Of course, learning should be fun. Why? Because if the student is having fun, that student will be giving his or her full attention to the matter at hand.
However, I do think that students need to be taught, as well, that learning is not ALWAYS going to involve fun, and that sometimes, to conquer challenging material, some effort must be made -- mental effort,...
What happened to the teachers that actually take the time out to make sure all of their students are grasping the concepts being taught? Not just failing the student instead of saying "Hmmm....this student has been failing the past few months! Let me help!"
????? My student is not stupid. He is in fact very bright. Though at times he just tries to rush through and doesn't read the...
In any given primary or secondary class, you will find the teacher instructing a traditional subject, such as math or English. Nowadays, other kinds of curriculum are gaining notice because they enable students to explore their affective domains more readily.
One such curriculum is the teaching of happiness and behavior that leads to a feeling of joy. Happiness curriculum should be explored...
Some teachers regularly lift students' test scores, while others leave their students with below-average results year after year. This can happen right next door from each other; same grade, same building. Results from dozens of studies point to the same
most significant factor-a good teacher is the single greatest influence on a student's chance at success.
Among the factors that...
As a student, the one learning resource that you can always keep with you 24 hours a day is your textbook. And that makes the book your best friend, because it is always there to help you learn more. But some friends are hard to understand. Some don't
speak English well, some whisper, and some are moody. So you might need an interpreter sometimes.
That's where your tutor comes...
Rather than droning on about each subject in math at this point, I'm going to make a shift. I'm currently engaged in a conversation with a friend, and my most recent reply to him expresses my opinion on how math is being taught today:
...The beauty of math is something that I have seen most of my life, and it stands in my mind as one of my fundamental motivations for studying math...
Do some of your students lack focus? Does pent up energy keep them from being attentive during their tutoring lessons? Do they thrive on activity, fun, and games?
If your students are anything like mine, the answer to these questions is a resounding "yes." Today I'd like to share 3 easy, "outside the box" tips for keeping your tutoring sessions fun and exciting...
In this video, I explain a MCAT Biological Sciences topic, ABO+/- blood type. This video is under two minutes in length and is meant to be a concise teaching sample, not a demonstration of comprehensive content knowledge.
People say everything takes work...work work work work...
The only thing I can see that takes that kind of work is trying really, really hard to NOT have fun! When we are engaging with our own brilliance, when we are opening up to learn more about ourselves and our world, that's the doorway to the most fun EVER!
It's just that the conventional systems don't teach that way.
Every week a colleague and I teach very basic computer skills at a local community center in Harrisburg, PA.
I am astounded as to the amount of computer illiteracy there is in Central PA. It is almost 2015 and by now, computers have become more affordable and accessible. The one thing that they have not become is easy to use. Tables and smart devices have
This is the question we are asked since childhood. When I finally figured out I wanted to learn about music, the answer was simple- everything! However, I soon learned that music is a deep and multifaceted subject, and had to focus on a few things in order
to reach any level of mastery.
So before you go into a lesson, ask yourself: What genres of music do you enjoy the most? Which would...
I am so excited to be able to help others learn about the things I have a passion for. From sign language to business, I will be here to help others out. I have had years of experience and am now ready to bring these skills to the table and help others
to master them.
Every piano teacher uses different techniques and styles of teaching in their piano lessons. The way they teach is usually based upon their 'teaching philosophy' or their beliefs on teaching and learning and how they incorporate these beliefs into their
lessons. Most experienced instructors will have a written teaching philosophy and students/parents should not hesitate to ask their teacher...
Working with high school students is very straightforward. Kids in their mid to late teens are often focused and self-motivated to learn and perform. They are thinking about college and beyond, and usually have some goals in mind that they would like to
achieve. Young children, however, are not as determined to plow through hours of mathematical tutelage as their older counterparts. They are...
"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."
This quote, attributed to Albert Einstein (Dodd, n.d.), expresses the idea that is embodied by the Theory of Multiple Intelligences. This theory, developed by psychologist and neuroscientist Howard Gardner, states that intelligence is not...
Teachers carry a tremendous responsibility. Their job is not just to educate the next generation of human beings that may one day shape the destiny of mankind, but they also have the opportunity to inspire the students that enter their classroom--to encourage
creativity, to instill confidence and self-esteem, and to help students attain their fullest potential. It...
Some people may think that tutoring and teaching are more or less the same, but the truth is that there are several key differences between the two.
Teachers develop lesson plans that they must teach at a certain pace while accommodating various learning styles. Many times I've heard students say, “my teacher goes too fast” or “I don’t understand the way my teacher explains...
Title 1 provides academic assistance to selected students who are failing or are at risk of failing to meet the State’s challenging content and student performance standards in reading and mathematics.
The challenge lies in pinpointing where each student is struggling and providing support to each student individually. You cannot simply help in general terms, you must...
I have had many good teachers in my life, but not all necessarily in formal educational settings. I had a WONDERFUL preceptor when I first came out of nursing school. Vielke was calm, knowledgeable, helpful, nonjudgemental, friendly, and the patients
and staff loved her. She could work her way around a difficult patient load, while never panicking. My third grade teacher,...