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There are a lot of "moving parts" involved in creating lessons and units that maximize the chances your students will learn the important content and skills you teach. But there are a few teaching practices that act as attention and encoding "intensifiers," and as such, you should always make a concerted effort to build these intensifiers into your lessons. Two of the very best are relevance and emotion. The Relevance/Motivation Connection Why should you focus some
Taking a few minutes out of our busy school day just to stop and be still can be hugely beneficial. Yet stopping feels counter-intuitive when we are rushing around - teaching, preparing for the next class during our break time, playground duty, catching up with parents, meetings after school and so on. It can be hard to find time for a quick coffee, let alone actually stop for a minute! However, when we get into the habit of stopping for a few deep breaths, we can actu
Throughout their career, most teachers will have classes of students with a wide range of learning abilities. This means they have to cater for all these students. They cannot use a 'one model fits all students' teaching pedagogue. This article looks at four different approaches to teaching most types of classes. An experienced teacher might use all four approaches, at different times, to get the best learning outcomes for each class.
Most Teacher Training Courses today offer Preschool or Nursery Teachers Training. Preschool students are usually between 2 to 6 years old. Developmental psychologists have identified this stage as the most important developmental stage in a person's life. So, it is crucial to give these children the right kind of start in life so that they can become responsible citizens of tomorrow.
An important responsibility of an ESL teacher is to create an effective learning environment for learning to take place. This involves both actions and the decisions of the teacher. The actions are those things that are done in the classroom, such as rearranging the chairs and desks. The decisions relate to how and when these actions are implemented.
This is a short follow-up to a previous article on the viability of virtual worlds as language learning/teaching platforms, in specific Second Life. Focus here is the use of SL (Second Life) as a component of blended learning. http://eslarticle.com/pub/articles/english-as-a-second-language-esl/virtual-world-scepticism-792.htm