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How Does Spellchecker Make You Lazy?  by: David Parton
It’s a crime what laziness can do. That’s the downside of automation and software tools. People get lazy. Don’t get me wrong, I love technology and I depend on Spell-checking software to help..
Common Sense Test Taking Tips for Students  by: Roger Seip
Many students claim to be just bad test takers. No matter how much they study or how well they understand the information, when it comes to taking the test, they can’t perform. Well, rest-assure..
My first Day of Teaching  by: mrcards
Here you go, it's your first day of teaching. You're as nervous as you could possibly be. There are about 30 kids in front of you looking at you like you're from another planet. What do you do? Well,..
Language Development in Pre-K ESL Students  by: Katlyn Joy
While often misunderstood in communities where the majority of children grow up with just one language, bilingualism is actually an advantage for children. According to the Center for Applied..
Learning and teaching English without a textbook: An action research study By Ma. Graciela Gonzalez Cristo Abstract An effective and efficient teaching without a textbook of English as a foreign..
ESL Phonics  by: 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 teachers..
How to Get a Job Teaching ESL to Adults  by: Kara Page
There are many job opportunities both in the U.S. and abroad for teachers of English as a Second Language. Many teachers prefer teaching adult students, which often means teaching ESL classes with a..
| Math Tutoring Is a Rewarding Career  by: Cedric P Loiselle
Are you considering a career as a tutor? If you are, then you should think math. Math is the way to go. Considering mathematics is the most used subject in every person's everyday life, it is..
Do authors need a website?  by: Aneeta Sundararaj
What are these opportunities? Here are just seven of them: 1. An online presence shows that you take your work very seriously and are prepared to market to the world! 2. One of the most useful things..
The Affective Filter  by: Keith Brooks
Years ago I was teaching English in Korea when I noticed one student was staring at me like a deer staring into headlights. I was sure she was lost in the lesson. I then noticed her grades were..
Superstar Teaching - The Proper Uses of Homework  by: Darrell Causey
One of the hottest topics in education today is the issue of homework. It affects teachers, parents and students alike. Homework does have a purpose but in recent years teachers have abused its..
Halloween Safety Tips  by: Susan Dunn, MA
Halloween is an exciting night for children and a busy time for their parents. With such excitement, it’s easy for children to forget basic safety rules. When emotions are running high, it’s a..
Develop your English  by: Clement
Develop your English A. Clement English communication is an indispensable part of every aspiring professional in Asian countries. In countries like India, many can understand and speak English. Call..
Phonics Games & Fun Phonics For Kids Are Very Useful In Teaching English  by: John Ellis
Whether you wish your child to learn English, French, or Spanish, just remember one simple fact. The more interesting and exciting you make French or Spanish or English lesson plans, the easier it..
Short Christmas Stories for Children  by: Erik Devaney
For many families, along with decorating trees and exchanging presents, reading Christmas stories to children is a big part of the holiday tradition. In addition to being entertaining, many of these..
Can you give me ideas on writing a thesis?  by:
alrighty, i have a problem with writing a thesis for my English project. i won't tell you the topic...all i need is some simple basic ideas on how to write a thesis. and i'd really appreciate an..
Top 10 Common English Goofs by Web Authors  by: Kempton Smith
In reviewing and browsing web sites over the years, I have compiled a list of the most common misuses of English by web authors. Here they are in Letterman (reverse) order. 10. Who, which or that?..
Comma Usage Made Simple  by: Michael LaRocca
COMMA USAGE MADE SIMPLE Copyright 2005, Michael LaRocca Don't they drive you nuts? You can visit all the rules of style you want, and you can read all the books and articles you want. You'll still be..
The Issues For An Adult Seeking Continuing Education Online  by: Mark Woodcock
There are many reasons to pursue your education as an adult. You might feel motivated to do so for the simple desire to continue learning throughout your life. Perhaps you never went to college, or..
Cyberbullying - What Can Teachers Do About It?  by: Jennifer Dobson
With the prevalence of the Internet, the way that we communicate has changed. Young people are taking full advantage of text messaging, chat rooms, instant messaging, websites, and email to..
Developing Your School Brand  by: Colin Ong TS
A school brand can start off as an intangible positive image that attracts the public to enrol their children there. An example is the perceived high teaching standards or an impressive list of..
Speed Reading For Information Hungry People  by: Phil De Fontenay
This IS the Information Age! Wouldn’t you love to be able to absorb information faster and retain it? Learning to speed read in these days isn’t just something nice to do if only I had some extra..
Teach For Success - Assess While You Teach  by: 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..
Don't Assume All Errors are Bad  by: kr
Native language interference contributes to a gradual process of learning in which language is refined over time to become more like natural English. For example, a learner may progress through..
A French Teacher's Memories: First Day At School  by: Gabrielle Guichard
Anyone know how it is to go to school for the first time. Teachers live through this experience twice; and the second time is not the less impressive. Despite my diplomas that allowed me to teach in..
Overseas Opportunities for Your Non-Teaching Partner  by: 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..
How to Become an Efficient Teacher - Your Guide to Becoming Successful Teacher  by: Rakesh Ramubhai Patel
A teacher plays vital role in shaping the mind-set of society and therefore, to become an efficient and successful one is equally important. Here are some basic guidelines for becoming the one that..
can one disruptive student destroy a class  by: xc
One disruptive child can make it impossible to teach an entire class. I've had it happen many times, the only thing you can do is isolate the child, find out the reason for the behavior, and try to..
How to Organize Yourself When You Start Teaching English  by: MadridTeacher
Using Aristotle's Teachings to Solve Problems  by:
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,..
Improve Listening Skills for ESL Students  by: Chris Cotter
Most students will say that listening is difficult, if not actually admit that this is their weakest skill. The problem comes down to two main points. The first stems from the fact that the pace,..
How to Motivate Students to Read Textbooks  by: Jenna Foote
Professors put great time and consideration into selecting textbooks for the basis of their course curriculum. However, students often don't purchase the required reading materials due to cost or do..
Reading: Who Really Does it Anymore?  by: Jeffrey Hauser
I grew up in the Leave-it-to-Beaver era, or the late fifties, to those who don’t know that reference. As a baby-boomer, I watched a choice of four television channels in black and white and..
Can a school principal legally give out personal information about teachers to parents?  by:
Last fall, I was diagnosed with mononucleosis just before the school year began. According to my doctors, I was no longer contagious when school started. However, I did miss several days of work, so..
How to Find Pictures on the Internet for Your Classroom  by: 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..
| Where to Find Tutoring Jobs  by: Cedric P Loiselle
Unlike some jobs, tutoring jobs can be found just about anywhere. Any town, city or village that has people, potentially has tutoring jobs. If you are not close to any towns, go on the internet. You..
The Teaching Profession - A Challenging Yet Rewarding Job  by: 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..
Unwrap The Basic Guidelines on Creative Art Lessons  by: 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..
The Influence of Motivation on Teachers  by: Daisy Peasblossom Fernchild
Erin Hames, deputy chief of staff for Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, was quoted by Metro Atlanta as saying, "We strongly believe that the most important thing in a student's education is the quality of..
Our Best Hope - Great Teachers  by: 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...