Articles for Teachers

Non-Native English-Speaking Teachers: Challenges Offer NNESTs Opportunities to Grow Professionally -- Dr.Khalid Al-Seghayer
Challenges Offer Non-Native English-Speaking Teachers Opportunities to Grow Professionally Dr.Khalid Al-Seghayer alseghayer@yahoo.com It is our destiny as non-native English-speaking teachers ...

Finding it Hard to Secure a Teaching Job? How About Zimbabwe? -- Candace Davies
For young, adventuresome teaching graduates, the prospects have never looked better—that is, in the international education markets. The competition for new teaching jobs at home is intense. In ...

Personality Profiling: Do You Have the MO of a ‘Good’ Teacher? -- Candace Davies
For decades, personality psychologists, also known as psychometricians, have been on a search for the ‘good teacher.’ Each year, more and more studies appear claiming to identify the personality ...

How to Be a Confident Teacher -- Becky Hawk
Confidence is key to being a successful teacher. A confident teacher generates respect among his students and inspires them to listen and learn from him. Lack of confidence in a teacher is damaging ...

How to Use Picture Books in the Classroom -- Christina Whitaker
Picture books help students follow literary content by illustrating what is occurring in the text. Pictures in books also may be used in higher grades to illustrate historical occurrences that are ...

How to Find Pictures on the Internet for Your Classroom -- Kurt Schwengel
You so often look for pictures of things in your classroom--and the Internet is the perfect place to find them. Now, finding pictures on the Internet is easy--but refining your search and then ...

How to Meet the Needs of Every Student With Differentiated Instruction -- Sherri Jens
Teachers often struggle with the demands of reaching all students while preserving the integrity of the class as a whole. Differentiated instruction allows teachers to focus on the whole class while ...

List of Teacher's Goals for Curriculum & Successful ESL Class Plans -- Miranda Morley
Although many soon-to-be ESL teachers spend much of their time concerned with how they will handle classroom issues, like a student's behavioral or academic problems, the path to success as an ...

How to Create an ESL Class Curriculum -- Contributor
ESL is the abbreviation for English as a Second Language. Many schools across the United States are beginning to implement ESL programs and many communities are now offering adult ESL classes. When ...

Eying an Administrative Position? – Here’s How to Work Towards It -- Candace Davies
In the face of state cutbacks and budget cuts, administration positions are also being hit, although not as hard as teaching positions. Rather than make a bold career move into administration, a more ...

Successfully Motivating Your Students -- Candace Davies
During a teacher interview, you will more than likely be asked the question: How do you motivate your students? Of course, we know that motivating students and piquing their interest in learning is a ...

Get to the Principal’s Office, Mister! -- Candace Davies
If you find yourself dreaming of an office of your very own instead of the one you currently share with your boisterous students, it may be time to start thinking about moving from the classroom into ...

Five Documents You Will Need Before You Move Overseas -- Candace Davies
So, you’ve found your ideal international teaching job and you are ready to make the leap...good for you! Now it’s time to get everything in order and properly prepared for your big move. Here ...

Five Steps That Stop Disruption in the Classroom -- Candace Davies
In order to get students to follow your instructions and stay on task, you need to instruct them in specific ways that will achieve the results you want. Students need very structured and clear ...

Six Steps to Get Any Student on Task -- Candace Davies
When dealing with disruptions of any kind from your students, it is important that your response to the disruption is less intrusive for the rest of the class than the initial disruption. It ...

Overseas Opportunities for Your Non-Teaching Partner -- Candace Davies
So you’ve decided to make the leap to teach overseas. Good for you! This will be a very exciting and rewarding experience. But now that you’ve made this immense decision to teach abroad, it’s ...

Four Ways to Improve Question and Answer Sessions to Show You’re in Control -- Candace Davies
Question and answer sessions are an important part of lessons and are integral to test students’ comprehension of material, as well as to let you as the teacher know where your students are in ...

Six Non-Verbal Methods to Gain Control of Your Classroom -- Candace Davies
As a teacher, it is important to be aware of all potential behavioural triggers in your classroom. That is because problems, arguments, and disruptions don’t just happen – something causes them. ...

What You Need to Know About a School District -- Candace Davies
As parents, we all know how important it is that our children attend a learning institution with a good reputation. It is crucial that our children receive the core foundation of knowledge they will ...

Your Voice is a Great Tool to Show You Are in Control -- Candace Davies
When managing your classroom, one of the most important tools at your disposal is your voice. The way in which you communicate to your students verbally has a lot to do with how your students will ...

How to Transition From the Military to a Teaching Job -- Candace Davies
There is a strong record of military members obtaining teaching positions in the education sector. School districts often find former military personnel to be an excellent asset in the classroom as ...

The Number One Secret to Effectively Reach Students -- Candace Davies
I’ve come to the conclusion that there is just one true key to successful behavior management and successful teaching. It doesn’t matter how many effective teaching skills and useful behavior ...

What to Do When a Student Will Not Follow Your Instructions -- Candace Davies
Have you implemented clear, concise and consistent instructions into your lessons but are still having trouble getting one or two students to follow them? If you are going to get your students to do ...

You Have Graduated and Obtained Your Teacher Certification, Now What? -- Candace Davies
Graduating from college is no doubt exciting. That feeling that you are finally coming to the end of many years of continuous learning and moving on to applying what you have learned is elating. But ...

What You Should Know About International Schools -- Candace Davies
Choosing the right international school for you is a very important decision. The school you choose can make all the difference as to whether you have a fantastic experience or a mediocre or even ...

Choosing the Type of International School That is Right for You -- Candace Davies
So you are looking into teaching abroad? Teaching at an international school can be a very rewarding experience. It is important to understand, however, that there are many different types of ...

What Kind of Experience and Credentials Do I Need to Teach Abroad? -- Candace Davies
This is a very important question to ask when looking into teaching abroad because there is a lot of conflicting and biased information out there. Some websites that say you need a certain ...

Choosing a Career – How Do You Go About It? -- Candace Davies
Choosing the career one wants to pursue is a decision that some make much earlier than others. Of course there is really no specific time at which you must make the decision to choose a particular ...

How to Create a Paperless Classroom -- Mark W. Medley
Currently the idea of a paperless classroom is still a future concept for many educators, whilst traditional educators still cannot recognize the advantages of a paperless education. What are the ...

How to Source Information For Students and Educators -- Mark W. Medley
Many educators can claim that the internet with millions of websites may not be an ideal source of information, as much of it is based on opinions, rather than facts. However the internet is ...

Eight Ways to Determine If Teaching is it the Right Career For You -- Mark W. Medley
Teaching does not just end in primary or secondary school, one mistake many of us make when we think of teaching as a profession. It expands to training, in languages and business throughout society, ...

As Real As It Gets: Bullying Victims Can Fight Back With Help From Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Royalty -- Steve Henson
Martin Hendricks, 12, spent a week this summer at the Gracie Academy in Torrance, Calif., in an intensive program designed to make him "Bullyproof." He learned as many jiu-jitsu self-defense ...

How Do Teachers Design an Overall Lesson Plan for Their Class? -- Terrance Karter
An overall lesson plan is a schedule for how a lesson will proceed during class. Sometimes, schools have a particular lesson plan format that teachers are asked to follow, but a general lesson plan ...

How to Manage Classroom Activities -- Rachel Murray
An important aspect of teaching, classroom management is a skill gained through experience and practice. Teachers must find ways to manage their classrooms to ensure students receive the best ...

How to Move from Substitute Teaching to Permanent Teaching -- Candace Davies
A substitute teacher is one who teaches a class on behalf of the regular teacher who is absent due to various reasons such as illness or personal leave. To become a permanent teacher, you must serve ...

How Have You Contributed to Your Students’ Ability to Retain Material? -- Candace Davies
In your role as a teacher, you are focused not only on delivering important information to your students, but also on demonstrating why that information is meaningful and how they will use it. ...

Moving Your Educational Career Forward Prevents Becoming Stagnant -- Candace Davies
As an educator or a member of the education field, continuous learning is important in order to avoid career stagnation. You need to have a solid career development goal in order to ensure that your ...

What Method(s) Do You Use to Keep Students Focused, On Track, and Participating? -- Candace Davies
It has often been said that corralling a classroom of students for any length of time – whether it is 55 minutes or five minutes – to focus on a new learning topic is like herding cats. This ...

Children Bullies Have Sad Stories to Tell -- Larry Icabandi Nabiong
Sans the power to fight back at bullies, some small children are the easy targets. Especially when one is new or transferee, chances are, old students will bully him/her. Teachers, parents and other ...

Bullying: The Bully, The Bullied and The "Squaler" -- Larry Icabandi Nabiong
In every crime, there is the victim, the perpetrator and the witness. A perfect crime does not have a witness; only the perpetrator has the victim and his evil scheme. Well, when it comes to bullying ...

7 Common Stressors For a Classroom Teacher -- Larry Icabandi Nabiong
Teaching is considered as the noblest profession; thus, a teacher must feel valued, respected and treasured. However, there are instances wherein one faces stressful scenario due to some reasons. ...

5 Good Reading Strategies for Kids A Teacher or Parent Should Know -- Larry Icabandi Nabiong
Today's world needs creativity in action. As a classroom teacher or parent, one must learn the importance of ensuring creativity among learners while learning the lesson. Here strategies must be ...

Real Learning Is a Lifelong Process -- Larry Icabandi Nabiong
It is so sad to know that when someone has already graduated from college or what, he stops learning. Yes, as if he has already absorbed every knowledge in the world and taking precious time from ...

World-Class Teachers Need Not Be Barriotic in Thinking -- Larry Icabandi Nabiong
It's time to go global some may say. But, as long you are limited in your knowledge of the world, afraid to change, and feeling comfy about narrowed perception, such ambition will not amount to ...

Best Gifts for Her: Perfect Farewell Ideas for Your Teacher -- Oliver Ocampo
At the end of the school year, students usually give their teachers presents. If you're thinking of best gifts for her, you should consider something that will not only be memorable but also ...

Teaching High School Art: Brave Teachers Go Primal -- Jodi Patterson
What is generally taught as "art" in today's high school classrooms vs. how art was used within a society at its inception, are two vastly different applications. Art's origins appear to have ...

Being Interdisciplinary in a Brave High School Art Classroom -- Jodi Patterson
An "interdisciplinary" high school art classroom allows students to seek out and utilize whatever information is available to construct their vision. Such a construct accepts that there are multiple ...

Lesson Plan Formats for Your Preschool Class -- Jenny Esposito
Creating a lesson plan is one of the most important jobs for a preschool teacher. Planning out your lessons will not only help you feel prepared, it will help to improve classroom management and will ...

How to Teach Toddlers to Talk -- Jenny Esposito
During the first five years of a child's life, they are learning to talk and are learning the basic patterns of speech that they will be using throughout the rest of their lives. You can help ...

Creating Cooking Lesson Plans for Preschoolers -- Jenny Esposito
Cooking is a great tool to use to help teach preschoolers a number of different things. It uses all five senses and the senses are a gateway to the brain which enhances learning. Using cooking lesson ...

Establishing Steadfast Routines Will Improve Your Classroom Management -- Candace Davies
One great way to undoubtedly improve your classroom management as well as the overall organization of your classroom is to establish routines. Implementing routines gives students a straightforward ...

How To Gain Immediate Control Over Any Classroom -- Candace Davies
You may wonder why it is that some teachers seem to gain immediate respect from their class no matter how intolerant or hard to control the class is for other teachers. Some teachers seem to have a ...

How to Put an End to Inappropriate Comments and Questions from Students, and Show You Are in Control -- Candace Davies
There is always the possibility that some students will try to discover a little too much about you or try to make you feel uncomfortable by asking increasingly personal, inappropriate, or silly ...

What You Need to Know as a New College Professor -- Candace Davies
As a new professor, there are lots of things that you need to understand and expect concerning your new work environment, as well as what they will be expecting in return. And as a new incoming ...

Things You Should Be Aware Of Before Teaching English Classes In Foreign Cities -- Michael Bayman
Interacting and reaching out to students at the outset of a lesson might be a tough job if you're teaching foreign students. Here are specific hints to prevent the clash of cultures inside the ...

What It Takes To Become An English Educator -- Michael Bayman
For those with a passion for sharing their knowledge with others, teaching can be a hugely rewarding experience. Becoming an English professor can lead to wealth of teaching opportunities across the ...

ELT METHODOLOGY(I)-202 -- jt
WEEK 5 –DON’T PANIC I like the activity “Don’t Panic”.Because even now,I am in panic.I always wonder whether I will be a good teacher or not.So I had some fears.I didn’t know how I need ...

Common Behavior Issues in the Classroom -- Jurinsthea Smith
Behavior issues in the classroom happen almost everyday. This is to be expected by teachers since students obviously can develop a sense of immunity towards you in due time. And it is common nature ...

Preschool Classroom Decorating Ideas -- Mary Robinson
The beginning of the school year is perfect to introduce preschool classroom decorating ideas. Most children at this age are not exactly sure what to expect when they start this new adventure called ...

Parenting Tips - How to Help Your Child Get Used to Preschool -- Mary Robinson
The transition to preschool is one of the first social milestones for your three year old. How to help your child get used to preschool is significant to a successful time for you and your ...

ESL Teaching Strategy: Information, Instruction, Inspiration, Intuition -- Kevin R Baker
What is the difference between a good teacher and a master teacher? We probably have all endured teachers where we felt their calling was anything other than teaching. Other teachers could at least ...

Does Homework Really Work? -- Derek Logan
Good teachers are always evaluating their own teaching methods, trying to cram more material into less time with better student understanding. It's an elusive goal but we keep trying. One of the ...

Top 10 Most Effective Teaching Methods -- Derek Logan
If you lined up 100 teachers and asked for their Top 10 Most Effective Teaching Methods, you'd probably get 100 different lists. Here's mine. #10. Use technology to keep families informed... ...

Top 10 Least Effective Teaching Methods -- Derek Logan
Teaching is tough enough. However, if you really want to make it hard on yourself and turn off your students, try one of these. #10. Give pop quizzes...I firmly believe that unannounced ...

Baby Boomer Reflections on Teaching Then and Now -- Derek Logan
One of the things I've reflected on over the years is how students and the whole education environment have changed. I was born on the leading edge of the Baby Boom. I started grade school in the ...

Advanced Teaching Methods - Teach the End First -- Cindy Chung
Special educators have developed a number of techniques that can apply to all students. "Teach the End First" is one that develops a teaching lesson well in a child's mind. In working ...

Essential Tips for Teaching Toddlers -- Jenny Esposito
One of the most fascinating things about being in the life of a child is experiencing how they change and grow through the years. Babies can learn things much faster than adults and nothing is more ...

The Student's Guide to Cheating / The Teacher's Guide to Catching Cheating Students! -- Procopio Elpidio Batumbakal
Actually, NO, not really. June marks the beginning of the school year. And if there's anything I thought I could've contributed to the academe, it would've been completing this guide. Why ...

10 Signs Your Child May Be Gifted -- LilSugar
Many a proud mama and papa have deemed their tot advanced or ahead of the game, but most babes are only geniuses in their parents' eyes. However, some tots actually are branded as gifted. Is ...

A STUDENT TO HIS TEACHER -- DR. MA. LOURDES EUFROCINA MACKAY-PALCUTO
TRY TO BE A HUMAN BEING, NOT JUST A TEACHING MACHINE. DO NOT TEACH ONLY A SUBJECT, BUT RATHER TEACH US, STUDENTS. LET ME FEEL THAT YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ME AS A HUMAN BEING , NOT JUST A NUMBER IN ...

Teacher’s act of bravery goes viral -- Liz Goodwin
A brave teacher in Monterrey, Mexico, who sang with her kindergartners to keep them calm during a drug shoot-out outside her school, has gained worldwide attention since the video of the episode ...

The 3 Rules For Making A Native English Teacher's Principal Adore You - Read This First -- Daniel E Massicotte
There are three things you need to do to make your principal and vice principals adore you at your school. These three things are greeting them, gifting them and talking to them. Let's take a ...

Long Kept Secrets For Getting The Day Off - How To Show Your Co-Workers That You Need The Day Off -- Daniel E Massicotte
Teaching in Korea can be fun, boring, long and straining. It's a great source of joy and the stricter I get over the years, the more fun it gets to pick on students, make them clean my classroom ...

How To Teach In Public School Using The PowerPoint Auction (Part 1) -- Daniel E Massicotte
Of all the PowerPoint games I use with fancy backgrounds and cool sounds my favorite is by far the auction. To create the slides for this game is really easy, so pay attention. All you need is a ...

How To Teach In Public School Using The PowerPoint Auction (Part 2) -- Daniel E Massicotte
Planning with your co-teacher isn't a bad idea since Korean teachers absolutely love taking over in the auction with the hammer and the bell and score keeping... and then forgetting to do it ...

How To Gloss Over Teacher Mistakes Keeping Your Respect And Position of Authority At Your School -- Daniel E Massicotte
Teaching in Korea can be very stressful if you're trying to teach in a perfect way. Most native English teachers are not a certified teacher which means we can make some serious mistakes when it ...

Teaching Students and Being Strict - How To Deal With Bad Students (Part I) -- Daniel E Massicotte
You're probably wondering what Brats are... Well, brats are bad boys, usually boys, although sometimes there are bad girls. In my 4th or 5th month teaching in Korea, word got around that I was ...

How To Teach Students To Behave In Your Classes -- Daniel Massicotte
Teaching students can be somewhat daunting when you don't know what you're doing. The problem with not knowing what you're all about at first is that students see right through it. If ...

Motivating Students To Learn: 5 Tips To Enhance Their Passion For Learning -- Michael Lee
Why is motivating students to learn so important? Well, young children always seem to be very curious, always eager to learn and experience new things. But as they grow older and start school, this ...

Training Students to Become Champions -- Dr Bruce Johnson
As an instructor you want your students to do well. One way to consider student development is to think of them in training to become champions. Whether it is their very first class in the degree ...

25 Manners Every Kid Should Know By Age 9 -- Parents.com
Manner #1 When asking for something, say "Please." Manner #2 When receiving something, say "Thank you." Related: Kid-Made Thank You Notes Manner #3 Do not interrupt grown-ups who are speaking with ...

Teaching: 3 Common Mistakes New Teachers Make -- Barbara A Toney
You made it! You graduated with your teaching degree and now it's time to face your first group of students. It's natural to want to be that cool teacher who you loved so much in school. You ...

Teachers: How to Make Your Class More Fun -- Barbara A Toney
"This class is boring! We do the same thing every day. Why can't we ever do anything fun?" You try hard to present quality lessons and it does sting a bit when they respond with yawns and ...

Student Teachers: Get a Good Handle on Classroom Management Right From the Beginning -- Barbara A Toney
I really don't remember a whole lot about my student teaching experience. I do remember coming home several times and crying on the couch. But I did survive it and went on to teach school for 32 ...

Teaching: What to Say to Upset, Angry or Hostile Parents -- Barbara A Toney
At some point all teachers run into a parent who is loaded for bear. The parent might be upset about a remark you made in class, or angry that his child didn't get extra time on his test. If ...

The Teenage Brain: Brain Myths That Can Impact Student Achievement -- Barbara A Toney
There are several misconceptions that we all have about the human brain. Some of these can have a real impact on your teaching in the classroom. They can also have a negative impact on student ...

Student Teachers: Tips to Make Your Student Teaching Experience Great -- Barbara A Toney
Student teaching is a unique opportunity to practice your craft with support from a cooperating teacher. Some people quit during or after student teaching. They realize the classroom is not for them. ...

Public Speaking: Don't Underestimate the Power of an Effective Handout -- Barbara A Toney
Handouts are a useful tool to use in presentations. A handout gives the audience something tangible to take with them. if the boss says, " What did you learn at that presentation you went to ...

Teaching: Students Need to Learn How to Stand Up in Front of Their Peers and Give a Speech -- Barbara A Toney
When I first began teaching one of the district requirements to graduate from high school was delivering what was known as a "Senior Speech." At first I thought this meant speaking in front of the ...

How to Play Games in the Classroom -- Christina Whitaker
Classroom games are a good way to break up the school day and maintain student alertness. Games can be academic or social in nature, as well as performed indoors or outside. Games may also require ...

Teaching Vocabulary through newspapers -- Clement
LEARNING ENGLISH VOCABULARY THROUGH NEWSPAPERS It seems impossible to exaggerate the power of words; they literally have changed and will continue to change the course of world history. Perhaps the ...

How Phonics Books Can Help Your Child Learn To Read And Write -- Mark Andrew Woodcock
Having children is one of the biggest joys in life but, with having children comes a great deal of responsibility. Helping them to develop as responsible and well adjusted people is always the aim of ...

Unwrap The Basic Guidelines on Creative Art Lessons -- Clara M. Berta
Are you having difficulty making art lessons? Do you feel that you have carried out all the art projects from your list? Are you reluctant in doing an old art project with your new pupils? Do you ...

Use Your Creativity to Avoid Tardiness and Lateness -- Stacy Wright
Being tardy or late sometimes I guess is a human nature. But as it becomes a habit then you cannot consider it human nature anymore. Tardiness can never do good to us and it may lead to things we are ...

Effective Teaching Strategy -- Stacy Wright
Teaching is a method of instruction. It allows everyone of us to learn new things in life. Learning is significant because it molds every person around the globe to become better on the things they ...

Teaching ESL to Children -- George and Daisy Stocker
Teaching ESL to children is challenging but also very rewarding. Before I walk into a class of 10-year olds, I take a deep breath. Children have no attention span AT ALL, and so I tell myself to slow ...

7 Things Great Teachers Do -- James Vollbracht
What do great teachers do? With the drop out rate across this country at 50%, and with most students dropping out in the 9th grade, in a survey of what great teachers do to keep students involved, ...

How TEFL Teachers Can Improve ESL Students Conversation Skills -- Ed Earl
It is important for ESL students to gain the confidence to use the language they have learnt when talking to native speakers. This article offers ways in which ESL teachers can help their ESL ...

How To Keep Your TEFL Students Interested When Learning ESL -- Ed Earl
It can sometimes be difficult, especially with younger students, to keep students attention engaged. This article suggests some ways you can stimulate their interest. There follows 5 tips for making ...

ESL Teaching - Tips For Establishing Student Routines in the Classroom -- Ed Earl
The students will benefit greatly from knowing what is expected of them and what they need to do by having routines to follow. Routines will help them to be confident and secure in the classroom. ...

ESL Teaching - Tips For Rewarding Students -- Ed Earl
Rewards positively reinforce student's good work and behaviour in the classroom. This article offers teachers some tips on this matter. When you start with a new class of students it is perhaps ...

5 Ways to Make Learning Math Fun -- Cris Styles
Let’s face it; very few children look forward to learning math under any circumstance. Whilst math worksheets like division worksheets and fraction worksheets provide effecting, learning math can ...

Written by an ESL Teacher: New Evidence for Evolution of Flowers -- Robin Tim Day, B.Sc. M.Sc. B.Ed., ESL + biology-botany-ecology-ecofarming teacher and forest youth-hostel owner
New Evidence for the Evolution of Flowers. Palms teach us about Canadian Ferns, Grasses, Lilies, and the Grand Evolution of Seeds, Cones and Flowers. (1st Draft) copyright Robin Tim Day, 7 Feb. 2011, ...

Education Will Make You Successful -- Sally Tolentino
In our society today, people believe in furthering their education in order to become successful. At the same time, everyday more and more young people drop out of school because they feel ...

Philosophy of Teaching -- Rick Harrington
I have been an educator for over 25 years and I truly enjoy working with adolescents-both in the classroom and in the athletic arena as a coach, knowing that sports can be an integral extension of ...

7 Things Great Teachers Do -- James Vollbracht
What do great teachers do? It's not rocket science. With the drop out rate across this country at 50%, with most students dropping out in the 9th grade, in a survey of what great teachers do to ...

Tax avoidance and a common phrase -- CL
In the first week of 2011, one newspaper had this headline “Howard K. Stern Gets Off Scot-Free in Anna Nicole Smith Case.“ The phrase that interested me was scot-free. How often in conversation ...

Home School Vs Traditional School - 3 Things to Consider When Deciding Which Is Best -- Joy C. Harrison
There is a debate between parents who choose to educate their children at home instead of installing them into a traditional school. Parents who home school their children feel that is the proper way ...

Teachers Deserve Respect! -- Julie Labes
When I was a kid I was really scared of all my teachers. I would never in a million years have disrespected them or talked back. I would never have cursed at them, shouted at them, laughed at them ...

Top 5 Revision Tips -- Justin Craig
Every student knows that revision can be stressful, so here are 5 revision tips that can help alleviate some of the hassle and make your pre-exam study effective. Don't leave it until the last ...

Parents - What To Do If Your Pre-Schooler Says "This Is Too Hard" -- Shirley Slick
Pre-school children are very busy with both growing and learning. During these extremely important years, our children are learning to walk and talk. They are learning language skills, math skills, ...

Teach Behavior Expectations To Your Children -- Shirley Slick
We have all had the experience of being at a movie, at the doctor's office, at a concert, at a restaurant, or even in church, and having small children running around laughing or screaming. We ...

Does Using a Calculator Make My Child's Skills Weak? -- Shirley Slick
This is a very legitimate question. The same question has been asked since inexpensive calculators first became available for the general public in the 1970s. For many years, teachers, parents, ...

Behavior Expectations - Use "Looks Like/Sounds Like" Technique -- Shirley Slick
"Looks like/Sounds like" was originally a strategy from cooperative learning. Its purpose was to teach group skills to students before they were placed into pods and expected to not only behave, but ...

5 Ways to Bounce Back After a Bad Day -- Mike Reading
It seems to me the more I travel and speak to teachers the more I realise there are two issues emerging that both stem from the same problem. On one hand we have teachers who start out passionate but ...

L1 in English classroom -- Khalid Al-Seghayer, Ph.D.
The Problem of Using the Mother Tongue as a Medium of Instruction when Teaching English as a Foreign language Khalid Al-Seghayer, Ph.D. alseghayer@yahoo.com">alseghayer@yahoo.com Introduction ...

How a Teacher Should Manage Their Students -- Allie Watkins
School is place to learn and enjoy for the students. With the every new school year there are some changes like the course material is changed, the teachers are changes and may be the grades of the ...

More on Teaching Overseas Without a Degree -- Dr. Robert W. F. Taylor
My first article on How to Teach ESL Overseas Without a Degree was immensely popular - so, I thought I should do a follow-up. Of course schools would prefer that you have a degree and it is in your ...

Teaching English Abroad - Be Physically and Mentally Prepared -- Erika Ayala
Getting started on your career is something that is not so easy to do. While there are people who are fortunate enough to find a place where they could grow professionally immediately, there is the ...

How to Teach English As a Foreign Language -- Erika Ayala
Teaching English as a foreign language has been a very lucrative career these past few years. It opened doors of opportunities to a lot of people who previously thought that a teaching career could ...

How to Teach English to Beginners -- Erika Ayala
Teaching English is a challenging enough thing to do to adult learners. But learning how to teach English to beginners could be a tad more challenging especially if you're teaching abroad. There ...

So You Think You Can Teach English? -- Ayeshah Syed
Teaching English, like writing, is one of those occupations that people consider a fall-back option. In countries where English is not a native language, there is great demand for good English ...

Creative Play -- cara
Creative play is one of the most important components of learning in an early childhood classroom. In my first grade classroom with many ESL learners, I made sure that the students had the ...

The Truth Behind an Average College Student -- Pavel Gurnik
Attending College is an adventurous and exciting experience that shouldn't be diminished or desolated by any factor. Unfortunately college is not as fun as it sounds. College is a place where ...

Books for teenagers -- ws
Aw, you sound like me when I was thirteen. Have you read the Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, yet? Very good book. You should read some Neil Gaiman books, too. Neverwhere is my favorite by him. Have you ...

4 Tips to Secure a Teaching Job Abroad -- Candace Davies
For many, traveling and working abroad is a dream that will never be fulfilled. However, if you have a real passion for travel and are up for a challenge, you can turn this dream into a reality. ...

Student New Year's Resolutions -- Naomi Rockler-Gladen
New Year's Resolutions: how often do you make them? How often do you break them? Most New Year's Resolutions don't last long because they are too difficult and unrealistic. People vow to ...

Teacher New Year's Resolutions -- Naomi Rockler-Gladen
Calling all teachers: college professors, high school and middle school teachers, elementary school teachers, preschool teachers, teaching assistants, and everyone else. Need some New Year's ...
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