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.
Writing prompts for first graders and tips for using them in the classroom (including information on how to create your own).
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.
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.
Some helpful tips for providing constructive critique of good writers in a way that can be mutually beneficial.
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.
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.
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.
What AP classes do I need to take in high school to prepare for an engineering college? Select the best classes and activities to take in high school to set you up to admission to an engineering school after graduation.
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.
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.
You will go through several steps as you compile your portfolio. Each step has many parts. Most steps will require serious thought and reflection. The more time you allow yourself to think, plan collect and revise, the better your portfolio will be. Just follow this guide, and you will succeed!
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 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.
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.
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.
Error correction is only one of many important skills all good coaches must develop—learn how to, here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
No longer is just teaching a concept satisfactory. Reinforcement is necessary to ensure that concepts are understood. Developing positive reinforcement techniques pay big dividends.
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.
Idioms are a commonly used form of speech which can lead to a lot of confusion when the person is not a native speaker.
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.
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.
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.
Grasping the technique that is required to take notes from college textbooks is a very useful skill to have.
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?
Do you have poor writing habits? Here are a few examples of poor writing habits, and what you can do to fix them.
Building a successful business often depends on effective collaboration. Here are some suggestions that can improve collaborative efforts.
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.
Teaching or tutoring English as a Second Language remotely online can be a rewarding career, but it does have its challenges. These 10 tips are important for new remote ESL instructors.
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.
What does the research say about good tutoring techniques? And how can you be an effective tutor by putting these principles into practice?
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.
Poseidon's emotions could help or hurt him, depending on whether he held them in, or let them out. Feelings really need to be kept in moderation for the most part if possible, or they can harm you and others. In Greek Myth, water is a symbol of those emotions, either locked away, or retrieved and faced.
An article that offers some helpful tips on how to constructively, but gently, critique what some might consider to be "bad" writing.
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...
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.
Examples and techniques that will help you break through writer's block, and improve both the quality and speed of your writing.
Are you having trouble writing an essay in 3.5 format? Discover how to write this form of essay, along with samples, essay writing tips. and online resources.
Here are three of the best books to help you improve your writing skills, plus one of the most inspirational books ever written.
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.
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?
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!
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.
A few multiple choice questions on mechanical ventilation. This can be useful for medical, nursing, physiotherapy and respiratory therapy students.
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!
If there was a school administrator's Hall of Shame, the following principals, vice-principals and other administrators would find a place in its (not-so) hallowed walls. Here are some examples.
Feeling overwhelmed with college work? Try these 8 easy tips to help reliever your anxiety and help you enjoy college more.
Peer mentors are student leaders who provide encouragement and support to new students. They establish an ongoing personal connection and serve as an information resource. Learn what is required.
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.
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.
Experiential Learning is a model and theory of learning which has implications for individuals and society. This Hub explores some of these.
Many writers used animal similes to describe their characters attitudes and personalities. Here is a list of commonly use animal similes.
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.
Learn about 10 idioms or idiomatic expressions of the English Language involving kissing—great for ESL learners.
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.
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
ESL learners always face a lot of difficulty. The reasons for this difficulty include unqualified teachers, a lack of learning, poor learning environments, etc.
Through the use of numerous constraints on the writing process, this group of French writers utilize the method of Oulipo to determine what literature might be, as opposed to what it is.
Need help on your exploratory essay? I give topic ideas, clear instructions, research links and sample essays to help you!
In the world of special education there are several terms one must know and understand. And nearly all of them are acronyms commonly used as jargon among special educators.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Creating a teaching portfolio does not have to be painful. Start by understanding the complex tasks that are required. Then, schedule in plenty of time to collect materials and assemble all the pieces. Leave plenty of room for multiple sessions so that you can complete each task with time to spare.
This lesson plan helps elementary students practice measurement skills using a fun, hands-on activity.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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 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.
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.
Need help with a College English Syllabus? See this sample for ideas you can copy. Includes Syllabus quiz.
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.
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.
Marking my return to HubPages after 2 years by writing about creating Navigation/Navplans for day VFR flights in Australia.
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.
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.
Analysis of the professional boundaries that can exist between the teaching role and other professionals including an understanding of when to refer.
Need help on cause effect essays? Easy instructions, tips, and organization ideas for writing an excellent cause or effect paper.
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!
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...
A hands-on middle school lesson plan teaching evolution with a focus on mutations and their role in natural selection.
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.
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.
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 . . .
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.
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”.
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.
Should your school switch to online school registration? Pros and Cons of Online School Registration.
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.
Learn how versatile your iPad can be when you use an iPad document camera stand to enhance teaching and learning in your classroom.
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.
A sample response essay to the 2002 AP US History Free Response Question DBQ. The essay looks at how the Era of Good Feelings defined the time period 1815-1825.
Column writing and opinion pieces need to make an impact. Here are some suggestions to help you accomplish that task.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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!
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
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.
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.
With teacher performance pay, teacher salaries are greatly infuenced by students' standardized test scores. Here are 10 reasons why teacher merit pay is ineffective in schools.
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!
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.
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.
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.
The Benefits of Studying Physics - There are many reasons to study physics at university. These include increased employability, career choice, and prestige.
A teaching portfolio is not just a scrapbook. 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.
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!
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.
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.
If you want students to write, you'll need to give them a prompt. Short on ideas? Try these persuasive writing tasks to get their pens flowing.
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 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.
Science Fair Chocolate Tasting project-what could be more fun? Full instructions with photos and videos.
To conclude, literal, inferential and comprehensive reading is what makes a strong, proficient reader.
Ideas to inspire the creation of bulletin boards and wall decorations for the high school English classroom.
Simple, easy to follow tips and ideas to help your students improve their spelling in classes. Includes strategies and suggestions for dealing with homophones,homonyms and exceptional English words.
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...
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.
In this Capsim simulation, you'll find an explanation of the marketing module's promotion and sales budgets.
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.
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.
Simple exercises to get your ESL/EFL students using English food idioms. Suitable for upper-intermediate and advanced levels.
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.
Authored by James Muñoz History is the academic discipline that gives the human species the ability to understand the present through past events. History allows for a more comprehensible illumination of the present; the possibilities of our...
An experienced teacher shares the pros and cons of a career in education. Helpful for anyone who is interested in becoming a teacher.
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...
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.
Fast, easy, fun probability science experiment using dice, paper, and pen! Step-by-step instructions, photos, and videos.
A resource for teachers. Some great ideas for activities to do before you go on a field trip, to prepare your students.
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.
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.
A celebration at Scotland's oldest university to welcome new students. A tradition involving academic parents, raisins, a foam fight, and Latin raisin receipts.
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.
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.
Need help writing an Explaining paper? I give instructions, tips for organizing and samples to help you.
90 interesting conversation topics for medical students wishing to practice English as a foreign language.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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!
This hub details real world teaching skills for all teachers working in schools. It includes information about conferences, planning, co-worker relationships, and more.
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.
Photos and step by step instructions for correctly addressing college recommendation envelopes and getting great recommendations.
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 is the difference between then and than? Let's explore definitions, common mistakes and examples of the usage.
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?
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.