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.
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.
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?
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.
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...
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 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
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Writing a novel can be frustrating, there are several tactics I use to break out of these common frustrations.
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.
A resource for teachers. Some great ideas for activities to do before you go on a field trip, to prepare your students.
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.
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.
ESL learners always face a lot of difficulty. The reasons for this difficulty include unqualified teachers, a lack of learning, poor learning environments, etc.
In this Capsim simulation, you'll find an explanation of the marketing module's promotion and sales budgets.
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...
Need some ideas for essay prompts? Try some of these ten persuasive prompts about political issues to get your students thinking and writing.
Part 6 of a series on sorority recruitment and membership, focusing on what to expect during Recruitment Week
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.
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.
Experiential Learning is a model and theory of learning which has implications for individuals and society. This Hub explores some of these.
Do you have poor writing habits? Here are a few examples of poor writing habits, and what you can do to fix them.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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 you're a college student and you've lost a parent, or both of your parents, there are college scholarships for you. If you're a student in the foster care system there are scholarships for you too.
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.
What better way to create unity in the classroom than with a cooking lesson about friendship! The Friendship Salad Lesson Plan is a great activity for a new class!
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...
An innovative training to help students to be prepared and neutralize relational and emotional bully attacks with non-violent and effective techniques.
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.
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...
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 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.
Need tips about how to be a successful substitute teacher? Learn tips and ideas that will help you on your way to be an A+ substitute teacher.
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.
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".
Are you going to be absent from school for a day? Learn how to prepare for when you need a substitute teacher.
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!
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.
Easy Sentence Starters for Reader Response Logs, Journals or Essays. Help in writing your Reader Response Essay too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
In a flipped classroom, students watch video lectures in the evening and perform enrichment activities during class time. The system may improve learning.
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!
Taking classes in education—and even practicum experience—won't prepare you for everything you encounter your first year of teaching.
Need help in writing an analysis evaluation essay? Experienced professor gives you tips and sample outlines.
90 interesting conversation topics for medical students wishing to practice English as a foreign language.
Get an overview of the variety of heritage breed goats for both milk and meat - and tips for choosing the best for your homestead.
Advice for English majors from a graduate of California State University's Creative Writing program. How to turn your English Degree into a career.
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.
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.
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...
Writing prompts for first graders and tips for using them in the classroom (including information on how to create your own).
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.
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.
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.
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...
Idioms are a commonly used form of speech which can lead to a lot of confusion when the person is not a native speaker.
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.
No longer is just teaching a concept satisfactory. Reinforcement is necessary to ensure that concepts are understood. Developing positive reinforcement techniques pay big dividends.
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.
With ongoing state budget cuts in public education across the United States, more and more school districts are utilizing floating teachers as a way to cut costs and maximize the use of available space in their schools. How should adminstrators decide which teachers will be floaters in their school?
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.
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.
This is a first and second grade writing lesson plan focusing on creating summaries. The lesson plan also includes word work with homophones.
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.
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?
Here are eight ways to incorporate student culture into lessons to promote engagement in the classroom.
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.
Simple exercises to get your ESL/EFL students using English food idioms. Suitable for upper-intermediate and advanced levels.
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.
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.
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.
Examples and techniques that will help you break through writer's block, and improve both the quality and speed of your writing.
Idioms or idiomatic expressions are words or expressions that have figurative meanings. They may be confusing to English learners. Below are 25 idioms or idiomatic expressions about clothes.
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 you thinking about becoming a substitute teacher in Ohio, but don't know where to start? Follow this quick guide to start substitute teaching.
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.
With specific reference to national commission for colleges of education's curriculum specifications for undergraduates.
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.
When trying to write an essay, write a poem or write a story, good feedback is essential. Learn the basics of literary criticism here.
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.
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.
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?
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Learn about 10 idioms or idiomatic expressions of the English Language involving kissing—great for ESL learners.
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.
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.
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 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.
Faced with limited school budgets and overcrowded schools, many districts see floating as a cost-effective way to maximize the use of available space. This article is based on my experiences as a floating teacher and offers suggestions on how administrators can better equip floaters for success.
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.
The Benefits of Studying Physics - There are many reasons to study physics at university. These include increased employability, career choice, and prestige.
A celebration at Scotland's oldest university to welcome new students. A tradition involving academic parents, raisins, a foam fight, and Latin raisin receipts.
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.
Us public school systems are already dealing with major changes that will mark the end for education as we know it and also affect society in very important ways.
Many 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.
An article that offers some helpful tips on how to constructively, but gently, critique what some might consider to be "bad" writing.
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.
Special education has a goal: to offer FAPE – that is, “free and appropriate education”. Yet, as with many goals associated with public schools, FAPE’s application is based on its interpretation.
To conclude, literal, inferential and comprehensive reading is what makes a strong, proficient reader.
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.
In this article, I conduct a depth of processing experiment that helps us to discover how we interact with information.
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.
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.
Error correction is only one of many important skills all good coaches must develop—learn how to, here.
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...
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.
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.
Grasping the technique that is required to take notes from college textbooks is a very useful skill to have.
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
Teaching Propose a Solution or problem essay? Try my teaching plans with links to resources for you and your students.
English is a foreign language in India but is in high demand for higher studies and jobs. Thus, learning English has become important.
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!
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.
Explains how to use quotation, paraphrasing and summary correctly. Tells how to cite sources in your essay.
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.
What does the research say about good tutoring techniques? And how can you be an effective tutor by putting these principles into practice?
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.
What is the difference between then and than? Let's explore definitions, common mistakes and examples of the usage.
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...
Essay topics and thesis ideas about the romantic movement, from a retired British Literature teacher. Helpful videos included.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Need help with a College English Syllabus? See this sample for ideas you can copy. Includes Syllabus quiz.
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.
Feeling overwhelmed with college work? Try these 8 easy tips to help reliever your anxiety and help you enjoy college more.
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.
How to impress people on your first day of college. Learn how to act confident and introduce yourself in a positive way.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Science Fair Chocolate Tasting project-what could be more fun? Full instructions with photos and videos.
A discussion on the application of the nursing theory of Martha Roger's and a brief comparison to the nursing model of Betty Neuman.
It is always a challenge to discipline students as a Substitute Teacher. Using your training, common sense and these suggestions will help ensure that your day substituting in the classroom will be a successful one.
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.
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.
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.