Discover how the top color schemes for a school classroom promote learning. Colors ar an integral part of our lives and have an affect on how children learn.
There is more to being a teacher than knowing your subject. If you want to be successful, here is some important information that will help you.
This action research analyzes the causes of student absenteeism, a perennial problem for teachers and administrators. Included are recommendations to help schools keep students engaged.
Many teens are not sufficiently engaged in learning activities, or the wider school environment. Reality Therapy encourages behaviors that can improve teens' effort and motivation in school.
Frogs are fascinating creatures for young children. They make excellent specimens for the live study of life cycles or metamorphosis as the young are quite easy to raise to adulthood. How many young boys (and girls too) have revelled in the adventure of frogging at a nearby pond or water body. I am sure there are far less who have had this experience compared to the older generation. As well, many students will again encounter these creatures in the high school laboratory.
Us public school systems are already dealing with major changes that will mark the end for education as we know it and also affect society in very important ways.
Many students have had issues with art teachers who do not want them to draw anime, furries, comic book characters, Disney characters, etc. Here's my take on this.
What is the best thing about being a teacher? No, it's not the summer holidays, although those are definitely a good benefit. Light bulb moments, relationships and the ability to learn every day, and more. These are the ten best things about being a teacher. The great things about teaching are not related to money or selfish pursuits.
Writing an historical research paper can be stressful. It can be worse when the instructor requires you to choose the topic and create your own thesis statement. But not any topic will be acceptable. And it can't be too broad. Your topic has to be...
The reputations of Chi Omega, Delta Zeta, Alpha Phi, Delta Gamma, Delta Delta Delta, Zeta Tau Alpha, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Alpha Chi Omega, Pi Beta Phi, and Katta Delta.
While many people write for fun and profit, “spreading the word” is actually serious business; readers want accurate reporting and “the whole story.” Journalism, in one of its simplest forms, is the dissemination of information to a wide range of audiences. Writing and publishing for online sources has become all the rage these days, whether you’re composing thoughts for a blog or creating serious copy for news and information websites.
This guide will teach you how to make a simple yet powerful equatorial sundial using household materials step by step with photos. By the end of this, you will have a very impressive and fully functional sundial!
Fast, easy, fun probability science experiment using dice, paper, and pen! Step-by-step instructions, photos, and videos.
Discover some of the benefits of getting a master's degree in social work so you can decide whether this degree offers what you are looking for.
Do you really know how to study? Does how you study work well for you? Discover your learning style and tricks for studying smarter, not studying longer.
Everything you need to plan a field trip for your class. Practical ways to ensure your trip is a success.
If you have just one day to study for an exam, these tips will help you make the most of your studying time.
Year-round school is an alternative method of instruction. It has advantages and disadvantages for parent and student. Let's look at the basics and what some teens have to say about it.
You've gotten into grad school...now how are you going to survive it? Tips for those starting graduate school, from budgeting to on-campus services and buying textbooks.
Feeling overwhelmed with college work? Try these 8 easy tips to help reliever your anxiety and help you enjoy college more.
Need tips about how to be a successful substitute teacher? Learn tips and ideas that will help you on your way to be an A+ substitute teacher.
Teaching academic vocabulary to English language learners must be intentional and is most effective when essential vocabulary is selected from their reading text and explicitly taught in advance.
There are many ways to make friends in college, even if you don't live on campus. Don't let commuting stand in your way of experiencing college social life to the fullest!
Studying Art in college can get pretty expensive. Here are some creative ways that you can earn some money while doing the things you love most.
Playing games about the periodic table of elements can be not only educational but also great fun. Games can help students learn both in school and at home.
These formative assessment tools help teachers keep track of student achievement and inform future planning. They are free, easy to learn, and can be used on any device.
Grading writing assignments is one of the more time consuming and thankless tasks of teaching. These tips and techniques will help you power through your piles of papers faster!
With the implementation of the Common Core Standards, you may be facing the prospect of teaching Shakespeare for the first time. Here are some exciting ideas for making it fun!
Looking for farewell messages or retirement wishes for a teacher and mentor that you can write in a card or speech? Get your goodbye note or farewell speech sample from the list below.
In this article, I outline survival tips for first year special education teachers. My survival guide includes advice about planning, IEPs, networking, prioritizing, and more with lots of resources.
Learn how to make glow in the dark bubbles, frozen bubbles, square bubbles, how to light bubbles on fire, and even how to hold bubbles in your hands.
Upon starting teaching in Thailand, I never realized that I would become more of a policeman than a teacher in the classroom. This hub examines discipline problems in classrooms from a foreign view.
While most people experience some anxiety during exams, too much could affect your concentration and performance. Take steps to reduce test anxiety and achieve exam success.
You have applied for a student visa to study in Germany, but unfortunately your student visa has been refused. You are devastated and can't figure out why your visa was refused. Here are some reasons.
Calling parents: If you’re a teacher about make a difficult phone call to a parent, there are several things you can do to make sure all goes smoothly. These are suggestions I myself have used as a middle school teacher.
Studying abroad can seem appealing, but there are also potential challenges - I look at and list the advantages and disadvantages.
New teachers need guidance to learn the ropes of their profession. This primer will do anything but that.
Here are instructions on how to assemble a first aid kit for your college student's dorm room, including a checklist for bandages, medications, useful tools and more.
10 reasons to grow a beard if you are teaching English in China and how having a beard effects your job as a foreign English teacher.
Introducing a Shakespeare to a group of teenagers or children can be a bit intimidating. Will they be put off by the archaic language and different setting? What resources should you use? One resource that is good to include is a movie. This article will help you decide how to use the movie most effectively as you teach Shakespeare.
Based on national rankings, these are the best nursing schools for the undergrad degrees AN, LPN, LVN, RN, and BSN in the Bay Area. University of San Francisco has ranked number one since 2016.
A detailed report on what to expect if you find yourself taking the Western Governor's University (WGU) Readiness Assessment.
The quality of your lesson plans will in great part determine how efficiently class time is used and how much content your students learn each period.
Have a neodymium magnet? Here are a few cool things you can do with magnets that are fun and really inexpensive. Create metallic sculptures, pull iron our of your cereal, or play with ferrofluids!
This article describes many ways for high school or college students to study effectively for biology and do well on their tests and exams.
A consistent and clear late submission policy can improve classroom morale, prevent arguments, and make dealing with the regular piles of marking much less stressful. If your school or co-teachers do not have a late work policy, make your teaching life easier - develop your own.
Error correction, when done properly, helps your students without them losing confidence. This article includes some simple approaches to correction of writing and speaking.
ProctorU is a company that monitors online college students as they take examinations. Having somebody stare at you for two hours never felt so rewarding (and uncomfortable.)
Ideas to inspire the creation of bulletin boards and wall decorations for the high school English classroom.
With effective strategies, students can leave our classroom with an enriched vocabulary bank every single day. Here are 6 practical strategies any teacher can use to expand her students' vocabulary.
If your student is telling you he only has four classes to study for, he may be telling the truth. Unlike traditional high school schedules with 6 or 7 periods a day, many high schools are using block scheduling. Block scheduling has taken America by storm in recent years. What, exactly, is block scheduling? And who really benefits from it: school districts, teachers, or students?
Easy and fun experiments with eggs. Grab a carton of eggs and try some egg-tremely cool science experiments like egg in a bottle and rubber eggs.
Summarizing and paraphrasing are important everyday skills, that make studying and working much easier. These skills can be learned and improved upon with a little practice.
Foreign students who make up their minds to study in Germany are initially faced with a lot of questions. Unfortunately, getting the right answers about studying in Germany can sometimes be tricky.
Need a getting started guide for Google Classroom? Help and support is on hand in this step-by-step tutorial for Google's new online learning platform for schools.
This approach to using writing journals has changed my ESL students’ attitude towards writing. My formerly reluctant writers now look forward to writing in their journals.
Ice breakers are designed to help students get to know one another or introduce topics in a classroom. They help set the environment for positive learning.
You waited too long to write a paper, and now you're panicking. Don't sit around moping like that cat...spend ten minutes reading this article, and you'll be able to write a quality essay in no time!
MOOCs massive open online courses are changing education and making distance education more engaging, interactive, supportive and user friendly. Here's a review of one student's experience with a Coursera MOOC.
CNN10 is a great resource for learning current events. Here are five ways you can use it to incorporate current events into your high school social studies class on a regular basis.
What better way to create unity in the classroom than with a cooking lesson about friendship! The Friendship Salad Lesson Plan is a great activity for a new class!
A look at some of the downfalls of online learning and reasons why traditional classrooms promote better skill sets.
This hub details real world teaching skills for all teachers working in schools. It includes information about conferences, planning, co-worker relationships, and more.
It is always a challenge to discipline students as a Substitute Teacher. Using your training, common sense and these suggestions will help ensure that your day substituting in the classroom will be a successful one.
This is my story of teaching English from 2007 until 2010 in Thailand. I relive my experiences of teaching in government and private schools in the Bangkok area.
Learn to evaluate whether your sources of information are credible and accurate. Know what you are talking about before you say it or write it.
In a flipped classroom, students watch video lectures in the evening and perform enrichment activities during class time. The system may improve learning.
An analysis of "Richard Cory" which shows how Robinson spoke to the human condition of placing the wealthy on an unrealistic pedestal. Common Core lesson plan ideas for this relevant, shocking poem.
Step by Step instructions for making a slide show or video for a graduation. Includes ideas for music and how to use Windows Movie Maker.
For students with disabilities, assistive technology enables them to keep up with their classmates and to succeed in school. There is a variety of assistive technology available to help students with different kinds of special needs.
Randomization techniques and strategies are a great way to keep all of your students focused and engaged in the topics you are covering in class. Randomization techniques in the classroom also improve content retention and classroom camaraderie. Includes a video with the author sharing the various teaching methods and strategies described in the article.
A personal view of the important characteristics of an educated person. My response to a question asked by Weblog.
Conversation classes are often unplanned and structure-less, or fall into the trap of patterned role-plays. Learn how to plan realistic and useful conversation lessons for your students.
Have you upgraded to Windows 10? If so, these ten top tips are designed to help you make the most of the new features in Microsoft's latest operating system.
This article outlines the four categories of questions the German Embassy asks students seeking a student visa. See example questions and answers.
With teacher performance pay, teacher salaries are greatly based on their students' standardized test scores. Here's why teacher performance pay is ineffective.
Here are a few simple, fun tips to make studying bearable. Learn how to hit the books without losing your mind or falling asleep.
Short example of farewell speech for outgoing students by teacher. Get high school graduation messages and quotes ideas for 8th, 10th or 12th class learners below.
Concession stands are a great way to raise funds for school groups, events and sports teams. However, running one can be a daunting task. Make it easier with these tips and instructions.
Word games are great for increasing kids' vocabularies. Here are four choices for improving vocabulary: Apples to Apples, Scrabble, Word Up, and Balderdash. A useful article for teachers and parents.
Food and nutrition are important subjects. They should be studied in as many grades as possible to help students learn how to create healthy and tasty meals.
This article will show you ways to not only pass (and survive) English Literature class, but how to get a good grade!
There are several reasons why doing research is necessary. These include building knowledge and understanding issues. Its impact is not only for personal interests, but it benefits society as well.
This article provides unique rubric template that creates an easily quantifiable way to ensure that struggling students feel success while at the same time pushing successful students to achieve their potential. The Slide Rubric is an exceptional source of student motivation.
A hands-on middle school lesson plan teaching evolution with a focus on mutations and their role in natural selection.
There are many financial, educational, and personal benefits to attending a community college before transferring to a four-year university.
Are study skills important for success in school? Is success in school essential for success in life? And where does thinking come into all of this? These are important questions for teachers to ask.
This collection of fun games and role-play activities for English language teachers should arouse some enthusiasm after a vocabulary drill or new grammar study.
Experience is showing that wise water management is key to the success of a civilization. This article shows what a career in this field could entail and how to get training.
Need to write a farewell speech for a retiring teacher and don't know how to go about it? Find sample goodbye or retirement speech below.
Evaluating ESL speaking proficiency must be done more objectively than subjectively. After defining speaking proficiency, this hub introduces a rubric for effectively evaluating speaking proficiency.
Whether you are an education student or a teacher seeking a job, crafting your philosophy of teaching statement is an opportunity for personal growth and development. Learn what to include in your statement and what to avoid by following this template and reading a poor example and a good example of a philosophy of teaching statement.
There are several fun classroom activities that will get children interested in growing plants and finding out more about them. Some of these activities were what first captured my imagination as a child, and are the reason I still love growing plants to this day. I hope this Hub will give any teachers or parents, reading it, some good ideas they can try out on their pupils or children. I promise you the kids love it.