This article will increase awareness of The Great Courses, an awesome resource for people of all ages to increase their knowledge on an array of subjects. I will also discuss some of the specific modules that I have completed, along with some feedback for each one.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bertha Vazquez is a middle school teacher with a passion for teaching evolution. In 2015, she founded “The Institute for Evolutionary Science” with the support of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science to help middle school teachers master the subject and inspire their students.
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.
The exceptional learner needs an exceptional instructor! Teaching the "one size fits all" method may be less complicated but it will not address the unique needs of the exceptional student.
Acellus Homeschool is now called Power Homeschool. If you felt confused, you aren't alone. I use Power Homeschool to homeschool my kids. It's great for moms who are busy.
Writing prompts for first graders and tips for using them in the classroom (including information on how to create your own).
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.
Discover the key elements of any lesson plan and how streamlined lesson plans can reduce the amount of time you spend planning and improve your students' classroom experience.
There are a few new additions in the edTPA lesson plans that may be a bit confusing. This article will explain two of them: the Central Focus and Academic Language sections
Need help on cause effect essays? Easy instructions, tips, and organization ideas for writing an excellent cause or effect paper.
An article that offers some helpful tips on how to constructively, but gently, critique what some might consider to be "bad" writing.
Inclusive practice is a necessity for 21st-century classrooms. Inclusive education is not a detriment to academia. Rather, inclusion not only benefits the students with special needs on a social level, but also benefits general education students as well. Soon, this will be common practice for all.
Some helpful tips for providing constructive critique of good writers in a way that can be mutually beneficial.
Tired of getting caught texting in class? Here are the top ten methods to text all class long without ever getting caught!
Everyone deserves FREE learning opportunities, and ALISON can provide it. ALISON offers free online courses to individual learners world wide. Review of ALISON Free Online Courses
Need some ideas for essay prompts? Try some of these ten persuasive prompts about political issues to get your students thinking and writing.
Creating a teaching portfolio can seem like a daunting task. It doesn't have to be so painful. These articles are here to help you walk through the process of compiling and submitting your portfolio.
Grasping the technique that is required to take notes from college textbooks is a very useful skill to have.
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!
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.
This article discusses ways to cope 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.
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.
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.
This hub details real world teaching skills for all teachers working in schools. It includes information about conferences, planning, co-worker relationships, and more.
Five strategies for teaching reading skills to 4th through 6th graders which not only adheres to Common Core State Standards, but also enhances the reading experience for different types of learners.
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.
Feeling overwhelmed with college work? Try these 8 easy tips to help reliever your anxiety and help you enjoy college more.
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 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.
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.
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...
Good handwriting is still an important skill. Whether it is you or your children who need to improve your penmanship, use this guide to learn dozens of activities and lessons that will allow you to write in a beautiful hand.
There are many financial, educational, and personal benefits to attending a community college before transferring to a four-year university.
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.
This article provides tips for Horizon 2020 Marie Curie fellowships (IF) proposals. You can converse with your peers in the comments section and search for answers among thousands of comments.
A hands-on middle school lesson plan teaching evolution with a focus on mutations and their role in natural selection.
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.
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...
Many students learning English as a foreign language struggle to use the different tenses effectively, appropriately and consistently. Here you will find exercises and writing prompts for each tense.
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.
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?
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.
Essay topics and thesis ideas about the romantic movement, from a retired British Literature teacher. Helpful videos included.
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!
Need help in writing an analysis evaluation essay? Experienced professor gives you tips and sample outlines.
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.
No longer is just teaching a concept satisfactory. Reinforcement is necessary to ensure that concepts are understood. Developing positive reinforcement techniques pay big dividends.
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.
Effective written communication is an integral part of science education—learn some new ways to amalgamate writing and science lessons in order to strengthen students' writing and thinking skills.
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.
In a flipped classroom, students watch video lectures in the evening and perform enrichment activities during class time. The system may improve learning.
In this article, I conduct a depth of processing experiment that helps us to discover how we interact with information.
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.
Light up the night with these awesome glow in the dark activities and experiments. Make glowing drinks, a glowing geyser, and glow in the dark writing.
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.
Teaching Propose a Solution or problem essay? Try my teaching plans with links to resources for you and your students.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The main differences between teaching as an ALT at a Japanese school and teaching at a Japanese conversation school, and which one is right for you.
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.
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?
Taking classes in education—and even practicum experience—won't prepare you for everything you encounter your first year of teaching.
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.
Significant career changes in life caused me to drop out of school. In this article, I recall how the military draft during the Vietnam War, traveling to Taiwan, and accepting a job with the federal government were all catalysts in making me a three-time college dropout.
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.
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.
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!
What is the difference between then and than? Let's explore definitions, common mistakes and examples of the usage.
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.
This is a lesson plan in English with the objective of using the degrees of comparison of regular and irregular adjectives. It is intended as a resource plan for those who are teaching English or those who are preparing for a demonstration teaching.
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.
Are you considering unschooling in the state of Florida? This article outlines the things you need to know to meet the home education requirements under Florida statutes and get off to a great start!
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.
Find out how to make the most of your teaching and tutoring skills online, or learn more about how to find the right English education program for your needs.
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.
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
Substitute teaching can be an excellent way of gaining experience and earning a living, but is it right for you? You may want to consider becoming a substitute teacher if you are an aspiring classroom teacher or even if you have no experience teaching.
Learn how versatile your iPad can be when you use an iPad document camera stand to enhance teaching and learning in your classroom.
Learn about 10 idioms or idiomatic expressions of the English Language involving kissing—great for ESL learners.
When it comes to teaching abroad, every country has its pros and cons, but some are certainly riskier than others. Sometimes the problems in a country run much deeper than the recruiters' glossy websites would lead you to believe.
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.
Should your school switch to online school registration? Pros and Cons of Online School Registration.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
21st century eduction requires professional learning communities which help general education and special education teachers collaborate in order to develop inclusive classrooms that meet the needs of all learners in the public education system.
"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.
Stress can leave even the best college student feeling like they need a break. If you're pondering taking a semester or year off from school, check out these tips to make your time off beneficial.
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...
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.
I received my bachelor's Health Care Administration and Master's in Psychology at Ashford University. Ashford University may seem like a dream come true, at first, but this dream has very, very dark side that should be deeply considered before signing off on the dotted line.
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...
One thing we're not short on is our large list of reasons why we don't believe college is a good option for most kids...or at the very least why they should make such a decision warily and with a lot of caution. Some people like the long detailed...
I went through formal Panhelenic recruitment in fall 2017, now I will be on the other side of recruitment as a member of Greek Life. Here is a list of things I wish I knew before rushing.
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".
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.
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.
Dionysus was the greek god of wine, ecstacy and love. He was so charismatic that women left their homes to revel in the woods with him. He symbolizes the perpetual youth who never wants to grow up.
Being a floating teacher can be very challenging. This article is based on my experiences as a floating teacher and offers suggestions on how administrators can better equip floaters for success.
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.
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.
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!
In order to make good decisions, people need to know how to think. They are not born with this skill, so those who don't develop it have more problems than those who do. This article provides the basics that will teach people how to think and analyze situations so that they make good choices.
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
Literal, inferential and comprehensive reading is what makes a strong, proficient reader. In this article, I will go over these three reading strategies.
Learning word families can help your students gain greater understanding of the English language. Improve vocabulary, grammar and speaking and writing in the classroom using simple teaching methods.
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.
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.
How to impress people on your first day of college. Learn how to act confident and introduce yourself in a positive way.
New teachers need guidance to learn the ropes of their profession. This primer will do anything but that.
Column writing and opinion pieces need to make an impact. Here are some suggestions to help you accomplish that task.
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.
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.
This is a list of the six best fountain pens for college students as well as the pros and cons of each.
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.
Analysis of the professional boundaries that can exist between the teaching role and other professionals including an understanding of when to refer.
A quick and easy checklist that has everything that girls need to make the most of their university or college experience!
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.
Beware of a recession in the Capstone simulation (Capsim). A team that is doing well can really get slammed if they do not check the Capstone Courier and "Next Year’s Segment Growth" for all sensor segments.
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.
Need help with a College English Syllabus? See this sample for ideas you can copy. Includes Syllabus quiz.
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.
The Benefits of Studying Physics - There are many reasons to study physics at university. These include increased employability, career choice, and prestige.
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.
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!
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...
Are you going to be absent from school for a day? Learn how to prepare for when you need a substitute teacher.
Taking a test during your menstruation isn't fun. However, it's unavoidable for many girls and women in high school and college. It's important to prepare for both the test and the icky part.
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 lesson plan helps elementary students practice measurement skills using a fun, hands-on activity.
Teaching literature to high school students can be difficult, but using literature circles, a proven successful teaching strategy, can help.
9 tips for a first lesson one to one ESL/EFL course. As a teacher you want your student to have the best start to their learning experience.
Explains how to use quotation, paraphrasing and summary correctly. Tells how to cite sources in your essay.
Want help making a visual essay? See my step by step instructions with video help and sample essays.
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?
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!
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.
Today, distance education is getting to be a popular way to attend school. Now that the trend is expanding to many top colleges, anyone from anywhere can now enrol at an online school to obtain anything from a diploma to a PhD.
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.
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.
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.
To understand how the structures and functions of living organisms work, you must study the process of respiration and the action of enzymes. This article gives a detailed explanation of this vital aspect of biology with clear, concise text accompanied by diagrams, illustrations, and videos.
Bio Poems are a wonderful tool in reading and writing comprehension. They are flexible and can be used in a variety of ways.
This is a first and second grade writing lesson plan focusing on creating summaries. The lesson plan also includes word work with homophones.
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.
Spinning Silver is a fast-paced fantasy novel overflowing with well-spun together variations of old fairy tales and a large cast of characters.
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!
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...
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!
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”.
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.
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?
There are many great reasons to homeschool, but there are situations in which sending a child to school may be in everyone's best interest. Read on to learn about signs that it might be time to stop homeschooling as well as some tips on how to make the decision.
Experiential Learning is a model and theory of learning which has implications for individuals and society. This Hub explores some of these.
A few multiple choice questions on mechanical ventilation. This can be useful for medical, nursing, physiotherapy and respiratory therapy students.
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!
There are plenty of great descriptions in J.K. Rowling's and J.R.R. Tolkien's novels. Have a read and see what you think. You may attempt to emulate these descriptions to improve your writing, or just have a good read.
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.