Today's education focuses on college readiness and college preparation. However, what if your child is not one who is interested in college? Start thinking about Career & Technical Education.
If you're taking an art history class, or planning to, this article will supply you with the means to not only pass the test, but to ace it.
Left an important assignment until the last minute, and not sure what to do? Here's an effective game plan on how to write your paper at the last minute, as well as tricks to improve your writing.
There are many financial, educational, and personal benefits to attending a community college before transferring to a four-year university.
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 help putting sources in your paper? Check out my quick one page guide, links to citation engines, and videos that explain what to do.
College isn't just about taking classes and getting a degree. It's also about the experience and potential it provides to students. How can you be sure you're maximizing your time in college?
Hoping to get into university? Writing a personal statement is one of the most difficult parts of the process. Here's how to write one that will get you those offers.
Understanding the power of electricity we humans harness is necessary for the wise use and creation of this valuable resource. Many powerplants around the globe produce this resource for the massive consumption now experienced but often at great cost to the environment. Hopefully, a number of the young minds now exploring the basics of electricity will be the ones to develop technology that provides a clean, safe form of this resource humans value and consume so much.
Bio Poems are a wonderful tool in reading and writing comprehension. They are flexible and can be used in a variety of ways.
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.
A guide to surviving the first rotation in physician assistant school. Topics covered include: what to bring, what preceptors expect of students, things to do the first day and helpful pocket references.
Writing prompts for first graders and tips for using them in the classroom (including information on how to create your own).
That little mark, so like the apostrophe in its looks causes some writers to NEVER use it. But, we need Mister Comma and he's here to tell you all about his wonderful job description - from the and's and the but's to the strange intricate sentences that change meanings without him. Mister Comma insists that you "don't be stupid".
Five steps to becoming better orators, more respected advisors, and knowing when and under what circumstances our opinions should come to bear on a conversation.
I am a diploma-prepared Registered Nurse. People often ask what a diploma is and how does it differ from a Bachelor's or Associate Degree. I'll explain the pros and cons and include a few stories.
90 interesting conversation topics for medical students wishing to practice English as a foreign language.
Idioms or idiomatic expressions are perhaps one of the toughest topics for learners of English as a Second Language or ESL. This is because idioms cannot be taken literally. They have culturally embedded meanings that most native English...
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.
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.
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...
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.
So you've successfully completed high school and scored well on the SAT and ACT. However, succeeding in a public college is not about what you know, but rather how responsible of a person you are.
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 lesson plan helps elementary students practice measurement skills using a fun, hands-on activity.
How to be a more competitive applicant when applying to Dental School. Making sure you stand out from the rest.
I am sorry to break it to you, but college might not be as charming as you thought it would be. With that rather depressing thought, I will share the eight biggest pressures of a being freshman.
A resource for teachers. Some great ideas for activities to do before you go on a field trip, to prepare your students.
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.
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.
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.
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...
A teaching strategy for empowering school kids to create and present a short story in their own words with their own ideas, but they don't write a thing.
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.
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.
In my experience, college was exciting and enlightening but finishing my thesis was full of missteps and brutal criticism. As an art, student it was more than brutal; it was crushing. How to recover?
Do you have poor writing habits? Here are a few examples of poor writing habits, and what you can do to fix them.
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?
Even with just weeks or days to prepare, it is possible to do well on the JEE Main and be selected for the JEE Advanced. Follow these ten tips to get a good rank!
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...
Poetry explication of "How Cruel is the Story of Eve" by Stevie Smith, exploring the themes of suffering, misery, gender roles, and power inequality over the course of history
"OMG! It's so awful. How can I tell her that her writing stinks?" Avoiding the UPSET depends on the SETUP of the editing and proofreading arrangement when a friend asks for your help.
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.
A celebration at Scotland's oldest university to welcome new students. A tradition involving academic parents, raisins, a foam fight, and Latin raisin receipts.
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.
Many teachers experience frustration with English language learners in their classrooms. Here are five easy strategies you can begin to use immediately to help your ELLs succeed!
In this article, I conduct a depth of processing experiment that helps us to discover how we interact with information.
When it comes to editing books, there are many different styles you'll discover. Every editor has their unique method.
Incoming college freshmen often wonder what types of professors they will have in college. This article will "introduce" you to the different types of professors so that you can be prepared!
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.
I can’t believe it’s been a year since I wrote my first article about home-schooling. My youngest son is now in the 5th grade, and I am still on the home-schooling train. Here are lessons learned.
College textbooks can be outrageously expensive, but there are some key strategies for saving money and avoiding the pain of paying full price.
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.
As a former musician, I apply songwriting techniques to content writing. Improve the flow of your content by writing in a way that is music to the ears of your readers.
9 Easy tips and tricks, beyond basic spelling and grammar, that will help you polish your writing and produce pieces you can be proud of.
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!
Taking classes in education—and even practicum experience—won't prepare you for everything you encounter your first year of teaching.
This is a first and second grade writing lesson plan focusing on creating summaries. The lesson plan also includes word work with homophones.
Need a fun vocabulary game to play with your classes? Try Shabooinary! It's a great game to learn and practice vocabulary words of all levels along with ESL vocabulary. Will you Shaboo?
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.
How to impress people on your first day of college. Learn how to act confident and introduce yourself in a positive way.
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.
There is a common misconception that online classes are inferior to traditional classes. My article explains the advantages of each and how to make a choice for your education and development.
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.
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.
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.
Advice for English majors from a graduate of California State University's Creative Writing program. How to turn your English Degree into a career.
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.
Everything you need to know about The Common Core contrarians and proponents. It's not as easy as it should be but the article by Mike Wyn makes sense of it all.
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.
Analysis of the professional boundaries that can exist between the teaching role and other professionals including an understanding of when to refer.
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.
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.
Each spring, countless parents realize they can't afford to send their child to college. That's because many Americans are now priced out of the market.
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
Teaching a second language to early language learners doesn't have to be difficult if you know to develop preschool lesson themes and fun ESL activities for kindergarten.
Some helpful tips for providing constructive critique of good writers in a way that can be mutually beneficial.
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.
Having a TESOL or TEFL certificate is a big advantage when seeking a teaching job abroad. Let me explain these certifications and how you can benefit from them.
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.
Experiential Learning is a model and theory of learning which has implications for individuals and society. This Hub explores some of these.
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.
We all know college is important, but a university education is not always possible or a good fit. Here are some reasons to consider a junior college.
Science Fair Chocolate Tasting project-what could be more fun? Full instructions with photos and videos.
Are you a college-bound teen? Discover how to make adjustments such as dealing with your new freedom, making new friends, and balancing school-work with other activities.
One of the beauties of the English language is the diversity of the vocabulary available to it's users. It is also one of the things that can make English hard to get to grips with. Misused vocabulary can make even the most fluent speakers seem...
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.
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.
Deciding who will be the floaters is easy if the floating teacher designations are made thoughtfully and rationally. Here's how.
Practice test questions for Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Great for teachers and students. Best for English literature grade 9. Feel free to cut and paste into your exam.
Writing a novel can be frustrating, there are several tactics I use to break out of these common frustrations.
Poetry is the highest craft in the English language. Readers will enjoy poetry much better with an understanding of key poetry literature terms.
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...
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.
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.
Writing everday is the best habit for a writer but for beginners this is one of the hardest habits to learn. Here are some tips and tricks to get you started.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Here are a few simple, fun tips to make studying bearable. Learn how to hit the books without losing your mind or falling asleep.
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!
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...
"Who Is The Girl in the Picture?" is about a group of five friends who are being haunted by an evil ghost named, Christina. If they don't find out who Christina is, then she may kill them all.
Should your school switch to online school registration? Pros and Cons of Online School Registration.
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?
Idioms are a commonly used form of speech which can lead to a lot of confusion when the person is not a native speaker.
Are you a teacher looking for proven strategies to get your students focussed on learning? Here I present five reliable teaching methods that you can easily integrate into your classroom.
Grasping the technique that is required to take notes from college textbooks is a very useful skill to have.
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.
Find a few tips on how to teach Roman numerals to children, along with some reasons why teaching Roman numerals to young children is a great idea. You will also find a refresher on Roman numerals.
Are you thinking of going back to school? Two out of three Americans are, according to a survey by the Career Colleges Association. The American people are dealing with high unemployment rates, layoffs and, of course, stiff competition for the...
Great teachers bring happiness to their students. Alexander the Great said, “I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well”.
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.
Learn about 10 idioms or idiomatic expressions of the English Language involving kissing—great for ESL learners.
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.
Teaching English as a foreign language is a difficult career. These are some common teaching mistakes that esl teachers make that often prevent their students from learning. Learn these and teach yourself to be a better teacher.
Resources and study strategies to help you pass organic chemistry. These ochem study tips are written by a student who did well in the ochem I and II and includes useful advice shared by a professor.
Marking my return to HubPages after 2 years by writing about creating Navigation/Navplans for day VFR flights in Australia.
A light-hearted and simplified review of the educational development theories of Vygotsky, Erikson, and Paiget.
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.
Your dorm room is your home for the school year. Find ways to give it life, and help it to take on your persona.
According to the Career College Association, two out of three Americans are considering returning to school for further education or to learn a new career. With the proliferation of career colleges in the United States, the prospective student needs...
Here are eight ways to incorporate student culture into lessons to promote engagement in the classroom.
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.
According to Anthony Clifford Grayling (1998) philosophy is the study of such fundamental problems as existence, reason, knowledge and mind among others.
Two little Latin terms, i.e. and e.g., have been playing the “We look alike, but we are actually different.” game for a long time, and this is my take to explain their differences.
Falling in love with writing again, or any hobby or creative endeavor that has hit a wall, takes plenty of gentle self-care and patience. Here are some tips to help you find your voice again.
Error correction is only one of many important skills all good coaches must develop—learn how to, here.
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.
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.
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.
This hub details real world teaching skills for all teachers working in schools. It includes information about conferences, planning, co-worker relationships, and more.
There are three common writing errors. Often when we write, we become very redundant and write very superfluous words and sentences. Here is how to watch out for them.
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!
The English are very keen on their boundaries, marking out their land and ownership, which has given rise to many idioms and expressions relating to fences, ditches, boundaries and walls—Good for ESL.
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.
English is a foreign language in India but is in high demand for higher studies and jobs. Thus, learning English has become important.
When trying to write an essay, write a poem or write a story, good feedback is essential. Learn the basics of literary criticism here.
A critical journal is a personal account of selected readings on a particular topic. University students are usually required to write critical journals as part of their course requirements. In critical journals, students critically engage with...
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!
Simple exercises to get your ESL/EFL students using English food idioms. Suitable for upper-intermediate and advanced levels.
With specific reference to national commission for colleges of education's curriculum specifications for undergraduates.
Teaching Propose a Solution or problem essay? Try my teaching plans with links to resources for you and your students.
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.
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.
Is your classroom ready to go paperless? With Office 365 Education you can do just that. Learn how to collect and grade digital assignments at school with Microsoft Office apps.
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...
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.
It is convenient and fun to learn languages online. In this article, I describe my experiences of learning and reviewing languages like Chinese Mandarin, Thai, and German on different sites.
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!
An innovative training to help students to be prepared and neutralize relational and emotional bully attacks with non-violent and effective techniques.
Getting into your dream college is a big deal, but there's a lot of work that needs to be done to get there. Find out how delaying your college applications can prevent you from fulfilling your dream.
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.
A discussion of two videos regarding brain damage and occupational therapy, complete with citations for students.
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!
This article is based on my experiences as a floating teacher and offers suggestions on how administrators can better equip floaters for success.
If you're hunting for the best science fair project ideas for children, this is a good place to start. We'll take a look at five great concepts that you might not have seen before. I hope it helps!
Science is all around us. The natural classroom can be used for all manner of lessons such as forces, properties of materials, ecosystems, weathering and weather patterns. This hub explains some of the detail in planning an out of lesson activity and links to some premade lessons to inspire you.