When asked, most teachers talk about how they encourage young learners to research for their projects, assignments and home work. But how many of us first teach our students appropriate behavior when using digital media and more specifically the social media.
From 30 minutes to an hour, schools provide free play time to the students during the day. Some schools also incorporate a short recess of 10 to 30 minutes is provided in addition to the lunch recess for students to have a quick breakfast or water or just rest before they head to their next... Continue Reading →
"Do not forget the child in the assessment" The Minute Paper or the One Minute Paper is a technique that teachers can use to assess their own teaching and student learning. The Minute Paper can be introduced at any time during your class time (Davis, Wood, & Wilson, 1983). It can be used at the... Continue Reading →
Writing a Book Review is a piece of cake only if you have devoured a book because you couldn’t put it down! The book is a must read for teachers old or new to the profession. For experienced teachers, it helps in ‘sharpening the axe’ and for the new, a treasure that will ignite the... Continue Reading →
The clear answer to this is to ensure that you apply to the college that not only matches your aspirations but also is the right fit for you. Be realistic and be aware. Many students believe that one way of securing a seat is to apply to many colleges. Not only do they end up... Continue Reading →
While driving on the road, the driver checks in the rear view window to see the approaching traffic. An important activity if the driver wishes to take a turn or brake. However, for driving forward, he looks forward through the windscreen. He looks at possibilities and opportunities ahead. While feedback is important, it is feed-forward... Continue Reading →
The process of learning is very unique to each of us. While we may all use the technique of metacognition, it is important to understand what it means so that we can use it as an effective tool to modify our own learning behavior. Many people think of metacognition as a process of thinking about thinking... Continue Reading →
"Am I learning to teach as fast as the world is changing?" In this fast changing world, where a thought today, before even getting verbalized can become a thing of the past or obsolete, there is always this one question that buzzes around in my head. "Am I learning to teach as fast as the... Continue Reading →