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As an education specialist for 30 years, a parent for 29 and a former student for 17 years, one thing I've learned if nothing else, is that we need to walk in someone else's shoes before we can really judge an issue. Here are some ideas (recommendations) from everyone's perspective on ensuring a successful school year for our children. From a Parent's Perspective: 1. Treat my child like you'd like your own child treated. 2. When I ask questions please don't be so defen
Have you ever been sitting in class or a lecture or just listening to someone speaking using the same word or phrase over and over again, (e.g. 'ah'; 'OK') so that it becomes distracting? Yes, you have! All of us have words or phrases that we are prone to use often. One such phrase might be, 'That's OK'. It is fine to use these phrases often if they are used in the right context. However, it is not 'okay' to use them as 'space fillers' as you think of what you want to say next. A pause in your speaking is better, as it can create a sense of anticipation in your students about what comes next a
As an educator or a member of the education field, continuous learning is important in order to avoid career stagnation. You need to have a solid career development goal in order to ensure that your career will go beyond the typical static experience in this particular work environment. That is why you always have to take advantage of opportunities that will allow you to proceed forward and maximize both your learning and career options. Taking additional courses, trainings, and professional development sessions are often the most practical options to prevent becoming stagnant in the field of
Parents and teachers must work together to help children succeed in school but because teachers ask for parents' trust and then do not nurture that trust the bond between parent and teacher is weakened with consequences for all involved.
There are different things to think about in the classroom when it comes to developing wellbeing for everyone. Since this concept is becoming increasingly relevant to many of the governments agendas; particularly those for Every Child Matters and No Child Left Behind it is a good time to be considering just how we build wellbeing everyday in the way we teach.
Now that the fall semester is gearing up, you're probably cooking up new ways of getting today's students engaged in their studies. And since conducting class via Twitter sounds neither feasible nor appealing, it might be time to look into your other options.