Standards and Techniques for Improving Teaching and Assessment in K-12 Classrooms

As a K-12 teacher who wishes to improve in my teaching and assessment techniques, I consider the following standards: a. Breadth of Coverage: - This refers to how students will utilize their acquired knowledge after graduation. This objective should be in line with those set by schools, districts/states and countries. For example, the breadth of … Continue reading Standards and Techniques for Improving Teaching and Assessment in K-12 Classrooms

10 Old-fashioned manners we need to teach our children

Photo by Julia Volk on Pexels.com There is a lot of "woke culture' going on in today's world where important values, ethos, manners and etiquette that was ingrained in us as little Children have now been seen as outdated or old fashioned. Below are some reminders: TEACH THEM TO BE POLITE:Teach your Child that being … Continue reading 10 Old-fashioned manners we need to teach our 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

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

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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

How to be the Best Teacher

  Teaching is unarguably one of the most important professions in human history; it plays crucial roles in shaping the human mind and helps people discover their inner selves. A good teacher is always organised, good-looking, humane, cheerful, time-conscious, and inspiring, among other numerous distinguishing attributes. Yet, discovering the charming sides of this lofty profession … Continue reading How to be the Best Teacher