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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
Classrooms of the 21st century need to be much more flexible in design and efficiency than the traditional K-12 classrooms of the past or present. Concepts like visualization space, fabrication space and presentation space demand a total reengineering of traditional ideas.
How many times have you walked down the hallway of a school, and you saw walls outside of classrooms covered with the same activity? One 4th grade classroom had the students' writing about a specific prompt displayed. One 5th grade classroom had the students' coordinate graphing activity hung up. Another classroom wall had all of the students' research projects.
In support of growing environmental concerns, the federal government and many states are funding green schools. Many of these eco-friendly schools are experimenting with everything from solar and wind energy sources, recycled building materials, and natural lighting to using green products and pesticides, implementing energy efficient technology and incorporating environmental issues in curriculum.
Are you a first year teacher? Have you taught in the past and are returning to the classroom? Do you crave knowledge about specific tips and tricks that will help your school year run smoothly? You might be brand new to the education scene or have a few years of teaching under your belt. Either way you can learn from teachers, professors, and educators with years of experience in the field of education.
Visuals are a great tool to help with student comprehension as well as make for a more exciting class. Unfortunately, not all classrooms are equipped for this type of learning but most schools will have a multi-media room that can be utilized on an "as needed" basis. In addition, the presentation could involve graphics and images using less technology based methods.