Do you want to teach abroad? Learn these useful tips about gestures

Teaching abroad is no big deal except that you need to prepare for some communication-related challenges. Photo by Monstera on Pexels.com Let’s start with the tense. Most teachers use common set of gestures to show the required tense – e.g. pointing forwards with one finger means the future tense, pointing down to one's feet means the … Continue reading Do you want to teach abroad? Learn these useful tips about gestures

What every teacher should know about feedback and correction

What is Feedback? Feedback is information that you give to learners about their performance in a learning task, usually to help them gain confidence and do better. While such feedback is generally verbal, your body language can also provide clues about the performance. The primary purposes of feedback are: To motivate learners when they are … Continue reading What every teacher should know about feedback and correction

How teachers should correct children

1. Always start with the positive Students need encouragement - being told when they are doing something well. When offering feedback, it can help the student to hear first what they have done well. It is often common for the giver of feedback to emphasize the negative. Therefore, the focus is likely to be on … Continue reading How teachers should correct children

Cultural Contextualization: What every teacher should know before teaching abroad

Appropriacy We mentioned ‘appropriate vocabulary' above, but here our focus is on appropriacy in relation to cultural contextualization. A subtler aspect of meaning that often needs to be introduced to learners is whether a particular item is appropriate for use in a specific context. The appropriacy of a piece of speech is measured against socio-cultural norms.  … Continue reading Cultural Contextualization: What every teacher should know before teaching abroad

Graduate Trainee 101

Graduate trainee is a nonspecific term for any employee with a higher degree in finance, management, human resources, social or other service, who is furthering his/her knowledge and experience through a formal programme of education. Graduate Trainee responsibilities include shadowing various staff members, participating in learning experiences, attending meetings and workshops, and traveling to other … Continue reading Graduate Trainee 101

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How kids can continue learning during a lockdown

Most countries in the world have ordered all schools to close as a measure to stop the spread of COVID-19. Many schools have also asked parents to ensure that learning continues at home. Online learning is an obvious way to keep lessons going; however, only a few schools have well-established online learning systems. Additional challenges … Continue reading How kids can continue learning during a lockdown

Universal Design for Learning: 5 examples you need to know

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an approach to teaching aimed at meeting the needs of every student in a classroom. It can be helpful for all kids, including kids with learning and attention issues. But UDL takes careful planning by teachers. Here are just a few examples of how UDL can work in a … Continue reading Universal Design for Learning: 5 examples you need to know

Montessori Education: Everything you need to know

All parents hope to find the best educational program for their children. And they recognize the lasting impact that early learning experiences have on a child’s development and future learning. What is it about the Montessori philosophy and practice that is so appealing to parents? For more than a century, Montessori has been thriving around … Continue reading Montessori Education: Everything you need to know

Why teaching is more effective with visual imagery

Since the turn of the 21st century, significant progress has been made in our understanding of the human brain. Neuroscientists’ research helps us now recognize the role of the right and left hemisphere, how males develop more slowly than females in adolescence, the importance of the pre-frontal cortex, and what causes us to both remember … Continue reading Why teaching is more effective with visual imagery

How you can help children with autism learn better

While most educators agree that no recipe exists for teaching any individual student or group of students, there are certainly some guidelines that can be helpful for supporting students with certain labels. Students with autism may have unique needs with learning, social skills, and communication, therefore, teachers will need strategies to address each one of … Continue reading How you can help children with autism learn better