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Here’s what you can see if you give a closer look around you: People are getting chances to work in IT sectors without having any background education in technical domain. Working professionals are taking opportunities to complete full-time MBA courses without having to quit their jobs and investing much of their time and money. Single mothers are taking decisions to continue their studies they had to put an end to fulfill family responsibilities. Near-retirement adults are coming up with…Continue
Added by Mark William on May 12, 2017 at 2:39am — No Comments
These North Korean officers are standing there proudly and why shouldn't they? They're wearing enough bling on their uniforms to set off metal detectors.
If you notice along the side of my blog, I've got some micro-credentials: Google, Microsoft, CommonSense, etc. I'm proud of the work I've done to earn…Continue
Added by Eileen Lennon on May 10, 2017 at 8:37am — No Comments
Is there a modern classroom without a sign of technology in it? We’re seeing tablets and smartphones all over the place. The iPad changed the world of education. At first, it introduced subtle changes: students were using it to take notes and access online sources through the tablet. In a short period of time,…Continue
Added by Chris Richardson on May 3, 2017 at 6:05am — No Comments
Being an ELA student is not as hard as studying Law or Science. But still, it requires much time to read tremendous scopes of literature and complete assignments to them. In fact, if you want to prepare for the class at full stretch, you must devote all your time to reading and analysing books. And don’t forget about essay writing! Sounds despairing? Don’t give up at the beginning of the path, the key is here! The Paper…Continue
Added by Jennifer Broflowski on April 30, 2017 at 3:30am — No Comments
I've been reading more contemporary romances rather than paranormal, lately, but this one mixes both. The first half of the book was a bit slow for me and my rating started to decrease, but I got hooked in the second half and read it straight through to the ending.
Added by Jennifer Broflowski on April 30, 2017 at 2:30am — No Comments
Dear ELT colleagues,
I am talking to you, who love your job and do it the best way you can! I am talking to you, who do not blog about it, or…Continue
Added by Vivi Hamilou on April 26, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments
Continuous learning is the most important thing if one wants to achieve optimal results and of course, can lead to a person earning a high income. You have probably heard people saying 'You learn constantly while you live' and this cannot be truer. Most of the industries worldwide value education…Continue
Added by Karen Dikson on April 26, 2017 at 9:10am — No Comments
The current generations of educators have a huge burden on their shoulders. They are the carriers of change. They have to encourage project-based learning, greater collaboration between the students, insightful discussions… the list goes on and on.
Out of all trends in education, this is the most important one: teachers…Continue
Added by Brenda Savoie on April 21, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments
I have been writing in social media about education and changes in education for about a decade at this point in time. One of my observations, as I enter discussions with educators in various parts of the country, is that many educators bring up problems within their own districts that were discussed in detail and often resolved in many other districts a number of years ago. There are topics and ideas brought up that social media has introduced, discussed, and developed as…Continue
Added by Thomas Whitby on April 20, 2017 at 1:35pm — No Comments
A lingering general question hanging over the heads of all has been what effect does social media have on our society? That answer has never been so evident as it has been today as social media tools have been placed directly in the hands of the President of the United States, as well as foreign operatives. Social media is a very powerful tool that can have a lasting effect on what people do, and how they do it. Placing those social media technology tools in…Continue
Added by Thomas Whitby on April 20, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments
We have started with the intention to shake up things a bit in the English classroom and we did, with …Continue
Added by Vivi Hamilou on April 9, 2017 at 4:26am — No Comments
I wish there were words to describe the look on everybody’s faces today (including mine!) during the in-class activities of our first flipped classroom lesson (you can see …Continue
All of us, English Language teachers in public Primary Schools of Greece, are familiar with the Sports Song presented in our coursebook, in Unit 2.
This school year this, normally rather indifferent to the learners, song was taken to a different level with a little bit of…Continue
Added by Vivi Hamilou on April 8, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments
Added by Vivi Hamilou on April 7, 2017 at 3:59pm — No Comments
Don’t you feel excited when somebody brings you a present you had never expected at all and you could not believe you would like, or need so much? Well, this appears to be accurately descriptive of my current relationship with the interactive notebook approach! It’s like a new colourful, fun-filled toy that everybody likes to play with and you, the teacher who has prepared it, know that it is not just entertaining! It is meant to help others learn in a more engaging, attractive and…Continue
Added by Vivi Hamilou on April 7, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Have you ever had one of those days during which everybody in class has understood the grammar taught (even commented on how easy it has been), but one or some of your learners seem unable to put it into practice, as they do not remember when to use what? Well, in the public school context, cases like that are normally approached during the break, where learners can be guided individulally and introduced to various ways that will assist their learning (graphs that help them remember, course…Continue
Added by Vivi Hamilou on April 7, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments
While staying late sitting in my classroom until its dark is not the way I want to spend a day, I do find Parent Teacher Conference Night a way for me to be a better teacher.
I love seeing the family dynamic. Kids can be so funny; they behave one way in the classroom and act completely different around their parents. Seeing how much the parent loves their child is also a reminder that the kid in my class is actually someone's child. They're young and out in the world without their…Continue
Starting college is a big step for most students, and it takes some while to adjust. As you can imagine, there will always be some students that that won't, or can't, engage with your material. if yours are struggling to get to grips with their work, you can recommend one or all of the following resources to them.
1. Boomessays: Writing an essay can be tough if you have no idea where to start. This website can give your students some pointers when…Continue
We all know that the left hemisphere of the human brain is responsible for logical thinking while the right hemisphere is the center of abstract thinking and creative ideas. It’s no wonder then when I give a creative assignment to my students, some of them are reluctant to perform it while others are very open to…Continue
Added by Michael Yarbrough on March 29, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments
Blog post. An important email message. Business report. Essay! Do these words give you the chills? It’s probably because you’re not confident in your writing skills. Through the words we write, we express our opinions, points of view, and character. If we’re not that good at writing, we don’t manage to leave a good impression.
Bad news: not all of us were born as great writers. Good news: we can improve this skill. How exactly can you become a better writer? There are few…Continue
Added by Hannah Stone on March 28, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments