Lack of vocabulary holds English language learners back. Here are 6 effective and easy strategies to enable English language students to leave our classroom with an enriched vocabulary bank every day.
What is the best way to write an effective lesson plan? How can you reduce time spent on lesson planning? Actually, there is no one answer to either of these questions, but this hub aims to give you some advice...
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.
Need some ideas for essay prompts? Try some of these ten persuasive prompts about political issues to get your students thinking and writing.
The Benefits of Studying Physics - There are many reasons to study physics at university. These include increased employability, career choice, and prestige.
Special education pertains to a very vulnerable sector of the school population. It should also include their parents. So how can parents get more involved in their special needs child's education?
In this article, I conduct a depth of processing experiment that helps us to discover how we interact with information.
This article discusses ways to deal with lack of motivation to prevent loss of self confidence in your writing ability and your potential for becoming a successful freelance or creative writer.
Step by Step explanation of how to do an Annotated Bibliography (Survey and Annotation of Sources). Includes how to teach this using Perspectives on Argument by Nancy Wood.
Students’ test scores are a big deal because they often determine how much funding a school receives, or how likely the school will continue to recruit quality students. What factors affect how high a student scores?
Writing is painful for many students. Some of the most reluctant writers are English language learners. This approach to using photograph prompts has radically changed my ELL students’ attitude towards writing.
Pastors should write a book for several reasons. These are just a few reasons pastors should write a book.
An innovative training to help students to be prepared and neutralize relational and emotional bully attacks with non-violent and effective techniques.
How to impress people on your first day of college. Learn how to act confident and introduce yourself in a positive way.
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.
Fast, easy, fun probability science experiment using dice, paper, and pen! Step-by-step instructions, photos, and videos.
English is a foreign language in India but is in high demand for higher studies and jobs. Thus, learning English has become important.
Here are the top ten pranks to pull on students. A great guide to make sure you stay out on top of your students and don't let them get the upper hand!
A personal view of the important characteristics of an educated person. My response to a question asked by Weblog.
Teaching vocabulary by word associations to ESL learners is an excellent method which I have employed in my school classes. Using this method, students can more easily comprehend and use words.
Even with a few weeks to prepare, it's possible to do well on the JEE Main and be selected for the JEE Advanced. And the secret is: You can get a good rank too, in JEE Advanced!
Anyone can write a recipe. The trick is to find a special niche that makes your food article stand out in the crowded field. Try these suggestions.
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.
Want to know what a good Summary, Analysis, Response Essay looks like? Here is a sample essay along with links for how to write your own essay.
Teachers, parents and adult educators can use this page as a useful guide for kids to learn some fun Irish facts and information. Discover more about this island, too, for St. Patrick's Day.
The two major nursing designations used within the United States are LPN which stands for licensed practical nurse and RN which is a registered nurse. Deciding which career path to take requires a good understanding of what each one involves in...
Help! I'm behind in homeschool! What can I do with these feelings of guilt over our homeschool lessons? How can we catch up after being behind?
Oobleck is a fun material made of cornstarch and water. It changes from a liquid to a solid when a force is applied and turns back into a liquid when the force is removed.
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.
Part 6 of a series on sorority recruitment and membership, focusing on what to expect during Recruitment Week
Ideas to inspire the creation of bulletin boards and wall decorations for the high school English classroom.
How to write a personal statement for medicine, chiropractic, physiotherapy, osteopathy. Top rated example of good personal statement for medicine, guaranteed to get you an interview.
90 interesting conversation topics for medical students wishing to practice English as a foreign language.
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!
Many college courses require you to take the first section of the ACS exam as your final. Learn how to prepare yourself quickly and efficiently.
This article describes many ways for high school or college students to study effectively for biology and do well on their tests and exams.
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.
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.
Th could be hard or soft. It could also be initial, medial or final. But for young kids; you only teach the simple topics so as not to confuse and bore them.
Explains how to use quotation, paraphrasing and summary correctly. Tells how to cite sources in your essay.
In APA style a References page is a separate page at the end of your paper that includes all of the sources that you've cited throughout your paper. It includes all of the essential information to guide the reader back to a specific source to find additional information. Follow my advice and visual examples to help you create a correct References page.
Only 56 percent of students graduate college in six years. Financial problems are a leading reason for dropping out.
Want an Easy Persuasive Essay topic you can write fast? See my tips and links to articles to help you write a quick and easy paper.
There are lots of good reasons to go to graduate school: A higher degree usually means higher earnings over time. A graduate education lets you dig deeper into a subject that you’re passionate about. You can make valuable connections in graduate...
Do you know someone who is struggling with school? The rate of students who drop out of high school is incredible. And it's no joke either; the pressures that students face in and outside of school is enough to drive anyone mad. Teachers and parents...
Experiential Learning is a model and theory of learning which has implications for individuals and society. This Hub explores some of these.
Take a look at the A-Z of Biology. 26 of the most important terms in the field, with a brief explanation of each one. Complete with illustrations and instructional videos. Enjoy!
Building a successful business often depends on effective collaboration. Here are some suggestions that can improve collaborative efforts.
This article provides some tips explaining how to use technology to teach English as a Second Language. It can also be used as a plan for using tech to teach any subject.
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.
Investigating current electricity is a great hands on experience for kids to grasp the basic concepts of a resource so important to their daily lives. A circuit board makes the experience less frustrating and so much easier to demonstrate. With this circuit board it is possible to demonstrate series, parallel and a combination of both these circuits clearly and easily.
Photos and step by step instructions for correctly addressing college recommendation envelopes and getting great recommendations.
Learn more about mindmapping as an aid to retaining information no matter what level. Mind maps can be used for education, daily tasks or even as a tool in treating memory loss in Alzheimer's.
In a flipped classroom, students watch video lectures in the evening and perform enrichment activities during class time. The system may improve learning.
What is the purpose of an historical research paper? It is not what you might think. It is much more in depth than just reciting history. A research paper in history is an exercise in exploration and supporting theories. Too often, a student...
When an author asks me for help with editing a book, I ask if they truly want editing or just proofreading. A quizzical look often follows. Discover the difference between them and why you need both.
This guide will teach you how to test air content of concrete with a type B pressure meter. It covers the reasons you are performing this test, the equipment needed, and the procedure of ASTM C231. It is intended to be a supplement to reading the ASTM as well as a study tool for the ACI exam.
Engineering degrees require a lot of work in advanced math and physics. The workload for students is intense, is it worth it?
A step-by-step guide to writing an effective five-paragraph theme paper for just about any high school or college novel study. Part 1 of 2.
Every artist has the dream of becoming a professional and making a living doing what they love. The Art Institute Online seems perfect. Oh, if only it were true. Actually, here's why it's not...
100 topic ideas for Exploratory Essays along with ideas for how to research, write and generate your own paper topics.
How to create a teaching portfolio in five basic steps: 1. Gather potential items. 2. Select the best examples. 3. Prepare all artifacts. 4. Organize 5. Edit. Detailed directions for each step, with tips and hints for a success.
The transition from home to dorm can sometimes be a little more than scary. Here are some tips on how to cope with the big move from dependent or independent.
This hub details real world teaching skills for all teachers working in schools. It includes information about conferences, planning, co-worker relationships, and more.
After the novelty of college has worn off, you may realize that during the course of the first few months, along with a criminally heavy workload, you have also developed a host of bad habits.
Here are 3 more fun games and activities to play with your adult ESL group! the best part is...these games can be modified to fit all levels, teens and kids included.
A good teaching portfolio is a collection of items that are carefully selected to demonstrate mastery of educational skills. The teaching portfolio is an ever-evolving showcase that can open doors to a great teaching career.
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.
In this Capsim simulation, you'll find an explanation of the marketing module's promotion and sales budgets.
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.
To write a worthwhile review, it is not enough to think back on movies you've recently seen. Try to watch the movie you've chosen in the theatre or on a large screen, and be sure to take notes as you watch. If you are bent on professionalism, it is...
Learn about 10 idioms or idiomatic expressions of the English Language involving kissing—great for ESL learners.
This hub discusses mind maps and how to create them for mapping of problems and ideas, so you have an easily produced visual conception of what you want to work on or do.
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.
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.
The scientific method helps students learn about science and make use of critical thinking skills in the process. The scientific method and its steps are explained here.
Should your school switch to online school registration? Pros and Cons of Online School Registration.
Should small animals be kept in a classroom to teach school-aged children about pet care and responsible guardianship? Explore the pros and cons of keeping small animals in an educational setting.
In those first four months you learn a lot, especially how to survive. The following is a guide to surviving first semester of freshman year.
With teacher performance pay, teacher salaries are greatly infuenced by students' standardized test scores. Here are 10 reasons teacher merit pay is ineffective in public education.
Are you thinking about becoming a substitute teacher in Ohio, but don't know where to start? Follow this quick guide to start substitute teaching.
Science Fair Chocolate Tasting project-what could be more fun? Full instructions with photos and videos.
Carefully choosing and designing a workspace for homework completion can increase your academic success. Distractions and not having your tools close at hand are detrimental to getting homework done well and efficiently. Find tips for creating the perfect homework space which will contribute to your academic success.
Can the colour red make you a better player? Does it make you more attractive? Are blue pills more effective? This intriguing lesson plan will appeal to intermediate, upper and advanced levels.
This is an ESL lesson plan for a discussion activity for upper-intermediate students. The lesson is based on the Gap Year concept and is intended to provide cultural understanding as well as generate discussion.
The numbers of Waldorf and Montessori schools are growing as more parents consider alternative educational philosophies. Both philosophies have different underlying beliefs about a child's needs and so their methods are different.
Learn how to make the most of your revision time and pass exams and tests more easily. Here are some study tips to help you succeed. Work smarter, not harder.
Teaching old dogs new tricks requires some patience, and an understanding of the difficulties that senior students face. Classes for seniors are also very rewarding - both for the teacher and the students!
Writing prompts for first graders and tips for using them in the classroom (including information on how to create your own).
Need help in writing an analysis evaluation essay? Experienced professor gives you tips and sample outlines.
What do law school admissions require? How does their calculation of your undergraduate GPA differ from your transcript? What GPA do you need to get into top law schools? Keep reading!
Volunteer internships and practicum placements in non-profit organisatins can help college students get a competitive edge over their peers when they graduate and enter the workforce.
A celebration at Scotland's oldest university to welcome new students. A tradition involving academic parents, raisins, a foam fight, and Latin raisin receipts.
As an alumna of one of the major American conservatories of music, I am often asked, “Which is the best music school in America?” Young, talented students want to know which conservatory will provide them...
This article will teach you how to finish writing your paper as soon as possible. Get help writing an outline, thesis, and conclusion without wasting time thinking about what comes next.
Every teacher knows that no matter how meticulously you plan your daily lessons, there may still be days when a few minutes remain in the period. Here is just one downtime game that you can use to foster observation and critical thinking skills, as well as a bit of entertainment for you and your students!
A resource for teachers. Some great ideas for activities to do before you go on a field trip, to prepare your students.
Comics for Shakespeare? It may sound far-fetched but graphic novels are a great way to introduce the Bard to visually oriented teens. Practical strategies and resource ideas.
Advice for English majors from a graduate of California State University's Creative Writing program. How to turn your English Degree into a career.
Does a with-it teacher wear cool clothes and listen to the latest pop song hits? No. A with-it teacher is a teacher who is in control of his or her classroom and can deal with disruptive behavior without neglecting the rest of the class. Interested in developing with-it-ness? Discover these guidelines for becoming a with-it teacher.
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.
With ongoing state budget cuts in public education across the U.S., more school districts are utilizing floating teachers. How should adminstrators decide which teachers will be floaters in their school?
When your professor requests that you write your paper according to APA style (the official style of the American Psychological Association), you will need to follow several formatting rules that will make your paper more coherent and easier to read. Use this helpful checklist with visual examples to help you format a new paper in APA style!
Before Gutenberg's printing press, books were painstakingly inscribed, illustrated, and bound by hand. This made them priceless works that could not easily be replaced. Thus, chained libraries came to exist, and only a few still survive . . .
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.
The best way get good grades is to work hard and prepare thoroughly for all your exams. But if you're an introvert, you can give yourself a boost by knowing how your personality affects your learning.
If you are starting out in nursing school or just want to know how to improve, check out this list of 5 tips on how to be successful in the clinical setting.
College dropouts can achieve all of the success a college graduate can. This article covers 10 things all college dropouts want you to know - especially those who did complete college.
The aim of this research is to analyze teacher’s point of view towards using the visual aids like projectors, animation videos, films and videos for enhancing the literary skills of students
Not all English as a second language exams have the option of writing a short story, but the Cambridge First Certificate exam does, and so do some others, so it is necessary to know how to write one. Students often choose to write a story in the...
Advice from a former teacher and college admissions representative who holds two college degrees about how to reduce the expenses involved in getting a college or university education.
The Viva is an oral exam about your written thesis that you present near the end of your doctoral studies at University. It needs good preparation and i am preparing for mine. This is how!
School extracurricular activities are an excellent vehicle for teaching moral values to our youth. Love and compassion, cooperation and teamwork, justice and honesty, and respect are taught.
If you're not able to hire a professional proofreader—and you plan to enlist friends and family for free help—here are tips for using amateur proofreaders for your self published book.
Here's a tutorial on how to make a simple flannel story board yourself to use for your classroom, Sunday school or your homeschool!
This is a first and second grade writing lesson plan focusing on creating summaries. The lesson plan also includes word work with homophones.
Competition allows students to exploit their real capabilities and maximize their true potential. It is most productive when it occurs among students of similar abilities.
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.
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.
Thinking differently than others is not a bad thing. It just means that the brain processes information in an alternative way than what is traditionally taught in school.
This article discusses what goes into a successful academic essay for history, including the do's and don'ts of what to do in body paragraphs.
I prepared this write-up to provide some insight on PhD applications beyond what you can find on program webpages, or at the very least, organize all that information into one article.
Although they tend to be all about your own experiences, writing a descriptive essay can be challenging. Have no fear, here are some tips to set you on the right track to a good descriptive essay.
This article outlined things for foreign students and their parents to consider when choosing between boarding schools and host families.
While it's been years since I was a new teacher, I remember the feeling like it was yesterday: panic, followed by exhaustion, followed by more panic. As if student teaching weren't hard enough, the first year for a teacher is a trial by fire.
Teaching Propose a Solution or problem essay? Try my teaching plans with links to resources for you and your students.
Here are three of the best books to help you improve your writing skills, plus one of the most inspirational books ever written.
Any person with average intelligence can get straight A's in high school. In this article, I share my tips for doing so and becoming valedictorian of your graduating class.
I have developed this three-part Poetry Tutorial to assist students and teachers in analyzing poetry. Tutorial 1 will examine structural devices used in poetry.
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.
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.
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.
For English language teachers, here are some enjoyable and engaging ways to help your students get to know each other better and practice speaking with confidence in the English classroom.
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.
A teacher portfolio should include a cover, table of contents, resume, teaching philosophy,and three letters of recommendation. Beyond these basic requirements, a teaching portfolio should include 10-15 different examples that help illustrate your teaching skills.
The effective use of dialogues in ESL classes has aided my students in developing listening and speaking skills. This hub presents five reasons why dialogues have a place in listening and speaking.
An article that offers some helpful tips on how to constructively, but gently, critique what some might consider to be "bad" writing.
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.
This article features a lesson with activities on time management and independent living for children with vision loss and other disabilities.
Easy Sentence Starters for Reader Response Logs, Journals or Essays. Help in writing your Reader Response Essay too.
The key to successful classroom instruction is to become an organized teacher. Planning and preparation leads to a better school learning environment for the teacher and student.
If you are looking for a great project for your students to create for Black History Month, look no further. This project is complete with ideas and a rubric for grading.
For English Language Learners, writing is a process that goes beyond spelling and grammar. It begins with socializing and evolves into copying sentence frames; eventually writing essays. Students need written and oral feedback, and should engage with prompts that are culturally relevant and diverse.
A perfect guide for the ESL teacher. This article will outline how to create a lesson plan in 4 easy steps. Follow this guideline when planning a lesson for teaching English as a foreign language.
Children are so interesting that it's easy to get distracted. This sample paper covers the questions you should be asking yourself before beginning your observation to keep you on track.
If you’re interested in teaching at a community college, you should know what they look for. The requirements vary, but there are some basics that hopeful community college professors should know.
Error correction, when done properly, helps your students without them losing confidence. This article includes some simple approaches to correction of writing and speaking.
Need help putting sources in your paper? Check out my quick one page guide, links to citation engines, and videos that explain what to do.
By attending one of many tuition-free colleges, you can save quite a bit of money on your education. Find out which colleges don't charge a dime for tuition!
To conclude, literal, inferential and comprehensive reading is what makes a strong, proficient reader.
Florida Virtual School is a great alternative to public and private high school, but sometimes it feels like finishing a class could take forever! Here are some tips and tricks to finish your courses quicker.
Most of us can recognize the basic elements of fiction, such as purpose or point of view. But determining an author's tone can be a more difficult task. Here are ways to recognize an author's tone.
These tips for students will help them succeed in the classroom. Tips for preparing for class and for assignments. How to develop positive relations with teachers. How being present and on time can improve your grades.
A few multiple choice questions on mechanical ventilation. This can be useful for medical, nursing, physiotherapy and respiratory therapy students.
Many IELTS test takers often wonder whether the British Council or IDP test is easier. This confusion is often found among the test takers in Asian countries like India, Pakistan etc.
This article will help you write a perfect paper from outline to thesis to conclusion. If you follow the steps outlined in this article, you will get will be able to write an "A" paper.
Get the help and support you need to lead your students on a variety of amazing virtual field trips with Google Expeditions for iOS and Android devices.
Recently I had an interview for an online teaching job, and here are some of the questions I was asked. Increasingly, whether you've been training in distance ed or not, if you're a teacher, you may find yourself having to know more and more about how to facilitate e-learning
Are you considering becoming a substitute teacher? Here are 10 reasons why you should consider this career opportunity.
English as a Second Language can be very tricky for non-native English users. This is because non-native English users must keep in mind several English grammar rules in order to use English as a Second Language effectively. Below are some...
Editing is the process of evaluating and changing a work of art or writing to make it acceptable for its intended message and audience. But can editing go too far?
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.)
A winning scholarship essay can be worth thousands of dollars. Make your essay the strongest it can be so you win a scholarship. Read the key elements and samples of winning scholarship essays.
Reading can be stressful, especially during timed tests. This article explains five tips to help students pass difficult reading tests. I also explain what to do before and during a test.
This lesson plan helps elementary students practice measurement skills using a fun, hands-on activity.
Future education will incorporate wireless connections, social media, e-paper and e-books, and online classrooms. Teachers must integrate these technologies to engage their students. As pedagogy evolves, teachers must keep up with the fast-paced changes of a generation born online.
In this episode of the curious origins of nursery rhymes we tackle the loveable but doomed egg that is Humpty Dumpty. Just what does it really mean?
Many writers used animal similes to describe their characters attitudes and personalities. Here is a list of commonly use animal similes.
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.
Has your church started a Stephen Ministry? Are you wondering if you should take the training to become a Stephen minister? Here's what to expect if you take that important step to serving others in the Stephen Ministry.