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by markelay posted 5 years 1 month ago to Essays on Teaching

I was a cum laude graduate in the Philippines and had finished my masters with honors. Since I have an impressive academic standing I was immediately hired as an English teacher in a public school which I consider as a blessing because in the Philippines it is almost impossible for newly graduates to be absorbed in a public school. The experience was very challenging but after two years I gave up... continue reading

by drdavid posted 5 years 1 month ago to Homeschooling

Homeschooling a child can be a long and tedious road.  Many parents have no idea of the amount of work that must be placed into a childs curriculum.  In fact developing a curriculum takes time, thought and a plan.   To develop a curriculum for your child you should know about what grade level the child is capable of completing.  Does the child have any special needs or... continue reading

by Srividhya posted 5 years 1 month ago to School Improvement

  Routines across schools - When we think of routines followed in schools, what comes to our mind first? I asked this question to a couple of my friends of various age groups. I have listed a few of their responses below   v     Attendance taken by teachers v     Lunch prayers  v     School assembly v  ... continue reading

by Jason Creekmore posted 5 years 1 month ago to School Improvement

    Intrinsic Motivation and its effects on Student Academic Achievement  Jason Creekmore August, 2010 Motivation 101 Schools across the nation are experiencing ever-increasing pressure to raise student test scores. In order to meet the growing demands of student achievement, educators at all levels have created and implemented strategic plans that focus on adult controlled... continue reading

by Skhedam posted 5 years 2 months ago to Homework and Study Skills

Emotional Abuse In the Name of Academic Success in Indian Schools   Child abuse is a very serious matter in western schools and any teacher, parent and school involved in child abuse have to face the law. In spite of serious steps we still see some cases of child abuse here and there, but majority of children are safe from abuse. This is not the case when it comes to developing and under... continue reading

by Clark Kugler posted 5 years 2 months ago to Classroom Management

Home gardens are making a comeback in the United States. Everyone from the First Lady to moms, dads, and teachers on the home front are planting flowers, vegetables, and herbs. There are a lot of reasons for this. Partly, it’s a great lesson in economics and saving money by growing your own food. Gardening is also full of teachable moments about healthy eating. Finally, it’s just... continue reading

by markelay posted 5 years 2 months ago to Essays on Teaching

     "The mediocre teacher tells.The good teacher explains.The excellent teacher demonstrates.The great teacher inspires".A great quotation by William Arthur Ward which served as my guiding principle as a teacher.I remember when I was in kindergarten,everytime my friends would ask  who will be our teacher in grade one, all they have to do is ask me. I knew all our... continue reading

by Bruce Deitrick Price posted 5 years 2 months ago to Essays on Teaching

To put this article in perspective, I should mention that I write a lot of harsh articles about the counter-productive practices used in public education. A few weeks ago I wondered: well, is there any good news? Let’s approach this thing from the other direction and ask: are there still classrooms that are sensibly conducted; are there still subjects that are taught in an intelligent way... continue reading

by Victor posted 5 years 3 months ago to Mathematics

The next three causes of difficulties in mastering the multiplication tables are considered in this article: the times tables from 11 to 20, poor memory of pupils, and the use of calculators. Cause #6. Some educators suppose that pupils must learn the times tables up to 20 by 20. But several results (16 by 17, 19 by 18, etc.) are too difficult for kids to remember for a long time. A few months... continue reading

by lagibiln posted 5 years 3 months ago to Homeschooling

Graduating from homeschool to university is an exciting time – and also a little intimidating. Here's the good news: plenty of homeschooled students have made the transition, and we know many times over that these students are more than up to the challenges of college. Below are five things you should know about the transition from homeschool to university. Keeping these tips in mind can... continue reading