Work Hard, Be Courageous, Celebrate Growth: The Story of Our Brain Books Brain Books have become the anchor within our learning environment, for our students as well as us personally. Ann and I have been excited to share this resource- a good idea that our students made great. But as we have tried to put the idea in print we have struggled a bit…. Symmetry Worksheets STW Filing Cabinet Logged in members can use the Super Teacher Worksheets filing cabinet to save their favorite worksheets. Quickly access your most commonly used files AND your custom generated worksheets! ESL Adults, Lesson Plan Materials for Adults English Learners ESL Lesson Plans for Adult Classes The following resources can be used in ESL Adult classes with great results. Take advantage of several worksheets, games and ideas to make your teaching easier. Board games: Teach and practice English grammar and structure in a communicative way.
Search for "land" - Wordsmyth Blog ak y@ peI sh@n noundefinition 1: a person’s normal way of earning a livelihood; profession.example: Teaching was one of the few occupations open to women at that time.example: He wrote “accountant” as his occupation on the form he was given. definition 2: an activity that someone engages in, particularly as a hobby.example: Bird-watching became her favorite occupation after she retired. definition 3: the act or process of living in or staying in a place.example: The cat’s occupation of the dog’s bed was amusing to everyone but the dog.example: The building is unsafe and unfit for human occupation. definition 4: the act or process of militarily holding or occupying a foreign land, usually after the defeat of its forces.example: The victors of the war began their occupation of the defeated nation after its surrender. (more…)
What Does It Mean To Inspire? What inspires your students? Photo courtesy (CC) AlicePopkorn via Flickr Inspiration, it means something slightly different to everyone. Or rather the act of inspiring means something different to everyone. What does inspire mean to you? Culture - Explore Japan Japan has absorbed many ideas from other countries over the course of its history, including technology, customs, and forms of cultural expression, and has developed its unique culture while integrating these imports. The Japanese lifestyle today is a rich blend of Asian-influenced traditional culture and Western-influenced modern culture. Traditional Culture Traditional performing arts that continue to thrive in Japan today include kabuki, noh, kyogen, and bunraku. Noh, kabuki, and bunraku are recognized by UNESCO as intangible cultural heritage.
Tips for Teaching ESL to Adults Google + Tips for Teaching ESL to Adults Education, employment, recreation, and leisure have all gone global. People of different nationalities, in an attempt to seek greener pastures, now seek employment overseas. Even students do the same as well. Students who can afford to be enrolled in a prestigious school often leave their home countries to study, as many believe that this would present greater opportunities for them in the future. Children's Literature - Resources for Teachers indicates an Internet resource that in my opinion is particularly valuable. Bantam Doubleday Dell Teacher's Resource Centre There are biographies of authors, and teaching ideas for several novels (recent ones, like Brian's Winter by Gary Paulsen, and old standbys like The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton). Novels are indexed by grade, theme, and curriculum subject.
It's Not How Your Classroom Looks, It's About How It Feels Last week, before the arrival of Ida and Oskar, I was able to sneak in some work time in my new room. As I stood there trying to envision what the room would look like, I realized that it didn’t much matter for two reasons. One; what it looks like empty is vastly different from when it is filled with 20+ 5th graders. ESL Teacher's Guide Section II Section II Beginning ESL Lessons and Accompanying Teacher Training Modules Back to ESL Teachers Guide This Section contains 11 ESL lessons and the teacher training modules that will enable you to teach them. If you follow the training modules carefully, step by step, you should be able to learn some of the basic techniques for teaching ESL as you teach. In preparing each lesson, first go to the lesson part.
Kate DiCamillo's Picks For Summer Treehouse Reading Scholastic Press Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff to summer, and that means the tantalizing prospect of having more time for reading stretches ahead of us — long, lazy summer days curled up with a book. With that in mind, Newbery Award-winning author Kate DiCamillo shared some summer book recommendations for readers ages 8-13 with NPR's Melissa Block. DiCamillo is the author of Because of Winn-Dixie and The Tale of Despereaux, among others, and was recently named the country's national ambassador for young people's literature by the Library of Congress. Her latest book is Flora & Ulysses.
What’s the Best Way to Practice Project Based Learning? By Peter Skillen Project Based Learning can mean different things to different people, and can be practiced in a variety of ways. For educators who want to dive in, the good news is that a rich trove of resources are available. Traditional vs. Modern Learning Systems The system we all consider first is the LMS – the Learning Management System. It is called a Learning Management System because it has traditionally focused on course administration, classroom management, and learner enrollment. Reporting is a classical element of the LMS, but it has been limited by the standard upon which formal training content is built – SCORM and AICC. The new Tin-Can standard (xAPI) promises to enable tracking of the most common forms of learning: informal and social learning. Thus, regardless of the “buzz,” it is worthy of a serious look. The Learning Content Management System (LCMS), the LMS’s less popular brother, is often overlooked by training organizations in lieu of desktop and rapid authoring tools for developing and managing their learning content.
English Language Centre Study Zone: Welcome! About the Study Zone The Study Zone is for students of the English Language Centre (ELC) at the University of Victoria. ELC teachers create the English language lessons and practice exercises. The site is designed for our adult English language learners, but all are welcome to read the lessons and use the exercises. News and Feedback