. On the other hand learning can be more difficult. If you are a teacher trying to enhance your skills, a parent raising your child to build character, ...

Four Great Classroom Management Ideas You Can Use Now to Turn Your Fallen Angels Into Shooting Stars -- Constance Turner
Every teacher has their own unique approach to the management of their classroom. What I have found invaluable is borrowing ideas from my colleagues that are totally new to me or that enhance my own ...

Private Schools Vs Public Schools - Top 5 Reasons Why Private Schools Are Better Than Public School -- Oscar Barillas
Since the times of the Jesuits, private schools have typically outperformed public schools both educationally and with prestige. Although there has been a long debated political and social debate ...

What's Your Classroom Management Plan? -- Constance Turner
Every teacher has their own classroom management plan, from bribery to "no smiling until Christmas". It took me my full first year of teaching to build and feel secure within my own plan, this is ...

How to Manage Elementary School ESL Classes -- Bill Ralens
Classroom management is one of the most difficult aspects of being an ESL teacher. First, there are the cultural differences of what methods and punishments are appropriate. There is also the ...

ESL For Kids - Three Simple Tips to Teaching Bliss -- Bill Ralens
Out of all the jobs I've had, I'd have to say that teaching EFL (English as a foreign language) is my favorite. And out of all the EFL stuff that I do, my number one favorite classes are EFL ...

Teaching Tips For High-Level Questioning -- Adam Waxler
Teachers ask hundreds of questions a day so it is important that they use questioning techniques that challenge the thinking of ALL students. Here are five teaching tips for high-level questioning: ...

End the Special Education Year With Action -- Catherine Whitcher
It's the end of the school year and everyone has spring fever. The management of classrooms becomes tough and getting children to bed on time and out the door is even tougher. Teachers and ...

Always Try to Know and Work With Students of Different Ages -- Raymond Ko
I always encourage the freshmen and sophomores to take junior and senior classes, so that they can have more opportunities to meet and talk with the older students, who have studied in college longer ...

Teacher Perfect Classroom - Key to Maximum Learning -- Larry Icabandi Nabiong
Learning is fun, fun, fun. Yes, if the following are present, coupled with a very good teacher who knows how to elicit responses from learners towards remarkable learning: Teaching-learning materials ...

Admitting That Teachers Are Not Perfect - Learners Tend to Learn More -- Larry Icabandi Nabiong
The more the teacher pretends that he is good, the worse the result of his teaching is. More so, if he is not that good in acting out, the so-called-- expert. What now is the best way of handling the ...

MEDITATION FOR QUALITY EDUCATION -- Harekrushna Behera - Teacher in Social Science
If food is to body, meditation is to mind. Time runs. We short out so many problems in the field of education which are very difficult to coup up. The problem may be of child, teacher, subject, ...

WHAT A CLASS TEACHER CAN DO? -- Harekrushna Behera - Teacher in Social Science
Now-a- days it is heard that the class teacher faces so many problems & denies to take the load of class teacher ship which as he/she accept it a job of burden. Is it really the work of hardship? If ...

DEALING WITH SLOW LEARNERS -- Harekrushna Behera - Teacher in Social Science
A very big problem that every school faces, i.e. the difficulty to deal with the slow learners. The teachers have their big headache over these children. Handle them in homework & class work, ...

PLAYING ROLE IN CLASS -- Harekrushna Behera - Teacher in Social Science
SOMETIMES I go beyond the thought of mere syllabus completion & think for a solution for the students about to give a new method of learning so that they will not feel bore & try to accept my class ...

14 SIMPLE POINTS TO MAKE A CLASS MAGAZINE -- Harekrushna Behera - Teacher in Social Science
Class teacher plays a very important role in shaping the life of the children. He is the role model before the children. The innovative class teacher always creates new things within the children & ...

TEACHER,DO YOU SMILE? -- Harekrushna Behera - Teacher in Social Science
Smile plays a very important role not only in the boundary of the school but also even in the outside world. Smile is the expression of love. It's the magnate, which pull all towards it. As every ...

TEACHERS’ROLE IN DE-STRESSING EXAMINATION -- Harekrushna Behera - Teacher in Social Science
When a child is asked about ‘the greatest fear' in his life, his eyes give prime attention to the Examinations. Examination - may be it is weekly or term-end but fear automatically creeps in to ...

EXPANDING TEACHER'S REAL BELLY -- Harekrushna Behera - Teacher in Social Science
Foundation has already been led by getting a job as a teacher. That's not the end but the initiation to a dedicated and committed area. Now, the pace is not to stop in that level just as a ...

SHOULD A CHILD BE FAILED? -- Harekrushna Behera - Teacher in Social Science
If the recently introduced Right to Education Bill becomes law in India, both the private and government schools will not be allowed to force a child to repeat a year or expel students until class ...

SHOULD TEACHER SPEAKS TRUTH TO HIS BOSS? -- Harekrushna Behera - Teacher in Social Science
Controversies and confrontation arises when a teacher speak lie to his boss and do something of his personal. It may be very bad to hear but it's true. When this comes to the knowledge to his ...

AREAS OF EXPANSION FOR TEACHERS -- Harekrushna Behera - Teacher in Social Science
Foundation has already been led by getting a job as a teacher. That’s not the end but the initiation to a dedicated and committed area. Now, the pace is not to stop in that level just as a ...

SOME EFFECTIVE METHODS TO TEACH WELL -- Harekrushna Behera - Teacher in Social Science
Take your subject to an inspiring & interesting arena where the students will do something & involve themselves fully which will result in the excellency of the children, popularity of both the ...

LET’S UNDERSTAND TEACHERS -- Harekrushna Behera - Teacher in Social Science
A teacher uses his mind very gently to speak some creative words to the children so that the children not only understand the topic very easily but also get the reflection of their life philosophy ...

ARE YOU A CONSTRUCTIVIST TEACHER? -- Harekrushna Behera - Teacher in Social Science
("Teacher's job is not to teach, but to find the ways & circumstances of learning for the students." Here the author focuses on the personality & spiritual characteristics of teacher which can ...

How to Become a Confident Teacher -- Trevor Johnson
Teaching is a very noble profession. Not all people in the world are talented enough to share their knowledge with others. Hence, we need teachers to do the job for us. However, this job is not as ...

Five Classroom Behaviour Management Tips -- Constance Turner
At some point in every teacher's career, they will have that one class or even that one pupil who makes a knot of dread build in their stomach. It was exactly the same for me. My first year of ...

How Teachers Are Making English Lessons More Exciting -- Mike Selvon
One of the biggest challenges that educators face is keeping students interested in the work. The solution to this is to make the lessons more interesting and applicable to those who are learning. ...

My Dream School -- Maritza
We live in a very complex fast paced challenging society. Attitudes fostered and encouraged are aggressiveness and “It is me and all about me.” Be first and win at any cost seems to be the norm. ...

Using Differentiated Instruction Activities to Meet the Needs of ALL Your Students -- Adam Waxler
I am always amazed at the range of ability levels of my students within any given class. Within one 8th grade class I may have students who struggle to read and write while at the same time have ...

Effective Classroom Management is Difficult When You're Angry! -- Adam Waxler
As we approach the end of the year it is common to see a spike in classroom management problems as many students have a tendency to think the school year is over before it actually is... Of course, a ...

Engagement--A Preemptive Strike Against Classroom Misbehavior -- Amber Wilson
Engagement—A Preemptive Strike Against Classroom Misbehavior A classroom teacher has many weapons in her arsenal to fight classroom disruptions and misbehavior. Like many classroom issues however, ...

Improve Spelling -- Stuart Ackerman
When you meet someone, you get a 'first impression' by their face, attire, and mannerisms. All of these cues enable you to develop a 'pre-judgment' of the person before getting to ...

Homework Help -- Stuart Ackerman
It is simple to search the internet for homework help tips. Most tips, though somewhat helpful, assume that your child is willing to sit down and simply get to work. Most homework ideas revolve ...

Temper Tantrums - Four Tips For Ending Temper Tantrums -- Martin Laritz
Dealing with your child's temper tantrums can be one of the hardest things to do. If you know these simple tips, you will be better prepared to handle the situation, and you will be better ...

Interpreting Report Cards -- Stuart Ackerman
In order for a student to learn, he must have the proper 'learning skills'. Report cards differ from state to province to country. Most report cards contain a section called 'learning ...

Effective Teaching and Learning Strategies -- D Meetoo
Here are some of the teaching strategies a teacher should use in his class · Cooperative learning or group work · Discovery or guided discovery learning/ Active learning · Expository learning · ...

Great Teachers Are Today's Heroes - Find Them -- Larry Icabandi Nabiong
A new teacher is faced with daunting tasks. One, is the personalities of his/her students. Varied and all, he/she needs to put him/her-self on the shoes of students in order to understand them well, ...

What Role Does Drama Play in Education? -- Carolynn Rogers
Watch young children. What are they very often doing when left to their own devices? That's right - play-acting. It seems that drama play comes naturally. Kids "play house", pretending to be ...

ESL and EFL Students and the Differences Between Them That Are Useful For a Teacher to Know -- Shelley Vernon
ESL students are usually residents of a country where English is the predominate language, whereas EFL students live in a non English speaking country, but wish to learn English for business or ...

Tips to Always Be Prepared in the ESL Classroom, No Matter What -- Shelley Vernon
It can be a minefield out there for a teacher in the ESL classroom! That lesson plan that seemed so brilliant the night before turns out to be on a parr with watching paint dry as far as your ...

Be a Successful Substitute Teacher - Some Sound Advice -- Stephen Carr
I worked as a substitute teacher for over 10 years. It can be a rewarding experience, as well as a nightmare. What you do and how you handle situations can be the difference between life and death! ...

Ten Ways That Teachers Can Make a Lasting Impression -- Stephen Carr
Teachers come in all shapes, sizes, backgrounds, and colors. But what are some common threads that make some outstanding teachers and others just mediocre, forgettable educators? 1) Be there- If you ...

An Effective Trick to Improve Classroom Discipline -- Stephen Carr
New and experienced teachers will tell you that without classroom discipline, you cannot teach. Unfortunately, there are no books or programs to really help with this aspect of teaching. The best ...

Creating Positive Classroom Environments -- Hassan Hussein
In order to teach everybody's children, classroom teachers must create powerful learning environments that support varied instructional approaches and give students different ways of interacting ...

Using the Internet to develop reading skills, Part 3 -- John Erskin
In my last two articles, I discussed the use of the Internet as a platform for reading activities for students learning English as a second or foreign language and how to plan and develop reading ...

Networking Tips For Students -- Kerry Finch
The importance of networking in maintaining and advancing your professional career cannot be overstated. For those looking for ideas about how to expand the reach and strength of your network, here ...

Teachers - Set Boundaries in Your Professional Life -- Meggin McIntosh
Where are your "edges" or your "boundaries?" Where do you draw the line? Do you? A boundary is "something that indicates or fixes a limit or extent" (Merriam-Webster). As a teacher, you need to ...

ESL Vs Bilingual Teaching -- Amy Nutt
Despite what it might appear at first glance, ESL (English as a Second Language) and bilingual teaching are quite different. They both involve learning English, but this is where the similarities ...

Classroom Management Problems? You Need a Classroom Management Plan -- Adam Waxler
If you're still having classroom management problems then you need to establish some type of plan. There is no one simple trick that will solve all of your classroom management problems, but if ...

Will Teachers Be Replaced by Technology? -- Jeanette McLeod
In the last 15 years, the use of technology in schools has changed beyond recognition. From just one or two computers per school, to 'computer suites', to current day, where some schools ...

Good Study Habits For Students in Any Level of Education -- Veronica M. De Escobar
If you are a college student, high school student or in elementary school you still need good study habits in order to perform better and succeed in school. Good study habits for students start at ...

Learn Good Study Habits to Improve Your Grades and Become a Better Student -- Veronica M. De Escobar
In this article you will learn good study habits and how to implement them in your current life at school. It does not matter what level of study you are in right now or the type of student you ...

My Favorite Part of Teaching an ESL Class - Taking Attendance -- David Cramer
Many teachers have a tough time with taking attendance in their ESL classes. The names are all foreign, difficult to pronounce and difficult to understand when students say them, and a room full of ...

How to Be an Entertaining ESL Teacher -- David Cramer
When I started teaching English my students often complained that my classes were boring. Most beginning teachers get those kind of complaints. It actually took me about a year and a half, even close ...

Twelve Tips to Help Your Struggling Student -- Julie Rebboah
Is your student bringing home grades that do not reflect his level of intelligence? Is your child complaining about not liking school? Talking about school being boring? Having difficulty finding ...

Class Meetings -- Kimberly Olver
Class meetings should be held regularly and not simply be used for addressing problems, although problem solution is a valid use of class meeting time. The purpose of class meetings is to increase ...

Teaching Kids to Think Creatively - Seven Activities You Can Do at Home -- Dr. Linda Silbert
If left to themselves, children are creative--often more creative than we are. However, it seems we've created an environment for children that doesn't allow for much creativity. Lots has ...

Report Card Time - Find Out Teacher's Style Before Reacting to Comments -- Cammie Moise
Thank goodness teachers have different teaching styles, because our children benefit from these differences. It helps them realize that all relationships and communication styles are unique. For ...

Dealing With the Roommate From Hell -- Joe Sinop
So you've finally graduated high school and have been accepted into college. It's now the beginning of august and you have already attended freshman orientation were you had your snazzy ...

Teacher-Students Interaction: An Evaluation of an EFL Classroom -- M. Enamul Hoque
Introduction According to Powell, "He who has no inclination to learn more will be very apt to think that he knows enough." Classrooms are social settings; teaching and learning occur through social ...

Teacher Exchange - Why a Teacher Exchange and Online Business Goes Hand-in-Hand -- Tania Mesar
As a teacher, there are so many opportunities for us to travel, work, change locations, take time off, and experience new endeavours. A great opportunity for all teachers is to participate in a ...

Don't Be Too Certain -- Karen Pesta
Is certainty more dangerous than doubt? I asked myself this question as I watched a history channel program titled Nostradamus 2012. The entire program featured writers certain that an unprecedented ...

The Best Way to Teach Character -- Karen Pesta
Recently I saw the movie Slumdog Millionaire. At the heart of the movie was the theme of a yearning for love. The main character the orphan boy Jamal found his love connection with Latika another ...

The Best Life Lessons - Teaching Character -- Karen Pesta
Many schools embrace some sort of character education in an effort to curtail discipline problems. The hope is for students to stop and think how they would feel in difficult situations and use that ...

Empowerment - The Power to Create -- Larry Icabandi Nabiong
Imagine the world if nobody ever dared to do something: we would be groping in the dark, existing as if just to breathe and nothing more! What is now the difference between us and the animals roaming ...

Afraid of Criticism? Say Nothing, Do Nothing, and Be Nothing! -- Larry Icabandi Nabiong
Because we always want to be praised than to be criticized, we always shun to do mistakes for the belief that we become a butt of jokes of our colleagues and the like--if we make a blunder or two. So ...

4 "Powers" To Stay Happy On The Job -- Larry Icabandi Nabiong
In the job market with tens of thousands seeking for a job these days, you should know that having one is a thing to consider that you are indeed lucky! So before you grope for your pen to write a ...

How to Develop Your Child's Speaking and Writing Skills -- Larry Icabandi Nabiong
Yes, if you want your child develops fluency in speaking and writing, what better way there is than to immerse him to a rich environment where the language-- which you want him to learn-- is used. ...

Global Teachers - The World is Flat -- Larry Icabandi Nabiong
Gone are the days of barriotic thinking, Jurassic way of doing teaching reading to our learners, etc. With the floodgates of information have been opened since the advent of technology, the internet ...

Tips For Getting Better Grades in High School -- Marko Frakel
If you are planning to go for traditional high school or choose any online program your main goal is to learn new things. In today's competitive environment learning is not only your target. You ...

ESL Phonics -- Eric K Dolan
I've found that the main issue with a lot of people teaching ESL phonics is that they seem to make more mistakes than some of the other commercially available phonics programs. Some of ESL ...

Developing Reading Activities Using the Internet -- John Erskin
A: Planning As with all learning activities, careful planning is required in order for the activity to be successful. When planning Internet activities, you should first begin by determining the ...

Teaching Struggling Readers -- Billings Farnsworth
Teaching struggling readers is not an easy task. Readers may struggle for any number of reasons including lack of practice and reading difficulties caused by problems beyond their control. With ...

Disruptive Student Behavior - Getting an Understanding -- Cindy Chung
Behavior is generally termed disruptive when it disrupts the teacher's plans, upsets other class members, or in some way disturbs the process of teaching and learning in the classroom. In other ...

How to Eliminate Bullying - 3 Simple Steps That All Staff Members Can Implement -- Billy Simms
If a school campus is serious about eliminating bullying, all staff members must be involved. This includes administrators, teachers, para-professionals, cafeteria workers, custodians, and any other ...

Success at Substitute Teaching -- Caroline Mackay
In the movie Kindergarten Cop Arnold Schwarzenegger is advise to not show any fear when he enters a classroom of kindergarten students to teach them. That is key to substitute teaching. If the ...

Snowball Fights in the Classroom -- Caroline Mackay
Any teacher with at least one months experience has had an assignment that the students just didn't get. The reasons that the students didn't get it could be any number of things: 1. They ...

Natural Born Teachers -- Caroline Mackay
It really astounds me that with the economy going the way it is that many people are retiring early and thinking that they will become teachers now because, anyone can do it. Well in my opinion they ...

12 Things Parents & Professionals Must Understand About Educating Students With Autism -- Nicole Beurkens
Working with parents and educators for over a decade has taught me some important lessons about what it means to provide a meaningful education to students with autism and other neurodevelopmental ...

Live And Learn Direct - Why It Is Fundamental To Keep Your Desire To Learn -- Deanna Mascle
Fundamental reasons to keep your desire to learn. Have you ever thought upon how key learning is to your life in terms of your ability to not only survive but also to thrive both professionally and ...

Ten Test Taking Tips -- Steven Gillman
Here are some of the best test taking tips for students facing an exam. They cover memorizing the material, getting ready, and what to do while taking the exam. Develop a routine that works for you ...

Tips For Improving Reading For 6th Form Students -- Alan Pritchard
This article provides helpful advice to 6th Form Students regarding the reading skills needed for this stage of their educational careers. The tips and techniques are also useful for when they ...

What is Good Teaching? -- Glenn Schuyler
This topic triggers many memories for me, from my earliest days in a three-room elementary school in rural Central Pennsylvania, to my high school years, my college experience, and my years in the ...

Adult Education - Here is What I Found About Adult Education -- Ras Reed
Education never ends. It is a continuous process. So, a man or woman is intellectually dead when he or she stops learning. Thanks to adult education programs out there, no adult can give an excuse as ...

Educational Technology - What Does a Classroom Look Like Today? -- Josh Leitz
It's an exciting time for education and technology. Educational technology is consistently improving and more common place in the classroom. Google "21st Century Classroom Presentation." ...

It Comes Natural For Some -- John Parks
As many people are certainly aware, each person is generally endowed with a certain set of latent talents that they are pretty much born with. Some people, for instance, have an uncanny ability to ...

Teaching Social Skills to Students -- Austin Barnes
Social skills are an integral part of everyday life for everyone. However, it is often the case that some people don't have a natural ability to express themselves to others. And this is why ...

Classroom Management Strategies -- Joe Coleman
Being a teacher it is very important to have strong classroom management skills. I personally believe in a very proactive approach to classroom management. This means you should be stopping classroom ...

An Effective Trick to Improve Classroom Discipline -- Stephen Carr
New and experienced teachers will tell you that without classroom discipline, you cannot teach. Unfortunately, there are no books or programs to really help with this aspect of teaching. The best ...

Teacher Salary - Why Work Over March Break? -- Tania Mesar
Are you satisfied with your teacher salary? I guess we can't complain too much when you look around at everyone who is suffering from the recession. I can only imagine what it is like to be in ...

Classroom Diversity - Teaching All Students in the Real World -- Stephen Carr
A lot has been made lately about classroom diversity. Somehow, all students are different and need to be taught in other ways to insure that they are learning. This sounds good up front, but in the ...

How to Be a Successful Student -- Shanti D
"I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and a devotion to the things you want to see happen." - Frank Lloyd Wright. No matter what your background is, every student wants to be ...

Discover the Importance of Reading to Children -- Debra Proctor
I can't emphasize enough the importance of reading to children. By reading aloud to your children, not only will you form lasting bonds and great memories, you will be giving your child the gift ...

Why is Learning to Write Important When Technology is Replacing the Pencil With a Keyboard? -- Peter Legrove
With modern technology invading the classroom it's a wonder kids still know what a pencil looks like, let alone how to use one. You may ask, "Why is learning to write important?" when all around ...

Private Schools - Things to Consider Before You Enroll Your Child -- Amy Nutt
If you have made the decision to enrol your child in a Toronto private school, you have taken a step towards providing your child with the best possible education. The next step is to choose the ...

Classroom Management Strategies -- Joe Coleman
Being a teacher it is very important to have strong classroom management skills. I personally believe in a very proactive approach to classroom management. This means you should be stopping classroom ...

Using Aristotle's Teachings to Solve Problems -- johnvespasian.blogspot.com
Consistency is the key to clear thinking. Aristotle wrote about the principles of reality in the year 345 B.C. In our days, his conclusions still remain fully applicable. What is even better, ...

Class Is In Session -- John Parks
If you are ever in a school classroom, you need to be aware of its dynamics. The classroom is a great place: if you are front and center, you have the ability to truly connect with students and teach ...

English Speech & Debate Contests - How to Get Students Prepared -- Dave Webb
Aside from teaching classes at my senior high school in Japan, one of my biggest roles is preparing students for English language speech contests and debate contests. I've had 5 years experience ...

Change Your Child's Life With Twenty Successful Educational Strategies -- Ronnie Phillips
Parents are always looking for a better way to assist with the education of their children. To motivate children, parents must first be motivated to help their children learn. The strategies provided ...

How to Read and Study a Book -- George Maina Chege
In order to read and study a book well, we have to first of all understand both terms. WHAT IS READING A BOOK? Reading a book is the ability to look at what is written on its pages and understanding ...

Students Who Bully - Support Them by Focusing on the Positive Things They Do -- Billy Simms
Try not to focus on the bad Positive words will make their day By acknowledging a little progress In school they will want to stay Students who bully are generally the students who cause problems in ...

The Heart of A Teacher -- Amber Wilson
The Heart of a Teacher What is heart? Passion, desire, and drive combined to form an intense intrinsic motivation to act. This is the foremost quality of a good teacher and the first thing I look for ...

Using the Internet to develop reading skills. -- John Erskin
In my previous articles, I talked about the importance of reading and how reading helps students develop English fluency. I also wrote and article telling that outlined reading strategies that can be ...

Victims of Bullying Need Multiple Strategies -- Billy Simms
In order to eliminate bullying from their lives, victims need multiple strategies to prevent it. If one strategy does not work, there should be another strategy in their arsenal ready to go. By ...

3 Easy Classroom Management Tips -- Joe Coleman
You hear the same story from teachers again and again; their classroom is a nightmare to manage. There are kids that do not have support at home, who do not want to learn, and state and federal ...

Classroom Management Tips - Time Management -- Joe Coleman
We all know that we only are given 24 hours in a day. Usually only 6 of those hours are spent in a grammar or high school classroom. About 40 minutes of those are given to each class. For a 12 year ...

Crafting A Career In Teaching -- Tony Jacowski
Teaching influences childrens' developing minds and it inspires and dispels ignorance. The teaching field is vast and has many areas of specialization, different skills and type of teaching at ...

Characteristics of an Esl/efl/tefl Teacher: Know What Schools Look for – Your Teacher Profile -- Michael G. Hines
When a ESL/EFL/TEFL school searches for a new teacher for an open ESL/TEFL/TEFL teaching position, they already have an image of the teacher they want. Every school has certain qualities they feel a ...

Evaluating Your English Teaching Job Offers - (esl/efl/tefl) -- M. G. Hines
You have decided on being an ESL/EFL/TEFL teacher so you are off on the job search. Aside from the obvious considerations such as what country to work in and what training/qualifications ...

Changing Your Career To Teaching - Learn Various Options Available -- Abhishek Agarwal
A career change, even at a late or sometimes seeming inopportune moment, can be beneficial to a worker. A good career to look into is teaching, though it requires specific skills. But after a course ...

Teaching Efl Pronunciation: Why, What and How? -- Dr. M. Maniruzzaman
Introduction Pronunciation is an integrated and integral part of second/foreign language learning since it directly affects learners’ communicative competence as well as performance to a ...

Role of Teacher as Classroom Manager -- Aijaz Ahmed Gujjar
Introduction It is universally recognized that the teacher is the key person in an education system. He/She enjoys the high esteem and prestigious status sometimes denied to kings and emperors and ...

Teaching Practice: Concept, Stages, Objectives & Suggestions -- Aijaz Ahmed Gujjar
Introduction Practice teaching occupies a key position in the programme of teacher education. It is a culminating experience in teacher preparation. It provides opportunity to beginning teachers to ...

Literacy: a Foundation for Development of Society -- Aijaz Ahmed Gujjar
Introduction Literacy is a basic human need and human right to knowledge. It has meaning only when it leads to participation in cultural and social activities. It is empowerment which means ability ...

Teaching Assistant Role -- Cindy Chung
How to make the most of teaching assistants role I have a TA who seems to get in the way instead of helping - yet everyone else says she's great! Description A teaching assistant (TA) should be ...

Tips For Teachers Who Fear Facing the Parent of a Student -- Cindy Chung
I'm more terrified of facing parents for five minutes than I am of the class for an hour! Description Meeting a parent of a student to discuss their children can be a daunting experience. You are ...

Why Esl Not English -- Zenaida S. Cabangon
English language proficiency in our schools has been rated an all-time low driving the Department of Education to intensify efforts to improve mastery of the English language in the whole educational ...

Characteristics of High School Learners -- Mark Pennington
High school learners are qualitatively different than younger learners. You certainly can “teach an old dog new tricks” by understanding the cognitive and social characteristics of high school ...

Characteristics of Adult Learners -- Mark Pennington
Adult learners are qualitatively different than younger learners. You certainly can “teach an old dog new tricks” by understanding the cognitive and social characteristics of adult learners. ...

How to Improve Reading Comprehension With Self-questioning -- Mark Pennington
Everyone knows that to get the right answers you need to ask the right questions. Asking questions about the text as you read significantly improves reading comprehension. “Talking to the text” ...

Why Johnny Still Can't Read -- Mark Pennington
Meet Johnny. Although... you probably already know him. In fact, you probably have a Johnny in your class right now. It may also be possible that you also have a few Johnnys that you don't know ...

Why Johnny Can't Spell -- Mark Pennington
Why Johnny Can’t Spell by Mark Pennington, MA Reading Specialist and author of Teaching Spelling and Vocabulary ©2002 Pennington Publishing “Johnny could be a great writer, but his terrible ...

Why Johnny Can't Write -- Mark Pennington
Why Johnny Can’t Write by Mark Pennington, MA Reading Specialist and author of Teaching Essay Strategies ©2002 Pennington Publishing “Johnny is a creative story-writer, but he can’t write an ...

Why Johnny Can't Use Good Grammar -- Mark Pennington
Why Johnny Can’t Use Good Grammar by Mark Pennington, MA Reading Specialist and author of Teaching Grammar and Mechanics ©2004 Pennington Publishing Some years back, the principal walked into my ...

Teaching ‘listening’ as an English Language Skill -- Mili Saha & Md. Ali Rezwan Talukdar
Introduction: English as a foreign language has the greatest motion in Bangladesh. Status of English as the “library language” and the increased “international inter-dependence” are the two ...

Spelling Skills Will Spell Your Fate -- Peter Woronoff
Poor spelling creates a bad impression among human resource people, who does selective hiring of personnel for the office or the company. A Lack or no ability on correct spelling might endanger ...

Spelling Games: A Fun and Easy Way To Learn -- Peter Woronoff
Games are kids' favorite pastime. We can motivate, grab their interest, and teach them almost anything while they are having fun. Take a look at free on line games for kids. There are thousands ...

The Truth About Phonological Awareness; Counsel for Home Schooling Parents and Educational Teachers -- Brenda Geier
Phonological awareness is the ability to discern sound units smaller than a single syllable. It is imperative that children learn these small sound units at an early age and it is not an easy task. ...

Speak to Your Audience - The Top 8 Ways to Make Your Listeners Love You -- Heather Hansen
The key to a powerful presentation is to connect with members of your audience individually. This "human element" is what makes the difference between an average presentation with some good ...

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Teacher's Salary - 7 Mistakes We All Make -- Tania Mesar
As a teacher, we have it pretty much made. If our classes are good, it's pretty smooth sailing. Your job is relatively secure, you get paid every two weeks and during the summer holidays, and you ...

Resourceful Teacher - Basic Facts About The Rain Forest And Beginning Classroom Projects -- Sandra Perez
Why are trees of the forest so important? Have you looked at a forest and its trees and wondered why they are so important to out existence? As teachers of the next generation of earth caretakers ...

Classroom Management Are They Bluffing Or Faking, Read Your Students Body Language -- Sandra Perez
Just as children can read your body language you can learn to read theirs. Learning this will help you to predict if they have a change in their behavior or they have just changed enough to get you ...

Resourceful Teacher - How To Recycle Worksheets For New Do Now Activities -- Sandra Perez
Did you ever think about using those worksheets for Do Now Activities in the morning? Those used worksheets can be utilized all week to teach or reinforce learned material or review. They can be used ...

Classroom Management - How To Install Rules and Routines -- Sandra Perez
Another school year is beginning and you need to plan your school year rules and routines. Perhaps last years rules and routines didn't work very smoothly. You're thinking of starting over ...

Classroom Management Inventing Your Own "Do NOW" Activities -- Sandra Perez
Are you wondering what to do at the beginning of your school day? You need to use the amazing power of DO NOWS. These are activities that teachers use in the morning when their students first enter ...

Classroom Management - The Motives For Becoming A Proactive Teacher -- Sandra Perez
So you are sitting there in your chair wondering how your class got so out of control. Maybe you think your behavior system is worthless or you need another one. Well think again, you as the teacher ...

Classroom Management - Frazzled Teachers Need To Work their Classroom Zones -- Sandra Perez
Did you know that your classroom has different zones of classroom behavior? That you can control them by using a very easy and simple strategy? This easy strategy is used by veterans teachers ...

Classroom Management - Putting Into Action Non-Verbal Signals -- Sandra Perez
Have you ever counted how many times in a day you are asked to go to the bathroom, get a drink of water, sharpened my pencil or I have a question. How many times you verbally tell students to be ...

Choosing Good Classroom Icebreakers Or Team Building Activities -- John Stakis
If you're a teacher, trainer, or group facilitator of some sort, you probably know the value of a good icebreaker game or activity. It serves many purposes and yields valuable benefits for the ...

New Teacher Worries - Understand This First to Stop Needless Worrying -- Tania Mesar
Here's the story. So you want to become a new teacher. You get a teaching interview. Then, you worry if you will land the job. You get a call saying that you got the job. You get excited and then ...

Reading Strategies for ESL/EFL Students -- John Erskin
In my last article I talked about the importance of reading as a method of improving English fluency. In this article, I want to continue along that line of thought by giving some specific strategies ...

Want to Quit Teaching? Why You Aren't Alone -- Tania Mesar
Most teachers have wanted to quit teaching at one point or another. Whether you had a bad day at school, or a bad week, or a bad semester or just a rough year in general, it is very common to have ...

Anchor Activities Allow Teachers to Work With Small Groups -- Adam Waxler
Anchor activities are student centered activities that are designed to extend and review already learned skills. These activities are ongoing assignments that are self-directed. In other words, the ...

Teacher Burn Out - 3 Crucial Strategies to Get Beyond It -- Tania Mesar
If you dread the thought of waking up the next morning to drive to your teaching job and face kids all day, or have been feeling physically, mentally and emotionally run down, or if you find yourself ...

Long Term Occasional Teachers - What to Do So You Don't Get Ripped Off -- Tania Mesar
As a long term occasional teacher you have some benefits that you would not get if you were a supply teacher. Though you have to create your own lesson plans, you get the comfort of having your own ...

Teacher Pay - How to Create Educational Materials to Make Money Online -- Tania Mesar
Looking to increase your teacher pay? Chew on this. Every year schools budget to spend thousands of dollars on textbooks for students. In addition teachers in each department go to various workshops, ...

Tips For Managing Your Elementary Classroom -- Kristiana Jones
Are you a teacher who feels at her wit's end? Do you feel out of control in your classroom? Do you feel as if your student's don't listen? Well, you've got to learn effective ...

Saving Time in Your Classroom - Helpful Tips -- Kristiana Jones
When you cut out your time for roll calling, settling your class for work and every other interruption that can happen to you - you've cut a huge chunk of time out of your classroom time. While ...

Classroom Management - Helpful Tips to Get You Through the Day -- Kristiana Jones
In a perfect world, you'd enter the classroom and greet the most wonderful, attentive and well-behaved children in the world. Your notes and curriculum would be perfectly organized just the way ...

Are You Afraid to Enter Your Classroom? -- Kristiana Jones
Teaching children and young adults is a noble job - and sometimes it can be a very, very difficult job. Not only do you deal with children who may be struggling to learn - but in some areas, teachers ...

How Kids Can Be Safe From Predators -- Todd Hicks
If you are a kid, do you tend to be very trusting of all adults no matter what? If you are a parent, do you often worry about your kids' safety or what might happen to them, especially if they ...

Teaching novel and grammar at the same time -- Mohammed Alfadhel
By Mohammed Alfadhel M.A. in English Literature Alandalus University mafnaz@yahoo.com Being a teacher of literature and grammar, I often find myself thinking of creating innovative ways for my ...

As you Sow, so Will you Reap -- Mohammed Alfadhel
By Mohammed Alfadhel M.A. in English Literature Alandalus University mafnaz@yahoo.com As you Sow, so Will you Reap How to instill the love of analyzing literature in our students: Expectations and ...

How to Study Math and Physics Effectively -- Duncan Kelly
At school I was useless at math. So was Albert Einstein I believe. Many years after leaving school I enrolled in a distance learning course at a university for a diploma in datametrics. I did well in ...

How To Enjoy Public Speaking -- Duncan Kelly
Public speaking, for an introvert like myself, was always a no no for me. But now I can do it with ease. Let me share the methods and the process I went through, and how this can work for you too. ...

Should students be allowed to leave class for sports practices, games, or etc -- answers.yahoo.com
Please explain why you think whether or not athletic students should leave class for games or practices. Give your reasons. A tiny example: Students shouldn't be allowed to leave class because ...

Hitch Your Wagon to a Star -- Mohammed Alfadhel
Hitch your wagon to a star How to impress, encourage, and motivate your students using unconventional ways In my view, the most difficult moment for almost all teachers is having to impress and ...

Teaching Abroad With Children -- Kelly Blackwell
Teaching abroad is an opportunity to expand your horizons and enhance your resume with the view to advancing up the career ladder. But, if you have a family, making sure you’ve got all the ...

Interested in Teaching Abroad But Worried About Being so Far Away? -- Kelly Blackwell
Teaching abroad is a fantastic opportunity to explore the world, teach well-behaved students and earn a generous and often tax-free salary. But it is not all a bed of roses, there are some drawbacks. ...

Free Talking vs Reading -- John Erskin
Many students who are learning English as a second or foreign language believe that the best way to learn English is by taking free talking classes with a native speaker. Free talking is, in fact, a ...

Teaching Jobs Abroad and Police Clearance Certificates -- Kelly Blackwell
Police clearance certificates are as important to international teachers as their passports. Why? Without a police clearance certificate many countries will not allow teachers to work with children. ...

ASSESSMENT -- Carmen Gloria Garrido Barra
Learning a language is not an easy task, lots of factors take place simultaneously and all of them need to be considered when planning and reflecting on the learning process. One of these factors is ...

Is It Prestigious To Be A Teacher? -- Denis Glover
After graduation we get lost in the number of opportunities and careers proposed to us by various agents visiting high-school. Some students follow parents’ advice, some of them chose occupation ...

From A Teacher's Perspective: How To Talk To Teens About Their Cell Phone Usage At School -- H.A. Brempell
Melissa text messages her friend Nancy during a Macbeth exam in their fourth period English class: "4 iz B. No tchr cant c me ok. Meet u out front @ 3. L8tr!" Many professionals within the ...

The Best Tips For Becoming a Confident Teacher -- Trevor Johnson
A confident teacher is not always a confident person. It sounds very strange but yet it's a fact that confidence comes from knowledge, not bluff and bluster. So which ever profession you belong, ...

How to Be a Good Attention Getter - For Teachers -- Cindy Chung
Description You rightly demand and require attention. Without it there can be little successful learning and no respect from pupils. However, simply walking into a room and shouting 'Be ...

Tips For a New Teacher - Taking Kids Out of School -- Cindy Chung
I'm too terrified to take children out of school - the responsibility is too great! Description Learning beyond the school is immensely valuable. Children behave differently in new environments, ...

New Teacher - How to Get Out of a Tough Situation -- Tania Mesar
As a new teacher we are bound to have good days and bad days; but ultimately it is how we enjoy our great days and deal with our bad days that will make the difference of us loving or hating our ...

Teaching Kids Responsibility -- Cindy Chung
Description Being a member of any society brings with it certain responsibilities, which can in turn lead to privileges. It is society's bargain that privileges are appreciated because they are ...

New Teacher - What's Your Entry Plan For Success? -- Tania Mesar
With new classes, students, lesson plans, and school policies, as a new teacher it is not always clear to us where we should start. Thus, we need an entry plan for any new school that we work at so ...

None are so blind as those who will not see -- Mohammed Alfadhel
By Mohammed Alfadhel M.A. in English Literature Alandalus University mafnaz@yahoo.com None are so blind as those who will not see Teachers of grammar insist on using old- fashioned methods (1) ...

Even Homer Sometimes Nods -- Mohammed Alfadhel
By Mohammed Alfadhel M.A. in English Literature mafnaz@yahoo.com Alandalus University Even Homer sometimes nods how to correct our students' errors To correct students' errors has always ...

Music in the Classroom -- Tonia Lee
I once heard a teenager confess that the first thing he does in the morning is to turn on music, and he could not function without music. For many young people, music generates energy. Teachers can ...

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Skills Needed To Be A Primary Tutor -- Clarissa Kyriakos
Good communication skills are vital if you are to be a successful primary tutor. You need to have strong communication skills with both the parents and also the student you are tutoring. You will ...

New Year Resolutions For Teachers -- Courtney Kowalczyk
It is hard to believe that 2009 is already here! The holidays came and went so quickly, and now we are on to bigger and better things in the New Year. As a teacher and consultant, I believe that ...

Classroom Management Skills and New Teachers -- Magali Rincon
Most teachers aren't adequately or realistically trained for teaching. Theories on education start from the point of view that the student wants to learn, and that's where they go wrong. Many ...
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