What does the research say about good tutoring techniques? And how can you be an effective tutor by putting these principles into practice?
A perfect guide for the ESL teacher. This article will outline how to create a lesson plan in 4 easy steps. Follow this guideline when planning a lesson for teaching English as a foreign language.
In a flipped classroom, students watch video lectures in the evening and perform enrichment activities during class time. The system may improve learning.
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.
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.
"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.
Step by Step instructions for making a slide show or video for a graduation. Includes ideas for music and how to use Windows Movie Maker.
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.
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.
No longer is just teaching a concept satisfactory. Reinforcement is necessary to ensure that concepts are understood. Developing positive reinforcement techniques pay big dividends.
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.
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.
The Benefits of Studying Physics - There are many reasons to study physics at university. These include increased employability, career choice, and prestige.
Error correction is only one of many important skills all good coaches must develop—learn how to, here.
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!
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.
Need help writing a Summary, Analysis, Response paper? See this example along with links to help you write your Reading Response Essay.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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
The BSG offers a number of real-world experiences to familiarize students with the choices they will have to make in order to fulfill expectations of not only their bosses but also the consumers of their goods or services.
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.
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.
Bad kids are just bad, right? Wrong. In fact, there are a variety of teacher-caused misbehaviors. Are you unintentionally encouraging your students to act up? Find out here!
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...
Examples and techniques that will help you break through writer's block, and improve both the quality and speed of your writing.
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.
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.
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.
Photos and step by step instructions for correctly addressing college recommendation envelopes and getting great recommendations.
Only 56 percent of students graduate college in six years. Financial problems are a leading reason for dropping out.
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.
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.
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.
Part 6 of a series on sorority recruitment and membership, focusing on what to expect during Recruitment Week
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?
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.
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...
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!
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 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.
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...
Teachers can help to guide the moral development of their students by using Kohlberg's six stage theory of moral development and applying it to their own teaching methods.
Writing is painful for many students. Some of the most reluctant writers are English language learners. This approach to using photograph prompts has radically changed my ELL students’ attitude towards writing.
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.
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.
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.
Idioms are a commonly used form of speech which can lead to a lot of confusion when the person is not a native speaker.
Do you have poor writing habits? Here are a few examples of poor writing habits, and what you can do to fix them.
Need help in writing an analysis evaluation essay? Experienced professor gives you tips and sample outlines.
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
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.
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.
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...
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
Experiential Learning is a model and theory of learning which has implications for individuals and society. This Hub explores some of these.
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.
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.
Writing an historical research paper can be stressful. It can be worse when the instructor requires you to choose the topic and create your own thesis statement. But not any topic will be acceptable. And it can't be too broad. Your topic has to be...
How to succeed in high school? Be present, be prepared, and be positive. Follow these tips to succeed in the classroom. Tips for preparing yourself and your assignments. How to develop positive relations with teachers. How being present and on time can improve your grades.
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?
This article attempts to explain what contrastive stress is, how this type of stress occurs and shifts in sentences, how it changes the meaning in spoken English, and it consists suggestions for English language teachers how to teach contrastive stress.
Engineering degrees require a lot of work in advanced math and physics. The workload for students is intense, is it worth it?
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.
Simple exercises to get your ESL/EFL students using English food idioms. Suitable for upper-intermediate and advanced levels.
An experienced teacher shares the pros and cons of a career in education. Helpful for anyone who is interested in becoming a teacher.
For students with disabilities, assistive technology enables them to keep up with their classmates and to succeed in school. There is a variety of assistive technology available to help students with different kinds of special needs.
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.
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 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.
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.
As a former musician, I apply songwriting techniques to content writing. Improve the flow of your content by writing in a way that is music to the ears of your readers.
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.
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”.
Advice for English majors from a graduate of California State University's Creative Writing program. How to turn your English Degree into a career.
An article that offers some helpful tips on how to constructively, but gently, critique what some might consider to be "bad" writing.
Poetry is the highest craft in the English language. Readers will enjoy poetry much better with an understanding of key poetry literature terms.
Taking classes in education—and even practicum experience—won't prepare you for everything you encounter your first year of teaching.
Lack of vocabulary holds English language learners back. Here are 6 effective and easy strategies to enable English language students to leave our classroom with an enriched vocabulary bank every day.
Want an Easy Persuasive Essay topic you can write fast? See my tips and links to articles to help you write a quick and easy paper.
A resource for teachers. Some great ideas for activities to do before you go on a field trip, to prepare your students.
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.
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.
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.
The best ways to inspire students to learn is to make them think they are not learning at all"! Here are some methods that teachers can use that will achieve that goal.
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...
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.
College isn't just about taking classes and getting a degree. It's also about the experience and potential it provides to students. How can you be sure you're maximizing your time in college?
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 hub details real world teaching skills for all teachers working in schools. It includes information about conferences, planning, co-worker relationships, and more.
9 Easy tips and tricks, beyond basic spelling and grammar, that will help you polish your writing and produce pieces you can be proud of.
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.
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.
To conclude, literal, inferential and comprehensive reading is what makes a strong, proficient reader.
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.
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!
Falling in love with writing again, or any hobby or creative endeavor that has hit a wall, takes plenty of gentle self-care and patience. Here are some tips to help you find your voice again.
According to the Career College Association, two out of three Americans are considering returning to school for further education or to learn a new career. With the proliferation of career colleges in the United States, the prospective student needs...
Tired of getting caught texting in class? Here are the top ten methods to text all class long without ever getting caught!
Science is all around us. The natural classroom can be used for all manner of lessons such as forces, properties of materials, ecosystems, weathering and weather patterns. This hub explains some of the detail in planning an out of lesson activity and links to some premade lessons to inspire you.
A few multiple choice questions on mechanical ventilation. This can be useful for medical, nursing, physiotherapy and respiratory therapy students.
I'm almost certain that everyone in some point of their lives has fallen asleep in class. Whether you are currently in classes, planning to attend classes, or have gone through the whole...
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.
Need help on cause effect essays? Easy instructions, tips, and organization ideas for writing an excellent cause or effect paper.
100 topic ideas for Exploratory Essays along with ideas for how to research, write and generate your own paper topics.
An innovative training to help students to be prepared and neutralize relational and emotional bully attacks with non-violent and effective techniques.
With specific reference to national commission for colleges of education's curriculum specifications for undergraduates.
There are many financial, educational, and personal benefits to attending a community college before transferring to a four-year university.
Ideas to inspire the creation of bulletin boards and wall decorations for the high school English classroom.
Are you thinking of going back to school? Two out of three Americans are, according to a survey by the Career Colleges Association. The American people are dealing with high unemployment rates, layoffs and, of course, stiff competition for the...
Essay topics and thesis ideas about the romantic movement, from a retired British Literature teacher. Helpful videos included.
This article will give you some basic information on how to get started as a phlebotomist and some tips and tricks about how to be a successful phlebotomist
Building a successful business often depends on effective collaboration. Here are some suggestions that can improve collaborative efforts.
English is a foreign language in India but is in high demand for higher studies and jobs. Thus, learning English has become important.
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.
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?
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.
There are three common writing errors. Often when we write, we become very redundant and write very superfluous words and sentences. Here is how to watch out for them.
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.
ESL learners always face a lot of difficulty. The reasons for this difficulty include unqualified teachers, a lack of learning, poor learning environments, etc.
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!
Learn about 10 idioms or idiomatic expressions of the English Language involving kissing—great for ESL learners.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Teaching Propose a Solution or problem essay? Try my teaching plans with links to resources for you and your students.
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.
This article outlined things for foreign students and their parents to consider when choosing between boarding schools and host families.
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.
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...
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.
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!
A free English literature essay on "An inspector calls," by J.B. Priestly. This essay can help with GCSE english coursework.
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?
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.
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.
I am sorry to break it to you, but college might not be as charming as you thought it would be. With that rather depressing thought, I will share the eight biggest pressures of a being freshman.
A 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.
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!
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.
Many IELTS test takers often wonder whether the British Council or IDP test is easier. This confusion is often found among the test takers in Asian countries like India, Pakistan etc.
This article will 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.
Here are three of the best books to help you improve your writing skills, plus one of the most inspirational books ever written.
A discussion on the application of the nursing theory of Martha Roger's and a brief comparison to the nursing model of Betty Neuman.
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.
This lesson plan helps elementary students practice measurement skills using a fun, hands-on activity.
Whether you are a first-year teacher or a veteran teacher, the most important thing you must do on the first day of school is let students know your expectations through the class rules.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Are you going to be absent from school for a day? Learn how to prepare for when you need a substitute teacher.
New teachers need guidance to learn the ropes of their profession. This primer will do anything but that.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the greatest gifts we can give our students is to instill in them a strong sense of confidence. In doing this, we enable them to be higher achievers. Confidence breeds success.
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.
Minorities have been seeking equality in all areas of American life and life on college campuses is no exception. One group that is often overlooked is the non-religious. Why is this and how can discrimination, including discrimination against atheists, be combated on campus?