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The 21st century classroom should be an environment of student-centered spaces. Good-bye desks! Good-bye front of the room where the teacher stands and the students watch. Hello, change! This is not a new concept, in the early 1900's Maria Montessori, an Italian physician, educator and innovator, established her well-known educational method. As a psychiatrist, with an interest in education she approached this method with the awareness that children will learn what the
Materials and activities take an important part of most English teaching programs. They are relevant issues of the educational process and teachers rely on a whole range of activities to support a good teaching performance. From textbooks to videos, audio CDs or any sort of support materials, we always need them to guide our students in any context. Although there is a great set of English language teaching materials commercially available, many teachers continue to desi
Flash cards remain one of the best tools for memorizing and learning information. The most common way to create flashcards is to use paper index cards.
When summer ends and the teachers head back to their classrooms, they will be looking for new ways to make teaching easier and more organized. New teachers entering the classroom for the first time will also have their eyes peeled for teaching tips. With that in mind, the following seven items make the must-have list for teachers.
Children love folktales and fables. With their simple characters and settings, as well as an enticing conflict early in the story, folktales immediately grab a reader’s attention.
When I first starting teaching ESL in the 60’s, the Israeli Board of Education was using short story books (“This Wide World”, “New Horizons”) as high school ESL textbooks. Each story was followed by comprehension questions, but no language exercises – teachers were expected to write their own!