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Numerous adults look back fondly on their days as a child. Many of us remember the names of our elementary schools, but few of us remember our teachers. For those of us who do look back, we can often place one specific instructor who made a significant impact on our young, developing minds. So, teachers, here are some tips on how to make an impact on your students! Be Creative Incorporate art into the classroom and the curriculum. Hands on projects that rely heavily on imagination are not only out of the box and fun, but take learning to a deeper level. There are thousands upon thousands of
The term modern foreign language (MFL) is used to distinguish between foreign languages that are currently in use such as French and German and dead classic languages such as Latin, Classical Chinese, Attic Greek, and Sanskrit. One of the most popular methods to teach MFLs is the language lab. A language lab is an audio-visual or audio installation that is used to aid language teaching. Students get to learn through audio, video, flash-based games, and the Internet. A
We live in an age of increasing competition for just about everything. There are those who firmly believe people everywhere love to compete. Then there are those who claim competition benefits only the winners, leaving behind a group of demoralized losers drowning in the wake of the successful.
Curriculum and instruction go hand in hand when it comes to meeting standards. Without a strong curriculum, instruction becomes lost and weak. Curriculum guides instruction and without curriculum there is no instruction. My theory is based on research and classroom experience as a teacher.
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 students (within the same class) who are reading and writing on an upper high school level.
Teaching is always a dynamic activity. It unfolds a world of knowledge and information, experience and erudition (Chakrabarti, 1998). Effective teaching requires more than straightforward teaching methods. Teachers need to know their students well and be able to adapt their teaching styles to a particular classroom and to individual students. (Elliott et al, 2000).